RISE UP/GEAR UP
Students & Parents
The college preparation and planning process can be complicated and confusing. UW GEAR UP helps you navigate through each step and gives you information on the benefits of college, exploring careers, as well as preparing, choosing, and paying for college.
Parents! All of the information for students is useful for you, too. You can support your student by spending some time becoming familiar with the college planning and application processes.
Middle School is the time to start planning and preparing for college. In fact, early planning is important, and will help ensure that a student is ready for and successful in college.
Our favorite all-in-one college readiness sites have information specifically for you! These four sites have a vast array of resources, short videos, charts, and checklists to get you started.
- KnowHow2Go This site is especially good. Start here.
- BigFuture by The College Board
- Washington Student Achievement Council
- Adventures in Education