We heard great news today out of the Bemidji area about the success of College Application Week!
Several colleges waived their application fee during the week of November 14 - 18, which was officially proclaimed as "College Application Week" by Governor Dayton. Two of those colleges, Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, both saw a significant increase in college applications as a result.
At NTC, three times more applications were received than during the same week a year ago, and at BSU, just over 1,000 students applied - compared to 141 last year! You can read more about it at the Bemidji Pioneer Pioneer
Many thanks to both of those schools for waiving their fee, and also to the countless volunteers and school officials across the state who worked with students throughout that week to help them fill out a college application.
Just like you can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket, you can't go to college if you don't apply. We are looking forward to an even more successful College Application Week next year!
posted by Sandy Connolly 12/2/2011 at 9:13 AM