College Tours

Project Success College & Career tours are open to all 9th-12th grade students at our partner high schools –  Contract Alternative, Edison, FAIR, Heritage Academy, Longfellow, North, Patrick Henry, Roosevelt, South, Southwest, Washburn, Wellstone International, and MPS online.

We offer opportunities to visit a variety of colleges both in Minnesota and out-of-state throughout the year. Tours are offered to students at no cost on non-school days. Our tours are fun, informative and include admissions presentations, campus tours, student panels, lunch, snacks, and Project Success workshops on college topics!

College & Career tours are offered first-come-first-serve, so please note you may get your 2nd choice tour if a tour reaches capacity and you selected an alternative on your online application or may be placed on a waiting list. We encourage you to apply as soon as you can and prior to the deadline. Check your email and voice messages for confirmation responses by Project Success. If you are no longer able to attend, please call or email Project Success so we can pass the opportunity onto another student. Thank you.

Augsburg College Tour

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College Tour

Upcoming College Tours

Are you interested in attending a private college in Minnesota? If so, mark your calendars for Minnesota Private College Week, which takes place from June 26-30th, 2023. This event provides a unique opportunity for prospective students to learn about the many benefits of attending a private college, including personalized attention, small class sizes, and a tight-knit community.

During Minnesota Private College Week, you’ll have the chance to visit several different private colleges throughout the state. Each day of the week will be dedicated to a specific region of the state, so you can choose which colleges you want to visit based on your location and interests. Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your Minnesota Private College Week experience:

  1. Plan ahead: Check the schedule of events for each day of the week and decide which colleges you want to visit. Be sure to reserve your spot early, as tours and information sessions tend to fill up quickly.
  2. Come prepared: Bring a notebook or use your phone to take notes during the tours and information sessions. Write down key information about the campus, programs, and student life, as well as any questions you may have.
  3. Ask questions: Don’t be afraid to ask questions during the tours and information sessions. Admissions officers and student tour guides are there to help you, so ask about anything you’re curious about. Some good questions to ask include:
  • What is the student-to-faculty ratio?
  • What kind of support services are available for students?
  • What is the average class size?
  • What kind of research or internship opportunities are available?
  1. Explore the campus: After the tour, take some time to explore the campus on your own. Visit the student center, library, and dorms to get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at the college.

Minnesota Private College Week is a great opportunity to learn more about the many benefits of attending a private college in Minnesota. So, start planning your visits today and take the first step towards finding the right college for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Contact us:

Phone: 612-874-7710


Fax: 612-377-3540

Mail to: Project Success, Attn: College Tours, One Groveland Terrace, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Who can attend?

For all day tours, all students grades 9-12 from Contract Alternative Schools, Edison, FAIR, Heritage , Longfellow, North, Patrick Henry, Roosevelt, South, Southwest, Washburn, Wellstone, and MPS online can attend. Overnight tours are limited to grades 11-12.

Does the tour cost anything?

Day-long Career & College Tours are provided at no cost to students. For tours where timing overlaps with lunch or dinner, we provide meals and snacks!

There is a fee charged to students for overnight tours. Project Success offers need-based reduced trip fees for the cost of overnight tours.

I don’t have a car! How do I get to Project Success?

All tours start and end at the Project Success office located at One Groveland Terrace, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Please arrange transportation to and from the Project Success office. Click the link below to see common routes to Project Success via bus, light rail, and car. If you need a bus pass, please email or call us. There is free street parking near Project Success and a ramp at the Walker. Project Success also provides free shuttle buses to/from Project Success pre and post college tours near North High School, South High School, and in the Cedar Riverside area.

Project Success is dedicated to making these tours accessible. If you need assistance with transportation to our office – please call or email us. Additionally, on the online application, please select “Yes” by the “Do you need transportation assistance for this tour?” Please check your phone for voice messages, emails, or texts, as arranging transportation requires follow up confirmation.

If you have concerns or questions about transportation please call us at 612-874-7710 or email as soon as possible.

Directions to Project Success & Shuttle Bus Information

What should I bring on the tour?

We recommend wearing a good pair of shoes as there will be a lot of walking on campus. Check the weather a day or so beforehand and dress for the weather as we will be outside frequently – even in winter! Some students bring water bottles or a small bag with a notebook and pencil to write notes with. Also, before attending in the morning – we highly recommend eating breakfast!

What if I have access needs?

Project Success is dedicated to making these tours accessible. If you have a question or need – please let us know by calling or emailing us as we are here to support you!

Will there be a Chicago College Tour this spring?

The Chicago College Tour will not be offered Spring 2023, due to current COVID restrictions and conditions at the Chicago institutions. Most colleges and universities offer virtual tours on their websites. Check out our Admissions Chats with six Chicago colleges/universities to get admissions information and student perspectives!

How are you able to provide this programming?

Our programming, transportation, and food are provided in thanks to our generous donors.

Questions? Contact us at or call 612-874-7710.