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College App Week 2023: Register now!
College App Week (CAW) is a nationwide effort to encourage and assist students as they navigate the college application process, with the goal to increase college enrollments and bolster success for all who dream of pursuing higher education.
Oklahoma’s CAW will be held September 25-29, 2023.
Can’t do it then? Just schedule your CAW for any week this fall through the month of November. You can tell us the week you’ve chosen when you register your school, and we’ll send you posters and an "I Applied" sticker for every participating senior.
CAW 2022: Results are in!
Oklahoma’s CAW 2022 was held September 26-30, and many schools opted to hold their CAW during a different week.
Here’s what happened during CAW 2022:
- 132 schools, libraries and community partners registered for the event.
- 365 volunteers provided assistance to students applying for college.
- Over 5,000 seniors participated in schoolwide events and submitted over 5,000 college applications.
- Applications were sent to colleges in 36 states, Canada and England.
Congratulations to the winner of Oklahoma’s CAW 2022 School of Excellence Award, Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, OK!
Will your school be the next winner? Register for College App Week 2023 at OKCollegeAppWeek.org.
Visit OKCollegeAppWeek.org to find all of the great resources you need to help you get started.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, some events may be cancelled or postponed. Please check with the program coordinator to verify.
Oct. 1-2: Oklahoma School Counselors Association (OSCA) Conference, Norman
Oct. 2: Child Health Day (1st Monday in October)
Oct. 4: OKcollegestart Training Workship, Lawton
Oct. 4-6: Oklahoma Works Association Partners Conference, OKC
Oct. 5: World Teachers' Day
Oct. 6: Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges (OACC) Conference, Tulsa
Oct. 7: SAT Test Date
Oct. 9: Oklahoma Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Oct. 9: Columbus Day
Oct. 9-10: OSRHE Student Prep Conference, Afton
Oct. 16: Boss's Day
Oct. 17: Make it Count Webinar, Financial Planning for Emergencies
Oct. 26-27: Oklahoma Association of Collegiate Registrars and Administrators (OACRAO) Conference, OKC
Oct. 28: ACT Test Date
Oct. 29-30: OSRHE Student Prep Conference, Lone Wolf
Nov. 1-2: OSRHE Student Prep Overnight Conference, Long Lake Resort, Poteau
Nov. 1-4: Association of Middle Level Educators (AMLE) Conference, National Harbor, MD
Nov. 2: Jump$tart Financial Education in Oklahoma Conference (visit oklahomajumpstart.org)
Nov. 4: SAT Test Date
Nov. 5: Daylight Savings Time ends
Nov. 10: Veterans Day observed, OCAP offices open
Nov. 11-14: National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) Conference, New Orleans/hybrid
Nov. 17: International Students’ Day
Nov. 21: Make it Count Webinar, Better FAFSA®
Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Day - OCAP offices closed
Nov. 24: OCAP offices closed
Students can access the 2023-24 FAFSA by visiting FAFSA.gov. The FAFSA should always be completed as soon as possible after the release date, as some types of federal aid are awarded to early applicants. It’s best to gather all necessary materials before starting the FAFSA, such as your 2021 tax information, bank statements, Social Security number, etc. Families may also choose to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allows them to transfer their tax information directly into the FAFSA application.
To complete and submit the FAFSA online, students and one of their parents/guardians will each need to create an FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID) at StudentAid.gov. This username/password serves as an electronic signature on the FAFSA and certain student loan applications, and allows them to access other federal student aid websites. It’s beneficial for families to create their FSA IDs before starting the FAFSA to speed up the application process. Visit UCanGo2.org to download an FSA ID Worksheet (in English and Spanish) to keep track of your information.
For more information and FAFSA resources, including educational tools and tutorial videos in English and Spanish, visit StartWithFAFSA.org.
COVID-19: Financial Aid and Student Loan Updates
If you’re looking for free up-to-the-minute guidance on federal student loans and financial aid during the Coronavirus pandemic, visit StudentAidPandemic.org and https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus.
Free College Planning Resources
While the school year is underway, why not use UCanGo2's free college planning resources to educate your students about finding scholarships, completing the FAFSA, visiting a college campus or doing some career exploration?
We have numerous publications to assist your students with every aspect of the transition from high school to college. Check out these materials:
- Are You Looking for Money?
- FAFSA Facts
- College Planning Checklists for grades 9-12
- Your Transition to College
- UCanGo2 High School Student Workbook