Did you know you can start planning for college as early as kindergarten? And at UCanGo2.org, we have the tools and resources that can help you along the way.
Kindergarten through Fifth Grade: UCanGo2 offers a series of Career Discovery worksheets with engaging activities that young students can use to start thinking about the types of things they enjoy doing. If they like to draw, play matching games or have fun with word search and scramble activities, you’ll want to check out the materials we have available.
There are also School Spirit worksheets and a College Prep checklist for each class level that will help both students and parents plan for college in an age-appropriate way.
Middle School: These college planning materials are a little more detailed, and begin introducing students to the different types of higher education institutions available to them. There’s also a glossary of important terms to review, and a list of valuable study habits they can start implementing now to be successful in high school and beyond.
Resources also include planning checklists for each grade in middle school that encourage students to form good spending habits, learn about their parents’ occupations, and start searching for scholarships for college.
High School: The high school years are when things really start to get serious, as students should be actively deciding on a career path, finding scholarship opportunities, and planning for their college or CareerTech transition. We have publications for high school students to cover all of these topics.
We also have high school checklists that will ensure parents and students have everything they need to know now that it’s time to start preparing for life after high school. Our StartWithFAFSA.org website can offer students information on financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, which will be used as their first step in applying for financial assistance for college.
There really is no such thing as being too prepared for college – that’s why we want to provide every possible opportunity for students, parents, and educators through UCanGo2.org. We hope you’ll reach out to us with any questions you might have. Good luck!