[Although every student is not immediately going to college after graduation, every student needs a postsecondary plan, developed and tweaked before graduation. Two previously explored, helpful websites for college planning are:
Go to http://www.mappingyourfuture.org/GuideToLife/ to customize your own plan for life after high school.
Get prepared for life after high school
Some people know from an early age exactly what they want to be when they are adults — and how they can get there. Others aren't sure of their plans, and that's okay too.
Regardless of what you want to be, you most likely will be heading toward higher education of some kind, and our Guide to Life after High School can help you prepare. You'll learn about careers, academic preparation for college, how to pay for college, and managing your financial life after high school graduation. You will need about 25 minutes to complete a guide.
To complete an interactive guide, you must be at least 13 years of age. In addition, your school or educator instructing you to complete the guide must elect to participate.
If you are under the age of 13 or your school/educator doesn't participate, you can read a printable guide linked below.
To begin the interactive guide, provide your date of birth:
- Guide to Life after High School: Freshman Year
- Guide to Life after High School: Sophomore Year
- Guide to Life after High School: Junior Year
- Guide to Life after High School: Senior Year
Mapping Your Future is a national collaborative, public-service, nonprofit organization that provides career, college, financial aid, and financial literacy services to students, families, and schools. Our information and tools help you provide effective service to your students and families, especially as they explore higher education as a means to a better future.
The Guide to Life after High School program is a FREE service for students, schools, and educators. Sign up for an Online Education account so you can use the Guide to Life after High School program now or learn more!