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College Countdown Mississippi

Since 2013, College Countdown MS has opened doors for students by encouraging them to take significant steps toward college during their senior year.

Countdown to College

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

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Register for College Countdown Mississippi

Schools that complete this form by September 15, 2022 are guaranteed to receive promo items and are eligible for the distinction Premier School and considered for the award of School of Excellence.

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Application Days

College Application Days 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 research shows that increasing college applications from one to three increases the chance for college enrollment after graduation.

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FAFSA Days provide students and families with one-on-one assistance in completing the FAFSA and the Mississippi Aid Application (MAAPP). Schools are encouraged to schedule a virtual or in-person FAFSA Day as early as possible so that students have maximum time to understand their options.

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Signing Days

College Signing Days celebrate each student's plan after high school and encourage ALL students to see college as an option. Whether at a four-year university, a community college, an industry-recognized training program, or in the military, College Signing Days celebrate students making decisions for their future.

181 schools

up from 16 in 2013

Upcoming Training Opportunities for CCMS Site Coordinators

Save the dates for the 2022 College Countdown MS virtual events.
July 29, 10:00 am | Convocation | Watch Recording here
August 11, 10 am | Application Day Toolkit Webinar | Watch Recording here
August 29, 3:30 pm | New Site Coordinator Training
September 8, 3:30 pm | FAFSA Toolkit Overview | Watch Recording here
November 2, 10:00 am | Roundtable Discussion
January 24, 3:30 pm | Site Coordinator Roundtable Discussion
March 2, 3:30 pm | Signing Day Toolkit Overview | Watch Recording here

College Countdown MS Contact Information

Schools that are registered with College Countdown MS are provided with marketing tools to promote the event. For more information or for any questions, please reach out to State Coordinators, Kierstan Dufour or Brandi Lyndall.

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