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Grad : Career Planning

Think of something you enjoy doing. It could be writing, being a captain of a sports team, working on your school’s yearbook, or a number of other things. All of your current interests, activities, and passions can help you explore what career paths you might want to follow!

Ready : Preparing for My Education

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

Grad : 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!

Grad : Transfer Planning

Planning to start at a community college and then transition to a four-year institution? Don't leave your hard-earned credits behind. Most colleges have their own standards for transferring credits, so make sure you visit the website of the schools you’d like to attend and schedule a time to talk with an admissions officer or adviser. 

If you’re doing Running Start, confirm that your community college credits will transfer to your top-choice schools.

Resources for transferring:

Set : Paying for My Education

You’ve got a ways to go before the most important financial aid deadlines pop up, but now is a great time to come up with a college savings plan if you haven’t already. Ask your parents about what you can do to earn money, get a part time job, and remember that it’s never too early to begin researching scholarship opportunities!

Work with a family member to estimate your financial aid using FAFSA4caster, and be sure to save for college!

Ready : What You Need to Know

College will be a great chance to really figure out who you are, what you are great at, and even what kind of people you want to be friends with.

Set : Managing Your Money

Understanding the cost of college and all the factors that go into that cost is very important. But the cost of school doesn’t need to be the only factor to determine your next step in education.

"Learn more about managing your money. 

Grad : Military Information

Military Information

The military can offer a diverse and challenging set of experiences and skill development with travel opportunities and even help pay for part of your education. In order to join the military, you need to not only be physically fit, but having good grades and strength in math, engineering, science and foreign languages can help you move up more quickly.

Ready : Timeline

 

Fall:

  • Start exploring your academic and career interests, attend local events and join clubs and teams to learn more about yourself and your goals
  • Research colleges to start getting an idea of where you’d like to go

Spring:

  • Visit college campuses
  • Go to college planning workshops and information fairs
  • Continue challenging yourself with harder classes and by taking on more responsibilities in groups you are a part of

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Set : Find the Right School

Everyone is different and has their own unique interests and talents. That’s why it is important to look at schools that fit your academic, social, and financial needs. Explore all of your options, and don’t get caught up in what other people say about certain schools or programs. Do what is right for you.

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