April 8, 2010 | Adam Sorensen | 74 Comments Congratulations! You’re one step closer to a college education. Now that you’ve filled out our form, we’d like to talk to you about choosing the best school for you. There are many things to consider when planning for your education. What do you want to do after graduation? What are your interests? What are your passions? What are your talents? The more you know about what you want to do and how you want to accomplish it, the easier it will be to choose a school and program for you. Make sure you can answer the following questions before your conversation with a representative: Do you have a high school diploma or GED? What year did you earn your degree? What college degree are you interested in? (i.e. Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate) What area of study interests you? When would you like to start classes? Do you have a computer and internet access in your home? What is motivating you to get a college degree? What do you want to accomplish with a college degree? Why do you want to go to an online university? Have you already looked into other universities? Which ones? Do you need a school that offers financial aid? Are you in default for financial aid? Once we have this information from you, we can recommend schools to you that fit your preferences. We will then get in contact with those schools and have their counselors contact you. Enrollment The next step after speaking with a school counselor is the actual enrollment process. Â In order to complete the enrollment process, you will need access to several pieces of information. Listed below are the necessary forms and how to access them: Last year’s tax information If you filed your own taxes, you should have a file on your computer of your tax information. If you had a service file your taxes (ex. H&R Block) you can call them and get your tax information. Your high school diploma To get a copy of your high school diploma, call your high school and speak with someone in the records department. It can take up to a few weeks to get the copy of your high school diploma. A recent FAFSA form (filled out within the last year) If you have not filled out a FAFSA form, our education advisors can help you fill out your online FAFSA form. Your unofficial transcript What’s this? Â Your unofficial transcript is essentially a copy of all your past report cards. It shows the courses you’ve enrolled in, the grade you received, your semester GPA and cumulative GPA. Contact your school’s registrar’s office to get a copy of your unofficial transcript.