Career & College Resources

Career & College Guidance

How do I Plan my Path?

  1. Experience careers through work-based learning opportunities like job shadows, informational interviews, internships and work
  2. Research and select career goals based off of your natural abilities, interests, and experiences
  3. Find out what it takes to achieve that career goal
  4. Research post-secondary college or training programs that provide you with the skills and credentials needed to reach that goal
  5. Compare options and budget for the costs
    • If taking on student loan debt, calculate the payoff point based on your potential income

Next Steps

  • Apply to 4-year University (Fall of Senior Year)
    • What's required?
  • Apply to 2-year Community College or Career & Tech School (Spring of Senior Year)
    • What's required?
  • Speak with a Military Recruiter about enlisting or ROTC Scholarship opportunities through University
  • Attend an Apprenticeship information session
  • Update your resume to seek Employment opportunities


In classlink you will access your Xello account automatically via the icon

You can use the Xello database to explore careers, majors, certifications, Universities and training sites. Explore, save favorites, and make changes as you continue to build your career plan.

Your graduating class requirements are accessible in your "About Me" and "Lessons to Complete" sections in Xello.

Paying for College

FAFSA opens October 1st every year!

Junior Achievement

Student Debt

Apply101 is a free college application management tool that makes it easy to organize everything you have to do to apply to and pay for college in one place.

The Money Jar podcast features great information about college, personal finance, and future careers.

FAFSA Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 school year starting October 1st, 2019!

FSA ID Create an Electronic Signature to sign your FAFSA here.

WASFA Students who are unable to complete the FAFSA due to federal immigration status should complete the WASFA

Student Loan Info Your source for information from the U.S. Dept. of Ed. about how to manage your student loans. Financial awareness counseling available online.

Federal Student Aid information about getting money for higher education

FAFSA4caster if you're not ready to apply for federal student aid but you'd like an estimate of how much financial aid you might get.

Average Student Loan Debt:

$37,172 total individual debt

Average Cost of College in Washington State:

$12,340 tuition per year

National College Graduation Rates:

The 6-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time undergraduate students who began seeking a bachelor's degree at a 4-year degree-granting institution in fall 2009 was 59 percent. (nces)

College Admissions Testing Registration


Khan Academy Learn about how to make high school count, college admissions, and financing your education.

Xello is used to complete Evergreen Public School student’s High School & Beyond Plan, a Washington State Grad Requirement._

Ready Set Grad helps students earn their high school and post-secondary diplomas. We are your resource to find, pay for, and complete the education path that’s right for you or the student in your life.

Washington State Graduation Requirements

The Princeton Review has long been a leader in helping college and graduate school–bound students achieve their higher-education goals through our test-preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, as well as through online courses and resources and print and digital books.

FoundationsU has budgeting tools and resources to help you plan to manage your money