Student Resources

College Corner - For Middle School Students

Let's Go To College!

Dear Middle School Students,

    It is NEVER too early to prepare for college. In fact, if you start preparing now you will be in much better shape to go to college by the time you are in high school! So what can you do now? Follow our steps to success below and you will be ready for the road to college!

Good Luck,

Cal-SOAP Staff


  1. Develop Good Study Habits
  2. READ

    You need to be able to read and write well in...

    • High school
    • College
    • Your Job
    • Your Life

    Reading does not have to be boring. There are so many different kinds of books on so many different topics. Here are some of our recommendations. Cal-SOAP Middle School Reading List.

  3. Explore Careers

    Take our career survey! What are your strengths? Career Survey

    Use this sheet to find out how your strengths translate into careers. Industry Sector Table

    Explore these career websites:


      Look for the Careers and Majors page. When you click on the career of your choice, scroll down to the "Make High School Count" heading to read what you can start doing now.


      Go to the Reality Check to see how much money you will be spending once you finish college. Find which jobs in your favorite industry will give you enough money to maintain your lifestyle!


      Oriented specifically for teens, learn about specific jobs, the steps to take to get the job, and the future outlook for the jobs.


      Great resource for exploring different industry sectors! When you get to this site, click on "Industry Sectors," select your sector, and click on "Sector Videos" to hear people talk about their different professions.


      Presents detailed information about jobs and explains in depth the nature of the work and necessary training and qualifications.

  4. Explore Colleges

    Explore Colleges at

    Tips to Helps You Research

  5. Other Websites