Make It Happen

Get on the path to college and career education! The Make It Happen checklists gather all of the best college planning and financial aid resources in one handy place to help you determine your next step on your path to higher education. The checklists are step-by-step guides that are printable and sortable by grade level and category (Prep, Apply, and Pay). Links to useful websites are included with action items on each checklist. Whether you’re in middle school or an adult degree learner, you’ll find helpful tips, information, and web links to help you navigate the college admissions process. Prepare by taking the right classes and tests. Apply to colleges. And then find the money to pay for your education.

Prep

Whether you choose a four-year university, a community college, or a career college, you’ll have to do some legwork to make your goal a reality. You don’t have to figure it out all alone though. We’ve gathered all the best resources into one handy checklist to help you navigate the process and prepare yourself for college and career. Print a pdf version of the checklist and mark the boxes off as you go to stay organized and make sure that you are on track to meet your college and career goals.

Apply

There’s no way around it: going to college means filling out forms. Lots of forms. But don’t worry. We’ve gathered all the best resources into one handy checklist to help you navigate the application process. Whether it’s registering to take the SAT/ACT or applying for a fee waiver, these tips will help you on your path to higher education. Print a pdf version of the checklist and mark the boxes off as you go to ensure that your applications are complete and that you are on track to meet colleges’ deadlines.

Pay

Don’t let the cost of college get in your way of your education. No matter who you are, you can find your way to pay. We’ve gathered all the best resources into one handy checklist to help you navigate the financial aid process. Print a pdf version of the checklist and mark the boxes off as you go to stay organized and make sure that you are takes the steps necessary to help you pay for college.