Life After High School

College and Career Compass will help you discover your path.  Explore nearly 4,000 educational pathways offered by colleges in Washington—from short certificates to prepare you for immediate employment to four-year degrees to support your career choice. 

College Curator has great ideas for getting ready for getting ready for the SAT and ACT as well as tips on Transitioning to College.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a new web tool for college-bound students.  The tool will help you understand your financial aid offer, help you budget the remaining costs, estimate how much you will owe, determine whether you can afford that debt, and more.

Ready to get your Driver's License? Find practice tests for the Washington DOL here:
Driving Test
Washington DOL Handbook

Health Care Triage is incredible YouTube channel brought to you by the same folks who gave us Crash Course. Watch episodes on taking vitamins, drinking enough water, pregnancy myths, and new information on COVID. The videos are informative AND fun.

Highschool Financial Planning Program Plan for the journey ahead with financial education.  Watch lessons from the HFPP on money management, borrowing, earning power, and more!

How to Adult is also a fantastic YouTube channel brought to you by the folks who put together Health Care Triage and Crash Course. Learn everything from how to budget to how to unclog a toilet! Has free financial literacy units for high school students.  There are lesson plans, teacher guides, and student lessons.  Learn about making personal finance decisions, making money, budgeting, and living on your own. 

Virtual Events are posted on our events calendar: Recruiters are hosting College Information Sessions as well as Running Start Information Session in both English and Spanish.

 If you are a student who has an interest in attending Skagit Valley College and want to speak to a specialist, please email: and a specialist will connect with you.

Thinking Money For Kids is a game that helps kids learn about earning money and balancing a budget.

TypeCite Free Citation Generator Private scholarships are one tool to help make college or training after high school more affordable. Students and families in Washington can access to create a profile and be matched with potential scholarship opportunities. Many scholarships are available regardless of income. Businesses, organizations, and colleges award scholarships to students for good grades, community service, athletic ability, or a variety of other qualities or activities.

Washington Student Achievement Council advances educational opportunities and attainment in Washington.  They have great information on applying for financial aid!