There are activities your school can implement to enhance the college-going culture and spread the word about the event.
Incorporate College Application Activities into the Classroom.
- Ask English teachers to assign a college application or scholarship essay as homework.
- Ask Social Studies teachers to have students research colleges that are a good fit for their interests and goals. Check out EducationQuest’s College Profiles activity.
- Ask Math teachers to do a lesson on calculating the cost of college. Use our Cost of Education activity followed by an explanation of the types of financial aid available.
Use your school’s marquee to remind students about your College Application event.
“Nebraska Apply2College Campaign
Seniors will apply to college on (Dates)!”
College T-Shirt/Sweatshirt Day
Host college t-shirt or sweatshirt days before and during the event. Get students, staff, and administrators involved!
Have staff and administrators decorate their doors with memorabilia from the colleges they attended.
Have students write their name and the names of the colleges they applied to on construction paper and post it to the college wall.
Ask a recent high school graduate to speak with your senior class about the importance of attending college and applying early.