COLLEGE OPTIONS CAREER MAP TO SUCCESS

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STEP 1: CAREER ASSESSMENT

Complete through your school career center or through links below:

STEP 2: RESEARCH RESULTS

After determining a career fit or more refined direction continue to research by verifying, analizing and confirming through the following links:

STEP 3: SECURE A RELATED JOB SHADOW OR EVEN A POSSIBLE INTERNSHIP

A) Contact your counselor or College OPTIONS advisor.

B) If applicable register on the Reach Higher Shasta web site

STEP 4: AFTER SECURING A FINAL CAREER DIRECTION, DETERMINE YOUR MAJOR OR EDUCATION PLAN

After securing a final career direction, determine your major or education plan:

STEP 5: AFTER SECURING YOUR EDUCATION PLAN RESEARCH COMPATIBLE INSTITUTIONS

STEP 6: APPLY TO APPLICABLE INSTITUTIONS (usually in October/November of Senior Year)

STEP 7: COMPLETE FAFSA IN THE FALL OF SENIOR YEAR (No Later than March 2nd of Senior Year

In order to be considered for Cal Grant if applicable(www.csac.ca.gov/cal-grants).

As long as you are attending an approved institution you must complete a FAFSA every school year. https://fafsa.ed.gov/

STEP 8: AFTER RECEIVING ACCEPTANCE FROM YOUR INSTITUTION YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AWARD LETTER

This outlines your financial aid offer.

Seek FREE assistance: www.collegeoptions.org