Keeping you on track

Learn how Ready Set Grad can help you stay on track to graduate and succeed.



Ready : Preparing for My Education

Making the decision to go back to school is huge, and can have a great impact on you and your family. Congratulations on making the first step to continuing your lifelong learning process. There is an ever-increasing number of nontraditional students returning to school, so you’ll be in great company.

Ready : Resources

Need some more ideas for how to stay organized? Want a template that helps you narrow down your college and career goals and interests? Want to talk to others who are dealing with the same deadlines and tough choices? Check out this list of resources we’ve developed for you!


Ready : Timeline


  • Submit your FAFSA or WASFA beginning October 1.


  • Click here to learn more about college admission deadlines in Washington.


  • Applications for transfer students open for many Washington four-year colleges. Be sure to check the institution’s website to see whether you qualify for an application fee waiver.

January - February

Ready : Preparing for My Education


Congratulations on making it to college! Completing your education is vital—not only to your career, but also to give you the best bang for your buck. In order to finish your degree, certificate, or program, you will need the right support—both academically and financially.

Ready : Resources

Here are some great resources from the state and our local universities to help you continue your education.

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction: Continuing Education Information

University of Washington

Ready : What You Need to Know

Did you 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, and earn $20,000 a year or more, on average, than high school graduates? These are great reasons to go back to school to further your education and career. Whether you’re looking into a certificate program, community or vocational-tech college, or four-year institution, you’re making a positive choice.

Residency & Non U.S. Citizenship

Ready : Preparing for my Education

Below are some deadlines and tasks to consider completing before you leave high school. We left some room below each milestone for you to take some notes and keep track of where you are and where you want to go. When you are done, email this page to yourself, or use our About.Me portfolio building instructions to keep everything together digitally. Return and update your plan whenever you want!

Ready : Preparing for My Education

The rest of your time in high school is going to fly by. Hopefully you’ve already started a list of schools you might be interested in, and junior year is the time to start narrowing your options for schools or programs. If you haven’t done so already, you should plan campus tours and learn about student life at different schools, not just academics. Look for opportunities at your school to go on field trips to college campuses, or work with your family to set them up. You can do so by contacting college admissions offices or checking out their website.

Ready : Preparing for My Education

Did you know: there are four things you must do in order to graduate from high school?