• Making Sense of ED & EA Options

    Making Sense of ED & EA Options

    Applying Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) are increasingly popular options for college applicants. The following is a breakdown of what you need to know before you apply ED or EA.

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    If you are planning to apply to college through Common App, they have released the essay prompts for 2019-2020. Find the prompts HERE. If you have any questions regarding this process, please come to the Counseling Center and make an appointment with your counselor or contact Mrs. Brock to join the Highly Selective College Group in the fall.

  • Virtual College Tours

    Virtual College Tours

    YOUVISIT creates virtual college tour experiences of several colleges throughout the United States including 9 from Missouri. If you can't make the trip, this is the next best thing! Check out YOUVISIT VIRTUAL TOURS

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    Check out these tips from Admission experts to tailor your application to YOU and make it the best possible! 


  • Countdown to College Checklist

    Calendar Guide

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  • Alumni Transcript/Records Requests

    Graduated Students:    

    Click HERE to download a transcript request form.

    Fill out the Form.

    You can fax or email your request.

    FAX:  816-736-5515

    EMAIL: gail.stark@lps53.org  or  elizabeth.stukes@lps53.org 

  • Using the Common App? 

    Are you applying to multiple colleges or universities?

    Are you worried about having to fill out tons of different applications?

    Try using the Common App!   You can apply to multiple colleges and have counselors and teachers complete their portions online as well.

    Click HERE to see the FAQs for Common App.

    Click HERE  for a list of colleges and universities that accept the common app.

     To apply to over 50 members of the Historcially Black Colleges/Universities, apply through the Common Black College Application. One time fee of $35 for any number of applications sent. 

    Click HERE for a list of colleges and universities that accept the Common Black College Application.



    Different college events/programs will be posted here as the Counseling Office receives communication about them. This is not an extensive list and colleges may host various events. 



    For $89, you have a chance to earn college credits by registering for a CLEP exam. Check out CLEP BASICS for benefits, registration, test choices and more! 


    The link below is a central location to navigate to a college/university net price calculator. It is a good estimator to how much school will cost. 

    College Cost

    *Pleas keep in mind that all costs are estimates and not all colleges are represented.


    Counselors encourage ALL students and parents to communicate with their counselor as soon as possible if playing a sport at the college level is a possibility.  

    Students planning to play at an NCAA Division 1 or Division 2 school must register with the eligibility center.  Click HERE  for the eligibility center.

    Students planning to play at an NAIA school must also register with their eligibility center.  Click HERE to register.

    Students & Parents: This is a GREAT article that helps understand the recruiting process. If you are at all thinking about college athletics, read here.

  • Attending MCC (any location) and have heard about the ACCUPLACER exam but aren't sure if you need the exam for course placement? This short survey will help guide you in the right direction! ACCUPLACER SURVEY