Post-Secondary College and Career Planning
■meet a variety of application deadlines on a regular basis
■apply to five (5) colleges and/or post-secondary schools—two safety schools, two target schools and two reach schools
■gain acceptance into at least two schools including a four year university
■complete both college and scholarship application trackers/checklists
■write and craft personal statements to fit the needs of a college prompt
■write one (1) general personal statement
■submit completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) (If eligible)
■research and apply for at least (2) scholarships that require an essay
■complete career inventories
■design a usable resume and compose appropriate cover letters
■compile a list of four (4) candidates to write letters of recommendation
■compile a personal fact sheet to accompany recommendation requests
■set attainable short and long term financial goals
-track personal spending and create a usable budget
-calculate a variety of interest rates and understand types of fees associated with lending
-understand the benefits and dangers of credit cards
The links below take students to important college planning websites utilized throughout the application process.