Pledging #Collegiance on Decision Day
Pledging #Collegiance on Decision DayAndrew Elwell, Associate Director of Student Experience
Every year by May 1, thousands of high school seniors make a decision that will affect the rest of their lives: where they will go to college. “Decision Day” as it is often referred to, is an important day not only for the thousands of students deciding where to attend college, but also for our K-12 members who have supported these students on their way to college and our higher education members who get to welcome these students to their institutions.
This year, the College Board is celebrating the hard work of these students with our #Collegiance social media campaign. We’re asking students to pledge their #Collegiance by announcing their college decision on social media. Students can tweet, Facebook, and Instagram their college decision with the hashtag #Collegiance to share their exciting news and join the thousands of other students pledging their #Collegiance on Decision Day.
As part of the campaign, we are hosting a skills-based video contest for students who share their #Collegiance story in a creative and original way on social media. Students who share their story via a Vine or Instagram video May 1-8 will be entered into a contest judged by four film and media professors from College Board member institutions. Submissions will be judged on creativity, enthusiasm, and overall quality. Winners will receive stipends of up to $1,500.
Want to share this with your students? Check out our school toolkit here and feel free to use these sample tweets to share the campaign:
Students: Pledge your #Collegiance this #CollegeDecisionDay! Find out how you could win money for college: www.collegiance.com
Celebrate #CollegeDecisionDay AND earn a chance to win money for college. Pledge your #Collegiance: ww.collegiance.com
We’re so proud of our students celebrating #CollegeDecisionDay. Pledge your #Collegiance to your future college: ww.collegiance.com
We’re encouraging our members to help us recognize these students and their college decision. Visit collegiance.org to learn more about the campaign and how you can encourage your students to participate. Be sure to follow the #Collegiance hashtag May 1-8 to join in the conversation!