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Whether a student’s next steps after high school lead them to employment, enrollment, or enlistment leading to service – these tools below will help students explore their options. With the use of these college and career planning resources, students can take an aptitude test, learn about pathways and opportunities, develop a graduation plan, gain access to information regarding in-demand careers, and learn about employability skills that can prepare them to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s workforce.Information is available below on Indiana’s approved college and career planning resources, Indiana Career Explorer, Naviance, and Xello. Alternatively, schools can seek approval to utilize alternative college and career planning systems here. Learn more about this requirement here.

Indiana Career Explorer

Indiana Career Explorer is a free online career exploration and graduation planning tool provided by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. If you would like to onboard your school/school district, get started today by clicking here.

Indiana Career Explorer User Training Videos:

Indiana Career Explorer User Guides:

K-Grade 8

Grades 9-12



Naviance is a comprehensive college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) platform that helps middle and high school students discover their strengths, explore college and career interests, create actionable goals and find their best-fit path after high school.

School personnel have access to robust reporting and analytic insights that help measure student outcomes. They will have visibility to student activities and can easily facilitate the college application process through electronic document submission.


Xello is an engaging, online program that helps K-12 students transform their aspirations into personalized, actionable plans for college, career, and future success. It helps every student, regardless of background or ability, to identify their goals, create actionable plans, and build the skills and knowledge to succeed.

Based on extensive user and academic research, Xello follows a four-step model that helps students build self-knowledge, explore options, create a plan, and learn and reassess. Reports and dashboards deliver critical data at the district, school, and student level.

Xello aligns with the national American School Counselor Association Mindsets & Behaviors Standards for Student Success. The program provides digital, grade-appropriate, curriculum and activities and can be used as a ready-made tool to help meet district post-secondary readiness goals.

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