Indiana participates in National College Application Week, Sept. 23-27

By: Contributor Last Updated: September 16, 2019

Fifteen Indiana colleges will waive college application fees during Indiana’s College Application Week, September 23-27, according to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Another 17 colleges have reported free applications year-round.


In addition, nearly 100 high schools across the state will host College Application Week events to help high school seniors navigate the admissions process — making this Indiana’s biggest College Application celebration since joining the American College Application Campaign in 2013. This is the first year for the free application period to stretch to a full week; it was previously a one-day event.


“We are encouraged to see more high schools and colleges participating than ever before,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “The value of higher education has never been greater and College Application Week provides students the ability to apply for free to some of Indiana’s colleges as they take that critical step toward their futures.”


Indiana high school seniors can apply to the following Hoosier colleges for free between September 23 and 27:
Participating in College Application Week (waiving fee) Reported free applications year-round
Goshen College Anderson University
Huntington University Bethel University
Indiana State University DePauw University
Indiana University East Earlham College
Indiana University Fort Wayne Franklin College
Indiana University Kokomo Grace College
Indiana University Northwest Hanover College
Indiana University South Bend Indiana Tech
Indiana University Southeast Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) Ivy Tech Community College
Purdue University Fort Wayne Manchester University
Purdue University Northwest Saint Mary's College
Vincennes University Trine University
Wabash College University of Evansville
University of Indianapolis
Valparaiso University

College Application Week is sponsored in partnership by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the American College Application Campaign to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue education beyond high school.


College Application Week is part of Learn More Indiana’s College GO! campaign, which helps Hoosiers of all ages take steps to explore and prepare for college and career success. For more information, visit https://learnmoreindiana.org/.


Another way to celebrate College Application Week is by joining in on social media with the #CollegeGo hashtag or by sharing a reason for applying to college with a selfie and this printout during #WhyApply Day on Friday, September 20.

About the Indiana Commission for Higher Education
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is a 14-member public body created in 1971 to define the missions of Indiana’s colleges and universities, plan and coordinate the state’s postsecondary education system, and ensure that Indiana’s higher education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state. The Commission includes representatives from each Congressional district, three at-large members, a college faculty representative and a college student representative. Learn more about the Commission’s Reaching Higher, Delivering Value strategic plan at www.in.gov/che/.


About the American College Application Campaign
The American College Application Campaign® (ACAC) is a national initiative designed to increase the number of first-generation college students and students from low-income families who pursue a postsecondary degree. The purpose is to assist high school seniors as they navigate the college application and admissions process and ensure each participating student submits at least one admissions application.