College Prep Center
Overwhelmed or uncertain about college? Whether you're a high school freshman beginning to explore your options or a senior ready to start applying, get the expert advice, tools, and tips you need to make confident decisions about your future.
Can I earn college credits while still in high school?
Many K12-powered schools can help you earn high school and college credits at the same time and get a jump-start on college. This process is usually called dual credit or dual enrollment.
Learn more about earning college credits during high school, then speak with your local school counselor about what's offered in your area.
How can I earn college scholarships?
Scholarships help reduce the cost of attending college and lessen the need for student loans. They are awarded based on grades, clubs and sports activities, and community work—and they help you stand out when applying to colleges.
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Get the Info You Need: Live Sessions With College Prep Coaches
These interactive, free group sessions cover the most important college prep topics for high schoolers and are open to all students at K12-powered schools.
Applying for college
Get answers to frequent college prep questions in just minutes.
Cash In on Financial Aid
Understanding college costs and financial aid options can be overwhelming. Watch these quick videos to feel more confident about making informed college education decisions.
What is FAFSA?
How to Get Financial Aid
How to Deal with Student Loans and Debt
How to Get Grants and Scholarships
Finding the Right College
Our coaches will guide you through finding and selecting a college that's right for you.
Which college is right for me?
Public vs Private College Options
Taking a Gap Year Before College
How many schools should I apply to?
How to Find a College
How do I apply?
Gain valuable tips for crafting compelling scholarship essays, securing strong recommendation letters, preparing for the SAT or ACT, and other crucial parts of the college admissions process.