Apply Kansas

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Register your school for Apply Kansas (opens Jan 2022)
Site Coordinator Information & Resources
Student Resources
Promoting the Event 
Reporting Requirements
List of 2021 Participating Schools
Map of 2021 Apply Kansas High Schools
FAFSA & Financial Aid Resources
Apply Kansas Report


 The first step in going to college is to apply!  For many students, applying to college can be a daunting task, but it can be particularly overwhelming for students who may be the first in their family to pursue post-secondary educational dreams or have yet to consider their plans after high school.  Apply Kansas, is our annual statewide campaign in which high schools conduct events to help seniors apply to college with their peers and with help, guidance and a cheering squad from school staff, local community supporters, and post-secondary volunteers.  In partnership with the American College Application Campaign, Apply Kansas is a month-long, state-wide initiative to increase the number of students applying, enrolling and succeeding in college or other post-secondary goals.

We encourage your high school to register.  We’ll help you with resources, tips and tools to help you host a successful event!


WHY APPLY Day: Friday, Sept 17

Check out this video made by students in Shawnee Heights High School.  The students in the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program asked their teachers to fill out the selfie page on why students should apply to college and collected all their responses in this video below.    



Create your own "Why Apply" selfie page and post your picture on any social media outlet tagging: #applyks #whyapply



When is the campaign?

The Apply Kansas campaign is held annually in October.  Your high school can pick a day (or multiple days) during the month to conduct an event. 

How do I register my school?  (Registration will open again in January 2022)

Click here to complete a short registration form. 

Should I register if my school is small or if we host a similar event?

YES!  Register your school for Apply Kansas even if you currently conduct a program or your school is small.  (You can even look at our list of participating schools and team up with a participating neighboring school or district.)  Tracking state-wide participation helps evaluate the impact Kansas schools have on their students.

What’s involved in conducting an event?

Your school’s site coordinator will select the date, reserve a computer lab, secure volunteers, and report campaign results.  Apply Kansas & KBOR provide free resources to help with the planning process (see links above on the right)  You know what your students will respond to better than anyone, so as long as you can get us your summary data, we’ll support you with resources and anything else you need to have a successful event

Is there a training to help us get started?

YES!  We have 3 virtual training sessions scheduled for any site coordinator who wants to attend.  The first session will be recorded for anyone who is unable to fit it in their schedule.  All 3 sessions will contain the same information so you just need to pick one date.  While attending a training sesson is optional, it will give you the opportunity to see all the resources available to you, learn how to order Apply Kansas Swag items, meet other Apply Kansas coordinators and understand the best way to gather your summary data at the end of your event.  Click the link below to sign up for a training session today!

2021 Apply Kansas Site Coordinator Training Video



Contact Tara Lebar, Kansas State Coordinator (785) 430-4279, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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