Developing an Organizational style that works best for you is important. Make sure to plan ahead, setting short and long term goals along the way.
Self Advocate by speaking up and communicating your needs. The more others know about where you are, the better support you can get through the process.
Be curious and Inquire throughout the process. Ask lots of questions. Everyone needs some kind of help, and counselors, teachers administrators, and parents are all eager to support you.
Open your mind to all the potential possibilities that are out there. This is an opportunity that you have total control over. You’ll learn a lot through the process and come across things you did not know before. If discover a college you have never heard of before, look into it! If you’re thinking about a career, look deeper and see the different directions you can go in. You never know when you might find a fantastic fit!
Distance: What is your comfort-level when considering how far away or close to home a school is? Think about how frequently you anticipate wanting to come home, for example, some weekends vs. just major holidays. Are you interested in learning about a new part of the country? Consider schools in a different state or region. Would you prefer to be able to drive between home and school or would you consider schools you might fly to?
Campus Environment: Also consider the type of campus environment is most appealing to you. Big city, out in the country, or somewhere in between. Think about activities you like to do, and how being on a certain type of campus will make them easier to partake in. Consider other aspects as well: certain sports, majors, liberal/conservative campus, etc. All of these can be great starting points for your research!
Work Environment Characteristics: Just like college, your work environment can have a huge impact on your fulfillment. Do you like:
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We are always available to answer questions and guide you through the process!
All students will receive individual copies of the Post-Secondary Planning Handbook during Junior Information Night on January 26 (snow date February 2). This guide will have specific details about different aspects of the post-secondary planning process.
There are also a variety of communication methods we use to reach students. We will frequently send important communications to students and parents through Naviance. If you have not been receiving these communications already, please let us know so we can update your email address.
Email is a great way to reach out to us for help specific to your individual circumstances.
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Our School Counseling website is regularly updated with information on the post-secondary planning process, upcoming events, and other helpful information.