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College Entrance Tests ACT $33 (ACT plus Writing is $48.00) Register on line at www.actstudent.orgwww.actstudent.org English, Reading, Math and Science Reasoning. Writing is optional. NC Code is 364-180 No penalty for guessing
SAT Tests CCost is $47.00 PPrefer to register on line at www.collegeboard.com WWriting, Critical Reading and Math TThere is a penalty for guessing. Leave answer blank if you don’t know the answer. NNC Code is 364-180
What Colleges Look For High School Grades Difficulty of courses taken Class Rank ACT/SAT scores Extra-curricular activities Recommendations
Choosing a College Academic Program (4 year, 2 year) Public or Private Location Housing Cost – Financial Aid Activities, Athletics, Clubs Areas of Study – Course Offerings Graduation Rates/Job Placement Rates Check out the college website
College Visitations Call for appointment (Admissions, Financial Aid, tour) Excused from NC for 2 days (can not exceed the ten-day maximum and no visits during May). College Visit forms due three school days prior to visit. Wednesday, October 13 th – College & Career Day
Visiting the Campus Speak to Admissions and Financial Aid Tour – with college student, classes in session, if possible – return on your own Speak to faculty in the programs that interest you. Eat lunch Visit the dorms, computer facilities, read the newspaper, chat with students.
Questions to Ask Average number of students in a class? What academic programs is the college known for? Security of the campus? Health Clinic, Hospital nearby? Banks? Churches? How are roommates assigned? College Scholarships available? Financial Aid? Tutoring available?
College Applications Check on-line applications (sometimes there is no fee) Type applications (or print). Have someone proof read it Don’t leave blank spaces. Get applications in early….by Christmas! If you need recommendations – ask the person who is filling one out for you at least two weeks before it is due.
Scholarships Start Early! – It takes time, energy & persistence! Be aware of deadlines! Be organized and make copies! Be aware of scholarship scams! College Scholarships Local Scholarships