South Medford High School College & Post High School
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
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
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
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
CIS (Career Information System) http://oregoncis.uoregon.edu/webcis Username: panthers Password: smhs
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) A test which matches your aptitudes with your interests.
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
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
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)
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)
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)
Out-of-state Opportunities Over 4,000 colleges & universities nationwide Requirements vary greatly; check each school’s requirements Requirements may change annually
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.
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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
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
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)
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.
FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid U.S. Department of Education www.fafsa.ed.gov 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
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)
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
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