Navigating the College Process The "in's and out's" of finding the right college for you


The last two years of high school are very stressful for students. The idea of taking the SATs and/or ACTs, applying to college, and choosing a major can be terrifying, especially if you don't know where to begin. Each student will be able to explore a different aspect of the college process (financial, academic, or application) by examining different resources. After, the students will be given time to educate their panel. This activity is a precursor for the unit: The Game of Life in which students are given the objective to write, revise, and publish a financial guidebook/brochure for young adults (age 18-25) that will prepare them for “the game of life.” 


Common Core:

RH.11-12.7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media in order to address a question or solve a problem.

WHST.11-12.2: Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures, or technical processes.

WHST.11-12.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. 

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Classes: 11th Grade - 12th Grade
Contributors : Julia Weiner


Get to know the characters

Mrs. Banks

For the past 8 years you have provided dozens of clients with specialist advice on how to manage their money. Your favorite part of being a Financial Advisor is that moment when you establish trust with your client and they feel comfortable talking to you.

Mr. Samson

You have been a guidance counselor for 11 years and have seen thousands of students go through the process of college applications. Every year you try to give each of your students advice and resources to ease their stress.

Miss Stephens

Your college experience was amazing but after graduating you felt that you could use your skills to assist incoming students so that they have more resources than you did.


As a young girl your biggest aspiration was to go to college and eventually become a doctor. As a sophomore in college, you have already been through the process of applying to universities and adapting to life as a college student.


College isn't for everyone but you shouldn't sit around, but that doesn't mean you should do nothing after graduating high school. You took this idea and started giving lectures and presentations to high school seniors to show them that choosing to not attend college doesn't have to be negative.


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