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Own Your Own Future

Created By: Texas GEAR UP / Texas Education Agency

Audience: 7th-12th-grade students

Big Picture: This site covers just about everything when it comes to college prep, and it’s all organized by grade level, so it’s totally easy to find all the right tools for you. To make things even more super-clear, all videos and follow-up resources are based around the four big categories: Why Go to College?, Prep for College, Find a College and Pay for College.

How It Helps You: Whatever issue you might face on the path to college, odds are very high that it’s dealt with here, because there are a ton of different topics covered. You’ll learn, get questions answered and even find out where to go for more detailed info.

Must-Use: Picking your grade level sends you to a massive collection of short videos—each targeted to where you are right now in the college-prep process.

Parent-Friendliness: There’s a whole college-prep guide for parents (in both English and Spanish), and it’s split up into middle school and high school.

Protip: Find the illustrated college roadmap for your grade, print it out, and keep it handy to track exactly what you need to do each month to stay on top of your college-ready game.

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