Preparing for College
Thinking about college, career, technical, or trade school, or graduate school? There's so much to consider when it comes to getting ready for college: where to go, what to study, how to apply, how to pay for it all, and more.
It's never too early—or too late—to explore your options for college or career school. We'll walk through some key steps in preparing for college and provide resources that can help you along the way. You'll have to take the time to research and understand your options, but you don't have to do it alone. We're here to help!
Why go to College?
Here's a simple equation: a college or career school education = more money, more job options, and more freedom. As you'll see from the chart below, as you get more education, you'll make more money and have more job opportunities.
A college education is a long-term investment. With careful planning you can find the school and funding options that work best for your situation and put you on the path to success.
Exploring Your Career Options
A college or career school education can give you the skills needed to pursue a career that really interests you. Love working with animals? Or how about computers? Find possible careers to match your interests. (this will link to career match tool).
Choosing a School
You have a variety of college options, from two-year community and junior colleges, to four-year colleges and universities, to technical, vocational, and trade schools. Get tips on things to consider when you're choosing a school (this will link to choosing a school), and use our free college search tool to find a school that matches your interests, career goals, and financial situation.