Meeting with your high school counselor

Your trusted guide

High school counselors offer many skills to help in your college journey, including their understanding of the college application process, financial aid and opportunities or programs that may be of interest to you. They can also help with tools and resources to determine your interests or skills that are good matches with college majors and future careers. 

FAQs about going to college

Below are frequently asked questions about going to college. If you don’t know the answers, make an appointment with your counselor to ensure that you are on the right path to college.

Your classes

  • Am I taking all of the right classes to graduate from high school on time?
  • Am I taking all of the classes I need to take to meet college admission criteria?
  • If I’m struggling in any of my classes,  how do I get help?

Your college search

  • Which colleges align with the type of experience I want?
  • What are the admission requirements for the colleges where I want to apply? 
  • Should I apply to an honors program in college?

Your finances

  • Can I apply for financial aid?
  • What kind of financial aid is free and what kind do I need to pay back?
  • What scholarships should I apply for?
  • Do I qualify for any special aid programs?

Your major

  • How do I figure out what I want to major in?
  • What do I do if I have no idea what I want to major in
  • Can I earn more than one degree at a time?

Your career

  • How can I learn about different types of careers and what might interest me?
  • What are good paying jobs that are in demand?
  • How will I get a job out of college?

Your health

  • What should I do if I start to feel overwhelmed or stressed?
  • What are some self-help techniques I can implement to help with my mental health?
  • How can I help a friend who is struggling with their mental health?
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