For Parents

Parents and guardians play an important role in helping teens get ready for life after high school. We’ve gathered resources and tools to help guide you.


Exploring Careers

Discovering a career is a driving force as students make decisions about their future.

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Planning for College

Knowing what colleges are looking for can help you and your child plan their high school years.

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Paying for College

Can your child afford to go to college? Yes! But you need to carefully plan together how to pay for it.

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Let colleges and scholarships find your student

Has your teen joined Student Search Service™ and added your contact information to their account? If so, look out for an email with a link to opt in to parent outreach.


Parent Resources

Parent action plans

See which steps to take and when to take them to help your child plan for life after high school based on their current grade level.

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Free virtual college and career planning events

A series of free virtual community events where career experts and college reps answer your questions about planning for life after high school.

BigFuture Live

Connect with Black college and career planning experts

Real Talk is a career and college exploration initiative designed for Black students and families to own their future, their way.

Real Talk

Lista de Planificación para la Universidad y una Carrera

Con esta lista de pasos a seguir durante cada grado de la escuela secundaria, estudiantes pueden planificar para la universidad y una carrera. 

Para Padres

For Parents: Guiding Your Teen Through Diverse Pathways