History of College Countdown MS 

College Countdown Mississippi can open doors for students by encouraging them to take significant steps toward college during their senior year. What began in 2005 as a single day at a high school in North Carolina has evolved into 50 state campaigns to help students. 

Mississippi began the state campaign, College Countdown Mississippi, in 2013 with 16 participating schools and has grown into over 180 participating schools in 2021. 


Goal of College Countdown MS 

The goal of College Countdown Mississippi is to provide every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply for college at Application Day Event, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and recognize their post-secondary plans at College Signing Day in the spring. 

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What We Do

In conjunction with school leaders and volunteers, the steering committee will coordinate the hosting of a three-part series of in-school events for each participating school:

Application Days       FAFSA Days       Signing Days


Upcoming training opportunities for College Countdown Mississippi Site Coordinators:

Watch recording from New Site Coordinator Training 

Watch recording from FAFSA Event Toolkit Overview

Watch recording from Signing Day Toolkit Overview 


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