October is College Kickoff Month

The PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT testing window is October 2–October 31, 2023

College Kickoff focuses on college and career readiness and is connected to the Riverside County Office of Education Pledge—that all students in Riverside County will graduate from high school well prepared for college and the workforce. Additionally, the campaign is an outgrowth of the Riverside County Education Collaborative that was lauded in 2014 by President Barack Obama for increasing college-going rates in the Inland Empire.

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About The Process

Our goal is to increase the number of Riverside County students applying to three or more colleges and enrolling in the fall to 60%.

This map shows an effective process schools can use to support and increase a college going culture.

Promote College Kickoff by:

  • Research college affordability, career interests, and college options with your students
  • Visit a local college campus. Free tours are available
  • Check your school’s website for College Kickoff events