Preparing for college during high school

You have what it takes to get to college

If you work hard and are motivated, you'll get there. Don't let anyone tell you that college isn't for you or that you won't make it in college. Start now.

Reach for your dreams.

If you start thinking about and planning for college now, you can make it happen.


Make a plan.

This means preparing yourself academically and taking the required classes.


Start exploring careers.

What do you like to do? Imagine getting paid for a job where you are doing what you love to do everyday! 


Ask for help.

Talk to your family, friends, guidance counselor and teachers. Tell them you want to go to college and need their support.


Find your college.

Think about what type of college you want to attend, whether you want to be close to home or far away from home, what you want to study. There are many types of colleges out there, and one of them is the perfect fit for you.


Sometimes the hardest part of getting something done is trying to figure out where to start. We can help you.

We've created planning checklists for you to follow depending on your class year. Use these checklists to keep you on track. 

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Did you know College graduates earn $1 million more than a high school graduate over a lifetime.

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