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"I just want you to know: You can do this. You belong here. This was not a mistake. No one gets through college or life on their own, So when you hit those walls — and you will — don't be surprised, don't be shocked, don't think it's you, don't think you're not supposed to be there. Go get some help. Don't sit in your room alone. Do not stew or stir. Go out and build your base of support."   -Former First Lady Michelle Obama

Student Alumni Webpage Template. Recent high school graduates may still need support and guidance around college or career pathways. This template features language you can use for this webpage. Help alumni explore potential paths, remind them of available resources, the financial aid process, etc. Promote and invite alums to your school’s financial aid filing events. 

Considering A Gap Year? For current high school seniors, here is what you need to know about taking a gap year or deferring enrollment before making a decision.

Graduate Handbook: Next Steps for First-Year Students. This student guide contains information on critical next steps. Available in Spanish. 

A Family Guide: Supporting Your Child After High School. This resource focuses on normalizing the “first-year experience” to counteract the “imposter syndrome.”  The strategies help set realistic expectations and problem-solving behaviors that students need to succeed in college. (Available in Arabic, Chuukese, Marshallese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.)

Activity Guide: Preparing Students for the Transition to College. 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 navigating common challenges.