Post Secondary Options
Life After Lincoln
Applying for College
Interested in applying for a four-year college or university? Check out the Lincoln “Applying to College” webpage for lots of great information about the process.
Seattle Promise and 2-Year College Applications
- Seattle Promise | Visit Seattle Promise
- All Seniors should complete application for free 2 years at North, Central or South Seattle Colleges.
Seattle Promise is a program offered to all Seattle Public School Graduates who wish to attend one of the local Seattle colleges, North, Central, or South. The program provides the first two years (or up to 90 credits) of tuition, additional financial support for books, transportation, housing, etc. to those with financial need, and personal guidance to succeed in college. All Seattle public high school graduates are eligible regardless of grade point average (GPA), income, or country of birth. The Seattle Promise program provides financial support and ongoing college and career guidance for students to attend one of three Seattle Colleges. All graduating seniors are encouraged to apply.
LHS Contact: Francisco Ramos, Seattle Colleges at Francisco.Ramos@seattlecolleges.edu or book an appointment with him on the Lynx Counseling Crew Schoology page under Career & College supports.
Technical/Trade School or Program
Whether transferring to a university, training for a career or getting the basics, Washington state community & technical colleges have classes, programs and majors for you. Visit the Wa State Community and Technical Colleges website for more information about community and technical colleges and programs of study.
Students may use Seattle Promise funds to attend Seattle Central and South Seattle’s trade schools. See Mr. Ramos for more information and to get started.
Apprenticeships a system of education & training using a planned, closely supervised combination of hands-on, on-the-job training, and academic classroom-style education.
- Seattle City Light Apprenticeship program– training for a variety of craft positions in the electrical utility industry. Visit the Seattle City Light website for more details.
- ANEW -Offers high-quality, pre-apprenticeship training programs that help individuals obtain careers in construction trades. Visit the ANEW website for more information.
- YEAR UP – One-year training program offers real access to today’s best companies and a proven path to career success. Visit the YearUp site for more details.
- Job Corps – Offers free education and vocational training to young men & women ages 16 to 24. Visit the Job Corps website for more information.
Study Abroad-Gap Year-Military
Applying for University Abroad? Here’s some helpful links
Gap Year Opportunities. A gap year is typically a year break before college during which students engage in various educational & developmental activities such as travel or work.
Visit the Go Overseas site at for more information and assistance and refer to the other options listed below as well.
- If you’re thinking of enlisting, start with some research
- It’s a big decision you’ll have important choices to make when you sign up
- As an active duty enlisted member, you’ll learn job specialty and do hands on work. You’ll sign a contract, usually for 4 years.
- The military has 5 branches: Airforce, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, & Navy. Each has it’s own focus, job specialties, base locations and more.