Want to start your college journey on the right foot?
Interested in personalized, one-on-one support?
Confused? Unsure? Overwhelmed?
2017 Graduate of SLPS?
Be STLCC is College Bound’s special service for St. Louis Public Schools Graduates attending St. Louis Community College at Forest Park.
What could Be STLCC do for you?
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 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 invite you to come meet with them at 4 very important times in the semester – about once every few weeks. We’ll chat with you about classes and grades, balancing your work, school and personal life, picking the right degree for your goals, planning ahead for classes and registration, and any other areas you might want support in. You can always meet up with your coach more, but at the very least we want you to come to these 4 important meetings.
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 a first time meeting. We’ll coach you through your first year until you finish your last semester in the 2017-2018 academic year. This means if you enroll in summer courses you’ll have a coach until next July! If you decide not to attend class in the summer, we’ll make sure you are all set to go back to school for Fall semester and say goodbye in May.
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.
How do I apply?
You can apply on our website and give us some contact information so we can schedule a first time meeting with you. 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 L043 beneath the Forest Park campus library, in the Zone (Academic Support Center).
Who is it for?
Recent graduates of Saint Louis Public School District high schools who are attending Saint Louis Community College – Forest Park.
Carnahan High School
Central VPA High School
Clyde C. Miller Career Academy
Collegiate School of Medicine & Bioscience
Gateway STEM High School
Innovative Concept Academy
McKinley CLA High School
Metro A&C High School
Northwest Law Academy
Nottingham CAJT High School
Roosevelt High School
Soldan IS High School
Sumner High School
Vashon High School