Exploring College Pathways

A Program Sponsored by the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Please note: All Wesleyan sponsored in-person direct service community engagement has been suspended for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. For more information, click here

Exploring College Pathways is a program designed to help high school juniors explore their interests in college. Wesleyan University stakeholders and community partners support the work of high school teachers and administrators as they bolster student knowledge of and preparation for the college admissions process. Participants will leave the program knowing more about the college admissions process, how to present themselves as an admissions candidate, and with a plan for applying and getting accepted to college.

Over the course of the spring semester, program participants will attend a series of in-school and after-school workshops and attend on-campus activities sponsored by the Center for the Arts, Wesleyan Athletics, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, and the Center for African American Studies, among other Wesleyan University departments.

If you are a Meriden Public High School student, please visit the College and Career Center or fill out this online form: https://forms.gle/abHjFkxsSH1T3AWx5

If you are a Middletown Public High School or Coginchaug High School student and want to get involved, please contact your guidance counselor for more information.

Partnering with Wesleyan University to provide our students with real-life connections to college has an immeasurable impact and positively influences their life trajectories. It is our collective work to provide opportunities for the next generation.” - Dr. Miguel Cardona, Connecticut Commissioner of Education

Exploring College Pathways Workshops/Panels

  • College Admissions 101
  • Building Your Admissions Profile
  • Developing Your College Essay
  • Creating an Admissions Game Plan
  • Touring Wesleyan University
  • Perspectives from first-generation college students
  • The College Student-Athlete Experience
  • Your Network, Is Your “Net Worth”!!
  • Pursuing Your Interests in the STEM Field
  • Going to college and pursuing your creative passions
  • Know Before You Go! Navigating Healthy Relationships & Title IX Resources

Exploring College Pathways is the collaborative effort of the following Wesleyan units/departments: 

  • Admissions
  • Athletics
  • Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship
  • Resource Center
  • SACE (Office of Survivor Advocacy and Community Education)

Exploring College Pathways is supported by the following Wesleyan University student groups:

  • ASHA (Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness)
  • Be the Change Venture
  • Pre-Med Peer Mentoring


Exploring College Pathways further advances the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships’ commitment to co-creating mutually respectful partnerships in pursuit of a just, equitable, and sustainable future for communities beyond the campus—nearby and around the world.


See full events calendar here.