The process of applying to college can be daunting, especially for first-generation college students, low-income students and others who are underrepresented in higher education. Not having someone to help them navigate the college application process can be enough to prevent them from pursuing a postsecondary education. By offering Missouri College Application Week activities, 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. Missouri's college admissions applicaton program 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.

2014 Site Coordinator information

The Missouri College Application Week 2014 Site Coordinator Guidebook provides site coordinators with everything needed to plan and implement a successful college admissions application program, including checklists, templates, worksheets, volunteer recruitment ideas, and much more! Site coordinators may also find this brief handout helpful, detailing some of the important planning tasks that should be completed before the fall term begins.

Additional resources and materials available to 2014 site coordinators:

  • Promotional flyers option 1 or option 2 - May be printed and hung on bulletin boards or distributed to students, parents, or community organizations
  • Electronic wallpaper or screensaver - May be loaded to screens for display in the high school cafeteria or to computers used by students or staff

2013 pilot

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.

Questions about Missouri College Application Week may be directed to Julie Meyer.