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Applying to College

  • ACE is committed to helping first-generation and minority students apply for and succeed in college. The American College Application Campaign is designed to guide high school seniors through the college application and admissions process. Supported by grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation and The Kresge Foundation, this program has already played a role in raising the percentage of low-income students who pursue higher education.

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  • American College Application Campaign

    The American College Application Campaign® is a national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.

Previous Content

  • Document

    July 16, 2009

    From Soldier to Student: Easing the Transition of Service Members on Campus

    From Soldier to Student offers a first-of-its-kind national snapshot of the programs, services, and policies that campuses have in place to serve veterans and military personnel. The enactment of Post-9/11 GI Bill is projected to increase enrollment of veterans on college campuses. This report looks at campus readiness to support this veteran population.

  • Document

    June 23, 2006

    Gender Equity in Higher Education: 2006

    The purpose of this publication is to aid campus leaders in analyzing and responding to the gender equity issue. The report takes a detailed look at the educational achievement of men and women in the United States, disaggregating key indicators by race/ethnicity, age, and income to determine where the gender gap exists, where it was widest, and where concerns about men appear to be justified or misplaced.

  • College Matters

    Resources for the KnowHow2GO Campaign

  • ACAC Participant: Hawaii

    Hawaii is a participant in the American College Application Campaign, a national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.

  • Samples of ACAC Branding Abstract Page

    Document highlights samples of ACAC partner states branding approaches.

  • About ACAC

    Information related to the mission, history, steering committee, advisory council, staff, and partners/sponsors of the American College Application Campaign.

  • ACAC Evaluation and Success

    Information regarding the annual survey of ACAC states, view state-level reports, and testimonials and success stories.

  • ACAC Events

    Information regarding upcoming state Campaign programs, the national ACAC convening, ACAC trainings and webinars, and ACAC presentations at conferences.

  • ACAC Participant: Delaware

    Delaware is a participant in the American College Application Campaign, a national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.

  • ACAC Participant: District of Columbia

    ACAC profile page for District of Columbia