How to Apply

College Bound is a 7 – 9 year college preparation and success program. We are committed to staying with our students from the beginning of their sophomore year of high school until they have a college diploma in their hands and are on their way to finding a career of purpose. Please read the following frequently asked questions to see if the program is right for you and to find out how to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join College Bound?

The college admissions process can be overwhelming. College Bound is a support network of friends, counselors and mentors who are here to help you work your way through the process and achieve your goals. CB collegians are graduating from college at 5 TIMES the rate of their low-income, first-generation peers. In CB you will find peers with similar ambitions and goals. Students form strong friendships with one another and develop a network of support. Additionally, CB students get the opportunity to participate in summer enrichment programs, leadership camps, college trips and other activities outside of class. The opportunities are endless.

Who is eligible?

You must demonstrate financial need to be eligible.  Priority is given to students who…

  • Will be first generation college students (meaning your parents don’t have a Bachelor’s degree)
  • Have parents who were non-traditional students (meaning your parents went to college later in life)
  • Have special circumstances

Aren’t sure if you are eligible or have questions? Call us to discuss! (314)361-4441

What type of commitment is involved?

We require CB participants to attend all weekly CB classes and CB summer programming. You will also have the opportunity to participate in academic enrichment, service learning, leadership training, and cultural experiences. The more you participate, the more you will learn and grow from the program!

How much does it cost?

There are no costs associated with the program.

How do I become involved?

1. Submit a completed application, essay, and recent transcript.
2. Staff members review applications and invite qualified students to an interview.

When do I apply?

You apply for College Bound in the spring of your freshman year of high school. There are limited spots available for students in the spring of their sophomore year as well.  Although deadlines vary by site, applications are typically submitted in February and March. Call us to find out specific dates. Applications will continue to be accepted until classes are filled to capacity. Students are no longer eligible for admission to the program after October of their junior year.

We are currently accepting applications for the high school graduating class of 2020.

Who do I call with questions?

Taylor Smith
Partnership Manager
314-757-8798
taylor@collegeboundstl.org