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High School Students Get Help Applying to College During Third Georgia Apply to Week

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Program Expands to Over One Hundred Sites Around the State of Georgia

Atlanta — November 5, 2010

WHO: Governor Sonny Perdue has declared November, Georgia Apply to College Month. During the week of Nov. 8-12, the third Georgia Apply to College Week (GACW) event will give seniors, at their high school, the opportunity to apply to college using GAcollege411.org. Volunteers from the participating agencies/organizations, the colleges and universities in the state, and the community will be on hand to assist students as they complete their applications.

WHAT: GACW is held to provide all Georgia high school seniors with the opportunity to apply to college using http://www.GAcollege411.org/, with a focus on providing assistance to first generation students as they navigate the college application process. GACW is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Foundation of Independent Colleges, the Georgia Student Finance Commission, Communities in Schools, the Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia, and endorsed by the Georgia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (GACRAO). GACW is funded by the College Access Challenge Grant awarded through the Department of Education.

WHEN: November 8-12, 2010: this is the third year of the event which has expanded from eight in 2008 to 109 high schools across the state.

WHERE: List of Participating High Schools can be found on http://www.usg.edu/apply-to-college/.

Editor’s Note: For overall information, please contact Sonja Roberts at 404-656-2262. To inquire further about Georgia Apply to College Week or to learn more details on a specific high school event, please contact Sarah Wenham at 404-656-2235.

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