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College and Career Planning

College and Career Planning Information Page



College Search


Freshman/Sophomore College Calendar                 Junior/Senior College Calendar

College Board                           College Raptor                        Affordable Online Colleges 

         ICAN - Explore Colleges              ICAN - Types of Colleges               Find Your Major Tool

College Fairshow to prepare for a college fair and what to do. Complete this PowerPoint and earn money through RaiseMe.




Scholarship Search


For a full list of local scholarships at the CPU Counseling Office CLICK HERE or HERE for scholarships currently available

For other scholarships through the CPU Counseling Office CLICK HERE

Paying for College

State Scholarships, Grants, and Aid

ICAN - Scholarships and Grants          ICAN Scholarships       QuestBridge      Unigo

Going Merry   Fast Web           Scholarship Monkey        Cappex      Niche


Career OneStop     College Greenlight            Scholar Snapp      






Career Search


Job Shadow and Internships - Sign up for job shadows/internships through Kirkwood WorkPlace Learning Connection 

Career Coach - Free interest inventory provided by Kirkwood 

ACT Profiler - Interest inventory to match your interests to careers. You will need to create a free account 

Interest AssessmentInterest assessment provided by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education that matches your interests to careers and career clusters

My Next Move Interest Assessmenttake a career interest survey through O'NET and search the careers that match your interests

Explore Careers - Eastern Iowa has many companies that supply jobs in diverse sectors such as Manufacturing, ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering), Health Care, Transportation, Business Services, and Information Technology. Explore careers in these sectors as well as take interest profile assessments. 

Future Ready Iowa Search careers in Iowa, take a quick or long career assessment and browse careers based on your interests

O'NET - Search and browse thousands of occupations 

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Look up thousands of careers and learn about education requirements, earnings, and outlook 

Iowa registered Apprenticeship - Learn about apprenticeships in Iowa 

ICR Future ICR Iowa career-connected learning hub for Iowa City-Cedar Rapids. Learn about careers in different career clusters and their outlook in the Cedar Rapids area.

Explore Manufacturing Explore different careers in the area of manufacturing as well as take interest profile assessments.

Explore ACE -  Explore different careers in the area of architecture, construction, and engineering as well as take interest profile assessments.

Explore Healthcare -  Explore different careers in the healthcare field as well as take interest profile assesments.

Municipal Utilities Careers -  Information from the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) about the various careers in municipal utilities along with education and training required.

Earn As You LearnExplore careers in building trades

College and Career Planning Guide

ICAN Virtual PresentationsThis short videos are a great resource to get tips on high school, career, and college information


Web Resources


RAI Calculator - Calculate your Regent Admissions Index (RAI) for University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and University of Northern Iowa 

RAI Core Course List - List of RAI approved courses offered at CPU 

FAFSA ID- FSA ID website. This ID is required for all students and their parent filling out the FAFSA

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website 

FAFSAForecaster - Calculate your FAFSA expected contribution (EFC) prior to submitting your FAFSA 

College Financial Aid Calculator  - Calculate the cost of college 

Common App

NCAA Eligibility Center Information

NCAA Eligibility Center website

NJCAA Website - National Junior College Athletic Association 

PLAYNAIA Eligibility Website

Military Website

March2Success - free service provided by the military. Offers information on college preparation and admissions. Must create a free account to access.



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