College Application and Exploration Week
Weekly Tip Sheet – October 22
Tips and Tricks
Need more giveaway items? Don’t be afraid to reach out to colleges! Many colleges are happy to send schools giveaway items that can be used as prizes during the week. Examples include pennants, keychains, pens, pencils, etc.
Create a Buzz
Be sure to share out what you’re doing in your schools, from the early preparation stages to activities during the week, on social media! If your pages are public, remember to mention us so we can share what’s going on in your schools.
Hashtags: #CollegeBoundWV #WhyIChose #IApplied
Know the Lingo
The process that schools use to confirm that information students list on their FAFSA is accurate. Students who are selected for verification did NOT do anything wrong. Students are usually selected for verification at random.
Work with younger students? Host a SMART529 information night! Parents of younger students might be interested in learning about how to open up a savings account to begin saving for a college education. You may want to review the website with parents. Be sure to distribute the SMART529 brochures to parents that were included in your toolkit as well.
The number of students ages PK – 4th grade that participated in some way during last year’s College Application & Exploration Week
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
WVU Tech serves more than 1,600 students representing more than 30 states and 25 countries.