Want to start your college journey on the right foot?
Interested in personalized, one-on-one support?
Confused? Unsure? Overwhelmed?
Be STLCC is College Bound’s collaboration St. Louis Community College at Forest Park.
Our focus is on helping students find their purpose, explore their path, and excel in their performance.
Be STLCC is a program that helps you make the transition from high school to college. Sometimes, enrolling in school can be confusing, overwhelming and frustrating. Other times you might just want someone to help make sure you’re on the right track with your college career. With Be STLCC, you get a college coach who is there to help you figure out what you need to do, when you need to do it, and where you can go for support.
You don’t have to go through college alone!
What is a college coach?
A college coach is someone who has already been through college and knows all about the ins and outs of school. We meet one-on-one with you during your first year at Forest Park to keep you on track towards graduation by checking in about classes, financial aid, registration and many other aspects of your journey. We really want to get to know you so that we can help you make decisions that are right for your life. Our office is on campus so you can come see us any time you are having trouble or just want to say hello – you can call, text, and email too!
Are college coaches like an adviser?
Yes and no. Be STLCC coaches know a ton about STLCC, degree programs, and classes. We can help you brainstorm your options, find the information you need to make the right decision for you, and think through possible challenges. However, you should always regularly meet with an adviser on campus – in fact, we’ll even go with you to see them!
What will college coaches actually do with me?
Your college coach will ask you to come and meet with them once every few weeks or so. In these meetings, they will chat with you about classes and grades, balancing your work, school and personal life, how your degree will get you to your life goals, planning ahead for financial aid and registration, and any other areas you might want support in. You can always meet up with your coach more, and even spend time in our office space where you can get plenty of homework done.
Most importantly, our college coaches will also help you get to know the friendly staff members in different offices and make connections on campus. We’ll go with you as you visit various departments (if you’re okay with it) and be there to make sure you get the information you need and figure out what to do next. We’re with you every step of the way.
Does it cost?
There is no cost associated with joining our program.
How long does it last?
We start working with you as soon as you apply and see us for an introduction meeting. We’ll coach you through your first year, from August until May. We start taking new students into our program starting immediately after high school graduation and throughout the summer. Getting started with us as soon as you can will guarantee you get the most support from our services and will be ready to start classes on day one.
How do I know if Be STLCC is right for me?
If any of the following apply to you, Be STLCC is a great choice:
- I am a freshman in college and I would like to have someone to talk to about my experiences with school while I’m enrolled.
- I’m unsure about what I would like to do in the future and could use some guidance.
- I am sure what I would like to do in the future, but want someone to help me get there.
- I’ve felt confused, unsure, or overwhelmed while enrolling in school or applying for financial aid.
- I have a lot going on in my life and would like someone to help me figure out manage everything so I can succeed.
- I’m nervous about classes and being successful in college.
- I would like a mentor on campus who wants the best for me and believes in me.
Who is it for?
Any recent high school graduate who plans on transferring to a 4-year school and after STLCC, and will be enrolling in college for the first time is eligible to sign up! You must also plan on attending Forest Park campus for at least some of your classes so that we can meet with you in person. Our program is best suited for students who may need additional academic development, personal support outside of school, and/or who will be using the Access office services.
How do I sign up?
You can sign up on our website where you will give us your contact information. You can also call or text Mariah at 314.372.7856 for a link to the application or email her at Mariah@collegeboundstl.org. Finally, you can always come by our office and fill out an application in person! You can find us in B013 which is on the ground floor of the B-tower. We love visitors!