Choosing a college, applying to college, getting to college, going to college... COLLEGE. We know it can all be daunting. If you're a student, a parent, or especially a high school counselor, we're here to help.
This page is designed to help you navigate all stages of college planning from searching for, acceptance to and attending a college.
Preparing for the Journey
Preparing for college is what high school is all about. Find guidance here on choosing classes, experiences that colleges look for, and overcoming obstacles that stand in your way.
Choosing Your Route
Now it's the fun part. Picking a college and a major! Review video introductions and requirements for admission for hundreds of colleges. Plus tips on staying involved and living on your own.
Applications and Paying for college can be confusing. Choose a topic for a quick explanation and links to more resources, then click on "Waiting for Acceptance" for some fun ways to take your mind off of college for a bit.
Your letter has arrived! We hope you got into your first choice, but if you didn't that's ok. Only 58% of students attend their first choice of college. Find more information here about what other factors can affect which college you choose to attend and what you need to do before your first day.
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