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DC College Application and Exploration Month

2023 DC College Application and Exploration Month

Nov. 1 - 30, 2023



DC College Application and Exploration Month builds excitement and enthusiasm around the college application and exploration process and provides every graduating senior with the opportunity to complete their college applications during normal school hours with the help of volunteers.

Registered public and public charter high schools and community-based organizations in the District will receive free marketing materials and a DC College Application and Exploration Month site coordinator handbook and toolkit. OSSE requests that host sites provide at least one college and career exploration event during the month. If applicable, host sites should set aside designated space and time for graduating seniors (or adult learners) to complete at least one college application.

Register to participate by completing this form: DC CAEM 2023 Registration Form.

For more information about this exciting campaign, please contact Greg Palmer at [email protected].

Upcoming Events

Celebrate Why Apply DC Day on Friday, Nov 17!

To encourage college exploration and kick off college application season, OSSE will host Why Apply DC Day on Friday, November Nov. 17, 2023 Join us in the celebration by:

  • wearing your college gear
  • sharing your reason for applying to college on social media, use the template here.
  • posting with #WhyApplyDC and tag OSSE on Twitter (@OSSEDC), Facebook (OSSEDC), and Instagram (@osse.dc)

Help us inspire students to explore all their college options! For more information please click on the 2023 Why Apply DC Day button below.

OSSE Wants to Hear from You!

Is your school, community-based organization, or host site doing something fun and exciting to promote DC College Application and Exploration Month? Make sure you share it! Complete the registration button below and get connected. And don’t forget use the hashtags, #iAppliedD and #WhyApplyDC, and tag OSSE on your social media posts. Your event may be featured on OSSE social media and other campaign materials.



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