Applying to college can be daunting, especially for students who may be the first in their family to attend college, are low income, or from ethnicities underrepresented in higher education. The Apply Missouri program, formerly known as Missouri College Application Week, is intended to help high school seniors navigate the college application process. By offering Apply Missouri activities within the normal school day, your school can ensure that every senior has the opportunity to receive hands-on assistance so they take the first big step towards continuing their education beyond high school. Apply Missouri will help students decide which colleges best meet their needs and submit admissions applications. This program can also help create a college-going culture at your high school, generating excitement and engagement among students.
Plan to host Apply Missouri 2015
Spring is the ideal time to begin planning for Apply Missouri. Register now so your 2015-2016 seniors can take advantage of Apply Missouri in the fall of 2015. The Missouri Department of Higher Education will provide resources and materials to help you plan and implement a successful event.
2015 Site coordinator information
The 2015 Site Coordinator Guidebook and accompanying materials are now being developed and will be available here later this spring. In the meantime, you may want to review the Missouri College Application Week 2014 Site Coordinator Guidebook and brief handout to learn how Apply Missouri operates.
Additional resources and materials that were available to 2014 Missouri College Application Week site coordinators:
- Promotional flyers option 1 or option 2 - For bulletin boards or distribution to students, parents, or community organizations
- Electronic wallpaper or screensaver - For screens with rotating images in the high school cafeteria or computers used by students or staff
The Missouri Department of Higher Education and the Missouri College Advising Corps hosted College Application Week events at 26 high schools around the state during October 2013. The Missouri College Advising Corps is made up of recent college graduates who work in high schools that have large percentages of students at risk of not going to college.
The 2013 Missouri College Application Week pilot program was successful, with an average of 70 percent of pilot schools' seniors participating in at least one activity. More than 2,000 seniors submitted approximately 3,600 admissions applications.