Andrea L. Baez-Perez

To follow your gut and trust yourself. As a recent graduate, I freshly understand the stress and overwhelming sensation that derives from applying to university, but by allowing for your instinct to guide you and truly letting your personality, uniqueness and intelligence speak for itself, it can be an exciting process filled with endless opportunity. […]

Joe Solaro

My advice to students in the college search is to find a school that feels like home. College isn’t just where you take classes, it’s where you make life long connections during some of the most formative years of your life. Finding the school that provides an environment that gives you what you need to […]

Allison Frieze

I am a huge St. Louis sports fan. I love how the whole city comes together to cheer on our teams! Allison’s favorite thing about living in St. Louis

Bill Prescott

One piece of advice I always share with students is to make sure your application highlights all of the key things you want the admissions committee to know before submitting it. The best application I’ve read are ones where can clearly see who the student is, and how they would add to the campus community. […]

Portrait of Grace Chapin James

Grace Chapin James

You don’t have to fit every detail of birth through age 18 in your essays! A resume is not an essay—we can learn a lot about you when you focus in on a goal, interest, or experience and explore it fully, rather than feeling like you have to pack all of your accomplishments or achievements […]

Phil Layfield

I started my career in education working with students at rural schools, and I’m excited to get back out into the field and work with those schools again. Phil on what he’s most looking forward to this year

Dacoda Scarlett

The ability to provide access and opportunity to students from rural Missouri and Southern Illinois is a dream come true for me as someone from these communities myself. Being able to connect with these students and their families, understand their life experiences, and support them through the college application process is an opportunity I take […]

Professional Portrait of Nakeyah Bradford

Nakeyah Bradford

Take one step at a time. The college search is a long journey, but if you take one step at a time, you won’t feel overwhelmed. Do one thing related to the college search each day. This can be as small as imagining your college experience or as large as visiting a college campus. Just […]