HOW DO I GET THERE????
One question to ask yourself is what are you interested in. What careers are affiliated with what I like doing?
It is important to remember that every career will require some form of training after graduating from High School, however not all careers require a 4 year College degree. Some careers require less than a 4 year college degree while other careers will require a Master's degree and or a Doctorate degree.
The Virginia Department of Education in conjunction with an number of other agencies have put together a website called the Virginia Wizard, which contains an abundance of information to include a career assessment, a college cost calculator, a college search engine, etc. This is a free website that allows students to establish an account and discover their interests and the training required to begin in the career of their choice.
Want to know based on your grade level what you should be doing in preparing for after High School? Go to Bigfuture.collegboard.org and MAKE A PLAN!!!!
Another helpful website is the Collegeboard site. This site is where one would go to register for the SAT which is one of 2 required standardized tests colleges use in their admissions process. This site also contains a comprehensive timeline from grade 9 through 12 detailing what students should be focused on throughout the year in preparation for attending college after high school.
The ACT is the other standardized test utilized by colleges and universities during the admissions process. Click on the ACT to be taken to that website where students register to take that test.
For an explanation of both standardized tests and a comparison, please click on the following link: SATs vs ACTs
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