Answer each of these questions in a few words.

These are your own thoughts: There are no right or wrong answers. Share them with your college counselor and parents as you begin to think about college.

  • What do you think of when you hear the word “college”?
  • Who do you know who goes to or has been to college? Where?
  • Why do you think students continue on to college after high school?
  • What jobs do you think require a college education?
  • What colleges do you know about? How do you know about these colleges?
  • What other things do you think that you can do in college besides study and take classes?
  • Why do you want to go to college?

Adapted from Addressing the Needs of First-Generation, College-Bound Students: A Comprehensive 5th–12th Grade Approach by Joshua Cabral.