College GO Week


Kendall Canal, Editor

This week, September 23rd through the 27th, is College GO Week in the state of Indiana. It started in 2009 and was designed to give all Hoosiers the information and support they need to apply and prepare for college, if college is a part of their future. This event always takes place during the last full week of September. 

There are several universities in the state of Indiana that waive their application fees during this week. Those universities are Wabash College, Indiana University Southeast, University of Southern Indiana, Indiana University Fort Wayne, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana University South Bend, Indiana University Northwest, Indiana University Kokomo, Indiana University East, Indiana State University, and Vincennes University. There are also some colleges that have free applications all year round. 

Senior Shyann Murdock plans to take advantage of the free applications this week. She will be applying to Indiana University Kokomo which has waived there application fee for the week. She also plans on applying to Indiana University Bloomington although there is still a fee to submit her application. 

College Applications typically ask for very basic information like your name, address, what you are interested in studying, your extra curricular activities, as well as if you have a job outside of school. The universities also require you to self report your course work, GPA, what type of diploma you will be receiving, and some also request letters of recommendation and an essay. The average college application takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple hours. According to Mr. Wiemer “The piece that takes the most time is the essay because there is a process to writing an essay, making sure it is presenting what you want to present.”