College Options offers a comprehensive career exploration/planning process, including career assessments and an education plan based on the chosen career. All of our services are free of charge for North State families because of the generous donations from local foundations. If you are looking for assistance please send us a message, give our office a call (530) 244-4022, or contact Dan Haskins directly.

Services

  • Career advising
  • Comprehensive assessments to determine a student’s
    • Career interests
    • Personal aptitudes (natural abilities)
    • Careers that match the student’s interests and aptitudes
  • Career research resources
  • Job interview resources and assistance
  • Job shadowing resources and assistance
  • Advising and assistance with developing an educational plan, including:
    • Determining programs and/or majors that match the chosen career
    • Determining colleges/universities and/or trade schools that provide programs/majors for the chosen career
  • Advising and assistance with college applications
  • Advising and assistance with scholarship applications
  • Financial aid services

COLLEGE OPTIONS FREE CAREER MAP TO SUCCESS

COLLEGE OPTIONS CAREER EXPLORATION (Powerpoint)

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 INFORMATION INTERVIEW OR EVEN A POSSIBLE INTERNSHIP

A) Contact your counselor or College OPTIONS advisor.

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

C)  College-OPTIONS-Job-Information-Interview (Word Doc)

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                  

(PRINTABLE DOCUMENT WITH LINKS LISTED BELOW)