Career Pathways





Traditional 4-year college or university

Earn Bachelors or Graduate Degree (Masters of Doctorate [Ph.D. or Ed.D.])

Opens doors to many lucrative careers

Offers a wide variety of majors (fields of study)

Offers on-campus residential & meal plans

Research schools to produce a list of about 3-5 schools (These should include at least 1 reach school (school whose entrance criteria is a bit above yours), 1 safety school (school whose typical entrance criteria is a bit below yours), and most match schools (schools whose entrance criteria is approximately the same as yours).

Please reference below document to outline the specifics of the college application process.

Senior Planning Meeting Guide

2-year College (Community/Technical College)

.Earn a 2-year Associate Degree

b.a. Affordable alternatives to 4-year colleges

c.b. Enables students to begin schooling & later transfer to 4-year school

d.c. Allows student to potentially work part-time


a. Apply to school (a. a. Apply to school (either online or paper application)

b. b. Submit green Transcript Request Form

c. Visit or tour school and meet with teachers in interested career field if possible

a. Apply to school (

Vocational or Technical Schools

Earn certificate or other specific credentials


a. Receive hands-on training in specific career field or area of interest

Apply to school (either online or paper application)


RR Receive specific training in one of many potential career fields – most of which have equivalents in the civilian sector

b.Gain self-discipline and leadership training

c.Travel & see more of the world

d.Save money

e.Earn educational benefits (GI Bill & Tuition Assistance)

f.Serve your country!


.Process of Application

i.See a recruiter and enlist (must have parental consent if 17; can enlist independently when 18) – Delayed Entry Program

ii.Take Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) & pass physical fitness test


Gap Year

a.Take a break from schooling

b.Potentially earn some college credit (some programs offer)

c.Travel & see the world

d.Provide service to others

e. Discover more about yourself & uncover your life passions

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Job Corps

a. Receive assistance in completing your General Education Degree (GED) if needed


b.Receive hands-on, specific job training

c.Receive housing & food at no cost

d.Assistance in securing a job after successful completion

e.Process of application


Speak to Job Corps recruiter (information at


Complete & submit application & all pertinent supplementary documents



Enter directly into the world of work

a. Complete online or paper application


b. Visit potential place of employment, dressed nicely, and meet with manager to make introduction and communicate interest