The Opportunities guide helps high school students choose the right college, understand admission requirements, identify types of financial aid and more.
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This free college planning publication provides students and families... Read more >
This free college-planning publication provides students and families with important information and tools to guide their pursuit of postsecondary education. Opportunities guides are available in English and Spanish. The state-specific booklets are the same as the national booklets with the addition of state-specific information on colleges, financial aid and resources.
Full PDFs of each Opportunities guide (along with individual worksheets and checklists) can be downloaded below.
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|National||English||English | Spanish (forthcoming)|
|Connecticut||English||English | Spanish (forthcoming)|
|Oregon||English||English | Spanish (forthcoming)|
|Virginia||English||English | Spanish (forthcoming)|
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Career and technical education (CTE) involves educational programs that provide students with the technical and professional skills to succeed in the workplace and throughout their career. CTE programs are designed to meet the needs of employers while providing pathways to lifelong learning and family-sustaining careers, often taught through hands-on learning and on-the-job experience. Use this supplement to determine if CTE is right for you.
Finding the right college that supports your career goals and personal... Read more >
Every college has a different application process. Read the application... Read more >
When your financial aid award letters arrive, you'll need to carefully... Read more >
When your financial aid award letters arrive, you'll need to carefully consider your options and select the types of aid and school that are the best fit for you. This worksheet will help you choose the right school, guide you through the final steps in receiving your financial aid, and help you financially prepare yourself for college.
As you plan and prepare for college, these checklists will help you... Read more >
As you plan and prepare for college, these checklists will help keep you on track throughout the process. The checklists highlight important aspects to focus on during each season of the year, including tips for both money and time management, and college and career planning.