FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 16, 2018
October is “College Application Month” in Kansas
(Topeka, Kan.) - October is "Apply Kansas: College Application Month" in Kansas, and the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) encourages high school seniors to take advantage of the events and assistance offered through the “Apply Kansas” initiative.
Launched in 2015 as part of the American College Application Campaign, "Apply Kansas" seeks to increase the number of students who apply to college early in their senior year, with a focus on students from low-income families, first-generation students, and students who may not otherwise apply to college.
“Apply Kansas” had 40 schools participate last year. A list of schools participating in 2018 can be accessed here.
During “Apply Kansas” events, students will receive application assistance with the goal of each participating student submitting at least one college application. Students may apply to any college of their choice, including all the public universities, community colleges and technical colleges, as well as all independent colleges.
“The Regents encourage high school seniors to attend an Apply Kansas event this October,” said KBOR Chair Regent Dennis Mullin. “Students with a broad array of career interests can benefit from continuing their education at a technical college, community college or university. Apply Kansas events help students successfully navigate the application process and take the next step toward a rewarding career.”
“Apply Kansas” events are coordinated by each participating high school and utilize trained volunteers and school staff to offer support, including helping students gather information necessary to complete an application, reviewing admission standards with students before applying to their college of choice, and completing application fee waiver forms, if needed.
"Apply Kansas: College Application Month" is an initiative being coordinated by a statewide steering committee organized by the Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (KACRAO), which includes representatives from the Board of Regents, public postsecondary institutions, independent colleges and high school guidance counselors. The committee will continue to work on expanding this initiative statewide in order to create a seamless transition between students leaving high school, entering college and finally moving into the workforce.
“Apply Kansas” is encouraging participation through social media using the following:
About the Kansas Board of Regents:
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.