Michigan College Month is part of the American College Application Campaign, a national initiative with the goal to provide every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply to college and for financial aid. 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. Michigan College Month can open the door for students by encouraging them to take the most significant steps toward college in their senior year. Michigan College Month emphasizes the relationship between applying to and paying for college and helps break down some of the most complex and commonly cited barriers to attending college.

Expectations of Host Sites:

  • Set a goal to have 100% of your seniors complete a college application.
  • Provide dedicated space, time, and support for students to complete college applications during the school day at the school building.
  • Help students begin their FAFSA.
  • Engage underclassmen in thinking about the steps to college before their senior year.

Read Gov. Whitmer's proclamation recognizing October as Michigan College Month →

See a list of colleges offering admission fee waivers for Michigan College Month and throughout the year →

See the list of high schools that participated in College Bound Michigan in 2020-21 →