Exploring Colleges and Careers

Your college career is the gateway to your future. You’ll find these years to be among the most exciting, memorable and rewarding periods of your life.

But the process of getting into college can be daunting and frustrating for many students and their families. The requirements, tests, application forms, and the stories you hear about how colleges make their selections can be confusing. Long before you step onto any college campus, there is much that you can and should do to prepare. The good news is that there is a method to the madness.

In this section we’ll tell you about the most common myths about college and the contrasting facts. We’ll suggest how and when you should start your preparation and what high school courses will help you get into the school of your choice. And we’ll provide you with a checklist that methodically wraps the entire process up for you.

First, take some time to learn about the different types of careers by taking a Career Interest Survey, an interactive site that takes you on a virtual tour of career exploration. No matter what you dream of doing with your life, you can start to Map Your Future and be well on your way.