Prepare for college

Eighth grade students

Use the "Make High School Count" plan to prepare for college now.

Success in College Guide

Learn how to be a successful college student, making the most of your investment in your education.

High school juniors

Review college planning tips

High school seniors
Follow the college planning calendar

Follow the college planning calendar

Guide To Life After High SchoolSM

Learn about careers, academic preparation for college, how to pay for college, and managing your financial life after high school graduation.

Select a college
Select a college

Choose a school that meets your needs.

Apply for admission

Generally, most students apply to college in the spring before the fall semester in which they want to attend.

Find other career, college, and financial aid resources in your state
Going 2 College