What to expect as a junior in high school

Odds are, you’ve been receiving letters, leaflets, pamphlets, and emails from various colleges. Some of these colleges may be local and well-known, others may be faraway and obscure. Maybe you aren’t exactly sure what to do about this avalanche of mail under which you’ve been buried. Or, maybe you haven’t received any mail yet and […]

Part 2: Top tips for first-generation college students

Starting college can be an intimidating experience. If you are a first-generation college student – meaning your parents didn’t graduate from college, then you may be feeling overwhelmed as you explore your own college opportunities. Here are four more things to remember as you think about pursuing a college degree: Create a flexible work schedule […]

Part 1: Top tips for first-generation college students

Starting college can be an intimidating experience. If you are a first-generation college student – meaning your parents didn’t graduate from college, then you may be feeling overwhelmed as you explore your own college opportunities. Here are four things to remember as you think about pursuing a college degree:  You’re not alone The average first-generation […]

Getting ready to apply for college

At first glance, applying to college may seem overwhelming. Colleges and universities have varying degree programs, application requirements, and submission deadlines. But if you treat your college applications like a class project, the process will be less daunting. Complete a checklist of all the information you’ll need to apply, and give yourself plenty of time […]

10 Tips to Successfully Complete Online Courses

Last spring, many students suddenly found themselves in online courses. This quick transition was bumpy for some and unexpected for all. As we approach the fall semester, you may have some uncertainty about taking online classes again. But there’s a difference between a class that is abruptly converted from in-person to online and one that […]

Why it’s important to stay enrolled this fall

COVID-19 has caused some major disruptions among Missouri’s colleges and universities. Students like you are now faced with the decision to enroll in fall classes or take the semester off. A recent survey conducted by OneClass found that some students don’t think signing up for a semester of online learning would be worth enrolling and […]

Myth #97 – Majors set your future

Certain majors open up a wide range of career opportunities. Engineers and computer scientist, on average, earn the higher salaries. Students with accounting or teaching degrees tend to have an easy time finding employment. However, the major you choose does not necessarily determine what kind of job you’ll have or how much money you’ll make. […]

Myth #111 – I only need to apply to one college

Applying to multiple schools is a smart move to help you keep your options open. Having a few choices allows you to weigh your options and opportunities, and find the best fit for you. Applying to multiple colleges during your senior year of high school lets you make a more informed decision on where to […]

15 to Finish: Graduate on time

When you enroll in college you probably start out with some specific expectations – including the amount of time it will take to complete your degree. If you are attending college full time, you likely expect to graduate with an associate degree in two years or a bachelor’s degree in four years. Here’s the problem […]

Summer checklist

School’s out for the summer, but there is plenty to do before fall. Don’t get sidetracked by summer melt — where students who intend to go to college never actually enroll for the fall semester. Start checking these items off your list to make sure you’re in good shape to start your freshman year. To do: Register for […]