• 8th Grade

    • Counselors, teachers, parents and friends are all good sources of information.
      • Ask them any questions you have about college, in addition to doing research on your own.
    • Study hard!
    • Start saving for college.
      • You might want to consider signing up for a college savings account.
        • College Savings Calculator
    • Start thinking about the courses you'll take in 9th grade.
    • Explore career interests, then link to post-high school options including technical college, military, apprenticeship, and two-year and four-year colleges.
    • Be aware of transitional programs planned at the local high school and middle school to help you navigate from middle school to high school. This is a critical step and you will need information to make good decisions.
    • Find out about academic enrichment programs, including summer and weekend programs, available through your school or local colleges.
    • Don't forget about extracurricular activities like sports, performing arts, volunteer work or other activities that interest you.
    • Investigate Advanced Placement (AP) and other honors-level courses you can take in high school to help you prepare for college or earn college credit.
      • Explore post-secondary credit opportunities including college, technical schools, special purpose schools,apprenticeships, and the military related to your selected career interest.
    • Getting Ready for College
  • Ca · reer
    /kə’rir/
    Noun:
    One’s calling in life; a person’s occupation; one’s profession.

    Col · lege
    \kälij\
    Noun:
    Any institution of higher education that awards a degree or credential post-high school graduation.  This includes, but is not limited to, universities, community colleges, trade schools and more.
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