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CAW 2019 logo with dates, September 23 through 27.

The dates for CAW 2024 have not yet been determined, but you are free to host your CAW any week during the months of September through November.

You can tell us the week you’ve chosen when you register your school, and we’ll send you posters and an "I Applied" sticker for every participating senior.

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Visit OKCollegeAppWeek.org to find all of the great resources you need to help you get started.

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2023 College App Week Highlights

Oklahoma’s College Application Week (CAW) 2023 was held September 25-29, and many schools opted to hold their CAW during a different week.
We’d like to express a huge THANK YOU to everyone who gave their time and amazing efforts to make this CAW a success!

Here are some highlights from CAW 2023:

  • 136 schools, libraries and tribal partners registered for the event.
  • Over 3,000 high school seniors participated in CAW events statewide and submitted over 5,000 college applications.
  • Applications were sent to colleges in 37 states and Washington, D.C.

At the end of CAW, the 136 site coordinators were asked to submit an exit survey reporting the number of seniors who participated and the number of college applications submitted. They were also given the opportunity to share the various activities they used to engage their students and to make their CAW a success. Each school that submitted an exit survey will be considered as a nominee for the annual Oklahoma College Application Week School of Excellence Award.
The first School of Excellence award winners were announced in the spring of 2020. So far, the winners for Oklahoma have been:

  • Edmond Memorial High School, 2019
  • Miami High School, 2020
  • Indianola High School, 2021
  • Booker T. Washington High School, Tulsa, 2022
  • Bixby High School, 2023

Free ICAP Tools Available at OKcollegestart.org

Beginning with the freshman class in the fall of 2019, every student attending public high school in Oklahoma is required to complete an Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP) as a graduation requirement. Throughout the ICAP process, students will learn about themselves, explore careers and build a plan for life after high school.

While state law requires every student to complete career and college interest surveys; update written postsecondary and workforce goals annually; take an intentional sequence of courses in high school that reflects their postsecondary goals; track academic progress through college readiness tests, concurrent enrollment and career certifications; and participate in servicelearning or work environments, ICAPs will go well beyond these requirements.

OKcollegestart.org is one of the free online platforms school districts may use to facilitate ICAP efforts in their schools. OKcollegestart includes an ICAP feature that allows educators to customize the activities students complete on the website as part of the ICAP process. As students complete activities on OKcollegestart.org, educators can track student progress in the Professional Center. Parents may also create OKcollegestart accounts to see the work their students are doing.

In addition to regional training workshops this fall, educators can schedule one-on-one online meetings to receive assistance as they plan, implement and track their students’ ICAPs. “We know educators are eager to learn how to make the most of OKcollegestart as they implement ICAP. We’re excited to offer nine workshops across the state this fall to meet their needs,” said Theresa Shaklee, student portal coordinator for the Oklahoma College Assistance Program. “The work students do during the ICAP process will help prepare them for life after high school. Students coming into the higher education system will have a better understanding of what their career and education options are and a stronger sense of the direction they’re headed.”

OKcollegestart.org provides free resources to help students and parents plan, apply and pay for education and training beyond high school. All user registrations come with a free email address that can be used to communicate with counselors and colleges. The dynamic Professional Center, a website for Oklahoma schools to use in conjunction with OKcollegestart.org, allows counselors to send transcripts from high school to high school and from high school to college, follow student activities on OKcollegestart.org and customize academic plans for individual students.

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