Choosing to go to college is an investment in yourself. Not only do you stand to make more income over your lifetime but you will expose yourself to opportunities and experiences you wouldn’t have encountered otherwise. So, how do you make sure what you’re doing now is setting yourself up to get where you want to go? The following resources are a good place to start.

Courses to take in high school

MyCoalition’s free college planning tools

Unlike traditional college application systems, which are used only to submit an application, MyCoalition allows high school students to set up an account and begin learning about application and financial aid processes as early as the ninth grade. Watch the introductory video to learn more.

MyCoalition includes three main features:

    • Locker. Think of it like a virtual storage space. Collect and store information, papers, projects or examples of your best work so that when it comes to apply for college you have it all in one place. Understand the value of the Coalition Locker
    • Collaboration space. Connect with teachers, counselors, employers, and mentors who are supporting your college search and application process. You can utilize the collaboration space to share your college list, get feedback on your draft essays and more! Your contacts only see what you share with them. Making meaningful connections in the Collaboration Space
    • Application portal. When it comes time to applying to college, use your Coalition Profile information to easily apply to more than 150 colleges and universities.

Khan Academy

Connect your PSAT/NMSQT scores to Khan Academy to create free personalized study plans and strengthen the subjects you have potential to improve.

Getting the most from a college fair