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Washington College Application Campaign: Removing College Application Barriers for Low-Income & First Generation Students

The goal of the month-long College Application Campaign is to provide every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply to college, with a deepened focus on supporting first-generation and low-income students, and other students who may not otherwise pursue a college education. 

The 2015 College Application Campaign will take place October 19 - November 15. In participating schools, events and activities will largely take place during the school day.

As part of a national effort, Washington's College Application Campaign provides resources for educators to use in order to plan and execute successful Application Month events. Our customizable tools include: 

  • Participation Instructions
  • Site Coordinator Handbook
  • Volunteer Coordinator Handbook
  • Student Handouts
  • Lesson Plans
  • College Knowledge Games and Activities

 If your school is interested in participating in the campaign, please fill out this form and return to Anna Batie at annab@wsac.wa.gov

Site Coordinator Resources

  1. 2014 Site Coordinator Toolkit
  2. Site Coordinator Presentation
  3. Applying to College Powerpoint
  4. Admissions Visits List
  5. Student Sign In Sheet for Events
  6. Resource Links for Guidance and Counseling
  7. Sample Student and Family Letter
  8. Sample Volunteer Task List
  9. Sample Volunteer Thank You Letter
  10. Sample Volunteer Training Agenda
  11. Site Coordinator Checklist
  12. Site Coordinator Event Countdown
  13. Site Coordinator Event Reminders
  14. Volunteer Coordinator Toolkit
  15. OSPI Career and College Readiness Lessons
  16. Sparking the Future Lesson Plans
  17. A Parent's Guide to Apprenticeships
  18. College Application Month Calendar

 Student Resources

  1. College Bound Senior Year Checklist
  2. FAQs for College Bound Students
  3. State Need Grant Participating Instructions
  4. College Application Checklist
  5. UW Dream Project Workbook Selections
  6. Washington State GEAR UP Junior and Senior Handbook
  7. Student Resources
  8. Washington State GEAR UP Senior Transition Handbook

College Knowledge Games and Activities

  1. GEAR UP Bingo Board
  2. Bingo Career Terms
  3. Bingo College Checklist
  4. Bingo College Tools
  5. Campus Scavenger Hunt
  6. Channels
  7. Clap On Go
  8. College Admission Game
  9. College Alumni Family Night Activity
  10. College Knowledge Slapsgiving Game
  11. Draw Your Way to College
  12. Ducks in a Row
  13. Financial Aid True or False Game
  14. Fishing Game
  15. Hoop Pass Circle Within a Circle
  16. Human Continuum
  17. Lava Crossing
  18. Mapping Your Future MASH Game
  19. Name That Job
  20. On the Bus Games for College Visits
  21. Paddles Up
  22. SWAT College Game
  23. The Path to College Activity
  24. Up Down Stop Go
  25. Warp Speed
  26. You Don't Say Career Game