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2 College Planning Congrats! Class of 2012

3 Degree vs. No Degree Average lifetime earnings for a college graduate is over $1 million higher than for someone with a high school diploma.

4 Salary Rates Level of EducationAverage earnings Less than high school diploma$27,800 High school graduate$39,700 Some college, no degree$45,600 Associate degree$47,300 Bachelor’s degree$68,200 Master’s degree$81,500 Doctoral$99,900 Professional degree$106,800

5 Type of Degrees Associates – 2yrs. (community college) Bachelors – 4yrs. (university) Masters – 2 yrs. (university) Doctorates – varies (university)

6  Know the minimum requirements  check the web sites and college handbooks  look for minimum course requirements  look for average SAT/ACT scores  Apply Early  If you need counselor recommendation, give us TWO weeks  Know the scholarship application deadlines for each school  Make sure your application is complete with transcripts, application and test scores College Entrance and Applications

7 One of the following: –Top 25% in class rank –3.0 un-weighted GPA in core competencies –SAT 1040 –ACT 22 In State College Admission Requirements Core Competencies: 4yrs. English 4yrs. Math – algebra, geometry, algebra 3-4, + 1 yr. beyond alg. 3-4 3yrs. Lab Science 2yrs. Social Science 2yrs. Foreign Language – same lang. 1yr. Fine Art Admissions decisions for students that don’t meet the stated requirements are made on a case by case basis at each university.

8 Tuition, Fees and Other Costs In-State University $658 per credit hour Tuition $9,720 -Books $800-$1,300 Dorms- $5,000 to $7,000 Community College $76 per credit hour Tuition $1,820 Books $800-$1,300

9 Out of State Tuition Per Year Pepperdine $36,650 Stanford $36,360 UCLA $29,682 Harvard $35,568 University of Colorado $14,000 Notre Dame $53,240

10 Western Undergraduate Exchange Program Alaska Arizona California Colorado Hawaii Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico North Dakota Oregon South Dakota Utah Washington Wyoming

11 WUE Hawai’I State Resident $6,768 WUE $10,152 Non-Hawai’i Resident $18,816

12 Other Postsecondary Sectors Collins College 18 months Visual Comm. $30,450 ITT Technical Institute 48 months Game Design $62,460 Arizona Automotive Institute 10 months Automotive $13,895 Carsten Institute 1600 hrs Cosmetology $12,700

13 AZ University Admission and Registration Process - 2 Steps Complete Admission Application –Starting in August/September (, or –Send SAT or ACT Scores and Official Transcripts for high school and community college –Application fee $50.00 Attend Freshman Orientation to register for College Classes - ASU mid-march -U of A June -NAU mid-march

14 Community College Admission Process – 3 easy steps Complete Admission Form – Take the ASSET test at your institution (no SAT or ACT required) Make an appointment with an academic advisor at your institution.

15 Send scores to all the schools you are interested. Check with out-of-state schools that may require SAT II on-line registration check registration deadlines SAT/ ACT

16 What is a Credit? 1 credit = 1 hour in class per week 12 credits = full-time student 6 credits = part-time Most college classes are 3 credits

17 Typical College Schedule MonTueWedThurFri Eng 101 8:40 to 9:30 AM Eng 101 8:40 to 9:30 AM Eng 101 8:40 to 9:30 AM Psy 101 9:40 to 10:30 AM MAT 106 9:00 to 10:15 AM Psy 101 9:40 to 10:30 AM MAT 106 9:00 to 10:15 Psy 101 9:40 to 10:30 AM HIS 103 10:30 to 11:45 AM HIS 103 10:30 to 11:45 AM

18 In-State College Night –September 26, 2011 –6:30 - 8:30 PM –Mountain Pointe Auditorium

19 Greater Phoenix National College Fair –Phoenix Civic Plaza Sunday, Oct. 2 11:00 AM-3:00 PM Out-of-State College Information

20 COLLEGE VISITS  Many colleges visit the MdN campus.  In-state schools visit quarterly  Out-of-state schools visit throughout the year.  Students must sign-up in the counseling office or LRTC  Visits listed on calendar found on MdN Guidance website

21 Helen Pina –Records in the front office sends all official transcripts. All official transcripts must be requested by the student from Helen Pina in the front office. Please provide an addressed, stamped envelope. Transcripts

22 Student/Athletes – NCAA Clearinghouse Make an appointment with Mr. Miller to start the NCAA Clearing House process. To participate in college athletics, students must meet NCAA eligibility requirements.

23 Scholarships

24 Is it worth the effort? For a $1,000 Scholarship… If you spent, 10 hours of research & completing applications = $100 per hour

25 Still not convinced? If you made $8 an hour, you would have to work 125 hours to = $1000

26 Where to Research Scholarships MdN website (Scholarship link on right side of page) Academic Department’s website at any college or university Google Search

27 What is the eligibility criteria? GPA Ethnicity Gender Volunteer history First to attend college Field of interest Political party Religion Parent’s profession Willingness to work in economically depressed areas

28 Application Core Components Scholarship Application Personal Statement Letters of recommendation (2 minimum) Academic Transcript Resume Activity List, SAT/ACT scores, FAFSA

29 Personal Statement Personal and family background Education and career goals Personal interests, achievements, extracurricular activities, work experience, community service involvement Your financial need

30 Letters of Recommendation Best Practices Be proactive, ask Early! Inform them of your deadline Send them an email at least two days before you pick up Give them a resume, personal statement, and transcript

31 Do’s & Don’ts of Scholarships Do Apply, Apply, Apply often and early! Do use multiple sources for finding scholarships Do search locally Do follow instructions carefully

32 Don’t Never pay to apply for a scholarship! Don’t waste your money on scholarship search services that promise to help you tap into vast amount of unclaimed financial aid funds. There are many web sites that provide the same information for FREE.

33 University Scholarship Programs President Barack Obama Scholars Program – $60,000 or less U of A Assurance Program - $42,400

34 MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS –When applying to Arizona universities, you are automatically considered for a merit scholarship IF you have taken the SAT/ACT –APPLY early to find out results and have first priority with dorm rooms!

35 “A’s” or “B’s” in the 16 required core classes (“C’s” can be ignored with extra classes or good AP scores in the same subject.) AND 3.5 cumulative GPA in courses used above AND Exceed AIMS in all subjects OR Exceed in 2 areas of AIMS and get “3’s” on 2 AP tests ABOR High Honors Waiver

36 Financial Aid 101 What you need to know

37 Financial Aid Crash Course: The Types of Federal Aid Grants – do not have to be paid back! Loans – borrowed money that you must repay Work-study – work on campus

38 Timeline for (FAFSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid Priority filing date February 15 th  FAFSA application on the web

39 Scholarships to look for Tempe Diablos Scholarship -Top 50% of class, be a resident of Tempe, plan to attend ASU or any Maricopa Community College Tempe IDA Scholarship -Top 50% of class, must be a resident of Tempe, any institution, Amount $1,000

40 More Scholarships Jenny Norton-Bob Ramsey Scholarship -Minimum 2.0 GPA, plan to attend any institution, Amount $1,000 Arizona Private Schools Assoc. Scholarship -Attend any vocational school, Amount $1,000

41 MdN Scholarships MdN Chris Massey Memorial Scholarship -Minimum 2.5 GPA, any institution, preference to education majors, Amount $1,000 Tempe Dollars for Scholars Scholarship -GPA varies, Amount $1,000 and up

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