Post-Secondary and Career Planning

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The Rising Cost of Not Going to College

EducationQuest Foundation

Information about financial aid, preparation tips and colleges in Nebraska.

Link below contains information pertaining for all levels from Middle School through Adult Learners.

EducatonQuest Foundation

College Guidance

Colleges Listed by State – Here you will find hundreds of Colleges and Universities listed by state with links to their web site. Apply online, request information or just a great way to begin collecting information about potential post secondary opportunities.

Campus Tours – This site provides prospective students with a visual tour of hundreds of college campuses.

Welcome To Your Future – This page offers links to college admissions offices, college search sites, links to all branches of Military services, Professional organizations that may be related to a planned college major or career as well as links to on-campus organizations.

College Source – College Source online features over 10,900 College Catalogs. This site also has information on assessment testing, careers, college applications, financial aid, college planning and much more.

The Council of Independent Colleges– This site lets you find private colleges by clicking on the state you are interested in.

Two Year Colleges – You will find just about every two year college in the country on this web site.

Historically Black Colleges – Lists and links to hundreds of historically black Colleges and Universities.

Black Excel – Great Information for African American students.

Art Institutes – If you are interested in attending an art institute this is website for you. Find links to all art institutes in the country.

Colleges Requiring the writing portion of the ACT

The link below contains a list of colleges requiring students to complete the writing portion of the ACT.

Colleges Requiring the writing portion of the ACT



(Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)
The PSAT test is a pre-SAT I and is available to interested juniors and high achieving sophomores in October. Students must register for this test in the Counseling Center and pay a fee. The PSAT also serves as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test for juniors.  The PSAT is administered at the high school during the National October Testing Day.

Common Application

Common Application
The Common Application is a non-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application -online and in print- that students may submit to any of their nearly 300 members. If a student is applying to a number of selective colleges, this application can save valuable time.  For more information on participating colleges and universities and the Common Application go online to

Midwest Student Exchange Program

Midwest Student Exchange Program
Over 100 colleges in Nebraska, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and North Dakota participate in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP).  Students from these states pay lower non-resident tuition while attending out-of-state colleges.  To benefit from the program, students must:

  • reside in a MSEP state
  • enroll in a designated program
  • attend a participating out-of-state college
  • be accepted for the MSEP program through the college

For more information go to

Career Planning

Career Planning

There are websites to explore for exploration and information:

My Plan:

What Can I do with this Degree:

My – Have you decided that you want to go to college, but don’t know what you want to major in? If you aren’t sure, can provide useful advice on college and university majors that a high school senior or college freshman with your interests and achievements might do well in.Map of College Majors

World of Work Map

Nebraska Career Connections


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