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Plan for life after high school with Encourage.

Explore Careers

Explore 900+ career paths and get critical information like education requirements, pay, job outlook, and more.

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Match with Colleges

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.

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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.

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Map Your Journey, Step-by-Step

  • Prepare: Build skills you will carry with you to graduation and beyond.
  • Explore: Discover opportunities based on the future you want.
  • Apply: Stay informed and organized as you complete any college applications.
  • Decide & Transition: Stay on track for your next step after high school.
  • Finance: If you're applying for college, learn how to make it affordable.

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For Educators: myOptions® Encourage® College and Career Planning Program

Free College & Career Planning Tools for Educators

Through the myOptions Encourage program, we empower educators with resources to help their students envision, plan for, and realize success after high school. Each year, we serve about 1 million students across 5,000 school districts and 13,000 high schools in all 50 states.​

Resources for Educators

Local and National Student Data Reports at No Cost

Educators participating in myOptions Encourage can access interactive reports of their participating students’ postsecondary plans through our educator web app at no cost. Reports and dashboards visualize data on students’ college plans and school, state, and national trends.

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Prepare for Success—in App or Online

Encourage is a free planning program for life after high school. Get access through your web browser or download the app (iOS and Android).

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Support for Your Future

We’ve curated some of our most popular college and career planning advice at the link below. Check it out, and create an Encourage account to receive personalized, step-by-step guidance and advice!

Student Advice Blog

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  • Match with colleges that meet your wants and needs.
  • Explore each college: admissions, costs, student body & more.
  • Match with scholarship opportunities that fit your interests.
  • Learn about college costs and financial aid.
  • Get college application help and guidance.
  • Learn how to fill out financial aid/FAFSA forms.
  • Get planning advice for each semester of high school.
  • Explore 900+ career paths.
  • … and more!

The College &
Career Planning App

Whether students start planning in their eighth-grade or senior year, the Encourage app provides step-by-step guidance to help them set and achieve college and career goals. The app provides checklists and milestones so students stay on track and never miss a deadline.

Encourage is a comprehensive exploration and planning tool that empowers students to understand their choices for life after high school and helps them make informed decisions about their futures.

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