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Your Path to College

You've decided you want to go to college. Congratulations! You have taken an important first step in shaping your future.

Now, how are you going to get there?

Whether you are a first-generation college student, just starting middle school, or in the thick of your high school career, we're here to help!

  • Read through our "What You Can Do Now" section to make sure you are taking advantage of all available opportunities to get yourself ready for college. Don't miss our year-by-year checklists, which will help you figure out what steps to take each year as you prepare for college. And be check out our Way2GoMaryland poster, which can help you stay on track to go to college.

  • Get our thoughts on what colleges are looking for in college applications.

  • Let us help you explore the unique opportunities that are available at universities within the University System of Maryland.

  • Check out our resources on financial aid and how to apply for it.

  • Attend our signature Way2GoMaryland events, where you can meet admissions and financial aid representatives from 11 of USM's member universities.

  • Contact us directly if you have questions about your path to college. Again, we're here to help you!

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