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The Importance of Attending College

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earnings increase and unemployment decreases as educational attainment rises. Grouping workers by education level, the chart shows that those with more education have higher earnings and lower rates of unemployment than those with less education.

Preparing to Take the ACT or SAT

Good ACT and SAT scores improve your chances for not only getting accepted to colleges, but also your likelihood of receiving college and university “Merit Scholarships.” These scholarships are based on your cumulative, unweighted high school GPAs, plus your ACT/SAT scores. You can improve your chances of doing well on these tests if you make time to prepare. Here are some COST FREE useful tools that will help you achieve your best score.

ACT Prep: https://academy.act.org/

SAT Prep: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

Applying to AZ Colleges and Universities

Helpful College Planning Sites

Arizona State University, Access ASU: https://eoss.asu.edu/access/

University of Arizona, Early Academic Outreach: https://eao.arizona.edu/startnow

Northern Arizona University, GEAR UP: https://in.nau.edu/gear-up/senior-guide/

College Depot: https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/collegedepot/Pages/default.aspx