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College Fairs



Catholic School Night at Thomas More College

Thomas More University will host its first-ever Catholic Schools Night on Thursday, January 30th.

Catholic Schools Night, held 5-7pm in our Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel, will be a preview-style event geared toward all parochial school students, especially juniors and graduating seniors. We will offer light refreshments, discussions with our chaplain and campus minister about Catholic life in our community, and a tour of our Crestview Hills campus.

Thomas More offers significant financial aid opportunities for students from Catholic schools like yours. Those who meet our admission requirements and attend a school in the Diocese of Covington will qualify for the Diocese of Covington Guarantee ($20,000 per year). Students who attend any other parochial school while meeting our requirements will receive the Parochial Promise ($14,000 per year). Any student who is Catholic with a 22 ACT and 3.0 GPA can also apply for admission to our Bishop Foys Ministry & Service Program, an additional scholarship based around campus ministry.

Click here to RSVP for this event.

Ohio State's Buckeye Student Leadership Academy

Ohio State is pleased to announce the third annual Buckeye Student Leadership Academy. The BSLA is a summer program for rising high school seniors who are high achieving, first-generation, rural or underrepresented minority students.

The BSLA will take place June 22-25, 2020, and is free to participants. Participants are responsible for their travel to and from the program.

Participants live on campus for three days with other top high school students. They learn broadly about college life and resources through:

  • Attending personal development workshops
  • Meeting with faculty and staff
  • Working on group projects
  • Interacting with Ohio State students
  • Participating in sample classes
  • Taking part in leadership, cultural and social activities

In addition, they learn how to navigate the college admissions process, finance their education and be a student leader.

Please apply by February 1. Click here for more information.

Veterinary Exploration Conference

Discover what awaits you in the world of veterinary medicine! You’ll learn about the wide array of careers in the veterinary field, hear directly from current students on what veterinary school is like, meet representatives from different colleges, and more. 

This is open to high school juniors and seniors and their parents/guardians. This event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, OH on Saturday, February 22 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Cost is $10 for students and $20 parents.  Sponsored by Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Click here for more information and to register.

Gen-1 Program at University of Cincinnati

What is the Gen-1 Program:

The Gen-1 Program was established in 2008 and is a living and learning community that supports Pell-eligible, first generation college students with a structured environment in which to live, learn, and work. Gen-1 helps to promote successful transition to the University of Cincinnati, first-to-second year retention, and degree completion.

Who's Eligible?

  • 1st-generation: Neither parent earned a bachelor's degree within 6 years of high school graduation
  • Pell-eligible: Determined by Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Seeking a bachelor's degree

More information on how to apply click here.

Miami University Regionals WORK+

Work+ is a program designed for Miami University Regionals students to obtain an associate or bachelor's degree while working part-time and getting their tuition paid. Students work approximately 24 hours per week with one of our work+ employers and take classes in a major of their choice. work+ makes it possible for a student to earn a college degree debt-free!

Click here for all of the information you need to know to get started!


Earn and Learn - Greater Cincinnati Apprenticeship Council 

College is not for everyone and the jobs are not always there for college graduates. Why wait years to begin working in the career that interests you? Choose union apprenticeship and begin working now. Your compensation grows with your skill and knowledge, the job grows with you. Information session will be help in November. Click here for programs and upcoming sessions.

Colleges of Distinction Find the Best US Colleges and Universities here

Fastweb - College Source and Scholarship Search

Search for Scholarship and Internship Matches, College Scholarship Applications, Student Resources, Financial Aid Tips, Part=Time Jobs and more at Fastweb.com.

US Representative Brad Wenstrup's office has several opportunities for students. US Service Academy Nominations for motivated students to US Service Academies. Congressional Art Competition for students to have their art work on display in the US Capitol for a year, winners will receive air fare to travel to Washington DC for a special recognition ceremony. Internship positions for college students in Washington DC and Cincinnati District Offices. To learn more about all of these opportunities visit Wenstrup.House.gov.   

If you live in Butler or Preble county and are interested in nomination to a US Service Academy, see your guidance counselor for an applications. Applications are due October 31, 2018 for those seeking admission in the summer of 2019.                                                                        

DVS College Day Trips

These trips are free and offered to different grade levels for each college or university. Buses usually leave from the Kroger parking lot on Kenard Avenue. There is a minimum GPA and/or ACT required. All forms can be picked up in the Guidance office. Contact DVS at 513-418-3917 or info@dvseducation.org

College Applications

If you are applying on-line, be sure to submit a transcript request and any other required forms from the college or university to the Guidance Office. If you are submitting a traditional paper application, please submit your completed application to the Guidance office. Please pay attention to college application and scholarship deadline dates. Many colleges have set December 1st as their deadline date for scholarships.


The test schedule for 2019-2020 is available on the Guidance webpage and bulletin board.

ACT-SAT Tutoring

Townsend Learning Center - Gary Bohnlein (513) 742-5510

Kathleen Kahn - (513) 385-5196

University Tutor - www.universitytutor.com find a tutor in your area.

Wyzant Tutor - www.wyzant.com find a tutor in your area.

LEAP: Learning Enrichment & Assistance Program,LLC - www.LEAProgram.com

TutorMe: Online ACT prep

Open Houses/Visit Days

Click on the school listed below for more information, dates, and registration forms.

The Xavier Experience
Bluffton University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago - SAIC
Eastern Kentucky University
Ohio Dominican University
Wright State University
Western Kentucky University
University of Dayton
University of Louisville
Case Western
University of Akron Myers School of Art  
Purdue University Fort Wayne
Ohio University Multicultural Visit Program
Paul Mitchell National Open House
North Carolina State University
Earlham College
Skidmore College
Suffolk University
Youngstown State University
Wittenberg University
Mt Carmel College of Nursing

College Visits  

Seniors have three college visit days and Juniors have one college visit day allowed this year. Click here for the form requesting a college visit day. Forms are also available in the Guidance Office and must be turned in to Mr. Zlatic one week in advance of the visit.

Service Hours

This is a friendly reminder to get the documents and signatures required and submit them to Ms. Moors Dressing or Fr Roger in the Outreach office by the due dates.