May 16, 2022

GCHS seniors apply to colleges during college application month

(Special to westernkansasnews.com)

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Garden City High School seniors received hands-on assistance applying to college during the school’s College Application Month event held on October 17th and 18th. GCHS counselors and volunteers from Fort Hays State University, Garden City Community College, Northwest Kansas Technical College, Seward County Community College, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, USD 457 and the community helped seniors through the process of applying to college. 272 students participated in the event, held in the school’s library. This is the third year for GCHS to host a College Application Day event.

2016 Results-                                                                                      2017 Results-

283 applications submitted-                                                                467 applications submitted –

186 to Community Colleges/Technical Schools                                 216 to Community Colleges

                70 to Universities                                                                            9 to Technical Schools

                27 to Private Colleges                                                                     189 to Universities

189 students participated                                                                                27 to Private Colleges

                                                                                                                        26 to Out of State Schools

                                                                                                            295 students participated

2018 Results-

424 Applications submitted-

            214 to Community Colleges

            19 to Technical Schools

            115 to Universities

            33 to Private Colleges

            43 to Out of State Schools

272 Students Participated

This year’s results were again outstanding- so many Buffaloes are going to college! The support and encouragement from GCHS teachers facilitated the events’ success. Students appreciated having the opportunity and time to complete applications and also the adults that were available to answer questions and give guidance.

The month of October was College Application Month and the counselors planned events each week to assist students in their goals of going to college. The College Planning Conference was held the first week, followed by FAFSA workshops and then Snacks and Apps, a scholarship workshop.

Additional information about the Apply Kansas: College Application Month program can be found online at www.kacrao.org/applyks. For more information about Garden City High School’s event, please contact Kae Lee Armstrong at 620-805-5426 or by email at karmstrong@gckschools.com.