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      The MN College Planner Helps High School Students Prepare for College

      Posted on May 01, 2013 at 12:55 PM


      The Minnesota Office of Higher Education recently released a new application to help Minnesota high school students  prepare for college. The MN College Planner is a web application that can be downloaded for free, providing students access to the information they need to start planning for college in a platform that is personal and familiar. It provides students with their own personal toolkit to explore college options and manage the tasks associated with preparing for and applying to college.  Students can use the mobile app to answer many financial aid questions as they are searching for schools, a task that was previously more challenging than a few quick swipes on a phone. This is an important step toward helping more Minnesota students prepare for college in a quickly growing technological society.

      Here is a preview of how students can use the Minnesota College Planner:

      • Search for colleges by location, type, size, majors, cost, and admission requirements.
      • Track your favorite schools.
      • Create task lists to help start planning and staying on track as early as 8th grade.
      • Schedule college campus visits.
      • Reminders on upcoming events such as ACT testing dates and when to fill out the FAFSA.
      • Timelines for when to have pieces of applications completed that can link to phone calendars for easy reminders.
      • Guide for what classes to take in high school to meet the entrance guidelines for their dream career.

      You can access the application on your computer or phone by visiting the website  www.mncollegeplanner.com.