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Social Media Engagements

We regularly host Twitter chats about the college-going process. Click here to see upcoming and past ACAC Social Media Engagements.

#WhyApply Day 2023

This fall, students across the country will be submitting college applications and celebrating their plans for the future. Hundreds of thousands of them will do so when schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia host American College Application Campaign (ACAC) events. To celebrate college application season and our students, ACAC encourages participating in the #WhyApply social media campaign on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023.

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#WhyApply Day

ACAC encourages everyone to wear your college gear and head to your favorite social media channels to share why you believe students should apply to college. Use the hashtag #WhyApply.

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#IApplied Instagram Live


Current college students @maciasbella.ny and @n.frederick_ joined ACAC Director @lasommer for a candid conversation about their college experiences to help us celebrate College Application Month!

#ConnectedAndEngaged Twitter Chat

Twitter Chat

Postsecondary education and career training are the best pathway for long-term success and a lifetime of opportunity. With the onset of COVID-19, educators were forced to prioritize the more immediate needs of their students, staff, and the community.
This Twitter chat focused on the impact of that shift on college and career readiness, especially for Black and Latinx students and students of low-income background, and what it looks like during this extraordinary period of recovery. Leaders in the field discussed the trends seen nationally at the state level and how they should help inform their action plans.

2020 #WhyApply Twitter Chat

College Signing Day Chat 2020

Twitter Chat

Many schools and communities will host a College Signing Day (or Decision Day) celebration on or around May 1 to celebrate seniors selecting which college they will attend. The goal of the #SigningDayChat is to share best practices for planning and organizing a virtual event. Learn from fellow college access professionals and national partners who have successfully organized virtual events to celebrate their seniors.


Twitter chat

On January 23, 2020, we discussed the value of mentoring, resources available, and why it is important for students’ success and an equitable education.

#IApplied Twitter Chat

Location: Twitter

Join us as we answer the top questions young people applying to college have asked and share resources and tips to help students through the college application process. It’s not too late to apply!

High school seniors or anyone interested in applying to college as well as school counselors, college access and success professionals, college advisers, and program directors at youth-serving organizations are encouraged to participate.

#WhyApply Chat​

Location: Twitter

The college application process can be intimidating, especially for those who will be the first in their family to go to college. During the #WhyApply (to college) Twitter Chat, we will discuss how college access professionals can encourage high school students to apply to college and how to break down the application process.

School counselors, college access and success professionals, college advisers, and program directors at youth-serving organizations are invited to attend.