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Connecticut College Decision Day

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Connecticut College Decision Day, is Connecticut’s adoption of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative’s College Signing Day, recognizes high school seniors for their postsecondary plans and encourages younger students and their families to prepare early for college. Connecticut College Decision Day is held annually on or around May 1 and is designed to coincide with the day that most seniors must inform a college of their plans to enroll.
Inspired by NCAA National Signing Day, Connecticut College Decision Day events support the idea that academic excellence is worthy of just as much praise and accolades as athletic excellence. Schools and communities celebrate high school seniors’ next education steps in a variety of ways: pep rallies, ceremonies, picnics, adorning college gear, guest speakers, and more.

Connecticut College Decision Day Event Highlights

Record your Connecticut College Decision Day event so we can include it in the collective Connecticut Data.

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Are you interested in hosting a College Decision Day event?

Register now to be part of Connecticut College Decision Day. The Connecticut College Access and Advising Network (CCAN) will provide you, at no cost, with technical assistance for hosting an event for your students.


To help you plan and coordinate a College Decision Day event at your school, CCAN developed the Connecticut College Decision Day Toolkit. These tools have been updated. Among the new features are Student/Family Informational Letter templates in both English and Spanish. This comprehensive “how-to” guide, which is adapted from a toolkit by Michigan College Access Network, contains the following resources: Connecticut College Decision Day Manual Supplemental Guides.

Are you interested in learning more?

Contact Dr. Chaka Felder-McEntire, CCAN’s Statewide Programs Coordinator, at

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