Thinking about your future can be scary! Whether you have known you were going to UW since second grade or still don't have a plan, making those next steps can be daunting. We want to help you get ready for adult life, because it will be here sooner than you think.
Getting Ready for College
- Ready Set Grad - Explains what you need to know to earn your high school diploma and postsecondary credential - it is the resource to find, pay for, and complete the education path that's right for you.
- Test Prep - Books and eBooks to prep for the SAT and ACT.
- Practice Tests - You've studied hard, now practice for the real thing.
- College Scorecard - Access statistical information about higher education institutions throughout the United States.
- Help Now Writing Lab by Brainfuse - Online tutors help you craft the perfect admission essay.
- Finding the Right School - Guides to help decide where to go.
- Admissions - Navigate Admissions Offices with these resources.
- Financial Aid and Scholarships - Links to the FAFSA form and information from Federal Student Aid.
- Scholarship Resources - Even more info about how to get scholarships.
- Freshman Year for Free - Take tuition-free, high quality courses from top institutions for college credit.
- Alternatives to College - If a four-year program isn't for you, these resources might help.
- Year Up Puget Sound - Explore a one-year, intensive training program that will prepare you for a future career.
- How to Become an Apprentice - Learn about the Apprenticeship Advantage.
Find a Job
- Find a Job - Everything you need (all in one place) to find a job.
- Snohomish County Youthworks - Connect to career paths through internships, mentorships, and job opportunities.
- Workforce Readiness - Books to help with your job search.
- Self-Sufficiency Calculator - Find out how much you need to make to support yourself.
Non-Traditional Paths to Job Training and Education
- Job Corps - Hands-on career technical training in high-growth industries and help to get a GED or high school diploma if needed.
- Youth Re-Engagement Program at Everett Community College - Youth ages 16-20 can earn a high school diploma and a college degree for free.
- Reconnect to Education at Edmonds Community College - A variety of programs to help people meet their educational and career goals.
- Open Doors at Skagit Valley College - Finish high school your way.
- Innovations in Creating Access to Careers in Healthcare (I-CATCH) - Training to enter well-paying and high-demand careers in halthcare.