What's Next? College Knowledge

This interactive eLearning module was designed to help mentors and mentees explore the elements and attitudes needed for a successful transition to college including choosing a school, financing your education, taking placement exams, and taking ownership of your transition. What’s Next? College Knowledge provides online content, downloadable extension activities, and a planning workbook.

Technology Requirements & Tips

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  • This module works best over a broadband connection.
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Worksheets and Activities

The worksheets and activities in this tutorial have been converted to PDF forms so that you can work on your plan electronically. When filling out a form electronically, save the form on your computer or device before filling in your information.

  • Postsecondary Education Development Plan Workbook - A workbook that contains all of the worksheets and activities found in the module. Individual activities from this workbook are listed below.
  • Choosing a School - A research activity for learning about various schools and discussion questions to help you weigh your options.
  • Factors to Consider - A discussion guide to examine the various school and lifestyle factors to consider when choosing a program.
  • Admissions Requirements - A worksheet to organize admissions requirements, key deadlines, and testing needs for schools.
  • Research Financial Aid - A research activity to identify key dates and resources needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and explore scholarship opportunities.
  • You Can Go Video Guide - A guide to help mentors and mentees explore profiles of students who have turned their school ambitions into reality.
  • Prepare for Placement Tests - A guide to direct you to sample questions and tips for test taking and preparation.
  • Taking Ownership Interview Guide - A guide for mentees to interview someone they admire about how they took ownership of their life when faced with a major transition.


Web Resources Mentioned in What’s Next? College Knowledge

Choose: Decide where to study

Finance: Find money for college

Test: Prepare for placement exams

Own It: Take ownership of your future

Other Web Resources