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1 Steps You Can Take Today to Prepare for College Tomorrow Jennifer Collins Accepted101.com

2 3 Misconceptions About College 1.The College Journey Starts a Childs Jr/Sr Year in High School. 2.Students Will Learn All They Need to Learn to Get Into College Through the Schools. 3.A Students First Day of College is the First Day of their College Freshman Year.

3 What is YOUR Dream College? Notre Dame Notre Dame Oklahoma Oklahoma USC USC LSU LSU Oklahoma State Oklahoma State UCLA UCLA Ohio State Ohio State Arizona State Arizona State Harvard Harvard UT UT Texas A&M Texas A&M Baylor Baylor UTSA UTSA Texas Tech Texas Tech Texas State Texas State TCU TCU St. Marys St. Marys U of Houston U of Houston

4 What is Your Dream College? GO TIGERS!!!

5 What Do We Know About Colleges? College Costs MONEY

6 Estimated Total Cost of Attendance (COA) UT: $24,266 - $25,658 ( ) UT: $24,266 - $25,658 ( ) Texas A&M: $20,886 ( ) Texas A&M: $20,886 ( ) https://financialaid.tamu.edu/Cost/COA_0Undergrad.aspx https://financialaid.tamu.edu/Cost/COA_0Undergrad.aspx https://financialaid.tamu.edu/Cost/COA_0Undergrad.aspx UTSA: $16,754-$22,799 ( ) UTSA: $16,754-$22,799 ( )

7 How Do We Get Money For College? Loans: Money You PAY For Loans: Money You PAY For Money You Borrow from an Institution (Bank) and Pay Back PLUS Interest Money You Borrow from an Institution (Bank) and Pay Back PLUS Interest Grants: FREE Money Grants: FREE Money Money Based on Financial Need Money Based on Financial Need from the Government FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid Scholarships: FREE Money Scholarships: FREE Money Money for a Skill from an Organization Money for a Skill from an Organization Grades, Activities, Behavior, Volunteering, Test Scores, etc. Grades, Activities, Behavior, Volunteering, Test Scores, etc.

8 How Do We Get a College to Notice Us? ACT ACT act.org act.org Covers 5 Timed Subject Areas Covers 5 Timed Subject Areas Math Math Science Science English English Social Science Social Science Writing (Optional) Writing (Optional) Fee: $35 ($50.50) Fee: $35 ($50.50) Nonrefundable Nonrefundable SAT SAT collegeboard.com Covers 3 Timed Subject Areas, 10 Sections Writing Math Reading 1 Unscored Section Fee: $50 Nonrefundable TEST SCORES

9 How to Build a Competitive College Profile Complete an Application Complete an Application Applications Cost Money Applications Cost Money UT: $75 UT: $75 Texas A&M: $50 Texas A&M: $50 UTSA: $40 UTSA: $40 Nonrefundable Nonrefundable You Do NOT Get Money Back if NOT Accepted You Do NOT Get Money Back if NOT Accepted Include Essay Writing Include Essay Writing Become a Strong Writer Become a Strong Writer

10 How to Build a Competitive College Profile Strong High School Schedule Strong High School Schedule Challenge Yourself! Challenge Yourself! Good Grades Good Grades Freshman Year Matters Freshman Year Matters UT-Austin Only Takes Top 8% UT-Austin Only Takes Top 8% School Involvement School Involvement Athletics, Activities, Clubs, Student Government Athletics, Activities, Clubs, Student Government Community Service Community Service

11 What Can We Be Doing NOW to Get Ready for College? Start Working on Becoming a Successful Student Start Working on Becoming a Successful Student

12 Whats at the CORE of Success? Communication Communication Organization Organization Reduction of Stress Reduction of Stress Education Education

13 Communication: What Can You Do NOW? Teach Your Children To ADVOCATE FOR THEMSELVES

14 Communication: What Can We Do NOW? Clean Up Their Communication: Clean Up Their Communication: Professional s and Text Messages Professional s and Text Messages Only Appropriate Information and Photos on Facebook Pages, Websites, Screen Savers, Ring Tones, etc. Only Appropriate Information and Photos on Facebook Pages, Websites, Screen Savers, Ring Tones, etc. Professionally Their Teachers: Professionally Their Teachers: When Absent, Ask for Work When Absent, Ask for Work Ask for Missing Assignments Ask for Missing Assignments Send Questions About What You Dont Understand Send Questions About What You Dont Understand Be Positive in the Classroom Be Positive in the Classroom Smile, Shake Hands, Volunteer, Nod Smile, Shake Hands, Volunteer, Nod

15 Organization Keep a Binder: Keep a Binder: Include a Divider for Each Class Include a Divider for Each Class Organize it Nightly/Weekly Organize it Nightly/Weekly Clean it Out Each Grading Period Clean it Out Each Grading Period Do the Shake Test Do the Shake Test Keep a Planner/Agenda: Keep a Planner/Agenda: Write Down ALL Assignments AND Activities Write Down ALL Assignments AND Activities Do Daily ABC Priorities Do Daily ABC Priorities Check Off When Completed Check Off When Completed

16 Organization: What Can You Do NOW? Create a List of ALL Assignments and Activities Create a List of ALL Assignments and Activities Label Using ABC Prioritization: Label Using ABC Prioritization: A = Must Do: Study for tomorrows test A = Must Do: Study for tomorrows test B = Should Do: Begin report due next week B = Should Do: Begin report due next week C = Could Do: Go to movies with friends C = Could Do: Go to movies with friends Number All As in the Order You Will Complete Them, Then Bs, Then Cs: Number All As in the Order You Will Complete Them, Then Bs, Then Cs: Complete Math Homework = A2 Complete Math Homework = A2 Study for tomorrows test = A1 Study for tomorrows test = A1 Soccer Practice = A3 Soccer Practice = A3

17 Reduction of Stress Nutrition Nutrition Open and Honest Open and Honest Sleep Sleep Exercise Exercise

18 Education = Workers 18 and over sporting bachelors degrees earn an average of $51,206 a year, while those with a high school diploma earn $27,915. Workers 18 and over sporting bachelors degrees earn an average of $51,206 a year, while those with a high school diploma earn $27,915. Workers with an advanced degree make an average of $74,602, and those without a high school diploma average $18,734. Workers with an advanced degree make an average of $74,602, and those without a high school diploma average $18, US Census Bureau

19 Education: What Can You Do NOW? Dos Dos Do Start Preparing for College Today by Researching and Visiting Different Colleges Do Start Preparing for College Today by Researching and Visiting Different Colleges Do Begin Developing the CORE Techniques Taught to You Today Do Begin Developing the CORE Techniques Taught to You Today Do Listen to Your Teachers Do Listen to Your Teachers

20 What Else Can You Do Now? Do Go to College Fairs Do Go to College Fairs Do Register for Challenging Classes in High School this Jan/Feb Do Register for Challenging Classes in High School this Jan/Feb Do Go to Tutoring if You Need Help Do Go to Tutoring if You Need Help Do Get Involved in Activities at Your School Do Get Involved in Activities at Your School Do Practice Good Habits: Study, Reading, Writing, Health Do Practice Good Habits: Study, Reading, Writing, Health Do Go After Your College Dream! Do Go After Your College Dream!

21 FREE Bonus Materials to Help You Get Started on the College Journey and FREE Bonus Materials to Help You Get Started on the College Journey and Develop Your CORE Skills. Develop Your CORE Skills.

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