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Resources for Preparing for College

The New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance has developed in-depth resources to help students prepare for college. In addition to our own guides, we offer a range of resources to help reach your academic goals. You’ll also find information on two-year and four-year college options, as well as study guides to prepare for entrance exams.

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New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance Toolkits

Flyers, bulletin boards, and resources featuring different themes for GEAR UP students to explore month by month. Themes include study tips, skill development, social connections, college scholarships, and more. Get the resources you need.

Study New Hampshire

Study New Hampshire is a vital resource for students looking for the best places to attend college. It offers information on New Hampshire college and university options, academic and athletic programs, tuition assistance, and more. Visit Study New Hampshire.

GEAR UP Navigate Book

A guide for juniors and seniors as they navigate their next steps after high school graduation. Information covers applying to a four-year, two-year, or technical school; accessing financial aid; and entering the workforce or military service. Read the Navigate Book.

GEAR UP Compass Book

A guide for middle school students as they look toward high school in the Manchester School District. Read the Compass Book.

GEAR UP College Tips

Top 10 tips for students interested in college, along with FAQs on finding and applying for college. Top 10 Tips for the College Applicant.

Career Awareness & Exploration

A website created by GEAR UP Manchester to help educators and students explore career options. Students learn to research career pathways based on their values and interests, including setting and achieving goals. Lesson plans also include guidance on academic...

New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance Newsletter

The newsletter of the New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance. The newsletter offers information on GEAR UP programs and events, news, scholarships, grants, trending topics, and more. Winter 2022 (English) (Spanish) Fall 2021 Spring 2021


A hub for students to search and apply for college scholarships. Students complete a profile to get matched with scholarships based on their accomplishments, interests, and unique traits. Search and apply for scholarships.

Khan Academy

Self-guided tutoring and self-help videos that students can use if they need help on a particular academic topic. Get help from Khan Academy.

ACT Prep

Study guides, flashcards, and practice tests to help students prepare for the ACT college entrance exams. Explore ACT

SAT Prep

Study guides, strategies, skills, and practice tests to help students prepare for the SAT college entrance exams. Explore SAT prep.

Naviance by PowerSchool

An online platform that helps students reach their goals by developing skills critical for college, career, and life. Visit Naviance.

New Hampshire Scholars

A community-based program that encourages students to take a more rigorous core course of study in high school. Coursework is designed to support transition to the college or vocational training necessary to enter today’s job market. Visit New Hampshire Scholars.