- Encourage students to plan early for college or training by taking the right courses.
- Make students aware the importance of setting goals to graduating.
- Encourage students to meet with their counselor and set a goal for college or training.
- Help students investigate different paths as they prepare for higher learning.
- Teach budgeting skills so that students are prepared for paying the cost of college or training.
- Encourage real life experiences like getting a part time job or volunteering in the community.
- Give positive feedback and direct students towards the resources available to them to plan for
college or training.
- Remind students about applications deadlines.
- Reinforce that ALL students should explore, plan, and prepare for one of the multitude of
- postsecondary opportunities.
- Talk to your students about graduating on time. For undergraduate students, this is typically at least 15 credits a semester to finish a certificate in 1 year, an Associate’s degree in 2 years, or a Bachelor’s degree in 4 years.
- Encourage your students to meet with an advisor early to map out a timely degree completion plan.
- Explain to your students that staying on track will save them money and increase their odds of graduating.
- Encourage students to explore careers and starting salaries associated with their intended major as early as possible.
- Encourage students to take advantage of the career resource center.
- Be informed about available resources, and direct students to them:
- Tutoring support
- Career Resource Center
- Clubs & activities
- Specialized support for students with disabilities, from specific cultural backgrounds, or in specific majors