College Application and Exploration Week
Weekly Tip Sheet – October 9
Tips and Tricks
Incorporate STEM activities into your celebration! Texas Instruments provides educators with free resources for educators in the middle schools and high schools. Check out their resources.
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
An acronym that means “Free Application for Federal Student Aid.” All college-bound students should complete the FAFSA to be considered for federal, state, and local financial aid opportunities.
Higher Ed in WV
Want to see the current state of higher education in your county? In the state as a whole? We have an interactive online dashboard that breaks down what higher education looks like in each West Virginia county and in the state. Check out the dashboard here.
You can print the fact sheet by clicking on a county, scrolling down and hitting “Download” (in the grey bar that says “Tableau”), and selecting “PDF.”
The number of students who submitted at least one postsecondary application during last year’s College Application & Exploration Week
West Virginia Northern Community College
Wheeling, Weirton, and New Martinsville, WV
West Virginia Northern Community College was established in the early 1970s. The college offers more than 70 programs in the arts and sciences as well as continuing education opportunities.