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1 PRESENTED BY: ALISHA DUENAS OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES College 101

2 ACT Next Test Date: December 13, 2014, register by November 2.   Test as many times as you want.  June and December pay extra for test questions and answers returned to you.  $38.00 $54.50 with Writing  2 Test waivers each year if free or reduced lunch (see Mrs. Duenas) Need to take the Writing Section if considering the Education Field  Composite of 22 on ACT plus Writing, not required to take the TAP (Teacher Education Test) Online Prep—only one endorsed by ACT   All Juniors set up with user name and password.  Seniors set up last year—it is still valid.  See me if forgot user name or password  See me if underclassman and wants to start studying. Most students increase scores 1-4 points each time they take it.

3 Financial Aid Apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Apply online at Go to pin.ed.gov to obtain Pin Number first  Use the same PIN for all children  Keep same PIN for all children  Only create new PIN if first time in college Can complete FAFSA starting January 1, 2015 Use 2014 taxes

4 Scholarships  Large number in Spring. Check Weekly  Pawnee Education Foundation  Pawnee PTO Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln   January 1-March 1 Illinois Student Assistance Commission    Golden Apple Fastweb.com Scholarshipmonkey.com Collegenet.com Collegeboard.com Scholarships.com National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)   The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education

5 What do Colleges Look For? Strength in Curriculum GPA ACT Scores Diversity Extracurricular Activities (volunteer, work, school activities) Character Most require Counselor Report Teacher recommendation

6 What should YOU look for? Academics  Do they offer the top 3-4 career choices that you have? Activities/ Athletics Cost Environment Cost  Scholarship Amounts  Compare Apples to Apples Location Size Social Life  Dorm set up—honors dorms  Love football….don’t go to SIUE!

7 Parent Tips Help your student understand the process Be realistic and non-judgmental Be in the “back seat” and not the driver Be open to dialogue and responsive to questions Be aware of deadlines and procedures Don’t care your student to others Don’t dwell on disappointments Celebrate Successes!

8 Lincoln Land Community College Admission Deadlines: None Scholarship Deadlines:  LLCC Foundation Scholarships  Application Process in online and begins in March  ONLY way to earn Scholarship $ at LLCC Current Juniors and Seniors can take classes for Dual Credit at LLCC  Apply to LLCC  Attend Classes at either Taylorville (other HS students) or Springfield  Must be on track to graduate  Count as electives at PHS  Turn in grades each semester to Mrs. Duenas

9 Benedictine Springfield 4 year, Catholic Liberal Arts College Tuition and Fees: $16,600 year + $8,000 room and board Typical Freshman Profile:  Average ACT: 21  Average GPA: 2.5  Class Rank: Top 50% Largest Majors:  Elementary Education  Psychology  Business-Finance—International Business Degree starting Fall 2014 Admission Deadlines: Rolling Scholarship Deadlines: Rolling  Residents of Sangamon County—Apply by March 1 for Sangamon Co. Scholarship $500  Honors College tentative start Fall 2015

10 Eastern Illinois University Tuition and Fees: $20,104 8,347 Undergrad & 1,428 Graduate Students Typical Freshman Profile:  ACT:  GPA: Admission Deadlines: Rolling Admissions Scholarships and Deadlines:  Presidential Scholars Award: Honors Students who are in the top 10%of their class, or GPA 3.5 with 30 ACT or top 5%, ACT 28 and 3.75 GPA.  Commitment to Excellence Scholarships: Vary according to GPA and ACT Score. No separate process.  Panther Promise: Income criteria  Guaranteed Tuition Rate: Locks in for 4 Years EIU4: Guarantees eligible students will graduate in 4 years or they pay the cost of classes to finish the degree.

11 Greenville College Private, 4 year Christian College Tuition and Fees: $32,404 Typical Freshman Profile  ACT: 18  GPA: 2.25  Upper 50% of graduating class Off campus programs such as:  Study Abroad  Mission Trips  Students International Admission Deadlines: Rolling Scholarships and Deadlines:  McAllaster Honors Scholarship—separate application  Trustee’s & President’s Scholarship: start at ACT of 26 and GPA of 3.0

12 Illinois College Enrollment 932 Undergraduate Students 4 Year, Private, Liberal Arts College  Rated one of the top 25 Liberal Arts Colleges in the Nation by Washington Weekly Tuition and Fees: $38,400  the average gift aid to first year students from all sources covered 51% of total cost to attend  98% of students at IC receive grants and scholarships Typical Freshman Profile: Varies and not based on test scores Admission Deadlines: Rolling Scholarship Deadlines:  Apply by December 15 for Full Tuition Scholarship Consideration  Rolling for other Scholarships

13 Millikin University Independent, 4 Year University Approx. 2,300 Undergraduates Tuition and Fees: $38,498 year 98% of students receive part of over $50 million each year in scholarship $$ Majors:  Arts & Sciences  Business,  Fine Arts  Professional Studies Admission Deadlines: Rolling Scholarship Deadlines:  Rolling  Admission deadline Jan. 1 and Honors College Deadline Feb. 1.

14 Northern Illinois University Tuition and Fees: $22,748 a year 15, 814 Undergraduate Students Typical Freshman Profile:  ACT: 23  GPA: 3.0  Top 50% of graduating class Top Majors:  Business  Education  Health and Human Services  Engineering  Visual and Performing Arts Admission Deadlines:  Priority Deadline: November 15  Deadline: May 15 Scholarship Deadlines: File by November 15. Honors Program  29 ACT, top 10% and 3.75 GPA

15 University of Springfield Tuition and Fees: $ (Room and Board $9,600) 3, 039 Undergraduate Students, 2,100 Graduate Students Typical Freshman Profile:  ACT: 23  GPA: 3.37  Upper 66% Majors:  Business  Public Service  Criminal Justice  Pre-Med  New—Environmental Studies and Information Systems Security Admission Deadlines  Priority Deadline is May 1, although acceptance is at a first come, first serve until full Scholarships and Deadlines:  December 1: Primary Scholarship Application Available  February 15: Application Deadline

16 Illinois State University (ISU) Tuition and Fees: $23,024 ($9,754 R&B) 17, 648 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Typical Freshman Profile:  Average ACT score: 24  GPA: 3.41  If you fall in low end, Academic Personal Statement required. Largest Majors:  Education: 1 in 4 teachers in IL graduated from Illinois State Application Deadline:  Preferred admission: November 15, 2015 (Decision by Dec. 31)  Application Final Deadline: April 1, 2015 Scholarships: Preferred Deadline November 15, Final January 5  Presidential Scholarship: Composite ACT: 30, GPA: 3.5 (11K year)  University Scholarship: Composite ACT: 25, GPA: 3.4 (6K year) (Hardship Underrep)  Redbird Academic: ACT: 25, GPA: 3.4 (1-4K year)  Transfer Scholarships (2K year)  All but the RedBird Require a separate application  Honors College: Apply by March 1. Separate Application

17 McKendree University 4 Year Liberal Arts University 2,358 Undergraduate & 669 Graduate students Tuition and Fees: $35,820 Year (8,920 R&B) 14:1 Faculty Student Ratio Typical Freshman Profile:  24 ACT  3.5 GPA Largest Majors  Sports Programs  Athletic Training  Sports Management—within the School of Business  Coaching  Education—English, Math and Business Education  Occupational Therapy (3+2 Agreement with Washington University) Admission Deadline  Rolling Admissions  Apply by December 1 for Presidential and Honors Scholarships

18 SIU-Carbondale Tuition and Fees: $21,945 year 12, 138 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Typical Freshman Profile: Will be admitted with:  Average ACT Score: 23 with Core GPA 2.0  Average ACT Score: 18 with Core GPA 3.0 Majors:  Aviation Program is one of the Top in the Nation  School of Business: Top 5% in the World  Radiologic Services: 1 of 4 Four Year Degree programs in the State Admission Deadlines:  Priority Date: December 1, 2014  Final Application Date: May 1, 2015 Scholarships: Deadline to Apply December 1.  Chancellor Scholarship: Minimum Composite ACT score is 24 (1/2 28 higher) (Full Ride)  University Excellence Scholarship: Minimum Composite ACT score: 28  Dean’s Scholars  Honors College: Minimum GPA 3.75 Dual Admission Program with Lincoln Land Community College

19 SIU-Edwardsville Tuition and Fees: $18,519 year R&B 8,781 (locked in for 4 years) 11,226 Undergraduate & 2,621 Graduate Students Typical Freshman Profile:  Average ACT Score: 23  75% of students admitted are in the top 50% of their graduating class  2.5 GPA for Admission Top Majors for Incoming Freshman:  Still deciding  Nursing  Pre-pharmacy  Business Administration  Mechanical Engineering Admission Deadlines:  Priority Freshman Deadline: December 1, 2014  Freshman Application Deadline: May 1, 2014 Scholarships: Apply by December 2 date  Meridian: Admitted Freshman with Composite ACT 27 or above (separate application required)  Cougar Pride: Admitted Freshman and transfers with Composite ACT 23 and above  Honors Program: ACT 25 GPA 3.5. Includes all Meridian Scholars

20 University of Chicago Tuition and Fees: $26, 750 year (R&B approx. $8,000) 16,600 Undergrad & 11,000 Graduate Students Typical Freshman Profile:  ACT: 25  3.5 GPA Majors: Leading research university in the United States  Over 70 Undergraduate Programs  80 Master’s Programs  60 Doctoral Programs Admission Deadlines:  January 15  Housing is first come, first serve. Separate application after admission. Scholarships and Deadlines: November 1  Freshman considered at application for scholarships  Honors College requires separate application found online.

21 University of Urbana-Champaign Tuition and Fees: $35, 154 R&B $10,848 32,294 Undergraduate & 10,080 Graduate Students Typical Freshman Profile:  ACT Scores:  Class Rank: Upper 15% of Sr. Class Largest Majors:  Electrical Engineering  Psychology  Computer Science  Accountancy Engineering Program ranked #5 in the Country by US News and World Reports  #1 Ranked Engineering Physics Program  #2 Ranked Civil Engineering  #2 Ranked Materials Science and Engineering Program Admission Deadlines  Priority Filing Deadline November 1  Final Filing Deadline is December 1.  ACT scores must be send directly from ACT.

22 Western Illinois University Tuition and Fees: $20,732 R&B $9, 450 9,873 Undergrad & 1,834 Graduate Students Typical Freshman Profile:  Average ACT: 21  Average High School GPA: 3.04 Top Majors:  Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (Top 5 in the Nation)  Biology  Psychology including new Forensic Psychology Degree  Elementary Education  Agriculture (Includes Fire Science)  Only Sports Broadcasting Production Program in the State  Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration Preferred Application Deadline : December 1 Scholarships: Apply by May 15  Separate Freshman Scholarship Application Online  Automatically considered for Western Commitment Scholarship based on ACT and GPA

23 Other Information College Days  Juniors get 2College/Career Day  Seniors receive 3 College/Career Days College Open Houses College Sports  NCAA Clearinghouse  Keeping the grades!  Let you coach know your interested. Honors Programs  Most Universities/Colleges offer them  Ask at Visits about the Program Links to the Handouts from the workshop:


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