TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Across the Gem State this week, many high school seniors applied for college, which is all part of the Idaho College Application Week.
At Twin Falls High School, the United Way and Army National Guard helped with the process and talked to those interested in joining the army.
Students were also entered in a drawing for prizes.
Starting in 2013, the initiative aims to encourage every senior to apply to a post secondary institution.
"I think the college application week is really helpful because not a lot of students know when to apply or when the deadlines are, so the counselors and teachers just really help out," said Alexandria Boesiger, who applied to the College of Southern Idaho and plans to become a pediatric surgeon.
"It's important to do what you want to do, and if what you want to do is go to college and be successful like that, then yeah, that's important," said Logan Goauner who also applied to CSI.
Students who apply for an Idaho institution will find out if they're accepted this month.
Those who applied to out of state institutions will hear back at the beginning of next year.