Handbook

Washington's colleges and universities offer a variety of activities for middle and high school tour groups. This matrix provides the necessary contact and background information to help coordinate a GEAR UP campus visit. This resource will be updated as needed.
This guidebook is intended for GEAR UP coordinator use. It includes best practices and resources from a variety of sources, which includes but is not limited to, GEAR UP programs from across the nation, the College Board, and the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. It is meant to be a working copy with replicable, customizable tools. It will be updated with resources and lessons learned from our own GEAR UP schools.
The purpose of this document is to provide support to families as their child transitions to college.
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.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and youth and practitioners involved in the child welfare system, developed this toolkit to help youth access the resources needed to successfully transition into adulthood, continue on to postsecondary education, and meaningful careers.
Use this guide to learn how you can begin finding and applying for money to finance your education!
This binder system can be used with high school seniors to help them stay organized during the college and financial aid application process. This manual provides guidance on how to assemble the binder, provides examples, and explains the rationale.
Form for students and parents to complete. Grants permission to use photographs, digital images, or video/film of a student (and/or his or her property) and to use them for educational and promotional materials.
This resource guide is designed to assist those who work with high school students with disabilities who plan to continue their education in postsecondary institutions, including vocational and career schools, two- and four- year colleges, and universities. Because postsecondary institutions differ significantly from high school, it is imperative that students with disabilities know their rights and responsibilities and self-advocate in order to be successful.
Selections from the UW Dream Project handbook. For use during the College Application Campaign.

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