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What do we mean when we say college?College means any education after high school— apprenticeships, military, on-the-job training programs, community college certificates, 2-year degrees, and 4-year degrees.

During high school, you will accomplish key milestones in pursuit of your post-high school pathway.  For example, you will:

It is important to stay organized and to know the lingo. There are a lot of unfamiliar terms that you may encounter when preparing for college. 

Resources

HIGH SCHOOL COURSEWORK, PLANNING, & SUPPORT


COLLEGE EXPLORATION & PREPARATION


  • Benefits of Going to College. From WCAN. Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese
  • Big Future. Free, step-by-step approach college and career exploration and planning tool.  
  • College and Career Connection. From WCAN. Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese
  • Get Schooled. This website helps young people thrive in high school, college, alternative pathways, and early career jobs, through a unique blend of compelling digital content, gamification, and personalized support and engagement.
  • http://independence.wa.gov This website is for foster youth. It contains info on college access, scholarships specifically for youth in foster care, jobs, housing, self-advocacy, and more.
  • SchoolHouse Connection. Have you experienced homelessness? Are you considered an unaccompanied homeless youth?  Find resources to help you pursue your path after high school.
  • Think College! Find info about college programs for students with intellectual disabilities.
  • Unigo.com. An online resource that allows you to explore colleges, connect with current students, and get expert advice on how to succeed in college and beyond.