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.
Apply Missouri 2015 registration now closed
The 2015 Apply Missouri registration form expired Friday, August 14.The final, complete list of 2015 participating high schools is now available. If your school is not on this year's list, plan to bring the Apply Missouri program to your 2016-2017 senior class! Be looking for next year's registration information in the spring of 2016.
2015 Site coordinator information
The 2015 Site Coordinator Guidebook and accompanying templates, worksheets, and other resources are now available. Review this information to learn how Apply Missouri operates.
The Missouri Department of Higher Education also offered three site coordinator conference calls in August providing an overview of the tasks 2015 site coordinators should be tackling before their Apply Missouri event begins, data and reporting requirements, and the materials and resources available to help make your event successful. The final remaining conference call on Thursday, August 27 is full. If you have already registered, we look forward to speaking with you. If you have not registered, you may check out the handout.
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.