The American College Application Campaign (ACAC), an effort of the American Council on Education (ACE), is a national initiative to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue a postsecondary education. The purpose is to help high school seniors navigate the college admissions process and ensure each participating student submits at least one admissions application. This initiative began in 2005 in one high school in North Carolina and has since expanded to 24 states and the District of Columbia. LOSFA along with key education stakeholders in the State of Louisiana have collaborated to develop and implement Louisiana College Application Week.
Considering that a special focus on reaching low-income students is part of the ACAC, high schools participating in the Louisiana GEAR UP and Lafayette GEAR UP programs will serve as a pilot population for the first year’s implementation and data analysis. However, we believe the ultimate goal should be to offer access to the plan and materials developed by the statewide steering committee to all high schools in the State.
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