For Immediate Release
December 7, 2018

Contact: College Planning & Community Engagement
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1,672 NH High School Seniors Participate in State’s “I Am College Bound/I Applied” College Application Initiative

Concord, N.H. — During November, New Hampshire’s 2018 “I Am College Bound/I Applied” initiative assisted 1,672 NH high school seniors at 42 public high schools on their path to postsecondary education by helping them submit 4,442 college applications. Over 86% of the applications submitted were for New Hampshire colleges and universities.

This statewide effort is part of a national campaign coordinated by the American Council on Education’s American College Application Campaign (ACAC). This campaign helps high school seniors navigate the college admissions process and ensures each student pursues a post-secondary education by inviting them to submit at least one college admission application during a particular school day with the support of their school and local higher education professionals. While all students are encouraged to participate, a special focus is placed on assisting students who may be the first in their families to attend college and students who may not have otherwise seriously considered applying to college,

All of New Hampshire’s colleges and universities waived application fees, saving participating students and families in excess of $125,000. In addition, each high school received one $500 college scholarship to be raffled and awarded to a participating student.

Participating high schools for 2018 included: Alvirne High School, Belmont High School, Berlin High School, Colebrook Academy, Conant High School, Concord High School, Dover High School, Epping High School, Fall Mountain Regional High School, Franklin High School, Groveton High School, Kearsarge Regional High School, Keene High School, Kennett High School, Kingswood Regional High School, Laconia High School, Lisbon High School, Manchester Central High School, Manchester Memorial High School, Manchester West High School, Mascenic High School, Mascoma Regional High School, Merrimack Valley, Nashua High School North, Nashua South High School, Newfound Regional High School, Newport High School, Nute High School, Pembroke Academy, Pittsburg High School, Pittsfield High School, Portsmouth High School, Profile High School, Raymond High School, Salem High School, Sanborn Regional High School, Somersworth High School, Stevens High School, White Mountains Regional High School, Winnacunnent High School, Winnisquam Regional High School, and Woodsville High School.

For specific high school details and photos, please call 603.227.5310. For general program information, visit