Journey to College Programs
Want to learn more?
To talk to a member of the Journey to College administrative team regarding how you and your students can benefit from participating in Journey to College programs, contact JourneytoCollege@dhe.mo.gov.
To host Journey to College activities during the 2019-20 school year, submit an online registration form before August 23, 2019.
Journey to College Day
The Missouri Department of Higher Education will be hosting its fourth annual Journey to College Day on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Jefferson City. More information, including a meeting agenda and registration details, will be coming soon. The 2018 meeting focused on college access topics and initiatives, and the following presentations were provided:
- Journey to College program updates
- Free Resources from the St. Louis Federal Reserve
- Missouri state aid updates and the FAFSA Completion Tool
- Missouri Department of Higher Education initiatives
Apply Missouri provides assistance during the regular school day to help students determine the higher education institutions that best meet their needs and submit admissions applications. The program promotes a college-going culture and helps create important communication channels between students and higher education institutions.
High schools generally host Apply Missouri events during September and October.
Learn more at dhe.mo.gov/ppc/applymissouri.php
FAFSA Frenzy offers free, one-on-one professional assistance to help students and families complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the primary form used by federal, state, and college and university financial assistance programs to determine a student’s eligibility for grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs.
High schools, colleges and community organizations host FAFSA Frenzy activities October through January.
Learn more at dhe.mo.gov/ppc/fafsafrenzy.php
Decision Day celebrates seniors’ plans for college, career, or military service. The program encourages seniors to finalize and follow through on their plans for the future and helps build interest in college among younger students.
High schools host Decision Day events on or near May 1, the date by which most seniors must notify a college of their plans to enroll.
Learn more at dhe.mo.gov/ppc/decisionday.php
Benefits of hosting Journey to College Events - Q&A
Learn about the benefits of hosting Journey to college Programs.
Year-End Outcome Report
The Missouri Department of Higher Education provides individual outcome reports along with a plaque of recognition for each high school that hosts all three Journey to College programs. Click here for a sample of the year-end outcome report. Questions, comments, and suggestions regarding the report can be emailed to JourneytoCollege@dhe.mo.gov.
Journey to College listserv
Join the Journey to College listserv today. This electronic mail forum is specifically for Journey to College questions, concerns, successes, best practices, and more. The J2Clistserv@lists.mo.gov will allow you to easily have a dialogue with other J2C site coordinators and education access professionals. To subscribe please go to http://lists.mo.gov/mailman/listinfo/j2clistserv.