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8th Grade

Ready : What You Need To Know

In just one year, you’ll be in high school. Your grades will start counting toward your high school diploma in 9th grade, even if your district uses the junior high system, so you should start preparing now. Think about what you want to do when you grow up and what kind of education that will require. And while you might take a different path if you want to be a photographer than an accountant, it all starts with completing your high school education, so make that your top priority.

Don’t forget to sign up for email updates about important college and financial aid deadlines to help you stay on track.

Did you know? College graduates:

  • Live longer, healthier lives.
  • Are more likely to stay employed.
  • Are more likely to enjoy their work.
  • Can change careers more easily.
  • Earn $20,000 a year more, on average, than high school graduates.

You can do or be anything you want in the future if you start planning now. Planning to continue your education after high school will help you achieve the future of your dreams. No matter what you want to be when you grow up, completing your education will help.

Residency and Citizenship

Your residency and citizenship status can have an impact on things like financial aid and the cost of tuition. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please visit our page on residency and citizenship.