12th Year Campaign

The First Year in Five Stages. The transition from high school to college is an important milestone. Many students who live on-campus or commute experience a wide range of emotions during their first year at college. These emotions are normal and often occur in five stages. This timeline includes examples of things students commonly face during their first year of college.
For use with the Activity Guide-Preparing Students For The Transition To College.
These are common scenarios that students encounter during their first year in college. Using your college or university’s website and the handout: Resources & Support Services to Navigate Your Way, identify what resource(s) can help in each scenario on your future campus.
This list identifies common student support resources found at college. Review your college or university’s website. Identify what supports you may need, and what is available on your campus.
There are important steps that need to be completed over the summer for you to be able to enroll in the fall. The tasks listed are common to most colleges.
The transition from high school to a postsecondary institution is an important milestone. This period can be marked with enthusiasm as well as self-doubt, stress, and uncertainty. College access professionals can use this activity guide to help prepare students and families for the first year after high school, including what to expect and how to navigate common challenges.
Download these college and armed services pennants to place around your school to show where your students plan on going after they graduate.
Download these college and armed services pennants to place around your school to show where your students plan on going after they graduate.
This student tracker is designed for school staff to monitor student progress around the college application, financial aid application, and acceptance process. Washington State GEAR UP has adapted and modified this tool with much appreciation from Northeastern Illinois University/Chicago GEAR UP. It includes key action steps that college-going students must complete during their senior year in high school.
This resource guide is designed to assist college access professionals who work with high school students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). The information provided has an emphasis on supporting transgender youth who plan to continue their education at a postsecondary institution.

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