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2 South Medford High School College & Post High School

3 Why go on after high school?  More career options  Develop critical thinking skills  Expand knowledge & skill base  Growth in personal relationships & professional life  Improved job security  Greater income potential


5 What are my options? Vocational, technical and private career schools Out-of-state community colleges, 4-year colleges, and universities Oregon public 4-year public colleges and universities Oregon private 4-year colleges Oregon community colleges

6 Degree Types  Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS)  4 years at a college/university/institute  2 years of general education requirements  2 years of classes relating to your major  Associates of Arts (AA)  2 years at a community college  Can be applied to a 4 year degree

7 Degree Types  Vocational Certificates  Special training through community colleges  Auto Specialist, Diesel Specialist, Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, Criminal Justice, Computer Software, Fire Science, Electronics, Accounting, Nursing Assistant and more

8 CIS (Career Information System) Username: panthers Password: smhs

9 Career Information System

10 ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) A test which matches your aptitudes with your interests.

11 2 Year Colleges 17 Oregon Two Year Colleges Blue Mountain, Central Oregon, Chemeketa, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia Gorge, Klamath, Lane, Linn-Benton, Mt. Hood, Oregon Coast, Portland, Rogue, Southwestern, Tillamook Bay, Treasure Valley, Umpqua

12 Oregon Community Colleges

13 2 Year Colleges  Costs (approximate)  $3,000 tuition + $500 books/supplies  Allow for room and board expenses if necessary  Requirements  18 or high school graduate  Placement test  Programs offered  2 year degree Associates of Arts (AA)  Transfer programs  Vocational certificates

14 Oregon University System 8 Oregon public 4 year colleges Southern Oregon University (Ashland) Oregon Institute of Technology (Klamath Falls) University of Oregon (Eugene) Oregon State University (Corvallis) Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland) Portland State University (Portland) Western Oregon University (Monmouth) Eastern Oregon University (La Grande)

15 Oregon University System Schools

16 Oregon University System  Costs (approximate)  $6,000 tuition + $7,000 room/board + $1,500 books/supplies  Total approximate cost would be $14,000-$16,000  Requirements  Approximately a 3.0 GPA 4 years English, 3 years social science, 3 years math, 2 years science, 2 years foreign language  SAT I Programs offered  Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS)  Masters degree  Doctorate degree (some)

17 Private Colleges/Universities  18 private colleges in Oregon  Costs (approximate)  $30,000-$35,000 per year  Requirements  GPA 3.0+ Same curriculum requirements – honors and AP courses expected with advanced level electives  SAT I or ACT Programs offered  Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science  Graduate degrees (some)

18 Out-of-state Opportunities  Over 4,000 colleges & universities nationwide  Requirements vary greatly; check each school’s requirements  Requirements may change annually

19 Military Academies and Military Service  Academies (by recommendation or special acceptance only)  Air Force Academy  Naval Academy  West Point  U.S. Coast Guard Academy  Collegiate Opportunities  ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Candidate)  Military Service  Army  Navy  Air Force  Marines If you are interested…contact the local recruiter, use the Internet, sign up for the ASVAB.

20 CollegeBoard – connect to college success Your Test Headquarters Go to Find test dates, locations, register and pay fee online!

21 Getting into College (PSAT, SAT I, ACT, SAT II)  PSAT  Practice for SAT I  National Merit Scholar  SAT I (reasoning test)  Required  Measures English, math, and writing skills  ACT  Can be taken instead of SAT I  Measures math, English, science, reading and writing

22 Getting into College (PSAT, SAT I, ACT, SAT II)  SAT II (subject tests)  Required by U.C. schools (UCLA, UCSB, etc.)  May also be required by some private colleges  Check admission requirements  Scores  Distributed in approximately 6-8 weeks Plan accordingly if required by a certain date

23 How to Apply for College  Select colleges  Choose 6 1-2 long shots 2 very desirables 2 probables  Request applications (typically online)  Check admission requirements, application deadlines  Start writing practice admission essays NOW  Start arranging letters of recommendation (2 week notice required)

24 Students can afford college!  Financial aid & scholarships may cover a large part of the COA for the students’ school of choice.  Community colleges offer substantial savings on tuition.  Private colleges may provide enough grant and scholarship money to make the cost of attendance equal to or less than the cost of a public institution.

25 FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid U.S. Department of Education You must complete and submit a FAFSA to apply for federal student aid and apply for most state and college aid. Complete and submit as soon after January 1 st as possible, but before March 1st December 3 at 7pm South Medford High School

26 Money for College  Student Loans  Money borrowed that has to be paid back  Generally with low interest  Work Study  College provides jobs for students  Good way to work and pay for education  Scholarships  Money given by organizations  Does not have to be paid back  Grants  Money given through the federal government  Does not have to be paid back  Based on financial need, first come first served (FAFSA)

27 Scholarships  National scholarships  Announced in Senior English classes and on student daily announcements  Applications available in Student Services  Find information on scholarship lists  Use CIS Scholarship Search  Local scholarships  Applications available in Student Services April 1 and due around April 15

28 Questions?  Arlene Louis, Scholarship Director  Bettina Burns, ASPIRE Coordinator  Riah Safady, TRiO Coordinator  See any of these individuals for scholarship/financial aid/post high school planning

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