Free College Planning Materials


SOS provides free college planning materials relevant to each grade level for download. 

Elementary Activity Sheet

The Journey of Life: Where Will It Take You? - Activity sheet for elementary students to emphasize early college and career planning awareness.

Transitioning into Middle School

Transitioning into Middle School - Academic and social tips for elementary students on how to make a successful transition into middle school

Tips for Freshmen

Tips for High School - Academic and social tips for 8th and 9th grade students on how to make a successful transition into high school, plus a college planning timeline for grades 8-12

College Planning Tips for Sophomores

Tips for Sophomores - College planning tips for 10th grade students to assist with college and career goals

You're Hired!

You're Hired! - Preparation tips on how to ace a job interview

Career and Technical Education

Career & Technical Education - Overview of the nine aspects that are common to any business or industry



We recommend eCampusTours.com as an excellent resource for students, parents, and educators for college and career planning. You can download a copy of materials featuring content reprinted with permission from eCampusTours.com:

College Funding Guide

How to Get Money for College - Describes fundamental details of how to combine scholarships, grants, student loans, and other forms of financial aid; most appropriate for high school seniors needing detailed financial aid information, but can be used to expose younger students to general financial aid concepts

Junior/Senior Timeline

Junior/Senior Timeline - Includes general information about finding the right college, applying for scholarships, and a college planning checklist for juniors and seniors; most appropriate to create early awareness among high school sophomores and juniors, but may also help expose younger and older students to specific topics

eCamusTours Rack Card

eCampusTours Rack Card - Basic informational piece designed to encourage students and parents to use the wealth of college planning information and virtual tours available on eCampusTours.com; appropriate for students of any age, whether used for early awareness of college planning or for detailed college information for current high school and college students

eCampusTours Poster

eCampusTours Poster - Poster to display around your school to encourage students to use the wealth of college planning information and virtual tours available on eCampusTours.com; appropriate for students of any age, whether used for early awareness of college planning or for detailed college information for current high school and college students