College Countdown MS Application Days

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MS College Access Application Days will provide students the resources and tools to complete college applications online at a designated time during the school day. Students will be encouraged to apply to more than one school because of research that shows that increasing college applications from one to three increases the chance for college enrollment by 50%.

For information on how to establish Application Days in your school, contact Kierstan Dufour, Assistant Director for Get2College Program, at

All Mississippi high schools are invited to participate in the College Countdown MS Campaign. Priority registration ends September 15. Want to get your school involved for a 2020 Application Day? Click the link before to sign-up and get plugged in during September for College Application Month where we highlight application kick-off campaign events around the state. Make sure to mark the calendar for national Why Apply Day on September 18, 2020.



2020 Virtual College Application Days

Join the first-ever virtual state-wide application day event co-hosted by Colleges and College Countdown MS. Any student is welcome to join any of the virtual events to receive assistance in completing that college admissions application and ask questions with recruitment staff.
More dates are added every day, so check back often.

September 10, 4:00-5:00 PM | Alcorn State University 

September 11, 9:00 AM | Pearl River Community College 

September 17, 9:00 – 10:00 AM | The University of Southern Mississippi 

September 17, 4:30 PM | The University of Mississippi 

September 18, 9:00 – 10:00 AM | Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 

September 21, 10:00 AM | Tougaloo College 

September 21, 3:00 PM | Meridian Community College 

September 21, 4:00 PM | Hinds Community College 

September 22, 3:00 PM | Jackson State University 

September 22, 4:30 - 5:30 PM | Northwest MS Community College 

September 23, 4:30 PM | Mississippi University for Women 

September 24, 4:30 PM | Mississippi State University 

September 28, 3:30 PM | University of Southern Mississippi 

September 29, 3:00 PM | Pearl River Community College 

September 29, 4:30 PM | Mississippi Delta Community College 


Application Day Video Inspirations:
Meridian High School 
Northwest Rankin High School


Can Applying to More Colleges Increase Enrollment Rates?

College Board Advocacy & Policy Center Research Brief Summary notes

  • Low-socioeconomic-status students and low GPA and SAT students apply to relatively few colleges and, at the same time, have low enrollment rates.
  • Increasing the number of college applications from one to two can increase a student’s probability of enrolling at a four-year college by 40 percent, and increasing the number of applications from two to three can increase a student’s probability of enrollment by 10 percent.
  • Policymakers and higher education practitioners can increase college enrollment among traditionally underrepresented students by encouraging students to submit more applications and by developing approaches to assist these students in the application process.


College Countdown MS Contact Information

Kierstan Dufour
Assistant Director for Get2College Program
Woodward Hines Education Foundation (Formerly Education Services Foundation)
2616 Lakeward Drive
Jackson, MS 39216


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