Oct. 19, 2017

October is “College Application Month” in Kansas

(Topeka, Kan.) - For the third consecutive year, Governor Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation declaring October "Apply Kansas: College Application Month," encouraging all high school seniors to take advantage of the assistance provided through this initiative. Growing the “Apply Kansas” initiative is a goal of the Kansas Board of Regents for 2017-2018.

Launched in 2015 as part of the American College Application Campaign, "Apply Kansas" seeks to increase the number of students who apply to college early in their senior year, with a focus on students from low-income families, first-generation students, and students who may not otherwise apply to college.

“Apply Kansas” had more than two dozen schools participate last year. A list of schools participating in 2017 can be accessed here.

During “Apply Kansas” events, students will receive application assistance with the goal of each participating student submitting at least one college application. Students may apply to any college of their choice, including all the public universities, community colleges and technical colleges, as well as all independent colleges.

“Apply Kansas” events are coordinated by each participating high school and utilize trained volunteers and school staff to offer support, including helping students gather information necessary to complete an application, reviewing admission standards with students before applying to their college of choice, and completing application fee waiver forms, if needed.

For communities that do not have an event scheduled, helpful advice for high school seniors can be found here:

"Apply Kansas: College Application Month" is an initiative being coordinated by a statewide steering committee organized by the Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (KACRAO), which includes representatives from the Board of Regents, public postsecondary institutions, independent colleges, high school guidance counselors and members of the TRIO community. The committee will continue to work on expanding this initiative statewide in order to create a seamless transition between students leaving high school, entering college, and finally moving into the workforce.

For more information, contact Matt Keith at (785) 430-4237 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Apply Kansas” is encouraging participation throughout social media using the following:

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More information about the American College Application Campaign is available here:

Click here for a high-resolution scan of the 2017 Governor's Proclamation declaring October "College Application Month."


About the Kansas Board of Regents:
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.