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College and Career Advising Info from College Board

Visit BigFuture™ for tools and resources to guide students and families through every step of the college planning process.

College Planning Tips: Grade by Grade

Grades 6–8
 Resources to help bridge academic gaps.
Financial aid planning to understand the benefits of planning early for a child's education.
Professionals from a variety of career fields present at a spring career fair.

Grades 9–10
Connect the high school transcript to other college admission decision factors like academic courses, GPA, and class rank.
Find free financial aid resources at the U.S. Department of EducationFederal Trade Commission, the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission and your state higher education commission.
Student-athletes review the college application process and the NCAA eligibility requirements.

Grades 11–12
The value of community colleges.
MyCollegeDollars and the College Board's Scholarship Search
Seniors and parents sign up for FSA ID numbers.
Visit Federal Student Aid for a wealth of resources to avoid scholarship scams.