Prepare for College
Getting ready for college or career school can be easier than you think. Start by defining your goals and interests, understanding college costs, and planning financially and academically. Thinking about college, career, technical, or trade school, or graduate school? Thereís 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. Itís never too early—or too late—to explore your options for college or career school. Youíll have to take the time to research and understand your options, but you donít have to do it alone.
Why go to college?
Hereís a simple equation: a college or career school education = more potential for money, more job options, and more freedom. As you get more education, youíll have more potential to make 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.
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 youíre choosing a school, and use our free college search tool to find a school that matches your interests, career goals, and financial situation. You may be required to take certain tests when you apply to college or graduate school.
Applying to schools
Each college, career school, or graduate school has its own admission requirements. Need to talk to someone? Want to find more resources in your community? While we offer free college search tool, there are other people and organizations that also can support you as you prepare for college. Explore ways to find help.
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