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Preparing for Post-Secondary Education

Preparing for what you will do after high school is not easy. There are a lot of options and a lot of people telling you what they think you should do. Ultimately, you are an adult now and you get to decide what comes next. For many, it will be going on to achieve a college or technical degree.

To get started, here are a few reasons why college is the right choice for what comes next in your adult life:

  • Every bit of education you receive after high school increases the chances you will earn better pay.
  • The more education you receive, the more likely it is you will always have a job and a quality career path.
  • Post-secondary education is much more important for young adults now than it was for your parents’ generation.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available; take advantage of them and apply as soon as possible. LEARN MORE!
  • Depending upon the employer, other benefits may be available upon receiving a post-secondary education; i.e. medical insurance, paid time off, a retirement savings plan and possibly more.
  • Never stop learning. Education is a lifelong pursuit and something that no one can ever take away from you.

The information you will find here can be used as a central guide to resources available as you begin to make plans to further your education. The information you will find here is important, such as: how to apply for financial aid, links to post-secondary institutes in South Dakota, what to pack for college, guidance on choosing a career path and much more. Remember that if you need any help or feel lost in the process, your local community resource person can help you.