College & Career Planning
Note: many of the links on this page will take you off the NCS website.
Washington Career Bridge
Explore Careers, View Job Trends, Find Education, Pay for School
Apply to Multiple Colleges at One Time
Washington State College Beginner Series
State College Guide - https://www.collegechoice.
FAFSA Fundamentals - https://www.collegechoice.
Application Essay Essentials - https://www.collegechoice.
Various Scholarships & Assistance
2020 Porch Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships: Level up your education with a $2,000 scholarship from Porch.
Smarter Scholarship Matches
Whether you're looking for a scholarship or looking to provide one, theWashBoard.org makes it simple. We connect students with relevant scholarships in one stop-saving everyone time and making sure scholarships don't go unused. Click here for more information.
Fastweb - College Scholarships & Grants
More Scholarship options
Enrollment is open for GET, Washington's Guaranteed Education Tuition Program. GET provides a "safe and guaranteed way to help a child achieve that dream" of attending college.
GET has had over 120,000 accounts opened, and nearly 20,000 students have already used their accounts to attend colleges nationwide.
The most important features of GET are:
- It's GUARANTEED to increase in value.
- Plans are flexible and affordable.
- It offers tax-free growth and withdrawals.
- You can use GET at colleges, universities and technical schools anywhere in the country.
Click here to visit the GET website for more information.
SAT, PSAT, ACT
To view and register for upcoming SAT test dates: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register
SAT study guide: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test/study-guide-students
*It is highly recommended that students study and prepare for the exam so they have an idea of what to expect.*
Some students may choose to take the ACT over the SAT.
Here is an article that discusses reasons for the test and deciding which one is right for you:
To view and register for upcoming ACT test dates: https://www.act.org/
Information on reasons to take the PSAT: https://www.collegedata.com/en/prepare-and-apply/strengthen-your-chances/psat-sat-act-oh-my/reasons-to-take-the-PSAT/