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8th Grade

Ready : What You Need To Know

In just one year, you’ll be in high school! Even if your district uses the junior high system, your grades will start counting toward your high school diploma in 9th grade, 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. Explore some of the links on this page to learn more about how you can start preparing for college.

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

Show your commitment to working hard and doing everything you can to succeed in college and graduate - sign our pledge and join others like you who are putting their education first.

Not sure whether college is the right path for you? Well, you should probably know that 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

Whether you want to be a designer or diplomat, staying in school will help increase your chances of success!

Residency & Non U.S. Citizenship

Your residency and citizenship status can have an impact on things like financial aid and the cost of tuition.