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 Mark your calendar for April 30, 2024, as we celebrate your leap into higher education. A day of inspiration, celebration, and commitment awaits!

A Milestone Celebration for DC Students

The DC College Access Program (DC-CAP) is thrilled to invite you to the city-wide College Signing Day on April 30, 2024.

This event is not just a celebration; it’s a pivotal moment where we honor the dedication, achievements, and future aspirations of our high school seniors as they commit to their collegiate journey. Alongside, we’ll proudly announce our visionary 2050 Moonshot Goal, aiming for an 80% city-wide six-year college graduation rate and the elimination of the higher education achievement gap. 

Why You Should Be There

  • Celebrate Your Achievements: Stand proud among peers as we celebrate your hard work.
  • Be Inspired: Hear from speakers who have walked your path.
  • Win Prizes: Participate in activities for a chance to win exciting prizes.
  • Enjoy Live Performances from some very special guests! 

Students: Celebrate Your Next Step With Us

This is your moment! Register to attend the College Signing Day and be part of a community-wide celebration of your commitment to higher education. Hear from past attendees about the unforgettable experience and the lasting impact it had on their college journey. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be recognized for your achievements and get inspired for the exciting journey ahead.

Teachers & Schools: Support Your Students’ Success

Encourage your students to participate in the College Signing Day and join us in celebrating their commitment to further education. We will be sharing resources and materials to help you promote the event in your schools. Let’s work together to make this day memorable for our students and reinforce the importance of higher education.

Register your school here!


Everything You Need to Know

Mark your calendars for April 30th and get ready to join us in person at Capital One Arena or virtually for an unforgettable celebration.

More info to come soon.

Sponsors and Partners

If you’re interested in learning more about potentially supporting College Signing Day, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I sign up?

To sign your school up for College Signing Day, complete this form CLICK HERE.

How many students can I bring? How many chaperones can I bring?

A: This event is for ALL high school seniors attending a school in Washington, DC. We request that you have 1 chaperone for every 15 students. Note, your district may have different chaperone ratio requirements. If you require any special accommodations, please contact us. Note- DCPS requires 1 chaperone for every 10 students.

What if I don't have enough chaperones?

If you need assistance with attaining chaperones in order to meet your district’s requirements, please email Rahje Branch at

What should we wear?

We encourage all attendees (students and chaperones) to wear college gear (t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc).

What should we bring?

Adults/chaperones- please bring valid photo identification. While this event will abide by Capital One Arena’s bag policy, we kindly request that you do not bring anything into the arena. Food will be provided.

Will DC-CAP provide transportation?

DC-CAP can support with transportation needs. Please indicate that your school needs assistance on the interest form as soon as possible.

What time does the program start?

The doors will open at 9am. From 9am-11am, attendees will arrive. During this time, there will be music, performances, and other activities until the official program begins around 11am.

Sign up here to learn more!

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