Pre-Test 1.What is a factor that determines if a student is admitted to a college? 2.What type of classes helps students get admitted to colleges of interest? 3.What types of experiences outside of school are of most interest to colleges?
Objectives Admissions Criteria Factors – How do colleges look at applications? – Do colleges want quality or a quantity of extracurricular activities? – What kind of student do colleges want? Update Postsecondary Plan
Review Last Lesson 1.One career cluster – Health Sciences 2.One of the fastest growing career clusters – Health Sciences 3.Average annual salary for a surgeon – $184,150
Admissions Criteria Factors Advanced Classes Participation ACT or SAT Test Scores GPA Volunteering Extracurricular Activities Work Experience Essay or Writing Sample Awards Interview
Description: Admissions Criteria Watch How do colleges look at your application? VideoHow do colleges look at your application? – Pay special attention to: What type of classes you should take Importance of extracurricular activities, inside and outside of school
How do colleges look at your application? Advanced classes Standardized Test Scores Extracurricular Activities Groups discuss – What can 8 th graders do to Have advanced classes on their high school transcript? Improve standardized test scores? Find good extracurricular activities?
Description: Admissions Criteria Watch Do colleges want quality or a quantity of activities? VideoDo colleges want quality or a quantity of activities? – Pay special attention to: The importance of doing activities that you enjoy
Do colleges want quality or a quantity of activities? Groups discuss – What types of extracurricular activities are you most interested in and why? Art Computers Math Club Music Politics Science Club Sports Student Council Theatre Writing Other
Description: Admissions Criteria Watch I realized colleges look for more than grades videoI realized colleges look for more than grades – Pay special attention to: The important role staying involved in track played in being accepted into college – Question: What are the ways you can show involvement and activity to colleges?
Colleges are Interested in Your Volunteering Volunteer involvement is highly valued by colleges Groups discuss – What types of volunteer experiences are you most interested in and why? When will you volunteer? Community Events Volunteer Fundraising Volunteer Homeless Shelter Volunteer Public Park Volunteer Retirement Home Volunteer Summer Camp Volunteer Tutor for Younger Students Volunteer Other
Types of Activities and Strengths Work individually Write strengths that you will possess by the end of high school that will make you a desirable applicant at your colleges of interest. – Possible activities and strengths: – Advanced Courses - Art – Computers - High GPA – Math - Music – Science - Sports – Standardized Test Scores - Student Council – Theater - Volunteer Experience – Work Experience - Writing – Other
Update Your Postsecondary Plan Sections – Extracurricular, Volunteer, and Work Activities – Strengths
Classroom Discussion What information in this lesson do you think is most important?
Post-Test 1.What is a factor that determines if a student is admitted to a college? 2.What type of classes helps students get admitted to colleges of interest? 3.What types of experiences outside of school are of most interest to colleges?
Review Factors determining if a student is admitted to a college – Advanced Classes Participation, ACT or SAT Test Scores, GPA – Volunteering, Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities – Essay, Awards, Interview Type of classes helps students get admitted to colleges – Advanced Classes Types of non-school experiences most interesting to colleges – Volunteering, Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities
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