There is a lot you can do in high school to prepare for college. Set goals for yourself each year in high school and use MDHE checklists, found on the following pages, to help you stay on track.


Visit the College and Career Readiness page to learn more about what it means to be truly prepared to enter the workforce or attend college after high school.


For more helpful advice about preparing for college, visit the MDHE's Journey to College Facebook page and click "Like." Journey to College features scholarship opportunities, reminders regarding deadlines, videos, insights into college life, student loan information, tips for establishing wise financial habits while you are a student, and all the latest news related to preparing and paying for your postsecondary education. Find Journey to College at

If you prefer to tweet, follow the MDHE's Journey to College information at

You may also want to subscribe to the MDHE's electronic Journey to College monthly reminder to make sure you don't miss any important deadlines for Missouri state aid applications or ACT or SAT testing.