Celebrating College Go Week


September 21 through 25 is College Go Week for all Indiana schools. During this week, many colleges waive their application fees to encourage students to apply. College Advisor Mary Lechner and Guidance Counselor Danny Johnson are preparing for some activities to engage students at PHS. Every day on the announcements this week, they will be asking a trivia question about an Indiana College. Whoever emails Johnson with the correct answer first, will receive a prize. In addition, any senior who has submitted a college application by the end of the week will be entered in a drawing for some prizes the students will be able to use in college. These prizes include a Keurig, Amazon Alexa, dorm room LED light decorations, noise cancelling headphones, and a mini fridge.  

Lechner and Johnson hope this activity will encourage students to explore different colleges for their education opportunities. 

“The purpose of College Go Week is to bring awareness of the opportunities college presents, and all of the options students have when choosing a college that is the right fit for them,” said Lechner.

If anyone needs to talk to Lechner about colleges or applications, email her at any time to set up an appointment.

Many colleges and universities are waiving the fee for applications during this time. Check the list below to see the current list of schools offering this opportunity. 

These colleges offer free applications all the time.

Anderson University

Bethel University

Butler University

DePauw University

Earlham College

Franklin College

Goshen College

Grace College

Hanover College

Indiana Tech 

Indiana Wesleyan University

Ivy Tech Community College

Manchester University

Oakland City University

Saint Mary’s College

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Taylor University

Trine University

University of Evansville

University of St. Francis

Valparaiso University

These colleges offer free applications during the month of September.

Indiana State University


Indiana University East

Indiana University North

Indiana University South Bend

Indiana University Southeast

Purdue University North

Vincennes University

Wabash College

These colleges offer free applications during College Go Week.


Indiana University Fort Wayne

Indiana University Kokomo

Purdue University Fort Wayne (September 21-27)

University of Southern Indiana

Story by Haley Owens