Indiana participates in National College Application Week, Sept. 20-24, 2021

Last Updated on September 20, 2021 by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

High school seniors can apply to some Hoosier colleges for free

This information was originally posted on Sept. 9, 2021

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Fourteen Indiana colleges will waive college application fees during Indiana’s College Application Week, September 20-24, according to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Another 25 colleges have reported free applications year-round.

College Application Week is part of Learn More Indiana’s annual College GO! initiative that takes place each August through November with information and resources designed to help Hoosier K-12 students explore and plan for education beyond high school. The official College GO! kick-off week is the last full week in September (Sept. 20-24). The Friday prior, Sept. 17, is #WhyApply Day which is a social media campaign encouraging the public to share why it’s important to apply to college.

“College GO! gives students of all ages the opportunity to understand the value of higher education and explore which path is right for them after high school,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “We hope Hoosier high school seniors will take advantage of College Application week and apply for free to their preferred Indiana colleges.”

Indiana high school seniors can apply to the following Hoosier colleges for free between September 20 and 24:

College GO!

Colleges not indicated above may offer financial assistance for students who demonstrate financial need. Talk to your college for more information about college application fee waivers.

You can view the list of participating colleges online.

College Application Week is sponsored in partnership by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue education beyond high school.

#WhyApply Day
Friday, September 17, 2020

Join us in telling students and peers why it’s important to apply to college, whether it’s a certificate program, two-year or four-year degree, by writing a reason for applying on this printout and taking a selfie with it. #WhyApply Day celebrates the college application season by sharing supportive and motivating messages on social media about the importance of applying to college – a critical and necessary step on the journey to postsecondary education.

For more information, visit https://learnmoreindiana.org/collegego.  

About the Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Created in 1971, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education plans, coordinates and defines Indiana’s postsecondary education system to align higher learning with the needs of students and the state. The Commission also administers Indiana’s financial aid programs, including the 21st Century Scholars early college promise scholarship, which celebrated 30 years in 2020. Learn more about the Commission’s Reaching Higher in a State of Change strategic plan at www.in.gov/che.

About the American College Application Campaign
The American College Application Campaign® (ACAC) is a national initiative designed to increase the number of first-generation college students and students from low-income families who pursue a postsecondary degree. The purpose is to assist high school seniors as they navigate the college application and admissions process and ensure each participating student submits at least one admissions application.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Commission for Higher Education