The American College Application Campaign, launched by the American Council on Education (ACE), is a national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue a postsecondary education. The purpose is to help high school seniors navigate the college admissions process and ensure that each participating student submits at least one admissions application. Special focus is placed on assisting students who would be the first in their families to attend college and students who may not have otherwise seriously considered applying to college. Follow-up support and materials regarding completing the college admissions and financial aid processes are distributed as well.
In New Hampshire, our “I Am College Bound/I Applied” campaign began in 2014 when 264 students at six public high schools submitted 533 college applications. This year, we will partner with 54 public high schools and anticipate working with roughly 2,500 high school seniors as they begin their path to education beyond high school. Throughout the month of November our volunteers will help these students submit approximately 6500 college and program applications!
This year we are going virtual and volunteer support is more integral then ever for our campaign to succeed. We encourage you, School Counselors, College Admissions and Financial Aid professionals, College Access professionals and interested community stakeholders to volunteer for one or more of our events listed below. Training via a short webinar will be provided in late October.
High school Site Coordinators will be working with a Super (virtual) Volunteers and will reach out to you prior to the schools IACB online event with more details about time frames and links to join the event.
We appreciate you and your institution posting about your participation in this event by using #collegeboundnh, #reachhigher, and #bettermakeroom and by following us on IG, Facebook and Twitter.
Please feel free to e-mail Denise Fall, Coordinator for "I Am College Bound/I Applied" or call (603) 225-6612 ext. 329. Thank you for volunteering!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Our online registration form has not yet opened, please try this page again at a later date.
If you have any questions, please contact Denise Fall at 800.525.2577 x440.