Info and resources for educators to help students and families with preparing, applying, paying and going to college.
There are countless websites and resources about going to college - it's hard to know where to begin. Oregon Goes To College is a great place to start! We focus on the basics of information about college with Oregon-specific resources and examples whenever possible.
We provide resources and training to schools and community-based organizations to host three major events to help seniors apply, pay and go to college: College Application Week, College Cash Campaign and Decision Day.
The Oregon GEAR UP website has even more resources for educators who are interested in creating a college-going culture at their school, including toolkits, publications, staff professional development, and a searchable database of research and resources. Sign up for the weekly newsletter to stay connected!
Free College Planning Curriculum
- Believing the College Dream & Realizing the College Dream: Curricula to inspire and motivate middle and high school students towards a college degree from ECMC. See how it aligns with the It's A Plan checklists.
- Career and College Readiness Lessons: Help students in grades 6-12 plan for their future with lessons from C3.
- CollegeEd®: A standards-based college planning and career exploration program for middle and high school students from the College Board. See how it aligns with the It's A Plan checklists.
- Step by Step: College awareness and planning curricula for students and families from elementary school through high school from NACAC. See how it aligns with the It's A Plan checklists.
- ECMC: Order or download the Opportunities workbook as well as one-page handouts.
- Federal Student Aid: Download brochures and fact sheets related to preparing and paying for college.
- Oregon GEAR UP: Download handouts, posters, and newsletters for students and families.
- OSAC: Order or download posters and brochures related OSAC programs and financial aid opportunities.
- State of Oregon Employment Department: Order or download the Oregon Careers publication as well as posters and brochures.
College & Career Fairs
- Careers in Gear, Medford
- Hatfield Marine Science Center Career Day, Newport
- MedQuest Health Career Choices Camp, La Grande
- NACAC & PNACAC College Fairs, Ashland, Eugene, Portland, Redmond, Roseburg
- Salem Area Chamber of Commerce College and Career Fair, Salem
- Northwest Youth Careers Expo, Portland
- Women in Trades Career Fair, Portland
- WOU Criminal Justice Careers Day, Monmouth