Perspectives: St. Louis College Readiness Initiatives


Tuesday, November 13; 12:00-12:50 p.m.
Location: Seigle Hall, Room 301 (Danforth Campus)

Come join us to learn more about WUSTL’s programs to increase college access and serve the St. Louis community. The event will include guided conversation among the audience. Attendees are encouraged to bring a friend or colleague as well as a brown bag lunch. No RSVP needed.

College Advising Corps:
College Prep  Program:

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St. Louis College Readiness Initiatives, housed under the Office of Government and Community Relations, consist of two pre-collegiate programs serving low-income, underrepresented, first-generation college students: The Washington University College Prep Program (recent news) and the Washington University College Advising Corps (recent news).

The Washington University College Prep Program is an immersive, on-campus learning experience at Washington University. Incoming scholars live on campus for two weeks the summer following freshman year and for three weeks the summers following sophomore and junior year. The goal of the Washington University College Prep Program is to prepare scholars for success at a selective college or university that best matches their interest and needs. Scholars take classes for college credit, prepare for the ACT, and learn more about the college application and financial aid process while also participating in on-campus academic and enrichment activities throughout the academic school year.

Washington University’s College Advising Corps is an evidence-based, data-driven, high-impact program that seeks to increase the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented high school students in the St. Louis area who are pursuing higher education. The program is part of a national movement and sends talented, enthusiastic recent Washington University graduates to serve as full-time college advisers in local St. Louis area high schools. We currently serve students in four districts: St. Louis Public; University City; Maplewood Richmond Heights; and Hazelwood.

Sponsored by the Campus Diversity Collaborative.