You are engaging in or completing the researching stage, preparing for the planning and applying stage. Please be sure to schedule time to do what you need to do to learn more about your options: college campus visits, meeting with college reps who visit VSAA, working on Career Cruising and college websites to deepen your search, AND attend events like these listed below.
Be aware that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (better known as FAFSA) is available online starting October 1st. The sooner you and your family complete this, the sooner you will know what financial aid will be available to you. Colleges will not be able to give you aid unless you have a FAFSA on file, so please DO complete this!https://fafsa.ed.gov/
- ACT/SAT sign up – Do LOTS of practice questions! Plan your study time for these tests well in advance. There are books for purchase with multiple practice tests.
sat.org/register- upon registering, you have access to Khan Academy practice sessions
ASVAB – for military placement, but also a good test to determine aptitude related to career options. May be given through a recruiter, or contact your nearest HS Career Center to take it there this fall (Bay, Fort, Skyview).
7 Things Employers Look for When They Hire Would you want an employer to check your Facebook page? Have you successfully completed at least one internship? These are amongst the items a future employer is apt to investigate about you.
STEPS TO SUCCESS Handbook for seniors: Post high school options for study and work.
College degrees pay off ! A new state analysis shows it takes Washington college graduates two years past graduation to start to earn more money than their friends who didn't go to college and to get on the path toward making up their financial investment, according to an article in The Columbian newspaper.
Dual Credit Lookup Tool This tool replaces some static information with an interactive tool, allowing students to search and compare how their high school AP, IB, and Cambridge exam scores will apply as college credit at various public and private independent institutions in Washington State. Overall, this process increases transparency for students, parents, and counselors regarding how students will be awarded college credit for their credit-by-exam courses.