College Application Month

Way to go North Dakota! More than 80 high schools have registered to host an event during College Application Month this October. When seniors apply to a North Dakota college during their school’s event, Bank of North Dakota pays one $35 application fee per student. Click here for the press release.

College Application Month (CAM) is part of a national initiative known as the American College Application Campaign. The American Council on Education started this program in 2005 with a single high school in North Carolina. Today, it reaches more than 250,000 schools in all 50 states. North Dakota was the final state to join the initiative in 2014.

The goal of CAM is to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential. Nationally, this effort has been extremely effective in meeting these needs with schools indicating that up to 77 percent of the applicants on these days were in that demographic.

In addition to applying for college, CAM also helps students and their parents learn about the FAFSA and begin that process. With changes to the FAFSA guidelines being implemented for the 2017-2018 college year, October is a perfect time of the year to conduct these events.

Site Coordinator Resources

Volunteer Resources

If you’re a high school counselor, sign up here to host an event. If you would like to volunteer at a College Application Month high school event, register here.

You may also like

Sign up for College Application Month 2017
High school counselors or administrative staff are asked to take a couple of minutes and register their schools for next year’s College Application…
Read more
Complicated just got easy with the College Planning Center as your resource
When it comes to planning and paying for college, there is a lot to figure out. With Bank of North Dakota’s (BND) College Planning Center, complicat…
Read more
Sep
7
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Sep 7 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Oct
5
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Oct 5 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Oct
14
Sat
all-day HS Seniors: Schedule Senior pict...
HS Seniors: Schedule Senior pict...
Oct 14 all-day
Schedule your senior pictures if they aren’t done yet!
Nov
9
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Nov 9 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Dec
7
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Dec 7 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Jan
1
Mon
all-day ND Dollars for Scholars scholars...
ND Dollars for Scholars scholars...
Jan 1 all-day
Students, you are invited to apply for scholarships between January 1 and April 1 each year. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $15,000. Visit the News & Events section to see which scholarships may help[...]
Jan
4
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Jan 4 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Jan
7
Sun
all-day HS Seniors: Completed tax inform...
HS Seniors: Completed tax inform...
Jan 7 all-day
Try to get taxes done as early as possible so you can complete the FAFSA. For more information on preparing for the FAFSA visit, BND’s College Planning Center.
Feb
3
Sat
all-day HS Seniors: Prepare your invitat...
HS Seniors: Prepare your invitat...
Feb 3 all-day
Work on the invitation list for the graduation party. Some families coordinate their parties to share location and expenses.
Feb
28
Wed
all-day Deadline reminder: $500 BND Real...
Deadline reminder: $500 BND Real...
Feb 28 all-day
High school seniors February 28, 2015 (today) is the deadline to fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general information are[...]