What is College Bound Michigan?
College Bound Michigan (CBMI) is a suite of initiatives designed to build and support college-going cultures in high schools and their surrounding communities. MCAN’s work helps school counselors, college advisers, community-based partners, and other educators create systems and practices that connect all students with the opportunity for formal education beyond high school, including postsecondary certificates and academic degrees. CBMI brings together all of the statewide initiatives — Michigan College Month, College Cash Campaign, and College Decision Day — into one campaign to help bring Michigan closer to Sixty by 30.
Why should my school or organization sign up?
As a CBMI Host Site, you will have access to:
- Exclusive funding opportunities
- Promotional materials
- Student-facing, grab-and-go resources
- Counselor/adviser-facing toolkits and implementation guides
- Priority access to professional development opportunities
VIDEO: CBMI registration walkthrough for schools →
VIDEO: CBMI registration walkthrough for community-based organizations →
If you still have questions or concerns, please contact Kiersten Nolan, strategy assistant for high school innovation.
College Bound Michigan Components
Michigan College Month (October)
Michigan College Month is part of the American College Application Campaign initiative, with the goal of providing 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 on students who may not have otherwise seriously considered applying to college.
College Cash Campaign (January-June)
College Cash Campaign encourages schools to create a community-wide rally around FAFSA completion and scholarship applications to help students find cash for college.
College Decision Day (around May 1)
College Decision Day is part of the national College Signing Day initiative, and it is focused on recognizing high school seniors for their postsecondary educational plans and encouraging younger students and families to prepare for postsecondary education. College Decision Day is held annually on or around May 1 and is designed to coincide with the date that most seniors must inform a college of their plans to enroll.