Ohio College Application Month Generates Overwhelming Response

COLUMBUS, Ohio (2014-10-23) — 

In an effort to help all graduating seniors navigate through the college admissions process and ensure that each student submits at least one admissions application, the Ohio Board of Regents announced the launch of Ohio College Application Month, November 1-30, 2014, in partnership with school leaders across the state. Since the initial announcement, more than 140 school sites have registered to participate, well above the Board of Regents’ initial goal of 50.

“The response of Ohio schools for this initiative has been exceptional,” said Rebecca Watts, associate vice chancellor, P-16 initiatives at the Board of Regents. “The commitment of counselors, principals, teachers, and staff to support students as they take the next step in their educational pathway demonstrates a clear focus on the long-term success of Ohio learners. School districts, regional partners, and statewide organizations have come together to build momentum around Ohio College Application Month.”

Part of the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) initiative, Ohio College Application Month seeks to increase the number of students who are applying to college early in their senior year, with a focus on first-generation and low-income students as well as students who may not otherwise apply to college. Students at participating high schools will be assisted as they complete college applications during the school day. Students may apply to any of Ohio’s 23 community colleges, 14 public universities, 24 university regional branch campuses, 120 adult education and workforce training centers, and 64 independent colleges, as well as colleges and universities outside Ohio.

To volunteer during Ohio College Application Month, visit:

https://ohioregents.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bPhWV0zVqhBdyVD to access the online volunteer form, or email a site coordinator directly. Site coordinators’ email addresses can be found online at https://www.ohiohighered.org/content/ohio_college_application_month under “Participating Sites.” Ohio College Application Month is supported by the Ohio Association of College Admissions Counselors, the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the Ohio College Access Network, and the American Council on Education.

About the Ohio Board of Regents

The Ohio Board of Regents is the state agency that coordinates higher education in Ohio. The agency is directed by its Chancellor, who is a member of the Governor of Ohio’s cabinet. The Chancellor, with the advice of the nine-member Board of Regents, provides policy guidance to the Governor and the Ohio General Assembly, advocates for the University System of Ohio and carries out state higher education policy.

Contact Information: 

Ohio Board of Regents Contact:
Jeff Robinson
Office: 614.752.9487
Email: jrobinson@regents.state.oh.us