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October is College Knowledge Month
Sponsored by a Steering Committee of K12, higher education and nonprofit partners, the goal of College Knowledge Month is to provide every graduating high school senior with the preparation, opportunity, and support needed to apply to college. This statewide effort will occur annually during the month of October.
Free Application Opportunities at Minnesota Colleges and Universities
As MN high school students think about applying to college, application fees should not be a barrier. Some Minnesota colleges do not charge application fees or they don’t charge fees at a certain time. For students from lower-income families, all colleges offer a fee waiver.
For students from low-income families:
Every day of the year, students form families with modest income scan apply at no charge using a NACAC fee waiver at the University of Minnesota, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the nonprofit colleges that are members of the Minnesota Private College Council. High school counselors and college admission staff can help a student make these arrangements. Eligibility information and the fee waiver form is available at: http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/feewaiver
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) requires prospective college student-athletes to be academically eligible to play Division I or II athletics. The NCAA requires students to take specific high school courses and obtain a combined GPA of at least a 2.0 in those specific courses. Additionally, prospective students must attain a certain ACT/SAT score depending on the GPA.