Choosing a School and Field of StudyDeciding on a career path can be a difficult task. High school students may not have a clear idea of who they are and what they would like to do for a career. It is important for students to carefully consider their strengths and interests before deciding on a college or field of study. Researching schools, majors, and careers can also give students and their families a better idea of which path fits best with the student's interests and strengths. The links below can be very useful when researching college and career choices.
Montana Career Information System (MCIS)
This site is AWESOME! Start by creating a portfolio and then work down the list on the homepage or use the links in the red bar at the top of the page to start your research about schools, majors, and careers. Ever wonder what an Actuary does? Click on "occupations" and then "occupations" again for an alphabetical list. Many careers even have short videos! The same type of list is available for schools and scholarships! All of this is FREE and provided by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.
Montana Entrance Requirements
Use this link to see what it takes to be accepted into a 2 or 4 year college in Montana.
Visit the website of any out-of-state schools to check their admission requirements. States like California require at least 2 years of a foreign language!
Paying for School
FSA ID Website
Here is an article by USNews rating the top 5 scholarship search sites. It is informative and provides links to the sites.
Time to Apply!