College campus visits are one way of encouraging students to see themselves as college students. Therefore, Oregon GEAR UP held a series of workshops designed to help colleges design developmentally-appropriate college visits for younger students.
From understanding the student loan process to managing a budget, learning about personal finance is critical for future college students. Schools can help students by incorporating financial education into the curriculum and requiring more math classes.
Exploring careers helps students understand the relevance and importance of both their school coursework and postsecondary education. GEAR UP schools help students examine options in a variety of ways.