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Attend Journey to College Day
Tuesday, July 31

Jefferson City, MO

Deadline: Wednesday, July 25


Host Journey to College events during the 2018-19 school year

Sign up for Apply Missouri, FAFSA Frenzy, and/or Decision Day

Deadline: Friday, Aug. 24

Journey to College Day


The Missouri Department of Higher Education is hosting its third annual Journey to College Day on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Jefferson City. The event will focus on college access topics and initiatives. To register for this free meeting, visit Online registration will be available through Wednesday, July 25.


The following presentations were provided during last year's Journey to College Day:



Apply Missouri

Journey to College - Apply Missouri


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 host Apply Missouri events during September and October.


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FAFSA Frenzy

Journey to College - FAFSA Frenzy


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.


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Decision Day

Journey to College - Decision Day


Decision Day celebrates seniors’ plans for college 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.


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Benefits of hosting Journey to College Events - Q&A


To learn about the benefits of hosting Journey to college Programs, click here. Additionally, the Missouri Department of Higher Education hosted a webinar on August 29, 2017 regarding how to participate in any of the Journey to College programs during 2017-18, and a PDF version of the presentation is now available.



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



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 will allow you to easily have a dialogue with other J2C site coordinators and education access professionals. To subscribe please go to