College Planning

It's never too early to start thinking about college! And, although you don't HAVE to have a major completely set in stone before attending college, it's always a good idea to start thinking about your interests, both socially and academically, and which post-secondary program is the best fit for you based on your interests.

Make the most of college visits: This document is a comprehensive tool to help plan a college visit as well as reflect on important factors to consider in the college search process.

College Planning Tool from College Board Big Future: This website walks you through all steps of college planning, from the types of colleges, learning about campus life, academic life, and a college search and comparison tool.

What Can I Do With This Major?: Not sure where a certain major will take you? This website lists a variety of different job opportunities for most college majors.

Unable to visit a college? Check out the Virtual College Tours!

Out of State Colleges that Offer In-State Tuition: Illinois is a member of the Midwest Student Exchange Program. Through this program, several colleges in Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin will offer in-state tuition rates to Illinois students.

The Common App: Applying to a variety of schools? If they are a "Common App School," you can apply to several schools with one application

Make Me a Freshman: This is an excellent organizational tool! Simply select the colleges you plan to apply, and the tool generates a checklist to ensure you complete all the steps!
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