Making the College Decision 

You're thinking about going to college, and we want to help you through the decision-making process. This online course will guide you through the college planning process with a series of presentations, discussions, and exercises that will cover topics such as: 

  • how to choose the best-fit college 
  • understanding financial aid 
  • how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for scholarships.  

Students who successfully complete the course, graduate high school with a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and attend Southeast will be eligible for a scholarship through Southeast’s Academic Support Centers. A recommendation from College Planning is required and scholarship award amounts will vary.  

What is College Planning: 101?

College Planning:101 is designed to be completed at your own pace. Completion of each task will unlock the next, allowing you to progress through each module. In order to be recommended for an Academic Support Center scholarship, all modules will need to be completed by May 9, 2021.  

At the conclusion of the course students should have: 

  • identified and applied to colleges of interest 
  • completed and submitted the FAFSA 
  • applied for various scholarships 
  • a basic understanding of the financial aid process and offer letters 
  • a plan for achieving academic success 

Register for College Planning: 101

College Planning: 101 FAQs 

What is my weekly time commitment? 
On average, students will need to spend no more two hours per week between the class presentation and assignments.  

Is there a fee for participating in this course? 
No. This free course is being offered as a means to provide college planning information to students and families in lieu of school visits.  

Will I receive college credit for this course? 
No. This is a non-credit course. However, a student's level of engagement and completion will be considered when making recommendations for awards.  

Does my enrollment in this course make me a college student? 
No. Class participants are still considered high school students. This course does not count towards any academic certificate nor degree program.  

Register for College Planning: 101