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Tip #10

Encourage your child to get help creating career documents such as a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample.

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Life After High School Education Planning SATs & College Testing Financial Preparation Adult Education Alcohol and Drugs Info

Life After High School


Education Planning

  • Preparing for Education beyond High School
    Parents can begin to prepare their children for college early by following these tips.
  • Mapping Your Future - For Parents
    Find out how to plan for your child's education, including how to pay for college.
  • Planning for College
    Begin planning for you college career early. Here is a tmeline to help you get started as early as 9th grade.
  • Utah's Colleges and Universities
    Find information about Utah's Public and Private Colleges and Universities, including Applied Technology Colleges.
  • Higher Ed Utah
    Learn about Utah's Higher Education programs and institutions.
  • College Resources
    Here is a great place to find online college related websites.
  • College Search
    Search nearly 7,000 colleges and universities across the nation and get information on tuition and financial aid, major/programs offered, enrollment, library data, and information on campus security.
  • Where the Scholarships Are
    If you and your child decide to invest your time in a search for scholarships, it's important to have an organized system to find, apply for, and win scholarship money.
  • InLikeMe
    InLikeMe provides college admissions, university search, SAT ACT, financial aid & scholarship information, advice & resources.

  • College Prep Glossary (pdf)
    College Admissions vocabulary from A to Z.
  • Utah Continuing Education Programs
    Links to each of Utah's Continuing Education programs.
  • College Navigator
    College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about college choices.  You can learn about programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, degrees awarded, campus safety, and accreditation.

SATs and College Testing

  • College Board Tests
    Learn what admissions exams your child should be taking, and how they impact college admissions.
  • The SAT®: Parent FAQs
    Find the answers to questions like, "How much does the SAT cost?" and "What do SAT scores look like?"
  • The ACT
    The ACT tests students in English, reading, mathematics, and science reasoning. Here is a student site for ACT test takers.  Don't miss the ACT Test Prep page.

Financial Preparation


Adult Education

  • Utah Adult Education Office
    USBE's Alternative and Adult Education provides educational services and interventions that empowers individuals to become self-sufficient, with skills necessary for future employment and personal successes. They assist youth and adults to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency while completing a secondary education.
  • Adult Education Association of Utah
    AEAUT's mission is to meet the diverse needs of all Utahns by providing and supporting quality educational opportunities for lifelong learners.
  • Adult Education and Literacy
    This U.S. Department of Education is helping American adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.

Alcohol and Drugs Info