Center for Access and Opportunity

Program Activities

St. Cloud Access and Opportunity Center offers an array of pre-college programs devoted to addressing low numbers of underrepresented students entering higher education.

The components of the project include:

  • Emphasis on Taking College Preparatory Courses
  • Encourage Student Enrollment in Post-Secondary Programs:
    • Advanced Placement
    • Senior-to-Sophomore
    • Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
  • Enrichment Programs
  • Academic Support Programs
  • Informational Sessions on College Admissions and Financial Aid
    • Hands-on assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Academic and Cultural Enrichment Programs
  • Orientation to College Life
  • Career and College Resource Center
  • Standardized Test Preparation Programs
  • Summer Programs and Services
  • Intensive English Language Learning
  • Summer Bridge and College Transition Programs

Part of the Access and Opportunity Program includes field trips. These may include college visits, cultural events and other activities.