Massachusetts public high schools interested in hosting a MCAC event will be required to set aside time, space and access to computer labs during the school day for graduating seniors to complete at least one application for any university, community college or trade school that they are qualified for and interested in applying to.
Assistance and encouragement for students and their parents will be provided by high school, college and community staff and volunteers, college admissions representatives and financial aid professionals. Each host school/district must complete the 2017 MCAC application and work with a web portal (ex. YPFF, Naviance, etc.) in order to measure and monitor student progress on college applications.
Additionally, host sites will spend the weeks leading up to MCAC helping students identify the right institutional fit, drafting essays, and securing all information needed to complete their applications during the event. The MCAC committee will provide a resource manual for all host sites to assist with the organization of the event, site coordinator training webinars, and provide assistance with volunteer recruitment.