What is College Application Week? College Application Week (CAW) is a statewide initiative. High schools across Oregon will conduct College Application Week events throughout the month of November. Oregon CAW has been successfully implemented in Oregon since 2012.
What is the goal of College Application Week? Our goal is to provide every graduating high school senior with the opportunity to apply to college. Much of the focus of CAW is geared toward first- generation college students, low-income students, and other students who face barriers. We encourage all students to participate in events to help them explore and prepare for postsecondary education, including certificate programs, two-year degrees, and four-year degrees. Last year we were able to serve about 150 seniors during CAW by giving them the space, resources and extra support. Some used that time to get help finishing FAFSA/ORSSA, some applied to universities, welding/culinary/trade schools, etc.
What happens during College Application Week? Think of CAW as a school spirit week, during which we all work together to build excitement and awareness surrounding the college exploration and application process. The library computer lab is reserved. Counselors and Mr. Brooks will be in there all throughout the day to support seniors who want to come in and take advantage of this opportunity.