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 After High School

 

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Life after high school can be an overwhelming thought. The following links and resources were collected to help you understand and research the options that are out there after graduation. Share these with your peers and your parents, and make the best choices for your future after high school.

 
PREPARE FOR COLLEGE
ACT Scores
View your test scores, send them to colleges, and see how your scores rate.
 
Educational Testing Service Network
Register for and practice taking big tests such as AP, SAT, TOEFL, and more.
 
Minnesota’s Get Rea​dy for College
Find help preparing and paying for college, as well as help finding a Minnesota college to attend.
 
Minnesota Department of Education College and Career Readiness
Earn college level credits while still in high school with information on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and the College-Level Examination Programs.
 
CSO College Center
Explore college programs and admissions information for first-generation, low-income, and minority students. 
 
iSEEK
Research Minnesota colleges and universities, find career counseling services, and get tips on how to apply for financial aid.
 
PAY FOR COLLEGE
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
You can fill out the FAFSA forms online and save them if you don't finish.
 
Use FAFSA4caster
Check this site out to see how federal student aid can help you pay for college!
 
College Answer from Sallie Mae
Chart a path to college using Sallie Mae’s tools for prospective students. Sections include Preparing, Selecting, Applying, Paying, Deciding, and Financing.
 
Expected Family Contribution Calculator
Find out how much you need to save for college. 
 
Financial Aid Resource Publications
Learn how to apply for federal financial aid programs.
 
CSO College Center
Explore college programs and admissions information for first-generation, low-income, and minority students. 
 
iSEEK
Research Minnesota colleges and universities, find career counseling services, and get tips on how to apply for financial aid.
 
FIND A COLLEGE
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Research Minnesota community and technical colleges as well as state universities.
 
The University of Minnesota
With a flagship campus in the heart of the Twin Cities, and four coordinate campuses across Minnesota, the U offers just the right learning environment for every student. 
 
Rasmussen Business College 
Find developed practical, market-relevant, and advanced education programs designed to meet employers’ requirements.
 
University of Wisconsin System
Discover the public Universities of Wisconsin.  From Kenosha to Superior, the University of Wisconsin System may have a school that may fit your needs. 
 
Community College Directory
Search 3,000+ community colleges nationwide, with links to their catalogs.

Accredited Online Schools and Colleges/Minnesota
Use this directory to discover the accredited online degree programs available in Minnesota. The directory can be filtered to find the programs of your choice by selecting the attributes such as size, location, degree levels, campus setting, and type of school.

Accredited Online Schools and Colleges/Degree Programs
This page will walk you through the difference between accreditation for a whole institution, such as regional accreditation, and accreditation for a specific degree program or department, often called programmatic accreditation.
 
CSO College Center
Explore college programs and admissions information for first-generation, low-income, and minority students. 
 
College Board Online
Showcase your knowledge, skills and potential to colleges and scholarship programs.  Fill out college applications online, search for scholarships, and register for entrance exams.
 
U.S. News and World Report College Rankings
Locate college and graduate school rankings. Includes survey forms to help you evaluate your interest in a specific career. Provides information about hot career tracks.
 
Princeton Review
Use this guide to find the right college for you and find out how to pay for it. 
 
iSEEK
Research Minnesota colleges and universities, find career counseling services, and get tips on how to apply for financial aid.
 
CollegeView
Take multimedia visual tours and find other information about colleges, including links to their home pages.
 
StudentEdge
Explore careers and the colleges that support them.  Find out more about community colleges and their advantages as well as standard colleges and universities.
 
 
 
Important Note:  Carver County Library is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the information provided on external websites. The inclusion of a link does not constitute an endorsement by the library of that website.