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Choosing the College Major that’s Right for You

Written by University of Utah student and StepUp Federal Work-Study Employee Marcella Sweet – Posted on February 19, 2019 Choosing what to study in college can be challenging. I struggled to find the right field of study – I stood in my own way and made my life harder by clinging to misguided opinions. I

Title IV + More Podcast: Season 2, Episode 8 Transcript (January 31st, 2019)

This is the transcript for Season 2, Episode 8 (January 31st, 2019) 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

12th Grade Paying for College Checklist

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 15, 2019 Here at StepUp, we want to help you learn about paying for college. Here’s a simple checklist of a few things you can do this year to start preparing to pay for college… 12th Grade Paying for College Checklist   1. Apply for

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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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