Utah College Application Week

Resources for counselors and advisors

The goal of UCAW is to provide every high school senior at our partner schools the opportunity to complete at least one college or university application during the school day, with a particular focus on students who would be the first in their families to attend college, low-income students, or students who may not have otherwise considered applying.

UCAW happens every October in high schools around the state.

Need ideas on how to engage younger grades with UCAW? This document includes activities and lessons for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school students.

Download the 2020 manual for College and Career Awareness Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students

Money Hunt activity for elementary students

my529 activity page for elementary students

While students need help navigating from high school into postsecondary success the number one concern of students and parents is how they will pay for it. The resources below will help address these concerns.

How to Create Your FSA ID
Untraditional Ways to Afford College
Paying for College Tips for Undocumented Students

Contact UCAW

ucaw@ushe.edu

lmartinez@ushe.edu

801-366-8454

Two Gateway
60 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1284

About the national campaign

The American College Application Campaign (ACAC) and the ACT center for equity and learning is a national initiative to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue a post-secondary 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

The ACAC initiative began in 2005, in a single GEAR UP North Carolina high school in Chatham County. Since 2008, the number of states implementing a College Application program has been growing. In 2013 Utah joined ACAC as the 39th state. In 2014 all states jointed this national campaign.

More information and resources from ACAC