With all that has changed these last two years, college or job training is more important than ever. A college degree, certificate, apprenticeship, or other training beyond high school can lead to a good job and higher wages. It’s not too late to make a plan for more education after graduation.

You can go to college. Washington’s public community and technical colleges are open to anyone with a high school diploma or GED. Registration is open year-round, so it’s never too late to get started! Some four-year colleges are also still accepting applications for this fall.

You can get job training. Do you enjoy hands-on learning? Are you hoping to join the workforce somewhat soon? You may want to consider a technical college, career program, or apprenticeship.

Financial aid can help cover the costs. Completing a financial aid application gives you more options for the future. The Washington College Grant (WCG) gives more money to more people for more kinds of education, including public and private colleges, workforce and training programs, and approved apprenticeships. WCG is available year-round—if you meet the eligibility requirements, you have money waiting for you. Apply now for 2022-23!

There’s still time to make a plan for education or training after high school. Explore your options on the Washington Student Achievement Council website.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.