Students Visit Saint Louis University and Maryville University

More than 125 Access 6th and 8th graders got a head start on their college tours this February when they visited Saint Louis University and Maryville University. In addition to touring campus and learning about the admissions process for each school, the future collegians also ate in the dining halls and heard about college life from current students, including SLU sophomore and Most Holy Trinity alum Damen Alexander. At SLU, the students also participated in a “Reality Store” exercise where they learned about financial responsibility and career choices.

Research has shown that early and consistent exposure to higher education and post-secondary options in middle school results in greater future enrollment. This is why we make college exposure an integral part of our program and fund several visits each year.

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