The Tallahassee Community College GEAR UP Project hosted Florida College Application Week November 17–21 as part of the American College Application Campaign. More than 378 seniors from schools in Leon, Jefferson, Putnam and Nassau counties, as well as the Florida A&M University Developmental Research School, completed at least one college application, and more than 25 have already been accepted to a postsecondary institution.
This year was the pilot year for the project, which will expand to more school districts in 2015. College Application Week is part of a series of events that also includes College Goal Sunday in January 2015 and College Decision Day in May 2015.
“Whether it is a two-year college or four-year university, we encourage our seniors to apply to at least one higher education institution,” said Louis Dilbert, assistant state project manager for Florida GEAR UP, who also served as the state coordinator for College Application Week.
In addition to College Application Week the GEAR UP Project provides other college readiness activities such as college tours, in-school and afterschool tutoring, and ACT/SAT preparation—all with the primary goal of improving the college-going culture within the schools served.
For information call (850) 245-0812 or visit to www.tcc.fl.edu/gearup.