“I am going to college because of Project SUCCESS. They have helped me every step of the way. I have a dream to fulfill.”Husna Ibrahim, University of Minnesota Student and Patrick Henry Graduate
Project SUCCESS College Tours are open to all 9th-12th grade students at Edison, Longfellow Alternative, NAAC, Patrick Henry, Roosevelt, South, Southwest, Washburn and Wellstone International high schools.
We offer opportunities to visit a variety of colleges both in Minnesota and out-of-state throughout the year. Tours are offered on non-holiday and non-school days. Our tours are equally fun and informative and packed with admissions presentations, campus tours, multicultural presentations, student panels, Project SUCCESS workshops, food, and more – all at no cost to the student!
College tour availability is first come, first serve. It is recommended that you turn in your application as soon as you can, and before the due date! All tours start and end at the Project SUCCESS office located at One Groveland Terrace, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55403.
How To Sign Up
1. Choose a college tour to attend.
OCTOBER DAY TOURS
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
OR Winona State University [STEM Focus]
OR Mankato State University
Thursday, October 18, 2018
OR St. Cloud State University
OR University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
OR University of St. Thomas
Friday, October 19, 2018
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
OR Macalester College
OR St. Catherine’s University (4 Year Women’s College)
OR Hennepin Technical College AND North Hennepin Community College
NOVEMBER DAY TOURS
Thursday, November 1, 2018
University of Wisconsin, Stout [STEM Focus]
OR University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
OR St. Olaf College & Carleton College
Friday, November 2, 2018
University of Wisconsin, River Falls
OR Concordia College, St. Paul
OR University of Minnesota, Duluth
2. Fill out the application before the deadline!
You can pick up an application at school, complete it online or download a PDF and return it to us.
Pick up a paper application at your high school, have it signed, and return the completed application back to where you picked it up:
|Edison||Career and College Center (Room 219, see Ms. Nora)|
|Longfellow||Career and College Center (Ms. Enriquez)|
|NAAC||Career and College Center (Room 677-678, see Ms. Arnise)|
|Patrick Henry||College and Career Center (Room 313, see Ms. Vang)|
|Roosevelt||College and Career Center (Room 207, see Ms. Justen)|
|South||Main Office (see Kip at the front desk)|
|Southwest||Counseling Suite (Ms. Jastrow) or CCC (Ms. Hanson)|
|Washburn||College and Career Center (Room 107, see Ms. Seifert or Ms. Mohamed)|
|Wellstone||Career and College Center (Room B100, see Mr. Chris)|
3. Receive a phone call or message
A Project SUCCESS staff person will call you to inform you of your application status. Tours are offered first-come first-serve so please note you may get your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th choice in college tours. Check your voice messages and emails for confirmation responses by Project SUCCESS.
Please note that you are not registered for a tour until you receive confirmation from Project SUCCESS, and submitting your application does not guarantee you a spot on any tour/s.
Kiah Eide (Program Operations Manager)
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 Anne a firstname.lastname@example.org o 612-874-7710
Who can attend?
For all day tours, all students from Edison, Longfellow, NAAC, Patrick Henry, Roosevelt, South, Southwest, Washburn and Wellstone can attend. The Chicago College Tour, which is an overnight tour, is limited to grades 11-12.
Does the tour cost anything?
College day tours (all tours but Chicago) are provided at no cost to students. For most campuses where timing overlaps with lunch or dinner, we provide for that too!
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 – contact Kiah at email@example.com
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 don't have a bus pass, you can pick up a free one-way pass at the same place you picked up the application. There is also free street parking near Project SUCCESS and a ramp at the Walker - check in with a friend or relative who might be going on the tour and if they have a spot for you in their vehicle.
If you have concerns or questions about transportation please call Kiah at 612-876-3910 or email kiahe@projectsucess as soon as possible. Project SUCCESS is dedicated to making these tours accessible.
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 or bring a sweater if you think you might get cold on the bus. 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?
If you have any access needs, call Kiah at 612-876-3910 or email Kiah at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can set up the appropriate transportation and accessible campus tours if needed.
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 the schools by January 3, 2018. The cost of the tour is $350.00. 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 up to $300 of the cost.
How are you able to provide this programming?
Our programming, transportation, and food are provided in thanks to our generous donors and families! If you are interested in donating to support students on college tours click on the link below. Thank you!