We think of college as any education after high school that leads to financial stability. As you plan for college, look for a college that meets your needs and wants academically, socially and financially. College can be a one-year certificate, a two-year Associate degree from a community college or a 4-year Bachelor’s degree and beyond.
As you plan for college, making college visits and getting to know more about individual colleges can lead you to success.
Take the right courses
Make sure you are taking the right courses for college. Taking Honors, AP, Dual Enrollment or other rigorous courses gives you the best chance of college readiness.
Apply early to colleges, and meet priority deadlines
Apply to at least three colleges to give yourself options. Choose a target school, one where you are likely to attend; one where you can gain admission and is an affordable option. Choose a school that might be a stretch in some way such as gaining admission or getting scholarships and financial aid.