Planning for College

It is never too early to start planning for college. This page features resources you need to get started.

Dual High School/College Credit videos from the Center for School Change
Take advantage of great dual credit courses at your high school! Many of Minnesota's high schools offer Dual Credit programs that allow qualifying students to earn college credit while still in high school at little or no cost. Dual Credit programs are a great way for high school students to challenge themselves academically, earn college credit, and save time and money.

Get Ready Program
Get Ready is offered through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Get Ready prepares students from low income and underrepresented families with resources that assist students in preparing, selecting, and paying for college. Apply during your sophomore year and begin as a junior.

Neighborhood House College Access Center
Receive free help with tutoring, financial aid assistance, SAT/ACT help, accuplacer testing, career advice, parental advice, college application assistance, and preparation for college. Drop in today!

Saint Paul Public Schools
Find college access programs within the Saint Paul Public School system. Locate schools and access enrollment information.

College Possible
College Possible prepares low-income youth for post-secondary education by helping high school junior and seniors with ACT/SAT preparation, preparing college applications, obtaining financial aid, and making the transition from high school to college.
Smart planning guides and tips for first-time college students