Help prepare your student for their next step, whether that be entering the workforce, college, or military!


Be Informed and Involved:

  • Have your student meet with school counselor and/or college adviser about careers of interest as well as courses that will best prepare them for college
  • Chat with your student about ways to pay for college
  • Ask about dual enrollment and CTE courses your students can take advantage of


  • Help student begin to advocate for themselves:
  • Student meets with school counselor and/or college adviser
  • Attend college fair and financial aid events with your student
  • Assist in SAT prep; Khan Academy
  • Arrange campus visits
  • Assist your student in researching the type of education is needed for career their interested in
  • Begin scholarship option search


Big decisions need to be made:

  • Campus visits to top choices
  • Student retakes SAT, if needed
  • Assist in college application process (some fees may apply)
  • Attend financial aid events with your student (FAFSA)
  • Be sure your student asks for recommendations (teachers, counselors, etc.)
  • Help your student complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible, after October 1
  • Be involved in your students scholarship search and applications
  • Help your student choose a college, career or military option

What Is "College"?

College is all post-secondary education including certificate programs, trade schools, community colleges and 4 year colleges and universities. Learn More