College Prep Resources
Are you interested in schools close to home? Check out these links below. You’ll find information about academics, campus life, financial aid, sports, application and more!
Area School Links
Want to follow in the footsteps of your favorite supervisor? Check out the links below to see where staff went to school.Staff’s Alma Maters
Beth- Hanover College (Indiana), Washington University St. Louis, MO
David - University of Missouri (Mizzou)
Diane - California State University-Chico , UMSL
Kevin - UMSL
Marwin - Forest Park Community College
Siinya - Fontbonne University
Tim - Saint Louis University (SLU)
Looking for helpful hints in writing your college essay? Try some of these sites. Click on the names for more information.College Board About.com: College Admissions
Open House/College Fair Announcements
Colleges and Universities often have large open house events or participate in College Fairs in the area when they can’t get to individual high schools. Check here to see when the schools you’re interested in might be coming to Saint Louis!
Le Cordon Bleu fall open house dates http://www.chefs.edu/St-Louis/Events
National College Fairs holding an event in St. Louis
Saint Louis University
Simon Recreation Center
3639 Laclede Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Sunday, October 21, 2012
12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Which Schools will be in Attendance?:
Search: Fall 2012 National College Fairs
Transportation and Directions:
Maps, Directions and Transportation
The Laclede garage is adjacent to the Simon Recreation Center. Parking is available from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., $1 per hour, $8 maximum.
*Rates and availability are subject to change without notice.
Can’t get to a College Fair? How about trying one online. CollegeWeek Live hosts virtual meet and greets with college representatives. Go here to see when colleges are scheduled. You must log in to talk to college counselors and students.
Westminster Christian Academy holds a fall college fair, hosting over 50 Christian colleges and Universities. Click here to see a list of schools and verify the next date and time. 2013-2014 dates coming soon. Last year's event was held in O'Fallon, MO.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
Pulaski Bank is hosting a free college financial aid workshop. September 30, 2012, 7:00pm, and the Clayton Bank branch. Click here to register.
- Transitioning from high school or work to college
- When to start the financial aid process
- Can you afford the college of your choice?
- What is financial need?
- Reviewing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
This is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You are required to fill it out to receive federal money for college. Some colleges and universities have deadlines so fill it out as soon as you can.
There are many, many, many scholarships available to you. Some are based on academic merit, others on special talents, or even financial needs. Below are some of the sites available to you. Remember, a legitimate site will never ask you to pay to receive a scholarship list. You should not have to pay money to receive money. If in doubt, ask a member of the YES staff.
A great way to make your college application stand out, and bolster your résumé, is to get involved in internship programs while in high school. Here are some available opportunities. Make sure you pay close attention to qualifications, not all positions are available for high school students.
BJC Health Sciences Outreach (internships and job shadowing)Internshipprograms.com
Choosing a Major
Not sure which college major is for you? Interested in a variety of careers? Try out some of these online resources to help you narrow your choices.Penn State
**Disclaimer: The links provided on this page should not be considered as official endorsements by the Saint Louis Science Center. Please review all information carefully before entering personal information onto any Internet site. If in doubt, please contact a YES staff member. **