Hybrid Apply Kansas Event

1. Decide which parts to host virtually, in-person or maybe run a virtual interaction during your in-person event.  Determine your timeline, online platform and/or computer lab/facility needs.

2. Post Banners & create messaging to remind students that event will occur.

3. Recruit Volunteers- may need to assist virtually.  Could be teachers or college admission staff.

4. Identify how you’ll want seniors to submit assignments or check off tasks.  These tasks could be individual lessons or just assignments to prepare for Application day.

Task #1: Encourage your seniors to identify 2-3 colleges or post-secondary programs they would like to apply to.  You could require students to complete some or all of these options.

Task #2: Once they’ve identified some colleges, have seniors complete the College Application Worksheet, to prepare personal information they may need to complete their college application on the day of the event

Task #3: Apply Kansas Event.  Have seniors complete college applications, request transcripts, submit fee waivers (when applicable) and then complete a sign out survey to report their data.

  • Could be a virtual event with students completing applications in real time
  • Could look like “office hours” with volunteers hosting a virtual form for students to check in with questions or when completed
  • Could do a social media blitz when students finish, post where they applied 

Task #4: Follow up with FAFSA completion instructions/events & Financial Aid resources

5. Incentivize seniors completing all 4 tasks.  Certificate?  Drawing for a prize?  Apply Kansas Swag?

6. Complete the list on the Site Coordinators' page to gather & submit your school’s data to the Apply Kansas team

In-Person Apply Kansas Event

1. Reserve computer labs or classrooms/facilities for your event.

2. Post Banners to remind students that event will occur.

3. Recruit Volunteers - Could be teachers or college admission staff.

4. Prepare Students for the Event.

#1: Encourage your seniors to identify 2-3 colleges or post-secondary programs they would like to apply to.  You could require students to complete some or all of these options.

#2: Once they’ve identified some colleges, have seniors complete the College Application Checklist, to prepare personal information they may need to complete their college application on the day of the event

5. Apply Kansas Event Day!

  • Complete College Applications
  • Request Transcripts
  • Submit fee waivers (when applicable)
  • Students complete Sign out survey
  • Social Media Blitz!  Post pictures with an Apply Kansas banner listing the colleges they applied when finished

6. Follow up with FAFSA completion instructions/events & Financial Aid resources

7. Incentivize seniors completing all 4 tasks.  Certificate?  Drawing for a prize?  Apply Kansas Swag?

8. Complete the list on the Site Coordinators' page to gather & submit your school’s data to the Apply Kansas team

Site Coordinator Page

October is Apply Kansas Month!  Listed below are all the steps and materials you need to run a successful event for your senior class.

Step 1:  Outline the Plan

  • Set the date of your event
  • Register with Apply Kansas
  • Develop a plan, timeline & create a planning team
  • Promote the event
  • Engage volunteers & the community

Step 2:  Select a Delivery Method & Prepare Students

Step 3: Promote your event

  • Post on all forms of communication (school website, social media, announcements, etc.)
  • Encourage sharing of events
  • Send event reminders
  • Utilize Apply Kansas logos & hashtags
  • Engage the community in sharing encouragement & supportive messages

Step 4:  Host your Event & Celebrate

  • Host an application day or window for virtual events
  • Ask students to share their “I Applied” pictures on social media from event
  • Share your event, and encourage student/parents/families to do the same
  • Provide FAFSA completion resources or follow up event information.
  • Student sign out survey- to gather required data

Step 5:  Report Event

Reporting your Apply Kansas Event data is the only requirement of participating in this program. At a minimum you’ll need to submit the following information to us at the conclusion of your event:

  • Number of seniors who submitted an application
  • Total Number of college applications submitted
  • Number of KS Public Colleges receiving applications

Surveys to help you collect this data: 

Electronic Student Checkout Survey (Copy this google form and make it your own)
Paper Student Checkout Form
Event Survey to submit your total numbers for Apply Kansas program

 

Report event date & student level- data to Apply Kansas by Nov 10, 2020

Resources:

2020 Site Coordinator Manual
Site Coordinator Checklist
Apply Kansas Fee Waiver
Kansas Admissions Information
College Research Worksheet
College Application Worksheet
Additional Site Coordinator Materials from ACAC National Campaign

Apply Kansas Graphics & Posters

Planning Resources

Virtual Apply Kansas Event

1. Determine your online platform and timeline for event

2. Recruit Volunteers - Teachers, college representatives, etc.

3. Identify how you’ll want seniors to submit assignments or check off tasks

Task #1: Encourage your seniors to identify 2-3 colleges or post-secondary programs they would like to apply to.  You could require students to complete some or all of these options.

Task #2: Once they’ve identified some colleges, have seniors complete the College Application Worksheet, to prepare personal information they may need to complete their college application on the day of the event

Task #3: Apply Kansas Event.  Have seniors complete college applications, request transcripts, submit fee waivers (when applicable) and then complete the sign out survey to report their data.

  • Could be a virtual event with students completing applications in real time
  • Could look like “office hours” with volunteers hosting a virtual form for students to check in with questions or when completed
  • Could do a social media blitz when students finish, post where they applied 

Task #4: Follow up with FAFSA completion instructions/events & Financial Aid resources

4. Incentivize seniors completing all 4 tasks.  Certificate?  Drawing for a prize?  Apply Kansas Swag?

5. Complete the list on the Site Coordinators' page to gather & submit your school’s data to the Apply Kansas team

KANSAS PATHWAY TO CAREER HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY

EXPLANATION OF PROGRAM

The Kansas Pathway to Career High School Equivalency program was designed for the busy adult who has not completed their high school education nor is currently enrolled in a high school program. This program allows a student to work toward their high school completion as well as obtaining a college certificate or credential. Once an individual completes and passes the program requirements, a Kansas State High School Diploma from the Kansas Board of Regents will be issued.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently 21 or older
  • Has not been awarded a high school diploma nor currently enrolled in a high school program
  • Has been accepted into a Kansas Adult Education Program
  • Demonstrated high school equivalency by meeting the criteria established by the state board of regents
  • Declared an AO-K career pathway interest

KANSAS ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS PARTICIPATING

  • Barton Community College
  • Butler Community College
  • Colby Community College
  • Cowley Community College
  • Dodge City Community College
  • Garden City Community College
  • Highland Community College
  • Hutchinson Community College
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • Labette Community College
  • Manhattan Area Technical College
  • Neosho County Community College
  • Paola Adult Education Center
  • Salina Area Technical College
  • Seward County Community College
  • Washburn Tech
  • WSU Tech

PATHWAYS AVAILABLE

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS 

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS  (WORD VERSION)

CIVICS TEST STUDY GUIDE 

KANSAS PATHWAY TO CAREER WEBINAR

For more information contact:

Chris Lemon
Senior Associate Director, Adult Education
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520
Topeka, KS  66612
785-430-4283

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