College & Career Prep Unique to You

College and career planning can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. You just need the right encouragement at the right time to prepare for success.

Create an Encourage account to explore careers, match with colleges and scholarships, and plan your future after high school.

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Unique to You

step-by-step guidance
puts you in charge.

  • Prepare
    Build skills you will carry with you to graduation and beyond
  • Explore
    Discover opportunities based on the future you want
  • Apply
    Be informed and organized as you complete your college applications
  • Decide & Transition
    Stay on track for your next step after high school
  • Finance
    Learn how to make college affordable
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Find the Right Fit

Explore your college matches.

How do you know when you’ve found your career and not just a job “to make ends meet?” Start with exploring what you want to do, what you could do, and where you might find the education you need.

Encourage takes your preferences—like affordability, social fit, and majors—to customize your college matches. Find the right school that will set you up for your dream career. Save schools you’re interested in, and understand critical information like majors, acceptance rates, costs and outcomes.

Find Financial Assistance

Match with scholarships.

Answer simple questions about your preferences, priorities about affordability, and other interests, and we’ll match you to your best-fit scholarship opportunities.

When we say scholarships, we’re talking about free money for school you do not need to pay back. There is a lot to learn, and college financial aid packages can be as unique as you are, so let’s simplify this together.

Information for Educators

Educators, thank you. The influence you have, and the role you play in helping shape your students’ futures is extraordinary. One of our biggest priorities is to further empower high schools and educators with resources that help their students envision, plan for, and realize postsecondary successes. We see you.

We believe education is the catalyst for individual success and community transformation, and our goal is to create a postsecondary planning experience that leads to student success for all learners.​ Let’s Work Together.

We know that students develop and learn through a variety of activities, tasks, and relationships. This becomes even more important as students plan for life after high school. myOptions Encourage empowers and equips educators with student’s interests and post-graduation plans to support informed conversations when they connect with students. Our tools and technologies are not meant to replace human interaction by any means; we are simply trying to help equip educators and make their jobs a tiny bit easier.