West Virginia’s College Decision Day initiative is part of a growing national effort to celebrate seniors for their postsecondary plans and assist them and their families in enrolling in and transitioning to college.

College Decision Day WV is one of West Virginia’s three statewide college-planning milestone events that, along with College Application and Exploration Week and statewide FAFSA completion events, help guide 12th grade students and their families in planning, applying and paying for college. High schools that participate in all three activities and complete the required post-event surveys will be recognized in Fall 2024 as a CFWV Champion of College Access and Success.

Schools across West Virginia are invited to join us in this effort by registering as an official CFWV College Decision Day site. Schools that register will be included in a statewide news release, to be distributed the week following the registration deadline, recognizing the effort and local schools' participation.

Requirements for participation:

The College Decision Day effort encompasses two primary components:

  1. A celebration to recognize students who have chosen to pursue some form of postsecondary education, including two-year or four-year degree programs, certificate or workforce training programs, career and technical programs, and military service.
  2. A workshop or presentation to assist students and families in enrolling in and transitioning to college programs.

Both components must be present for an event to be recognized as an official College Decision Day event. Additionally, the event must occur sometime between April 1 and June 1, and participating schools must register no later than April 1, 2024. Please note, schools that register by March 15, 2024, will receive a printed copy of the College Decision Day toolkit. Event coordinators at participating schools must also complete a brief online survey within 7 days following their local event.