Vote for Ready Set Grad

written by Susie on April 13, 2014

A large number of students in Washington state are currently unprepared for college. Others see college as out of reach or far too expensive. Many don’t realize that Washington state provides significant assistance and resources that make higher education accessible and affordable.

My company, GMMB, worked with the Washington Student Achievement Council to design and develop a responsive website,, to help middle and high school students, and their parents and teachers, better understand the steps they need to take to get into and afford college.

Ready Set Grad provides grade-by-grade timelines so students can plan their classes and extracurricular activities, discover college-planning events, connect with mentors, and learn how to get into, pay for, and complete college. Interactive checklists can be emailed so students can come back and update information as it changes.


Content scrolls horizontally and vertically across the page. Red dots float along the page and expand when clicked — providing access to real-time information on Twitter or Facebook, and allowing students to sign up for grade-specific email content and text message alerts.

The Ready Set Grad website was recently nominated for a Webby Award in the “Education Website” category. We have some tough competition! Well-known websites like TED-Ed and Coursera were also nominated.

If you are feeling generous, head over and give Ready Set Grad a vote. Thanks!

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