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1 Planning for CollegePrepared by Robin Lynne, College and Career Counselor Marathon High School
2 Future Job Market By the year 2018 63% of jobs will require post secondary education33% of jobs will require a college degree30% of jobs will require an associate degree or some college-level training.37% of jobs will require unskilled labor
3 FUTURE JOB MARKET80% of the fastest growing jobs require higher education The top 10 jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004 The current generation will change careers on average seven to ten times in their lifetime
4 Difference in Median Earnings A student with a 2 year Associate’s Degree will earn $9,000 a year more than a student with just a high school diplomaA student with a 4 year Bachelor’s Degree will earn $21,000 a year more than a student with just a high school diploma
5 Average Yearly Income By Educational Level Average 2010 IncomeAverage Yearly Income By Educational LevelNo High School Diploma $25,000High School Diploma $31,000Associate’s Degree $40,000Bachelor’s Degree $51,000Master’s Degree $61,000Doctorate Degree $79,000
6 the unemployment rate is less the more education you have
7 University Community College 4 years Bachelor’s Degree A.A. Degree A.S. Degree Certificate Continuing Ed.2 years years yr or less weeks2 years
8 Community Colleges Community colleges have an open admissions policy However they will require a SAT/ACT/CPT test for placement into college-level classesThose lacking placement scores will be scheduled for remedial Math or English classes before advancing to higher levels
9 Community Colleges Offers AA Degrees - 2 years. Requires taking 36 credits of general education classes and 24 credits of electives. After receiving AA degree student transfers to a University for 2 years to study in their majorAS Degrees – 2 years. Is usually a vocational or technical major like: Web Design, Registered Nurse, Dental Hygienist, Computer Programmer, Criminal Justice, Graphic Technology, Veterinary Technician, Digital Media Technology, Drafting and Design, Ultrasound Technician, Culinary
10 Community Colleges Offers Certificates – usually 1 year or less. Examples: Massage Therapist, EMT, EKG Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant, Law Enforcement Officer, Automotive Mechanic, Electronics Technician, Digital Media Video Production, Graphic Design, Court ReporterContinuing Education – usually around 6 weeks is a non-credit program and financial aid does not apply. Examples: Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Real Estate, Electronics, Small Business Management, Drafting, Web Design, Automotive, Cosmetology
11 UniversitiesState Universities offer a four-year Bachelor’s degree and higherThey are very competitive to get into and decline over half the applicantsThey may recalculate the GPA using their own standard
12 universities They are looking for well rounded students who have a good GPA and SAT/ACT scorehave taken academically challenging courseshave taken two years of foreign languagehave demonstrated leadership qualities, involved in extra-curricular activities such as clubs, sports, band, camps and have participated in community service projects.
13 Top Ten Most Popular College Majors Business - Business Administration and Management is the most popular selected major. Business also includes finance, marketing, and accounting, which has a high demand right out of college. This can get you a good paying job right from the start, especially with a business degree from a top business school.Social Sciences and History - This includes anthropology, economics, geography, sociology and political science.Education - Elementary Education is the most popular major
14 top ten 4-year degreesPsychology - There seems to be two types of Psych majors. Those who are interested in counseling and those who are interested in other related careers where the skills of such a major can come in handy (ex: human resources, public relations, market research and sales).Nursing - The nursing field is competitive, and some programs may have wait lists. However, you are pretty much guaranteed a job due to the severe shortage of nurses.Communications - also includes journalism, communications is one of the fastest growing majors in college.
15 top ten 4-year degreesBiology - Biology majors do a lot of research and development and work in a laboratory or the field. Common employers of biology majors include: hospitals, national & state parks, universities, pharmaceutical companies, research firms, aquariums and zoos.Engineering - A major that usually produces a high salaried job from the start. But, plan on taking very aggressive math and science courses with this major.English - An English major can be involved in copywriting, editing and teaching, but not just limited to that. Also a good gateway degree to graduate school, or law school.Computer Science - A highly technical field involving a lot of advanced math and computer courses.
16 10 Highly Profitable 2-Year Degree Jobs Physical Therapist Assistant$46,111Web Designer$48,785Electrical or Electronic Engineering Technician$47,163Registered Nurse$55,276Computer Support SpecialistExecutive or Administrative Assistant$37,669Dental Hygienist$57,148Surveying or Mapping Technician$33,363Camera Operator$42,558
17 12 Highly Profitable Jobs Requiring a Certificate Court Reporter$39,781Auto Insurance Appraiser$50,165Auto or Motorcycle Mechanic$41,233Massage Therapist$35,349Security and Fire Alarm System Installer$42,763Emergency Medical TechnicianAerobics or Fitness Instructor$37,113Medical Transcriptionist$31,286Cosmetologist$27,112Spoken Language Interpreter$44,175Sign Language Interpreter$36,278Embalmer$38,482
18 Graduation and Retention Rate High SchoolOf 100 ninth graders, 68 will graduate from High School and 18 will end up graduating from college on timeUniversity – Bachelor’s DegreeRetention Rate for Returning a 2nd Year is 76%Graduation Rate is 56% (allowing for 6 years)Community College – Associate’s DegreeRetention Rate for Returning a 2nd Year is 50%Graduation Rate is 28% (allowing for 3 years)
19 What You Need To Do in High School If You Want To Graduate from College Grades Matter – Your high school grade point average is a great predictor of whether or not you will earn a college degreeHomework Matters – Homework might seem like a waste of time, but it teaches you course content, time-management, and discipline – all of which you’ll need in collegeMath Courses Matter – The further you go in Math in high school, the better your chances of earning a college degree
20 Earning a two-year college degree or higher depends a lot on what your high school GPA is
21 Getting a four-year college degree depends a lot on how far you go in high school math Percentage of high school graduates earning a Bachelors Degree by the highest level of math course taken in high school
22 AP Classes and College Graduation Most students take five or six years to earn their bachelor’s degree. Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely to graduate in four years.Studies show that students who took AP English Literature had a 62% higher four-year graduation rate than those who took other English courses in high school.
23 SAT/ACT ACT - Tests on Subject Matter Answer ALL Questions No penalty for wrong answersGo ahead and guessGo ahead and Christmas Tree if you are running out of timeSAT - Tests on Reasoning SkillsBe selectiveQuarter of a point off for wrong answersNo penalty for skipping a questionOnly guess if you can get a question down to two answers and then guess with your gut. Don’t waste a lot of time contemplating.
24 SAT Subject TestsThe more selective universities will ask for two or three subject tests. The tests are a hour long and you can take up to three on a test day. You can test in:Literature U.S. History ItalianBiology World History Modern HebrewChemistry Physics FrenchMathematics German Latin
25 Admissions Matrix University GPA Range SAT Range ACT Range FAMU 3.05 135019FAU3.2–3.8(all 3)22-26FGCU(all 3)20-24FIU23-27FSU(all 3)26-29NCF27-31UCF25-28UF(all 3)30-32UNF22-25USF24-29UWF
26 College ApplicationsApplications are on-line for both community colleges and universities.Students will need to know their current classes, past AP and DE classes, weighted and un-weighted GPA, SAT/ACT scores and test dates and their community service hours.Students may see the college counselor or data entry for a transcript.
27 college applicationsApplications will ask for two of the following to confirm state residency :parent’s voter registration cardcar registrationdriver’s licenseStudents will need to send their transcripts from MHS and FKCC if they have taken DE classesAfter graduation students will need to send final transcripts from MHS and FKCC if they have taken duel enrollment classes
28 Bright Futures Course Requirements Florida Academic and Medallion Scholarship4 English (3 with substantial writing)4 Mathematics (Algebra 1 Level and above)3 Natural Science (2 with substantial lab)3 Social Science2 Foreign Language (sequential, in the same language)
29 Bright Futures Requirements Florida Academic and Medallion ScholarshipAll students are required to apply for Federal Financial Aid. A student does not have to qualify for financial aid they just have to apply for it.The Academic Scholarship requires a 3.5 weighted GPA in core courses, 100 hours of community service and a SAT score of:-2012 graduates SAT of 1270 or ACT of 28-2013 graduates SAT of 1280 or ACT of 28-2014 graduates SAT of 1290 or ACT of 29The Medallion Scholarship requires a 3.0 weighted GPA in core courses, 75 hours of community service and a SAT score of:-2012 graduates SAT of 980 or ACT of 21-2013 graduates SAT of 1020 or ACT of 22-2014 graduates SAT of 1170 or ACT of 26
30 Bright Futures Requirements Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship4 English4 Mathematics (including Algebra 1)3 Natural Science (2 with substantial lab)1 Fine; or Identified Practical Art; or .5 credit in each1 Physical Education (to include integration of health)3 years of classes in a vocational seriesRequires three years of a vocational series with a 3.5unweighted GPA and a 3.0 weighted GPA in their core classesStudents must score on the SAT exam a 440 in critical readingand math or score on the ACT exam a 17 in English, 18 inReading, and a 19 in Math
31 University Community College Bright Futures will pay a flat fee per credit hour towards tuition (as of 2012)UniversityAcademic $101 x 30 credit hours = $3,030Medallion/Gold Seal $76 x 30 credit hours = $2,280Tuition to a State University is about $5,500Community CollegeAcademic $62 x 30 credit hours = $1,860Medallion/Gold Seal $47 x 30 credit hours = $1,410Tuition to a Community is about $3,000Students must maintain a college GPA of 3.0 for the Academic Scholarship and a 2.75 for the Medallion and Gold Seal to keep the Bright Futures Scholarship
32 Estimated Tuition and Extras to a State University for 1 year ExpensesTuition/Fees$5,500Room (Housing)Board (Food/Meals)$3,800Books/Supplies$1,000Transportation$1,500Personal ExpensesEstimated Total Costs$18,800
33 Local ScholarshipsOur community is very generous with scholarship opportunitiesApplications for local scholarships will start in FebruaryA list of scholarships along with the applications will be available in the students government class, in my office and on my website
34 You can find the link to my website through the high school’s website There are several good websites to search for scholarships. Try andAnother useful website is
35 Federal Financial AidFederal Financial Aid (FAFSA) is based on adjusted income from the parent’s and student’s tax return. Parents should try to complete their tax return as soon as possible to be able to apply early.Financial Aid will consider many factors in determining need such as how many children are in the family and how many will be in college
36 Websites on Financial Aid Federal Financial Aid The parent section has many resources. Use the FAFSA4caster for early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid A helpful website with many resources and has a college financial calculator
37 The AmeriCorps Program AmeriCorps is a structed 10-month program where students help those in need across America.At the end of the program students will receive $5,000 towards their tuition.This might be an option to consider for students who want to take a year off before starting college. Visit for more information.
38 What You Need to Do and When You Need to Do It Ninth GradeEnroll in academically challenging classesBecome involved in extracurricular activitiesDo community service in an area of interestWork towards meeting the Bright Futures requirementsConsider attending a summer camp in an area of interestVisit college campuses while on family vacations
39 What You Need to Do and When You Need to Do It Tenth GradeTake academically challenging classesTake the PSAT in the fallAttend College Fair in the fallStay involved in extracurricular activitiesContinue volunteering in an area of interestConsider taking an SAT/ACT exam if in advanced mathWork towards meeting the Bright Futures requirementsConsider attending a summer camp in an area of interestVisit college campuses while on family vacations
40 What You Need to Do and When You Need to Do It Eleventh GradeTake academically challenging classesAttend College FairStay involved in extracurricular activitiesContinue volunteering in an area of interestTake the SAT/ACT several times if planning to attend a universityWork towards meeting the Bright Futures requirementsAttend or volunteer at a summer camp in an area of interestResearch colleges for particular majors, entrance requirements, costs, etc.Attend campus tours of colleges of interest
41 What You Need to Do and When You Need to Do It Twelfth GradeTake academically challenging classesFinish taking the SAT/ACT to student’s satisfactionAttend campus tours of colleges of interestApply to Universities in the fallApply to Community Colleges in the springStay involved in extracurricular activitiesContinue volunteering in an area of interestRegister for Bright Futures Scholarship with College CounselorApply for Federal Financial Aid after January 1Apply for local scholarships in the Spring
42 This power point was authored by Robin Lynne, College and Career Counselor, Marathon High School No part of this may be used or reprinted without the permission of the author Resources: The College Board Florida State University Bureau of Labor Statistics Higher Ed Info. Org Georgetown Education Center Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation