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ERIC Number: ED498223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 38
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
How to Go to College: The College and Career Planning Handbook for Grades 8 and 9
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
The College and Career Planning Handbook provides five steps and associated activities to help guide high school choices and prepare students for college and beyond. Steps include: (1) Discover Yourself (Who are you, and what do you want?); (2) Explore Your Options (What's the best job in the world?); (3) Set Goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Trial and Error = SMART); (4) Develop an Action Plan (Getting Ready for College, Getting into College, Earn College Credits in High School, Getting Job Skills in High School, Testing Your Progress, Final Planning Tips); and (5) Make It Happen (checklists for grades 8, 9 and 10). Discussion of college costs, determining financial need and some financial aid tools are followed by a 4-year high school course planner template. A vocabulary list is included. [This publication is part of the GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) national effort to encourage more young people to have high expectations, study hard, and go to college. Washington State GEAR UP is a partnership of the Office of the Governor, the Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the University of Washington. For "How to Go to College. The College and Career Planning Handbook for Grades 6 and 7," see ED498224.]
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board. 917 Lakeridge Way SW, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. Tel: 360-753-7800; Fax: 360-753-7808; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.; Washington Univ., Seattle.
Identifiers - Location: United States; Washington
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test; Washington Assessment of Student Learning