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College Counselor's Corner

The Year Ahead

Information for Seniors

Information for Juniors

Financial Aid Information

Information for Freshman and Sophomores 

Information for all students

What Should I Do After High School?

There are many options available to you! 

Career Planning

SCOIR is great for college-planning, but did you know that it can help you with career planning, too? Log-in to your account and on the home page, discover the best fit careers for you. Here is the link to SCOIR.

Rutgers Career Services for High School Students offers information on pre-college career-planning, college majors & related career paths, and choosing a college major. 

U.S. Department of Education: Information on career and college planning, financial aid, and links. Great tools and resources for exploring careers including: career assessment tools & tests, career research checklist, choosing a college major, and career descriptions. 

Career One Stop: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site has information on career exploration, education & training, resumes & interviews, salary & benefits, job searches, and other helpful resources!

U.S. News Career Center: Browse jobs by industry, get tips/advice on careers, search internships, and much more.

Mercer County Community College Career Prep: Career Prep Programs are available for high school students to get a jump-start on their college education.

2-Year College/Technical Training

Two-year post-secondary institutions offer certificate programs, professional technical programs, and transfer programs (this includes community colleges, technical colleges, junior colleges, branches of four-year colleges which focus on associate degree education, and accredited two-year proprietary schools).

Mercer County Community College

4-Year College/University

Four-year colleges and universities offer students bachelor degrees to students, which allow students to pursue a variety of careers or to pursue an advanced degree.   


You can join the military any time after you turn 18.

Gap Year/Bridge Year

Students take a year off instead of going straight to college. Students use this year to explore specific interests, volunteer, expand culturally, or prepare oneself further for the college experience.

College Prep Tools