Why think about college now? Here are 5 reasons!

1. More than 70% of jobs in Nebraska require education beyond high school. If you want to live your desired lifestyle in the future, you’ll need some type of college education.

2. There are classes you need to take in high school to qualify for college admission. 

3. If you take dual-credit or AP courses during high school, you can earn college credit.

4. There are things you can do now that will help you earn scholarships later like doing well academically, getting involved in school activities, and volunteering in your community.

5. Now would be a great time to set up a college savings plan

What do we mean by “college?”

When you hear the term “college,” you probably think of a four-year university. But college can mean almost any kind of education beyond high school including:

College/University Military
Community college   Technical training
Trade school Apprenticeship

Here are ways to determine the type of college that might be the best fit for you.

Do it. Track it. Earn it.

Do it. Get involved in school activities and community service.
Track it. Track your involvement using Activities Resume at EducationQuest.org.
Earn it. Your involvement during high school can help you earn scholarships.

Check out this video to see how three young students are making it happen!