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College search and planning websites

http://www.actstudent.org/ - register for ACT; search for colleges; estimate Financial Aid
www.collegeboard.com - register for SAT; search for colleges; estimate Financial Aid
www.collegesource.org - search for colleges; find majors; explore careers
www.ed.gov/students - U.S. government resources on careers, colleges, financial aid, homework resources
www.CollegeView.com - search for colleges by major, location, size, etc; read tips on applying to college; explore careers
lcome123What Can I Do With This Major? - resources compiled by Western Michigan University on connecting careers with college majors, and ideas of what students can start doing to prepare for the jobs they want.
 
Why Go to College?
Whether you are uncertain about going to college or you just need some reassurance you're on the right track, here are a few reasons to go to college:

Every bit of education you get after high school increases the chances you'll earn good pay.Most college graduates earn a lot more money during their working years than people who stop their education at high school. The more education you get the more likely it is you will always have a job. According to one estimate, by the year 2028, there will be 19 million more jobs for educated workers than there are qualified people to fill them. Continuing education after high school is much more important for your generation than it was for your parents' generation. Today most good jobs require more than a high school diploma. Businesses want to hire people who know how to think and solve problems. Education beyond high school gives you a lot of other benefits, including meeting new people, taking part in new opportunities to explore your interests, and experiencing success.