Apply Missouri helps students find ‘best fit’ for college

Apply Missouri Website

More than 130 Missouri high schools are participating in the Apply Missouri program this fall to help students submit college applications and prepare for education beyond high school.

High school staff, assisted by volunteers with college advising and admissions experience, work one-on-one with seniors during the school day to help them complete applications to one or more colleges or universities they are interested in attending.

Many of the high schools also offer individual college advising and host assemblies, college fairs, and other activities to help students find their “best fit” for higher education.

“Apply Missouri urges students to look ahead to their future,” said Zora Mulligan, Missouri commissioner of higher education. “The program helps students better understand the benefits of higher education and the opportunities that are available and make a plan that works for them.”

Now in its fifth year, Apply Missouri is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. With 131 schools this year, program participation increased more than 54 percent over 2016. The department provides free training and resources to participating high schools. New materials added to the program this year are designed to help students research and compare colleges, writing admissions essays, and understand their options for higher education.

The program is open to all students but focuses on providing assistance to low-income students, students underrepresented in higher education, and students who would be the first in their families to attend college.

Higher education officials say the college application process establishes important communication channels between students, guidance counselors, and higher education institutions. Many colleges communicate regularly with seniors who submit applications to provide information about degree programs, financial aid, housing, and other details that can help them plan for the future.

Missouri is joining college access groups across the nation to celebrate #WhyApply Day on Sept. 22. The social media campaign will focus on the importance of applying to college. 

For more information about the Apply Missouri program, visit this website

High schools participating in Apply Missouri include:

Central Missouri:

  • Boonville High School
  • Centralia High School
  • Christian Fellowship School
  • Crocker R-II High School
  • Eldon High School
  • Hermann High School
  • Iberia High School
  • Laquey High School
  • Lincoln R-II High School
  • Macks Creek High School
  • School of the Osage High School
  • Tipton R-VI High School
  • Union High School
  • Warrensburg High School
  • Westran High School
  • Wheatland R-2 High School

 

Kansas City area:

  • Allen Village High School
  • Belton High School
  • Center High School
  • Central Academy of Excellence
  • East High School
  • Fort Osage High School
  • Harrisonville High School
  • Kansas City Public School Early College Academy
  • Lee’s Summit West High School
  • Liberty North High School
  • North Kansas City High School
  • Northeast High School
  • Odessa High School
  • Paseo Academy
  • Raytown High School
  • Raytown South High School
  • Ruskin Senior High School
  • Southeast High School
  • Sherwood Cass R-VIII High School
  • Van Horn High School
  • William Chrisman High School
  • Winnetonka High School

 

North central Missouri:

  • Adair Co. R1 Novinger
  • Bucklin R-2 High school
  • Kirksville High School
  • La Plata R-II High School
  • Meadville High School
  • Milan C-2 High School
  • Salisbury High School

 

Northeast Missouri:

  • Louisiana High School
  • Monroe City R-I High School
  • South Harrison High School
  • Southwest Livingston County R-I High School

 

Northwest Missouri:

  • Craig R-III High School
  • Excelsior Springs
  • Kingston High School
  • Maryville High School
  • Polo R-VII High School

 

South central Missouri:

  • Bourbon High School
  • Cabool High School
  • Cuba High School
  • Dixon High School
  • Hermitage High School
  • Lebanon High School
  • Marion C. Early High School
  • Salem High School
  • Steelville R-3 High School
  • Clair High School
  • James High School
  • Sullivan High School
  • Trinity Christian Academy Hollister
  • West Plains High School

 

Southeast Missouri:

  • Cape Central High School
  • Chaffee Senior High School
  • Clearwater High School
  • Crystal City High School
  • Dexter High School
  • Farmington R-7 High School
  • Fredericktown R-I High School
  • Kennett High School
  • Meadow Heights R-II High School
  • Neelyville High School
  • New Madrid County High School
  • Potosi High School
  • Sikeston Senior High School
  • Genevieve High School
  • Twin Rivers High School
  • West County High School
  • Windsor High School

 

Southwest Missouri

  • Bolivar High School
  • Central High School, Springfield
  • Fair Play High School
  • Greenwood Laboratory School, Springfield
  • Halfway High School
  • Hillcrest High School, Springfield
  • Logan Rogersville High School
  • Monett High School
  • New Covenant Academy, Springfield
  • Nixa High School
  • Osceola High School
  • Parkview High School, Springfield
  • Pleasant Hope High School
  • Springfield Catholic High School

 

St. Louis area:

  • Affton High School
  • Bayless High School
  • Carnahan School of the Future
  • Central Visual and Performing Arts      

High School; Cleveland NJROTC

  • Charles E. Sumner High School
  • Clyde C. Miller Career Academy
  • Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience High School
  • Everton High School
  • Gateway Science Academy of Saint Louis
  • Gateway STEM High School
  • Hancock Place High School
  • Hazelwood East High School
  • Jefferson High School
  • Jennings High School
  • Liberty High School (Lake St. Louis, Wentzville School District)
  • Maplewood Richmond Heights High School
  • McCluer High School
  • McCluer North Senior High School
  • McCluer South-Berkeley High School
  • Normandy High School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Pattonville High School
  • Puxico High School
  • Ritenour High School
  • Riverview Gardens High School
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Soldan International Studies High School
  • University City High School
  • Vashon High School

 

West central Missouri:

–      Nevada High School

–      Sheldon High School

–      Weaubleau High School