Massachusetts College Application Celebration! (MCAC) encourages students to take a significant step toward college by providing assistance and building excitement for the college application process.
Special focus is placed on assisting students who would be the first in their families to attend college, low-income students, and students who may have not otherwise seriously considered applying to college. It is designed to provide the guidance and support needed by students in addition to harnessing the positive peer pressure of a week of events culminating in the submission of a completed college application.
MCAC is part of the American College Application Campaign initiative sponsored by the American Council on Education (ACE). It is sponsored by GEAR UP Massachusetts, and administered through the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education in collaboration with the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) and YourPlanFortheFuture.org (YPFF).
School events build a college-going culture and allow the participating high schools the opportunity to ensure all seniors strongly consider pursuing a postsecondary education. The goal is to give every graduating senior the opportunity to complete at least one application by the conclusion of the event.
If you are interested in becoming a Massachusetts College Application Celebration host site, please complete, sign and email/send in the application form: 2015 MCAC Host Site Application