Massachusetts College Application Celebration

photos from 2014-2015 Massachusetts Application Celebration

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 (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.

EXCEL Download the complete list of 2015-2016 Massachusetts College Access Celebration events, or go to the GEAR UP Calendar for upcoming dates.


If you are interested in becoming a Massachusetts College Application Celebration host site, please complete, sign and email/send in the application form: .doc 2015 MCAC Host Site Application