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Senior Wildcat Booklet
Janell Castle
Friday, December 14, 2018

Senior Wildcat Booklet

Guide to College & Career Planning for High School Seniors

Slater High School Counseling Office

Janell Castle, District Counselor/Testing Coordinator

Senior Year


1.  Use calendar/planner to stay organized and keep track of important dates. 

2.  Narrow your college choices; see your school counselor for assistance; see list 

of college search websites in this packet.

3.  Request application materials from schools/programs to which want to apply.

(Applications can be found on the college website- for assistance see your  

 school counselor).

4.  Register for October 28 ACT. The deadline to register for ACT is September 22. 

Slater High School Code: 263-245. 

5.  Students interested in NCAA athletics must select Clearinghouse Code, 9999. Students interested in NAIA athletics must select Code 9876. ACT scores must be sent directly to NCAA/NAIA Clearinghouse. (High Schools can no longer release ACT scores to them).

6.  GET INVOLVED IN YOUR SENIOR YEAR! If you have not been involved in 

school or community activities now is the time to build your resume!

7.  Focus on your academics and activities!

8. College and Military recruiters frequently make visits to our campus.  This is a great 

opportunity to gather information about different programs and schools.

9.  Plan to allocate time for college searches and applications. It is a process that 

takes time, it can’t be done in a few minutes.

** The time to apply to colleges is during the fall, some deadlines are as early as November 15, where other colleges have a rolling admissions.

  • Apply online
    • Many applications have a non-returnable application fee (these can be waived if you are on free-reduced lunch)
  • Request HS transcript to be sent to college.


1.  Register for December 9 ACT.  The deadline to register for ACT is November 3.

2. Attend FAFSA FRENZY, October 15th in the Library from 2:00-4:00 pm.

Begin to work on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so 

you can complete it as soon as possible after October 1.

3.  Take Accuplacer test if attending a community college/technical school (can take 

              anytime in fall). 

  • Shorter placement test than ACT. Used to determine Eng. & Math level

4.  Ask teachers and/or counselor to complete recommendation letters for 

colleges that require them.  Make your requests at least 2 weeks in advance of due date.

5.  Schedule college campus visits and/or interviews. Seniors can utilize 3 visits during    

             the school year. College Visit Forms are in the counselor’s office- need parent   


  • Call admissions office and set up a visit day
  • Ask about/for a tour, admissions process, financial aid, meet with the department you are interested with, tour dorms, and ask about meal plans

6. Begin writing essays required for applications (if necessary).

7.  Begin scholarship search and applications. The back of this booklet has popular free websites  

              to help your search.     

  • Institutional Scholarships: given by the college you are attending. Contact the college for information regarding these scholarships. Sometimes there is an application in addition to the admissions application to fill out. This information on college websites.
  • Local Scholarships: our community offers many local scholarships. The local scholarship packet and application will be available to all seniors the beginning of January. This packet will contain all of the information for applying for all local scholarships. The deadline is in mid-February.

8.  Start researching scholarships, there are websites and apps that provide FREE information 

on scholarships, college search, jobs and internships customized to the INDIVIDUAL 

student profile.)

9.  Have a frank discussion with your parents/guardians about college costs and 

how much they’re planning to contribute (if they can), and how to apply for financial aid.

10.  Familiarize yourself with deadlines for schools or programs to which you are 

applying; some deadlines are as early as November 15.


1.Take the ASVAB test, November 3rd (8:15-11:30am) if interested in the military or 

to find out strengths for future career directions. Sign up in the counselor’s office.

2.    If you are applying early action or early decision, complete your applications; 

deadlines are usually between mid-November and December 1. Apply online; make sure all materials are sent completed and on time, with necessary signatures, letters of recommendation if needed, and transcripts and test scores.

3.  Continue scholarship search and applications!  Many deadlines are in the fall 

so pay attention to those dates. 

4.  Applications to Missouri University of Science and Technology have a December 1 deadline;                                University of Missouri-Columbia have a December 15 deadline; University of Missouri-Kansas City have a January 15 deadline; and University of Missouri-St. Louis have a March 1 deadline if you are to be considered for automatic scholarships.


1.You should try to finish your ACT testing by the end of this month. 

2.  Mail in or submit online college applications. Remember if you apply 

online you still must have a transcript sent from our office. 

3.  DO NOT expect counselors or teachers to write recommendations or see that 

your applications are mailed after school is out for Winter Break. Some applications have January 1 deadlines; remember school is not in session until AFTER January 1.

5.  Visit with recruiters if you are planning to join the military after graduation.

6.  Continue scholarship search and applications!


2.  Complete and submit your FAFSA

  • Complete online at www.fafsa.ed.govDeadline is Feb 1st for Missouri, but many schools have a deadline of March 1st for scholarships
  • Must be completed in order to be eligible for state/federal loans or grants
  • For questions call the FAFSA help line on the application or contact the college financial aid office.

4.  If you need to, register for the February 10 or April 14 ACT.

  • Registration deadline is January 12 or March 9
  • School Code: 263-245


1.Complete and submit your housing information.

2.  Continue scholarship search and applications.

3. Work on your resume and begin a job hunt if you need to work part time!


1.Take the April 14th ACT exam, if you need to.  Registration deadline is March 9th.

2.  If you don’t take the April ACT, or want to re-take it, register for the June 9th

ACT (deadline is May 4th).

3.  If you have been going through the college application process you will begin 

to receive admission decisions.  Compare financial aid awards; you can sometimes negotiate a better financial aid package.

4.  If you are ready, make a decision!

5.  Arrange summer activities early, including volunteering, an interesting job, 

internship, or job shadow in a profession that interests you.


1.Request final transcript to be sent to chosen college/program.

2.  Prepare for final exams, remember colleges will see your final transcript and 



Choosing a College

Choosing the right college can seem like a rather daunting task. After all, your college education and overall experience will affect the rest of your life.

With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the country, it can become overwhelming to narrow your focus to just the few to which you want to apply for admission. If you do not have an absolute priority like an unusual major, a special learning need, or a unique talent, your choices are wide open. 

There are many factors to consider when choosing a college, but the following are some of the key factors you should consider: 

  • Distance from Home: Do you have to live close to home or live far away? Being close to home can hinder your ability to experience independence, but being too far away may make you lonely.
  • Size of School: Do you learn better in a smaller learning community or would you like to be in a large lecture hall? Small schools will offer you more personal involvement, a community atmosphere, and smaller classes, whereas the larger schools tend to be more impersonal, make it easier for you to be anonymous, and have much larger classes.
  • Setting: Do you want to be in a rural area, in the heart of a large city, or at least have access to a larger city? 
  • Academics: Consider the majors, academic support services, and honors programs each school has to offer. Do you have any special education needs? 
  • Campus Life: Consider the diversity of the campus, residence halls, campus clubs and organizations, fraternities and sororities, and religious programs and opportunities.
  • Overseas Study Opportunities: Are you interested in studying for a semester or year in another country? Do you want to study abroad as part of a university-led tour group or independently? 
  • Admission Criteria: Do you have the required standardized test score and grade point average needed for admission? What is the percentage of students admitted? What courses are required or strongly recommended for admission? 
  • Cost: Do you have the flexibility to consider an expensive private or public institution or are you limited to a less expensive school?
  • Scholarships & Financial Aid: Will you qualify for any institutional academic scholarships for which you can apply? 
  • Reputation: What are the strengths and weaknesses of the institution?


Slater High School

515 North Elm, Slater, MO  65349

Janell Castle, District Counselor, 660-529-2278, ext.245

_____________________________________________________ requests that he/she visit:

                                                            (Student name)


(College, University, Vocational-Technical School, Military)

DATE: _________________________ TIME OF VISIT:  _________________________

Contact Person ______________________________________________________________


Student's Signature__________________________________________________________

I give permission for my child to visit the school listed above and will accompany my child. (If a parent is not accompanying the student, prior arrangement MUST be made with 

Counseling Office for approval.)

Parent's Signature __________________________________________________________


Name: __________________________           Title: _________________________________

Date: ___________________________           Time spent with student: _________________

Signature of Representative:__________________________________________________

To request a Career-College Day, a student must have a parent's signature on the original request form and a pre-arranged appointment.  This form must be brought to the Counseling office by 3:00 p.m. THE DAY PRIOR to the visit and a copy given to Mrs. McWhirter.  Following the visit, the request form must be signed by the representative of the school. Students MUST return the signed form to the Counseling Office to insure an excused absence.


Junior and senior students may be excused from school to visit a college, junior college, vocational-technical school, or to investigate the military.  Students may take two days during their junior year and three days during their senior year. The counselor will not approve visits during EOC testing or end of grading periods.

SHS Counselor Approval_____________________________________________________

The College Visit

A former admission counselor has said, the worst college visit is one where the prospective student is not prepared and does not say anything in the admission interview. It is best to go with a list of prepared questions. It makes a great impression. In addition, when asked a question, answer thoroughly and with more than a simple “yes”, “no”, or “I don’t know.” The following are some questions to consider asking when going on a campus visit:


  • What are the admission requirements? 
  • Do certain majors require an additional admission process (e.g., audition, portfolio, review, etc.?)
  • Do you accept advanced placement credit or dual enrollment?
  • Is there an honors program or college?
  • Who teaches the classes: graduate assistants or professors?
  • What academic support services are available?
  • Is there a foreign language requirement for admission and/or graduation?
  • What kind of access is there to computers and technology on campus?
  • Are there opportunities to study abroad?
  • What kinds of services are available for students with undecided majors?
  • What features of their major make it special, unique, or particularly strong?
  • What is the average class size as a freshman and then in future years?
  • What is the student-faculty ratio?
  • How are academic advisors assigned? What kind of interaction will I have with my advisor?

Cost, Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • Including living expenses, what is the total estimated cost for one academic year?
  • Does it cost to park on campus? How do I apply for a parking permit? What scholarships are available? What was the average academic scholarship awarded last year? Is there a separate application for scholarships? If so, how can I get those applications?
  • Are the scholarships renewable? If so, is there a GPA requirement to maintain?
  • How many students receive some sort of aid?
  • What is taken into consideration for financial aid?
  • What types of work-study jobs are available?

Student Life, Housing, and Other Services

  • What extracurricular activities are available? What leadership opportunities are available?
  • Are there fraternities and sororities on campus? What percentage of the campus is Greek?
  • What is the diversity of the student body?
  • How do I get athletic and event tickets? Is there a cost for students? 
  • What type of cultural opportunities are available on campus?
  • What percentage of students live on campus?
  • Am I required to live on campus?
  • Do students stick around on the weekends?
  • How are roommates assigned? If you have a problem with your roommate, how is it resolved?
  • Can I request a certain roommate?
  • What are the differences among the various residence halls?
  • What kinds of services are available for students with learning or physical disabilities?
  • What kinds of personal counseling and health services are available?
  • What is the university doing to make the campus safe?
  • Do I need a car to get around campus? Are basic services close to campus? Is there a public transportation system?
  • What is the surrounding community like?
  • What kinds of services are available for students who wish to take advantage of additional tutoring or extra help?
  • What kinds of internships, career counseling, and placement services are available?

The campus visit should be considered a time to look at the school and ask questions about programs, activities, cost and to see the setting which will help you make a well-informed decision if this may be the place for you. The campus tour is one of the best times to ask candid questions about issues the Admission Office may have only touched on. 

Many tour guides are current students who can give you insight from a student perspective. Take advantage of the opportunity to ask them lots of questions. 

Deadlines… They Exist in College, There are No Exceptions!!!

  • Priority consideration will be given to those students whose applications are complete and received by the school by a certain time.
  • You may miss out on scholarships if you don’t meet deadlines!
  • University system priority deadline for scholarships have changed

This year as follows: S & T – December 1st, MU – December 15th,

UMKC – January 15th, UMSL – March 1st.

ACT Test Dates

        Test   Registration       Late Fee 

Date       Deadline_________   Required_____ 

September 9, 2017 August 4, 2017     August 5-18, 2017

October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017   Sept. 23-Oct. 6, 2017

December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017   November 4-17, 2017

February 10, 2018 January 5, 2018   January 6-19, 2018

April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018   March 10-23, 2018

June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018   May 5-18, 2018



The Accuplacer is an untimed, computerized test that helps your college evaluate your skills and place you into appropriate courses. Accuplacer tests students in reading, writing, and math. You will receive your score immediately upon completion of testing, and your score report will include placement messages informing you what courses you should take.

** Testing on average takes 90 to 120 minutes to complete the three sections. Since tests are untimed, you may take longer if necessary.


  • Students that know they will be attending a Community College or Technical School will only need to take the Accuplacer to meet requirements for admissions. The ACT is not required. 
  • Juniors and seniors that are planning to take a dual credit course at SHS can meet test score requirements through the Accuplacer if they have not met them through the ACT. 

** See the counselors to check what the testing requirements are. Each dual credit class may have different requirements.


  • Schedule an appointment with the community college you are planning to attend.
    • State Fair Community College, Sedalia Campus- 660-596-7303.
  • Bring an official photo ID with you.
  • Make sure to arrive 10 minutes early, to allow time for parking, and any instructions SFCC may need to go over with you.
  • After you are done testing, make sure to bring your test results to the counselor’s office. SHS will need a copy for your academic records.




If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the counselor’s office.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

The U.S. Department of Defense provides the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), a nationally-normed, multi-aptitude test battery, to high school and post-secondary school students.

Slater High School ASVAB Test Date

Friday, November 3rd

See counselor for questions and how to sign up

The ASVAB is a multiple-choice test designed to evaluate your skills in ten areas:

  • General Science
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • Word Knowledge
  • Paragraph Comprehension
  • Numerical Operations
  • Coding Speed
  • Auto and Shop Information
  • Mathematics Knowledge
  • Mechanical Comprehension
  • Electronics

ASVAB is a Timed Test

  • The ASVAB has a total number of 200 items
  • The Test Time is 134 minutes
  • Administrative Time is 46 minutes
  • The Total Test Time is 180 minute

How to Prepare for the ASVAB

** Get in contact with your local military recruiter about minimum score requirements and other questions you might have that are specific to the branch of military you are interested in. Visit the counselor’s office if you need contact information.

Components of a Senior Resume

 (there is also a resume builder you can use on Missouri Connections)





Educational Background

Slater High School, 515 North Elm, Slater, MO 65349

(If you have attended other high schools also list them with dates you attended.)

Post-secondary and/or Career Plans

Awards, Special Recognitions, Job Promotions

Academic, sports, extra-curricular activities

Extracurricular Activities

Clubs, Sports, etc.

Religious Activities (if applicable)

Church membership, nursery worker, youth group, etc.

Paid Work Experience

Volunteer Service

College Application Resume Tips:

-List everything in reverse chronological order within each category

-Be sure to mention any unusual experiences with will impress admissions officers

-Give a copy to each potential recommender.  It’ll help them write their letter for you.

-Proofread, proofread, proofread


1.  There are few opportunities at this time to change the data in your application.

  • Your grades are fixed, and first quarter senior year will not change your GPA
  • Your test scores will not rise or fall THAT dramatically, no matter how many times you take them
  • Your teacher and counselor recommendations are out of your hands

2.  The single place where you still exercise some substantial control is your 

college application essay, and it represents an opportunity you should not take lightly.

3.  Most private colleges and universities require at least one essay; some of the 

more competitive state universities are now requiring essays.

4.  If a school indicates that an essay is optional, don’t consider it optional; write 


5.  Check each application for the topic(s) it specifies and the number of essays 

each requires.

6.  Pay close attention to the topic; while many fall into a “personal experience” or 

             “personal statement” response, others will ask you to address everything from 

             “Why do you want to go to our school?” to “Do something creative with this 8 ½ x 

11 inch space.” 

7.  Write several drafts; the key to a successful application essay is – as with all 

sounds writing –revision; write an engaging story about yourself, keep the focus narrow, and above all, understand that the readers want to learn something about you from the essay, something that is helpful in understanding who you are today.

8.  Try to keep the essay to one page; readers rarely turn to a second page. If you 

must use a second page, make sure the break is in the MIDDLE of a very interesting sentence in your narrative.

9.  Have competent readers review the essay so that it “sounds like you.” Choose 

your readers wisely and let them know the topic and college/university to which 

it will be sent.

10. Give the small paragraph responses some attention; do not dismiss them 

because they represent another opportunity for you to make a case for yourself.

11. Some schools are requiring that, in addition to a personal narrative, you 

submit a piece of graded analytical writing. Consider a paper you wrote junior year, but do not submit something as long as your research paper.

12. Above all, proofread; do not embarrass yourself by leaving glaring errors 

for your readers to find and chuckle over.


1.  In September, you need to be thinking about whom you will approach 

for recommendations.

2.  Those students who are considering or know they are applying early – rolling state  

            admissions/Nov. 1/Nov. 15 deadlines – especially need to approach teacher in


3.  Each school will indicate how many teacher recommendations are required so 

read the application carefully.

  • With some, you may choose whomever
  • with others, they will ask for an English teacher
  • with others, they will ask for a teacher from a discipline you’re interested in pursuing

4.  In terms of whom you should approach, in some cases, it’s very clear.

a.   If they require an English teacher, then ask your junior English teacher 

      or your current English teacher—but keep in mind your current teacher may  

      have only known you for one quarter.

  • If they ask for a teacher in a discipline you are interested in, choose a teacher who knows you well, not necessarily a teacher for whom you earned an A; choose a junior teacher if possible.

5.  If you have total choice in the matter, give some thought to whom you will ask.

a.    If a teacher indicates – verbally or in writing – that he/she would like  

       to write a letter for you, by all means pursue this offer.

  • If you worked really hard for a grade with a teacher, particularly meeting outside of class, consider this teacher as he/she can make a case for your perseverance and initiative.

6.  If you are considering asking anyone from your scout leader, your athletic 

coach, club sponsor, or your music teacher to an influential member of the community or well-connected alum to write a letter for you, please consult your counselor about the advisability of such a move.

7.  Many recommendation forms ask you to indicate whether or not to waive the right to 

             review the information contained in the teacher recommendation. We 

             STRONGLY urge you to waive (some teachers will not write if you don’t waive) 

             because a confidential letter has more CREDIBILITY. 

8.  When you approach a teacher for a recommendation, please do so diplomatically. Ask the teacher if he/she can write a strong letter for you. If a teacher agrees, then, at a convenient time, approach the teacher and give him/her

  • A copy of your UPDATED RESUME
  • The recommendation form FILLED OUT at the top
  • On a post-it note, write out the DEADLINE

9.  If you are asking the same teacher(s) to do more than one recommendation 

(they will write one letter), then present them with a folder in which you place your recommendation forms, your resume, your stamped and addressed envelopes and clearly marked deadline dates.

10. Write you’re recommending teachers a brief note of thanks. Writing 

             recommendation’s is a time consuming task that teachers take seriously so thank    

             them. Also, it’s a thoughtful gesture if you keep a teacher who’s submitted several 

             recommendation’s informed about your responses from schools.

Finding a Job After High School

Find something you like, not just something easy to pay the bills. Below are some ideas on how to begin a job search:

Tell everyone you're looking

One of the best ways to land your first job (or any job for that matter) is to be

referred by someone who knows you. So tell your family, friends, and neighbors what

interests you, what kind of job you're seeking. And don't be afraid to ask questions or

for advice.

If you know people who are in your career field of interest, ask them how they started

out. Make sure to write down any names, numbers, or information that might help you in your search. And remember to make note of who gave you the referral.

Be sure to follow up with everyone. Try to set up meetings with these people, even if

you're simply asking for information. Be honest, be yourself; the rest will come. And

don't forget to thank anyone who helps you, even for the smallest of favors. This is

called networking. It is a powerful tool, and it works!

Check the local newspaper, especially Sundays.

Perusing the postings will give you a good sense of what's out there. If

you find something that catches your eye, do exactly what the ad  instructs you to do—

whether it be to call for an interview appointment or to send a résumé and cover letter

Use online resources.

There are many useful sites that focus on career planning and job searching. To find them, learn to use the major Web search engines. Use words like "entry-level jobs," "internships," "volunteering," "first job," or a word or phrase (like engineering, veterinary school, or photography) indicating the kind of job for which you are searching. When you are looking at an employer’s website, look for a link that says, “Human Resources” “Employment” or something similar.

Be bold. Walk right in and ask.

If you have a place you'd love to work, get your résumé together, dress appropriately,

and head in. As long as you look presentable, have a good résumé on hand, and stop by

during working hours, it can't hurt to drop in at a few places of business to ask about

jobs and opportunities there.

Select a handful of places you think look interesting and go for it. Ask for the human

resources department and be prepared to tell them some good reasons why you're

interested in working at this place.

Before you go in, think about why you are interested in this company or organization.

Why would you like to work there? What could you contribute? What sets this place

apart from other similar companies? Before leaving the meeting, make sure to get the

name and direct telephone number of the person with whom you spoke. And make sure to follow up within a week.

Need help filling out a job application?

Wonder who to put as a reference?

Ask your school counselor to help you get started

SHS Scholarship Information

Local Scholarships

Students can apply for all local scholarships given by the community and surrounding area by filling out the “Local Scholarship Application.”  All seniors will receive a copy of the application in January.  Local Scholarship Applications are due mid-February.

Scholarship Searches

For additional scholarship possibilities try the free scholarship search service FastWeb.    Never pay for a scholarship.  Other scholarships are available through colleges, employers, and religious and civic organizations.  

Institutional Scholarships

Most tech schools, colleges, and universities award scholarships to students who are attending their institution.  Search the colleges’ website or talk to a financial aid officer to find out what scholarships are available through the college you are attending.  Institutional scholarships can be awarded based on a variety of criteria.

Post-Secondary Planning Websites


resource to various helpful links:

  • ACT – Includes test registration and test-prep information:
  • Peterson’s- Links to the company’s many resources:
  • US News and World Report- Be wary of the rankings, but there is much to learn at this  

site. The “school comparisons” feature is great:



SCHOLARSHIPS                                                                Scholarship Scams- A Federal Trade                          

-                                             Commission-run site. It is always good to       

-                                             check on what you learn about on the web:   





Missouri Science & Technology

Admissions website:


  • 4 English - 4 Math - 3 Science
  • 3 Social Studies - 2 Foreign Languages - 1 Fine Art

Students will be evaluated on a combination of standardized examination percentile (ACT or SAT test), class rank and grade point average (GPA). Visit website for details:

Application Deadline:

  • Priority Deadline: December 1
  • Rolling Admissions (applications accepted until July 1st) 

** $50 admissions fee


Scholarship Deadlines website:

  • Chancellor’s Scholarship: November 1
    • ACT 31+ and 10% or 3.75 GPA
    • Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Priority Application: December 1
  • Final Scholarship Deadline: February 1

FAFSA Deadline

  • February 1


Campus Visit Days website: or call: 573-341-4165

  • Personal Campus Visits/Group Visits: Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Admissions website:


  • 4 English - 4 Math - 3 Science
  • 3 Social Studies - 2 Foreign Languages  - 1 Fine Art

Class rank is

ACT Composite Score

SAT Critical Reading and Math Score

Top 6>#/p###


820 - 850

Top 14>#/p###


860 - 890

Top 22>#/p###


900 - 930

Top 31>#/p###


940 - 970

Top 38>#/p###


980 - 1010

Top 46>#/p###


1020 - 1040

Top 52>#/p###


1050 - 1080

Top 53% or lower

24 or higher

1090 or higher

*Students who do not meet requirements may be admitted provisionally via the Coaching Program


Application Deadline:

  • Fall semester - June 15th; Spring semester – November 1

Special Admission Deadlines:

  • 6 year Medical Program: 
    • Regular Fall semester deadline -  November 1st
  • Conservatory of Music & Dance
    • Fall semester – December 1st; Spring semester is November 1st

** $35 online fee or $45 paper copy fee


Scholarship Deadline website:

  • January 15th

FAFSA Deadline

  • February 1st


Campus Visit Days website: or call 816-235-8652

  • Personal Campus Visits/Group Visits: Monday-Friday 


Admissions website:


  • 4 English - 4 Math - 3 Science
  • 3 Social Studies - 2 Foreign Languages - 1 Fine Art

Application Deadline:

  • July 1st

** $35 admissions fee


Scholarship Deadline website:

  • March 1st

FAFSA Deadline

  • March 1st


Campus Visit Days website: or call 314-516-5460

  • Personal Campus Tours:  Monday-Friday 9:00 am and 1:00 pm

                                                                 Additional Friday Tours at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

  • UMSL DAY (

University of Missouri- Columbia

Admissions website:


  • 4 English - 4 Math - 3 Science
  • 3 Social Studies - 2 Foreign Languages - 1 Fine Art
  • 24+ ACT with core curriculum met, the student will be admitted to Mizzou

















Honors College (must meet one of the three criteria below)

  • ACT score of 31 (SAT 1360) AND GPA of 3.58+
  • ACT score of 30 (SAT1330) AND GPA of 3.74+
  • ACT score of 29 (SAT1290) AND GPA of 3.91+

* Honors college application is available at Apply by the priority deadline to qualify for honors housing. For honors college housing options the housing application is due March 1)

Application Deadline:

  • Deadline: December 1

** Housing info sent to admitted students in early October.  Housing 101, a guide full of residence hall information, will be sent to students who have been admitted to Mizzou for the fall.


Scholarship Deadlines website:

  • Mizzou Scholars Award: December 15
    • 33 ACT or 1490 SAT (CR+M) 
    • Completed application on file 
  • Resume and essay will be  required

FAFSA Deadline

  • February 1


Campus Visit Days   website:  or call 573-882-7786

  • Personal Campus Visits/Group Visits are welcome visit website or call

Central Methodist University


Admissions website:


  • 4 English - 3 Math - 3 Science
  • 3 Social Studies - 1 Foreign Languages
  • 2.5 GPA and have a 21+ on ACT

Application Deadline:

  • Rolling admissions


Scholarship Deadlines


Scholarships are based on financial need and academic performance. Visit website to learn what scholarships are available.

  • Eagle Select Scholarship Competition
    • 26 ACT
    • 3.5+ GPA
    • Upon acceptance, students may receive an invitation from Admissions to compete for scholarship awards up to full tuition. Event is open to parents and families.

FAFSA Deadline

  • February 1


Campus Visit Days website: or call 660-248-6626

  • Personal Campus Visits : 9:00am , 11:00am, or 1:00pm

University of Central Missouri 




  • 4 English - 3 Math - 3 Science
  • 3 Social Studies - 2 Foreign Languages (strongly rec)

  • A score of 21 or higher on the ACT and 2.0 GPA or
  • A score of 20 on the ACT and 2.9 GPA or
  • A score of 19 on the ACT and 3.0 GPA or
  • A combined percentile index equal to or exceeding 100 and 2.0 GPA

Application Deadline:

  • Rolling admissions, but recommended by December 1st.

** $30 Admissions Fee


Scholarship Deadlines


  • UCM Foundation Scholarships – must submit MoCents online scholarship application by March 1, 2018

FAFSA Deadline

  • February 1


Campus Visit Days website: or call 660-543-8569

  • Personal Campus Visits : Monday-Friday

Truman State University

Admissions website:


  • 4 English - 3 Math (4 strongly rec.) - 3 Science
  •       3 Social Studies - 2 Foreign Languages - 1 Fine Art

Application Deadline:

  • December 1st
    • Essay (1-3 pages)
    • High school transcripts
    • ACT or SAT score
    • Activities List/Resume (strongly recommended) 


Scholarship Deadlines website:

  • December 1 (application is admissions application)

FAFSA Deadline

  • February 1st


Campus Visit Days website:

 or call 660-785-4000

  • Personal Campus Visits : Monday-Friday 9:00 am- 3:00 pm

State Fair Community College

Admissions website:


  • SHS graduation requirements 
  • Compass test for placement

Application Deadline:

  • Rolling admissions


Scholarship Deadlines


  • Scholarship application should be completed by March 1st

FAFSA Deadline

  • February 1st


Campus Visit Days website:


  • Personal Campus Visits : Monday-Friday
  • Extended campus site tours
  • SFCC – Sedalia – 660- 530-5800
  • SFCC - Boonville- 660-882-3090
  • SFCC - Clinton- 660-383-1600
  • SFCC - Lake of the Ozarks- 573-348-0888
  • SFCC - Whiteman Air Force Base- 660-563-3358