Find Your Direction

Are you headed to college? Workforce-bound? Not sure yet? No matter what your path looks like, the first step is to explore your options.

I'm figuring out what comes next

Plenty of students (and a lot of adults!) don’t know what they want to be when they grow up. That’s perfectly okay! The important thing is that you’re thinking about it. We’re here to help you find your way.

Uncover your interests

Figuring out what you’re interested in – and what you’re good at – is your first step. Then you can learn about related career options and find out what education and training you’ll need. Discover how to dig into your interests and chart your course.

Uncover your interests

I'm exploring my options

There are many paths that don’t include four-year college. An apprenticeship, vocational training, enlisting in the military, going straight to work, or planning a gap year are just a few options.

Consider other pathways

Whatever your destination looks like, we’ll help you get there. Internships, apprenticeships, and vocational programs are just a few ways to get the experience and education you may need. Learn more and find out if an alternative to college is right for you.

Explore other pathways

I'm thinking about college

College can open many doors. Colleges and universities can provide you with specialized knowledge and training and broaden your mind and worldview. It can improve your future career prospects and financial security, and much more. But there’s a lot to think about, and we can help.

Understand the college process

There are many types of colleges, programs, degrees, and ways to attend school. You might even be able to earn college credits while you’re still in high school. Learn about the options and consider which might work best for you.

Learn about college options

I might go back to school

If you’ve started college before, you probably already know a lot about the process. But returning after a break can be challenging. Is it worth it? Will your old credits count? Should you go back to the same school or try a new one? We’ll help you navigate the process.

Return to school

Sometimes it’s necessary to take a break from school. There’s a lot to think about when you’re ready to resume. Find out more about things to consider and steps to take.

Return to school

I'm looking for more resources

Granite Edvance offers lots of opportunities to learn more and get support as you discover the direction that’s right for you. Our Library offers webinars, videos, PDF guides, and more. We cover topics you care about, like college and career planning, the application process, and financial aid.

Knowledge is power

Ready to explore our collection of webinars, videos, PDFs, and more? Dive in!

Check out the library

I want to connect in real time

Granite Edvance offers year-round opportunities to learn, connect, and get support. Our counselors, who are experts in their field, host monthly webinars on career and college planning and financial aid. We also offer annual in-person events, including Destination College and College Prep Series.

Join a Granite Edvance event

Find out about live in-person and virtual events, and sign up now!

Learn about upcoming events


Did you know that Granite Edvance offers the “ApplyNH” program to help New Hampshire students apply to college? At participating high schools, seniors have the chance to submit applications on a designated school day. Volunteers help students complete their applications, and application fees are waived by in-state colleges and universities. Find out more about ApplyNH and if your school participates.

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