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

2 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

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

4 What Do We Know About Colleges? College Costs MONEY

5 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 FAFSA 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.

6 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

7 How Do We Get a College to Notice Us? 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

8 How Else Do We Get a College to Notice Us? 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

9 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

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

11 Communication: What Can You Do NOW? ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF

12 Communication: What Can We Do NOW? Clean Up Your Communication: Clean Up Your 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 Your Teachers: Professionally Your Teachers: Advocate! When Absent, Ask for Work Advocate! 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

13 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

14 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

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

16 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

17 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

18 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!

19 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.

20 Jennifer Collins


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