Tip Sheet – October 2, 2017

College Application and Exploration Week

Weekly Tip Sheet – October 2

To-Do List

  • Review the Site Coordinator Guidebook and contact CFWV staff with any initial questions. You can also download materials at CFWV.com.
  • Recruit your core implementation team and meet with them to determine which activities you plan to undertake.
  • Middle and High Schools / ABE Centers: Reserve computer lab time to allow your students (7th grade and up) to complete activities on CFWV.com during the week.
  • Middle and High Schools / ABE Centers: Distribute the “Overview for Teachers, Staff, Volunteers and Community Members” document included in your toolkit. Encourage them to brainstorm ideas to include college-planning activities throughout the school and community.

Tips and Tricks

Use these tip sheets! These weekly newsletters will provide you with tips and tricks to make College Application and Exploration Week a success in your school. Feel free to use the information in the newsletters to create college chatter within your school. Be sure to tell us about your experiences during College Application and Exploration Week! We’ll be sending out daily updates with your best practices from all across the state during the week of the celebration.

Create a Buzz

  • Share this

    (School’s name) is participating in College Application and Exploration Week November 6 – 10!

  • Tweet this

    We’re just a few weeks away from College Application and Exploration Week! Preparations are officially underway!

  • Post this

    Snap a picture of early preparations and post to Instagram.

Note: If your accounts are public, be sure to mention @CFWV so we can share your posts!

Know the Lingo

College (n.)

any type of education or training beyond high school.

CFWV Pro Tip

CFWV.com has a Freshman Admissions section that allows students to consider why they should be thinking about college as well as tips for how to get into the college of their choice.

Have your students navigate to the following page: http://bit.ly/1CTRcCp

College Trivia

What is the average cost of tuition for one year at West Virginia's public four-year colleges? Two-year colleges?


(Hover for the answer!)

The average cost of tuition for one year at West Virginia's public four-year colleges is approximately $7,225. The average cost of tuition for one year at the state's public two-year colleges is about $4,128.

Quick Stat

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The minimum number of college applications experts recommend that students submit

College Spotlight

Bluefield State College
Bluefield, WV

Bluefield State College is one of two of West Virginia’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The college was founded in 1895 to provide higher education to the children of African-American coal miners in the region.

Flashback

Last year, Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary School invited current college students into their classrooms via FaceTime! Elementary school students heard college students’ perspectives of college.