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Who We Are 

The American College Application Campaign (ACAC) is a national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential. The primary purpose of this effort is to help high school seniors navigate the complex college admissions process and ensure they apply to at least one postsecondary institution. The effort occurs during the school day, with a focus on students who might not otherwise apply to college.

The College Countdown MS steering committee is comprised of members from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE)Mississippi Community College BoardMississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL)The Woodward Hines Education Foundation Get2College Program, and the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid. Heather Morrison, the IHL P20 Projects Coordinator, is the state coordinator.

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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:
1. Application Days to help students submit college applications
2. FAFSA Days to assist students and their parents in submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and MS Office of Student Financial Aid application with guidance on funding from federal, state, college, and private resources
3. College Signing Days to celebrate students committing to the college of choice