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LGBTQ Services at Utah System of Higher Education Colleges and Universities

The Utah System of Higher Education is committed to serving all Utah students, including LGBTQ students. If you are LGBTQ and attend a USHE school, you are not alone! There are resources available to help you each step of the way in your educational journey. Each school in the Utah System of Higher Education offers

Meet Wisam: Iraqi Refugee, U of U MPA Student, and Refugee Youth Mentor Program Coordinator

My name is Wisam Khudhair and I am Refugee Youth Mentor Program Coordinator in Catholic Community Services’ Immigration and Refugee Resettlement in Utah.   I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Utah. I am originally from Iraq. I fled to Utah in 2010 with my family; we left

Title IV + More Podcast: Episode 19 “Best of FAFSA Tips” Transcript (May 29, 2018)

This is the transcript for Episode 19 (May 29, 2018) of the “Title IV + More Podcast for Utah Counselors and Educators” from Katie Wornek, Jacob Newman, and Bryan Lee at StepUp to Higher Education Utah. Listen to the “Title IV + More Podcast for Counselors and Educators” on iTunes Listen to the “Title IV

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8th Grade

High school doesn’t start until next year, but now is the time to prepare for it. These checklists can help you make sure to get the most of high school and get you starting thinking about your plans after graduation.

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9th Grade

Let StepUp help you get high school off to a strong start—it’s time to start exploring your college options and see what opportunities are out there for you.

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10th Grade

As you get closer to finishing high school, StepUp can help you decide what comes next. This checklist will help you figure out the right classes to take and what certificate or degree you’ll need to live the life you want after graduation.

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11th Grade

This is a big year. Your time in high school is wrapping up, so it’s time to make sure you’re organized for next year. You’ll want to start touring college campuses and deciding what colleges you’ll apply for next year—StepUp can help you figure out what you need to do and when.

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12th Grade

This is the year all your hard work pays off! Stay focused—the finish line is almost in sight.

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