Your future starts early. College seems like a long way off, doesn’t it? In a way, it is. But there are some simple things you can do to help make the journey easier. Just follow these easy steps. You’ll learn all about different jobs and colleges  and have fun along the way!

PLANNING CHECKLIST FOR K-5

Figuring out what you want to be when you get older is exciting! The following checklist will help you prepare for what’s ahead. Read through the list items and follow the links to work through each one.

1. Read LEARN MORE magazine

Take some time to read through your Learn More magazine. It’s filled with fun activities made just for you! There’s information all about what you may want to do when you grow up and how you can make sure you get there. You should have received a copy from your school. Or you can download a copy for K-2 or 3-5.

2. Read more books

Try and read as much as you can. Not only does reading get your imagination running, it also helps you learn new words and ideas! Get started by downloading a reading list here.

3. Learn all about college

College is a school you can go to after high school. It’s where you’ll learn how to do the job you want to do when you grow up. Ask your parents and teachers about where they went to college and what it was like. If you have older siblings or cousins in college, you could visit them on campus. Visit our college section to learn more.

4. Think about what you want to be when you grow up

Talk to your parents and teachers about what you are interested in and what you like to do. You can also ask your parents, aunts, uncles and neighbors about their careers — what they do at work and how they got their jobs. Visit our career section to learn more.

5. Talk to your parents about money

Start saving for college now! Talk to your parents about opening an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plan. It only takes $10 to get started, and your account grows, free of taxes. Your parents will love that part! Get started at CollegeChoiceDirect.com.

CAREER

Planning your path

STEP

1

Find what career might be the perfect fit for you.

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COLLEGE

Preparing, applying and transferring

STEP

2

Discover where you can go to get the degree you want.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

COST

Financial aid and saving

STEP

3

Figure out how you can pay for it all.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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