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DC College Application and Exploration Month

2021 DC College Application and Exploration Month

Nov. 1, 2021 – Dec. 3, 2021



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 throughout the month. If applicable, host sites should set aside designated space and time for graduating seniors to complete at least one college application.

For more information about this exciting campaign, please contact Joi Jones at Joi.Jones@dc.gov.

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.

Upcoming Events

Celebrate #WhyApplyDC Day on Friday, Nov 19!

To encourage college exploration and kick off college application season, OSSE will host #WhyApplyDC Day on Friday, November Nov. 19, 2021. Join us in the celebration by:

  • wearing your college gear
  • sharing your reason for applying to college on social media.
  • posting with #WhyApplyDC and tag OSSE on Twitter (@OSSEDC) and Facebook (OSSEDC)

Help us inspire students to explore all their college options! For more information please click on the 2021 #WhyApplyDC Day button below.


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