College Application Week

Des Moines, IA., October 24, 2012 –Lincoln High School will participate in College Application Week, a program being piloted this year in Iowa and sponsored by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission, the Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Public Television, Iowa Regent Universities, Iowa Independent Colleges and Universities, Iowa Community Colleges, Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling, Iowa School Counselor Association, and the Iowa College Access Network.

As part of Iowa’s college access initiative, Lincoln will work with its seniors to complete and submit at least one college application during events being held October 29-November 9.

The goal of the program is to get more students applying to Iowa colleges early in their senior year.  During this event, students may apply to any of Iowa’s 15 community colleges, 3 public universities, and the more than 30 independent colleges and universities in which they are interested.

“College Application Week can open the door for students by encouraging them to take a significant step toward college,” stated Karen Misjak, executive director of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission, the state agency sponsoring the program.  “As educational attainment increases, income also increases and the percent of Iowa’s population living in poverty decreases, explained Misjak.  “With nearly two-thirds of Iowa’s fastest growing occupations requiring training or education beyond high school, Lincoln is helping to prepare their students for sustainable future careers in the state.”

More information about College Application Week is available at or by contacting the Iowa College Student Aid Commission at 877-272-4456.  For more information on Lincoln’s involvement in College Application Week, please contact Judy Clinton, Lincoln Counselor, at

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