01 Investigating College: Types of College and Types of Degrees

Unit Description:

Students should begin planning their education from middle school and beyond, hopefully with college in mind. They will discuss how to succeed academically by learning and applying study skills, time management, reading techniques, and test taking skills for and be introduced to the required testing for college admission. The course will also enable students to have an understanding about the college application process. This includes college selection, college visits, and financial aid.


Students will practice and explore how to plan their academic studies in order to have a successful academic performance. In addition, they will examine college, school or institution application process and how to pay for college.


  • What Do I Want To Do? Download and complete this document to research needed degrees and possible colleges.
  • Discuss with family or friends and ask them... Who do they know that has a college degree? What type of college degree do they have? Where did they go to college? Etc.
  • Comparing Colleges and Degrees. Download and complete this document using the Internet to research and the What Do I want To Do form.
  • To help you planing your career selection and college selection visit the College Board Big Future web site.