Gear Up for National Decision Day
Close the college search process and celebrate on National Decision Day.
By Kathryn Knight Randolph
April 18, 2013
National Decision Day, May 1st, is right around the corner. As seniors make that final college decision and close the strenuous college admissions process, there’s plenty of cause for celebration.
To help mark the occasion, the National College Advising Corps (NCAC) is hosting National Decision Day events and activities across the country from April 29th to May 29th, according to a press release from NCAC. These events will work to commemorate the success of the senior class as well as support a college-going culture within the school and outlying community.
High school seniors are encouraged to wear t-shirts and sweatshirts from the college or military branch they chose while educators are asked to wear clothing representing their alma mater.
“Decision Day is a great way for schools and communities to celebrate the future of its senior class,” says Nicole Hurd, PhD, Founder and Executive Director of the Advising Corps in the press release. “The purpose of this event is to promote the accomplishments of our high school seniors and to launch them on a path to degree attainment and life-long success.”
Since 2004, NCAC has been working to help underrepresented, first-generation, low-income students through the college search and financial aid processes. The program hires recent college graduates from participating institutions and provides them with careers as college advisers in underserved high schools throughout the U.S. In this position, they help high school seniors prepare for standardized tests, fill out college applications and navigate financial aid negotiations.
Whether your school is officially participating in NCAC’s Decision Day or not, you can still celebrate making the final college decision. Ask your guidance counselor to designate a specific day for all students and faculty to wear their college gear.