Your high school counselor is one of the most valuable resources at your school. They can help you choose classes, find school activities, prepare for college and a career, and even support your mental health. It’s easy to get so involved with your friends and schoolwork that you forget your counselor is available to help. ... 5 Questions to Ask Your High School Counselor
Choosing a major while you’re still in high school can feel like a huge decision, especially if you aren’t sure what you want to study or what career you want to explore. While you don’t need everything figured out, choosing 2-3 majors you like will help you pick colleges that fit your academic interests. Here ... 7 Tips for Choosing a Major During High School
The value of a college degree is a hotly debated topic. Whether you’re swiping through TikTok or talking to your school counselor, everyone has an opinion. While some research shows that adults with degrees are more likely to earn more and achieve high levels of career satisfaction, no path has a guaranteed outcome. It’s important ... What’s Next After High School?
Not all colleges are the same! If you’re wondering which college is best for you, here are the most common types of colleges and universities. Private College/University Private colleges/universities are four-year schools that don’t receive government funding and rely mainly on tuition, fees, and private funding sources. Private donations allow some private schools to provide ... What are the Different Types of Colleges?
If you’re unsure how you’ll pay for the costs associated with the college search and application process, you’re not alone! Thankfully, there are ways to help offset these costs. We’ve highlighted some areas where you’ll see fees and some resources that will help offset the costs. Some of these resources can be utilized by all ... Cutting Costs in the College Search and Application Process
So many things to do and SO little time. Trying to balance planning for the future and living in the present? We found a way to optimize an interactive, low-stress tool to make sure you’re covered for life after high school. We’re more than your average college planning app. Keep reading to learn more about ... 5 Reasons You Should Download the Encourage App
You want what is best for your student. You might also be feeling overwhelmed by what life after high school holds for them and what your influence in that time will (or should) be. We’re here to help break this down into steps so that you feel empowered and able to be an important influencer ... Supporting Your Student In Determining If College Is Right for Them
As your student navigates through the college process, it is important for them to keep match and fit in mind. For the sake of clarity, when we talk about match, we are referring to academic factors. And when we discuss fit, that’s based off non-academic factors. Both build an ecosystem of support and success for a student ... Supporting Your Student in Finding Their Fit
There are many reasons students are postponing their college plans and taking a gap year during the pandemic. For some, college is simply too costly to take on at this point in time. Others hope to wait until they can attend college courses in person rather than continue with virtual learning. If you are taking ... Taking a Gap Year During the Pandemic