Career and College Planning
Career Cruising is a great resource for students and parents in finding jobs, scholarships and colleges.
TIMELINE -- What to do when! (adapted from KASFAA.org)
-- Explore careers and post-secondary options.
-- Complete a plan of study for high school.
Have you started thinking about how you’ll fund your post-secondary education?
⎯ To improve your chances of obtaining scholarships, you need to plan ahead.
⎯ Complete a rigorous high school curriculum. Talk to your high school counselor about coursework required to be designated as a State of Kansas Scholar.
⎯ Get involved in extra-curricular activities and assume leadership roles.
⎯ Work hard in school – grades are an important factor in earning scholarships.
⎯ Take the ACT your junior and senior year to get the best possible score. Consider ACT preparatory classes. The ACT math subsection includes math through Algebra 2.
⎯ Begin searching for scholarships during your Junior year.
Have you started your scholarship search? It takes time to conduct a successful scholarship search, but it is well worth the effort when you are awarded a scholarship to help fund your higher education.
⎯ Check with local organizations within your community including churches, community groups, fraternal organizations, clubs, and employers.
⎯ Ask your parents to check with groups with which they are affiliated and with employers.
-- Consult with your high school counselor. (See the Scholarship link on this webpage.)
⎯ Consider electronic scholarship searches. You can begin by searching for scholarships at www.finaid.org.
⎯ Don’t fall for scholarship scams. Be wary of organizations that require you to pay a fee in order to find scholarships. For further information, go to www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml.
Make a list of potential post-secondary options: one-year, two-year and four-year schools and colleges.
-- Visit with admissions representatives and attend college fairs like the CPC offered in the fall at Ulysses.
-- Evaluate the colleges on various factors:
-- Student Organizations
-- Request application materials from schools in which you intend to apply
-- Submit applications to schools of interest during the fall of your senior year.
-- Complete the FASFA by the priority date.
-- Compare financial aid award packages (if applicable)
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