College-Related Programs

  • As we hear of opportunities for high school students throughout the school year, we will add them to this page. Events such as open house programs, weekend campus visit days, STL area college-related programs, competitions, and more. 


    Virtual College Fairs

    NACAC Virtual College Fairs are a great opportunity to connect with colleges and pursue your college dreams all from the comfort of your own home. Have a quick video chat with a rep, drop in on a virtual presentation, send a question through chat - make a connection YOUR way! Check out this quick video on how it all works!

    Click Here For More Information and to Register

    Save the Dates - Spring Regional College Fairs


     Kansas City                                       St. Louis  

    Thursday, March 30, 2023                   Sunday, April 33, 2023  

    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.                          1 p.m. to 3 p.m.   

    William Jewell College                         Maryville University  


    Registration will be available on the MOACAC website in January.

    Murray State University Commonwealth Honors Academy 

    Murray State is offering a 3-week academic enrichment program for rising high school seniors (current Juniors - class of '24) held at Murray State University in June. Recruitment Poster    
    Students come together with approximately 100 of their peers from Murray State's service region and the surrounding states, take classes from gifted university and high school faculty members, and make lifelong friends while learning what it's like to live on a college campus. 
    Students who complete CHA 

    For More Info & To Apply Annual Summer Program

    Washington University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions and African Students Association would like to invite your first- and second-generation African students to join us for Bridge the GapInformational Flyer 

    Saturday, November 12
    9:30 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
    Danforth Campus 
    Hillman Hall, Room 60

    Those interested in attending should register in advance.


    Itinerary for the day:

    9:30 a.m.
    10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
    Financial Aid Presentation
    10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
    11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
    Admissions Information Session
    11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
    Student Panel and Q&A
    1:15 - 1:30 p.m.
    1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
    Student-Led Campus Tour

    WASH U PRESENTS: 8th Annual Olin Sports Business Summit

    WHERE:  Washington University in St. Louis, Bauer Hall (room 240)
    WHEN:    Friday, Nov 11th from 8:45 am - 5 pm CST (including a Career Fair during lunch)
    For a full event schedule, CLICK HERE
    Topics covered will include:
    * The Birth of a Franchise - St. Louis CITY SC joins Major League Soccer
    * Business Strategy in Team Sports
    * Crisis Management and Sports Public Relations (Sarver-Suns, NWSL, LIV Golf)
    * Creating Social Media Content in Sports
    * Athlete Representation
    * The Intersection of Sports Venues and Data
    * The Future of Esports
    * Sustainable Sports Venues - A Discussion of Seattle's Climate Pledge Arena
    * Growing Brands - Stories from the World Surfing League and World Dirt Racing League
    * The Art of Branding and Re-branding - Insights from a Sports Branding Expert

    To attend in person, please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM! Attendance is capped at 100 and you MUST be registered to attend, so be sure to sign up TODAY!!!

    Saint Charles Community College (SCC) Upcoming Events

    First-Time Student Registration Sessions. These sessions are for new first-time students who may have some dual enrollment or AP credit from another institution. To best prepare students and to receive reminders and further communication, students should register. Information for registering is located on the main Academic Advising page and can be found at

    FAFSA Workshop Tuesday, November 15th – 3 pm Register at:

    A+ Orientation Night Tuesday, November 15th – 6 pm Registration to be posted online soon Questions to in the meantime

    Spring Financial Aid Orientation Tuesday, January 17th – 11 am Registration to be posted online soon.

    Questions can be sent to

    Dream Big Career Club Event

    On November 2nd from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm via Zoom, there will be a Dream Big Career Club event on the Gaming Industry

    This is an opportunity for students to interact with a panel of professionals who work in various areas of the gaming industry. The professionals will share their educational and career journeys. At the end, students will be able to ask panel members questions. The event is for families of students with disabilities who plan to attend 2-or 4-year college/universities or trade/technical schools.

    Please click here to register!

    Flyer QR Code

    Rensselaer Admissions, in collaboration with members of the Black and Latinx communities at Rensselaer, invites academically talented, underrepresented students to participate in the Science, Technology, and Arts at Rensselaer (STAR) Program. 

    STAR is an opportunity for prospective students to explore our academic offerings, learn about the admissions and financial aid process, and connect with current students involved with our multicultural student organizations. 

    This year, the STAR Program will be held virtually to allow for a deeper dive into our culturally vibrant institute. This event will begin at 4 p.m. EDT with a Welcome and Academic Overview from Ulysses deArmas, Associate Director of Admissions. Following the Welcome, students will meet with current students to learn about the full student experience at Rensselaer in breakout sessions.

    Register for the event here

    Upcoming HBCU College Tour Parent Information Meetings
    For over 15 years, the Outstanding Omicron Eta Omega Chapter has supported the college planning process by taking students from the Saint Louis Metropolitan area to various HBCUs for college tours and cultural excursions. We are elated to announce that we will be resuming our in-person tour in Spring 2023.
    Meeting #1: November 1-St. Louis County Library at the Rock Road Branch (10267 St Charles Rock Rd, St Ann, MO 63074) at 6:00 PM.
    Meeting #2: November 2-Virtually. Please register HERE to get the link to the meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM.
    During these meetings, we will discuss the colleges we will visit, the cost of the tour, and the process of reserving a seat.
    The same information will be covered in each meeting, so there is no need to attend both.  Informational Flyer

    UCLA's Fall Open House

    Check out this website for resources and pre-recorded presentations to learn more about the application process and the value of a UC education. The site will remain available until the application cycle closes on November 30, 2022. Click Here for the Fall Open House Website

    UMSL Open House

    The University of Missouri - St. Louis Open House will be campus-wide and allow us a chance to showcase all of our colleges and undergraduate degree programs.  The event will occur from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 5th. 

    Visiting students and their families may choose to visit the college of their choice in the morning from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.  The College of Education morning session will be located at the Technology Learning Center on the South Campus.

    The afternoon session from 12:00-2:00 pm will include a chili lunch, campus tours, admissions information, activities, prizes, and giveaways.  

    Registration to attend the Open House can be found by following this link.

    A campus map to help visitors find us can be found by following this link.   

    Coalition for College Events

    Working on your college applications? Have questions about financial aid? Connect with the Coalition at panel discussions in the coming weeks for insight and advice – and to ask your questions. See the schedule and sign up:

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    SIU will be hosting virtual sessions covering each area of study they offer in the Life and Physical Sciences. Students can sign up online or by scanning the QR code at the bottom of the attached flyer. 

    SIUC Virtual Sessions Flyer

    Mentors 4 College

    Mentors4College offers a variety of resources, including FREE webinars and information sessions, workshops, and more!

    Washington University College Prep Program

    The College Prep Program is a no-cost, three-year experience that serves to prepare students for success at a college or university that best matches their interests and needs. CPP provides students with year-round academic and enrichment support, with the highlight being a Summer Academy experience that combines college preparation workshops, undergraduate coursework for credit, and activities centered on personal awareness and development.  

    The program is open to students who meet the following criteria:

    ·       Current 9th grade students that live in the St. Louis region;

    ·       Will be first-generation college students;

    ·       Have limited financial resources;

    ·       Are invested in learning and exploring educational and enrichment topics; and

    ·       Are able to attend CPP’s Summer Academy for 3 consecutive summers, as well as attend a minimum of 4 Academic Programming events per year.

    UMSL Bridge Program & Saturday Academy

    UMSL's Bridge Program remains one of the most successful and widely emulated models, providing unique and comprehensive year-round precollegiate programming for St. Louis area high school students and parents. Bridge continues to lead the way while exemplifying college access best practices throughout the St Louis area. In fact, graduates of our program boast a 100% college-going rate, meaning they complete high school and successfully transition to a post-secondary institution.

    Please see the flyers for information about multiple opportunities: UMSL Bridge Saturday Academy

    Quest Bridge Quest for Excellence

    The Quest for Excellence Awards give additional resources and opportunities to highly qualified students with a range of specialized backgrounds and interests. Awards vary by category and are designed to help students become stronger applicants to the nation's best colleges.

    Awards may include:

    • A new laptop
    • Funding for QuestBridge college partner visits
    • Reimbursement for college application and standardized testing fees
    • Full scholarship for virtual summer programs
    • And more!

    Specific categories and awards offered will vary year to year so be sure to check back for updates.


    • Academically outstanding high school juniors who demonstrate strength in character.
    • Students from families earning less than $65,000/year for a typical family of four.


    • Start a College Prep Scholars Program application. 
    • On the Quest for Excellence Awards page, select the categories that you are interested in and complete the corresponding short essays.
    • Complete and submit the College Prep Scholars application by the deadline.

    College Bound

    College Bound helps students get TO and THROUGH college.  We assist students with college and career exploration, academic preparation, provide ACT prep, help students with financial aid and scholarships, provide tutoring support and provide mental health services to scratch the surface. 

     Now enrolling current high school freshman and sophomore students! 

    College Bound seeks to enroll freshmen and sophomore students who fit the following criteria: 

    • Current Freshman and Sophomore 
    • Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher 
    • Demonstrate a clear financial need (ex. Qualify for free or reduced lunch) 
    • Would be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college (or who have parents who are nontraditional students) 
    • Willingness and motivation to attend a 4-year university or college  

    By enrolling in the College Bound program, students receive the following support free of charge: 

    • Summer Enrichment Programs (opportunity for free college credit) 
    • ACT Preparation 
    • Financial Aid Advising 
    • College Tours 
    • Academic Support 
    • Career Exploration Opportunities 
    • Scholarship Referrals 

    How to apply: The application can be completed online or downloaded from our website: 

    Check out the College Tour TV Series: for amazing top-quality produced videos showing college campuses with information on academics, athletics, and so much more!

    The College Equity Index by College Equity First, Inc.

    College Equity First, Inc. was established to enhance the conversation and transparency about campus climate and culture for women and Black, Indigenous, People of Color attending colleges and universities in the United States. The College Equity Index™ was developed primarily to help Black high school students decide where to apply to college. Read more and download the index at

    United States Merchant Marine Academy

    Learn more about the opportunities available through the US Merchant Marine here: USMMA Overview

    UMSL Honors College - Opportunity Scholars Program

    Opportunity Scholars Program recipients receive full funding for tuition, residential life facilities and meals, books and incidental expenses, additional faculty mentors and advisors, peer mentors, special social opportunities, free personal computers, and independent study and/or internship opportunities. In short, their college education is fully funded. The St. Louis Scholars program is a new program for our Opportunity Scholars finalists. These students receive an $8000 scholarship which can be stacked with other aid, admissions to the Honors College, and many of the same academic and social benefits as OSP scholars. In addition, St. Louis Scholars will have the opportunity to interview to become Opportunity Scholars. More Info Here

    Financial Aid 101

    Watch a recording of the Financial Aid 101 presentation.

    View the Financial Aid 101 Presentation Slides