ALABAMA STUDENTS CAN APPLY TO COLLEGE THIS WEEK WITHOUT FEES! This Special Statewide Application Event is Being Held October 19-23 Montgomery, Ala. – Next week, thousands of Alabama students will be taking the next step to ensuring their promising futures.
These students will be applying to top colleges and universities nationwide, during the 2020 Alabama College Application Week celebration, on October 19-23.
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates nearly 90 percent of America’s future careers will require employees to have postsecondary experience – an associate degree, bachelors, or more. Students need every opportunity to reach their full potential and earning a college degree after high school graduation is a great way to accomplish this goal.
“During this event, high schools statewide will be hosting local college application celebrations – Alabama students will submit applications to colleges across the country,” said Alabama College Application Campaign (ALCAC) Coordinator, Dr. Willietta Ellis Conner. “Last year, more than 350 Alabama schools participated and nearly 34,000 students applied to colleges nationwide.”
Several Colleges Have Waived Application Fees for this Year’s Event
The following colleges and universities have officially waived their application fees this week to allow Alabama students participating in ALCAC Week 2020, to submit their applications to their institutions at no cost:
Alabama A&M University - Alabama Alabama State University - Alabama Allen University - South Carolina Andrew College - Georgia Athens State University - Alabama Auburn University – Alabama –more– Auburn University at Montgomery - Alabama Belmont Abbey College - North Carolina Bethune-Cookman University - Florida Cumberland University - Tennessee Edward Waters College - Florida Faulkner University - Alabama Florida A&M University - Florida Florida Southern College - Florida Fort Valley State University - Georgia Georgia Institute of Technology - Georgia Georgia Southwestern State University - Georgia Huntingdon College - Alabama Jacksonville State University - Alabama Judson College - Alabama Knoxville College - Tennessee Lander University - South Carolina Lincoln Tech - Tennessee Lipscomb University - Tennessee Marion Military Institute - Alabama Maryville College - Tennessee Mercer University - Georgia Miles College - Alabama Mississippi College - Mississippi Ohio University - Ohio Samford University - Alabama Selma University - Alabama Spring Hill College - Alabama Stillman College - Alabama Talladega College - Alabama Tennessee Tech University - Tennessee The University of Alabama - Alabama The University of Alabama at Birmingham - Alabama The University of Alabama in Huntsville - Alabama The University of West Alabama - Alabama Troy University - Alabama Tuskegee University - Alabama Union University - Tennessee University of Dayton - Ohio University of Mobile - Alabama University of Montevallo - Alabama University of New Orleans - Louisiana University of North Alabama - Alabama University of South Alabama - Alabama University of West Florida - Florida Wofford College- South Carolina Alabama Community College System - Alabama Bevill State Community College - Alabama Bishop State Community College - Alabama Calhoun Community College - Alabama Central Alabama Community College – Alabama Chattahoochee Valley Community College - Alabama Coastal Alabama Community College – Alabama Drake State Technical College – Alabama –more– Enterprise State Community College - Alabama Gadsden State Community College - Alabama Jefferson State Community College - Alabama Lawson State Community College - Alabama Lurleen B. Wallace Community College - Alabama Northeast Alabama Community College - Alabama Northwest Shoals Community College - Alabama Reid State Technical College - Alabama Shelton State Community College - Alabama Snead State Community College - Alabama Southern Union State Community College - Alabama Trenholm State Community College - Alabama Wallace Community College-Dothan - Alabama Wallace Community College-Selma - Alabama Wallace Community College-Hanceville - Alabama
The Cash for College FAFSA initiative and Alabama College Application Week were combined into a single campaign (Alabama Possible) to help more K-12 students apply to college early, and complete their FAFSA applications.
A key goal is to increase the number of young people, especially first-generation and lowincome students, pursuing college degrees. Last year during Alabama College Application Week, more than 130 schools had 100 percent Senior Class participation (all seniors applied to at-least one postsecondary institution).
Also, the ACAC Award of Excellence was presented this year to Sulligent High School and School Counselor Kathy Dean. This award is now presented annually to one school per state. To earn this award, schools must have timely submission of data, demonstrate commitment to student success, and counselor serves as an exemplary model.