Post-Secondary Planning

Choosing what to do after high school can be a daunting task. If you’re thinking about going to college after graduation, it is useful to compare and contrast the different schools and programs that are available to you! One helpful tool is the College Comparison Spreadsheet. This will help you keep track of all the options that are available to you! If you are planning on applying to scholarships, use the “scholarships” tab to help you keep track of deadlines and application requirements.

The Fair Opportunity Project (FOP) provides information on planning for your post-secondary goals.

Check out their guide The FOP’s Guide responds to feedback from the 200 rural high school counselors and numerous students that used the guide, with overwhelmingly positive results.

The guide includes lots of fantastic resources – including free SAT prep platforms, scholarship websites, and essays that worked – in one location.

Helena High School also has a post-secondary planning guide!

If you have an idea of what you want to do when your time at Helena High School is over, we can guide you through putting together a 4-year plan that will help you reach your goals. If you’re unsure about what comes next, we can help you figure that out too. This booklet is a great resource, but it’s not your only one. Make an appointment to work with your counselor on the best way to achieve your goals!


Every year the Montana Post Secondary Education Opportunities Council creates a great, quick-reference resource with information on all of the colleges and universities in Montana. Take a look at this guide and see what new things are happening on Montana campuses!

Thinking about going to school for nursing?

Check out this guide to see what nursing career might be a good fit for you.

Check out these College Major Search Engines:

Not sure what major you want to pursue in college? These websites are a great way to familiarize yourself with different programs:


Sort by school type, location, tuition amount, major, financial aid rate, and more to find a good fit for you: