College Tours

Project Success College & Career tours are open to all 9th-12th grade students at our partner high schools – Edison, FAIR, 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, snack, and Project Success workshops on college topics!

2021 Past Fall College Tours

  • Augsburg University
  • Minnesota State University – Mankato
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College 
  • St. Cloud State University 
  • St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s Women’s College) 
  • Winona State University 
  • University of Minnesota – Twin Cities 
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire 
  • Hennepin Technical College 
  • St. Olaf College 

Students on the Chicago college tour with Project Success

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!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Contact us:

Phone: 612-874-7710

Email: programs@projectsuccess.org

Fax: 612-377-3540

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

Si necesita ayuda en español o si tiene algunas preguntas, contacte a programs@projectsuccess.org o 612-874-7710

Who can attend?

For all day tours, all students grades 9-12 from Edison, FAIR, Longfellow, North, Patrick Henry, Roosevelt, South, Southwest, Washburn, Wellstone, and MPS online can attend. The Chicago College Tour, which is an overnight tour over spring break, is limited to grades 11-12.

Does the tour cost anything?

Career & College Tours (all tours but Chicago) 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 the four day overnight college tour to Chicago. Project Success offers need-based reduced trip fees for the cost of the Chicago College Tour. If you have questions about the Chicago College Tour  – contact us at programs@projectsuccess.org.

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 busses 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 programs@projectsuccess.org 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. 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 hear to support you!

What is the Chicago College Tour?

The Chicago College Tour is open to 11th and 12th grade students from all of our partner high schools. This is a four day, overnight college tour to Chicago taking place over students’ spring break. Students can choose tracks comprised of different colleges and universities to visit while in Chicago. The applications will be available on our website and at partner schools by the first week of January 2022. The cost of the tour is $350. Included in this price is transportation to and from Chicago on a coach bus, transportation within the Chicago area, college walking tours and information sessions, overnight accommodations for three nights, and all meals while in Chicago. Project Success seeks to include all students who are serious about their Chicago college search, regardless of cost, and provides need-based, reduced trip fee waivers for $50-$350 of the cost.

How are you able to provide this programming?

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

Questions? Contact Interim Program Manager Katie Langemo at katiel@projectsuccess.com