October is College Knowledge Month

College Knowledge Month – October

The goal of College Knowledge Month is to provide every graduating high school senior with the preparation, opportunity, and support needed to apply to college with additional emphasis on creating opportunities for first-generation, low-income and underrepresented populations of our student body.  Various events will be held throughout the month of October.   

Many Minnesota colleges are waiving the $20 application fee for students who submit their application during October 22nd thru October 26th.  See College Knowledge Month attachment for participating college/universities.

In support of College Knowledge Month during October, the following activities have been planned:  


  • Senior Info Help Sessions:  During September, Counselors will have met with seniors during Advisory  to discuss credits and post-secondary plans

  • Lunch and Learn: Students can come to the Career Center W411 or Computer Lab W422 during LEAP on Tuesdays to receive help in completing their college applications. 

  • College Trivia Game:  Questions will be asked on the announcements during advisory. Students can come to the Career Center to drop off their answer to enter a drawing for a prize

  • College Planning Night: Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00pm in the PAC   A guest panel of speakers representing Private Colleges, the U of M system, the UW system, North Dakota State College, Community/Technical Colleges, and the  MN State College and University systems will talk about the different types of colleges and application process

  • Fun Friday Bingo:  Come to the Career Center W411 every Friday in October during LEAP to play BINGO with a chance to win college related prizes

  • UW-Stout On Site Admissions Day: Tuesday October 9th during the school day in the West Learning Commons.  Seniors can submit their UW Stout application, $50 application fee, and transcripts to receive an “on the spot” admissions decision.  Sign up with Ms. Erzberger in W411

  • Pay Less for College workshop:Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30pm in the PAC

  • National College Fair:  Wednesday, October 24th and Thursday, October 25th at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  More info https://www.nacacfairs.org/

  • Financial Aid Night : Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00pm in the Learning Commons  Learn about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) how to access federal and state grants, scholarships, loans, and work study.  

Questions? Please contact your School Counselor or Career Center Specialist

Heather Trettel (A-E, Y & Z)  htrettel@isd12.org
Pam Rehnelt (F-K)  prehnelt@isd12.org
DeeAnn Sibley (L-Q)  dsibley@isd12.org
Angie Law (R-X)  alaw@isd12.org
Leslye Erzberger -Career Center Specialist   lerzberger@isd12.org