Sponsored by a Steering Committee of K12, higher education and nonprofit partners, the goal of College Knowledge Month is to provide every graduating high school senior with the preparation, opportunity, and support needed to apply to college. This statewide effort will occur annually during the month of October.
Read more about the background and impact of this initiative, which piloted in Minnesota in 2011.
A month-long effort will allow students to do more than just submit an application. Applying is only one step of the college application process - the result of thoughtful exploration and planning. With this time frame, students can participate in the process at their own pace -- and schools can align this initiative with the many college exploration activities that are already taking place in the fall of the academic year. The objectives of this project are as follows: