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A comprehensive website to explore careers, college programs, financial aid and scholarships. Students may save resources to their portfolio.

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Career Bridge

WA State resource to explore careers, view job trends, find training programs; Access the "Where Are You Going?" booklet




Occupational Outlook Handbook

National resource: employment outlook, salary/wages, education needed (Bureau of Labor and Statistics)




WA State Employment Data

Labor market data by county; links to job search



O*Net Online

Occupation search

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Check out a College - Community & Technical Colleges

Displays all the programs offered in WA State



College & Career Compass - Match your interests to a college

Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC)

Resources for College Bound Scholarship students



Military Careers


Apprenticeships in WA State - WA Dept of L and I

National Programs


For an updated list of local scholarships, visit the Career Center website and click on the Scholarship tab


FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid                            FAFSA. gov (Opens October 1st) 

WASFA Washington Application for State Financial Aid WASFAelig

For students not eligible for federal aid, regardless of immigration status, including undocumented students

Guide to Student Federal Aid                                

Types of Federal Student Aid                                 


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Washboard                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Resources for scholarships, loans, and military aid                                                                                                                            Search by type (merit, first generation, gender, minority, etc}                                                                                                                                    National Action Council for  Minorities in Engineering

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS)

Offers two scholarships for students pursuing high-demand industries: 1} The Baccalaureate Scholarship is for Scholars pursuing a bachelor's degree in a STEM or health care field.

2) The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS} is for Scholars pursuing a degree or certificate in a high-demand trade, health care or STEM field such as nursing, welding, or information technology.

Funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance such as living expenses, food and more.

The Baccalaureate Scholarship application opens each year in January. The CTS application opens three times a year.

College Cost Comparison Tool                                                                                                                 Great resource for comparing tuition, fees, room & board

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)                                                                                             Selected programs for reduced out-of-state tuition


Many colleges have made the decision to go "test optional", and instead will be looking at multiple measures (GPA, rigor, course selection) for entrance or placement. Check with your college(s) for admissions requirements.

ASVAB - Study guides, practice questions & tests  Practice Tests

TCC Placement Testing (no longer doing the Accuplacer)

SAT - Register for a test

ACT - Register for a test

March2Success - Online study resources for ACT, SAT, and ASVAB

Parchment - Send transcripts electronically

Be sure to click "update" after each grading period!


NCAA rules and regulations regarding eligibility Division 1 and 2 online eligibility forms

NCAA Clearing House High School Portal


Essay Writing Tips

Social Media Presence


NOTE: Although the culminating project is no longer required for high school graduation, many colleges still factor in community service in their application process.