Step 1: Be a Pain


Let everyone know you're going to college and need their help!


Never Say No

Don’t ever take that “no” in your head for an answer!

Find Family Support

So what if your parents did not go to college? Your folks may well have real experience and knowledge that can help you on your way. Talk to your parents!

Call On Coaches

Ask your teachers and coaches for advice on college–it’s their job to help you succeed.

Gain Experience

Track down places outside school where you can get real-world experience from adults who can show you how it’s done.

Seek Advice

If you can’t talk with your school counselor, check your local community college or community center and meet with the counselors there.

Make Connections

Connect with family, friends, or neighbors who have been to college and ask them how they got there.