Latest edition of ‘Step Up to College’ guide now available, also on Facebook, Twitter

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

The latest edition of the annual Philadelphia college admissions guide Step Up to College has been released. The guide is free and published by Philadelphia Futures, an organization that helps prepare underrepresented youth for college.

New to this year’s guide is an added emphasis on what the demands of career, workplace, and today’s difficult job market mean for today’s college-bound student.

The guide also contains the usual advice on admissions, financial planning, and college research and visiting, but also provides tips and worksheets for students to identify their interests and potential careers.

Another handy aspect of the new edition is the ability for people to receive information about important dates and deadlines via Facebook, Twitter, and text alerts.