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Mrs. Burkey School Counselor
KNOW YOURSELF (What is your end goal?!) PERSONAL GOALS Self-Starter?Need someone to help motivate? Enjoy being part of a crowd?Prefer to be alone or in small group? Get as far away from home as possible? Be as close to home as possible?
KNOW YOURSELF Academic Preparation Academic Challenges? High school should be the time you carefully prepare for academic challenges ahead Colleges place greatest emphasis on your performance in core courses
Higher Education, Workforce or Military… The more education you have, the better! Associate’s DegreeBachelor’s DegreeMaster’s Degree 2-year program4-year program2-4 years TechnicalCollege/University College or school within local community Normally earn without obtaining Associate’s Degree Must first obtain Bachelor’s Degree
SubjectsHigh School Credit Required English4 years Science, including lab(s)3-4 years (biology, chemistry, physics) Math3-4 years (Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus History/Social Studies3-4 years Foreign Language2-4 years of SAME language Other activities, including community service and participation in clubs Music, Art, Dance, and Drama (Shop and skills courses if attending technical schools)
Technical School A post-secondary vocational school that trains students in a variety of skills, especially in the manual trades, health care, and computer technology 2 year Associate’s Degree Ohio Valley College of Technology ITT Technical Institute Pittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI) The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
College An institution of higher learning that grants the bachelor's degree in liberal arts or science or both. University An institution for higher learning with teaching and research facilities constituting a graduate school and professional schools that award master's degrees and doctorates and an undergraduate division that awards bachelor's degrees. Bachelor’s Degree: College and University Master’s DegreeCollege and University Doctoral DegreeUniversity and depends on College
Typical Reasons for Attending College Increasing earning power Career preparation Learning opportunities Studying new and different subject Involvement in extracurricular activities Meeting new and interesting people Achieving a personal goal Influence of family and friends
Major (Courses of depth) Courses you must take to prepare yourself to be a professional in a particular career Minor Secondary field of study or specialization during his or her undergraduate studies Licensure/Certification The state in which you are receiving a certification or licensure requires a specific education plan that the school must follow, along with any courses the college would like its students to gain, as well. Common careers requiring a certification or licensure are teaching, nursing, cosmetology. Basically, any career dealing with working with people on an personal level.
Typically, a 4 year institution breaks into two parts: General Education (College Credit Plus opportunity!!) The curriculum your college/university requires you to take before you take your specific major courses. Many of the courses you take might help you choose a major if you’re undecided. A lot of the subjects will be in-breadth, meaning you’ll cover many areas of the subject (for example, Chemistry 101). First two years Major Education In-depth study of the area you chose as your field concentration. It is what prepares you for your career after college. Second two years
Associate’s Degree will eliminate the 2 years required for General Education: Classes are all geared toward a student’s major field of study Cost of schooling Desire to work A student can always continue his/her education and earn a Bachelor’s Degree or higher later in his/her career.
College Characteristics Academic Program/Major available Type of school Admission Policy Cost Opportunities for Financial Aid Location Size of Enrollment Reputation in particular field Affiliation (public, private- independent, private-church related) Accreditation by special organization Campus activities/social clubs Support Service Type of community Minority representation Gender ratio Specialized programs for students w/ disabilities Athletic Programs
Location! Location! Location! Ohio schools Many to choose from Normally cheaper than out-of-state Want to stay close to home Out-of-State Weather Specific major Typically, more expensive than a comparable in-state school Athletics or Academic scholarship
Name-Brand Important?! 3 Types of Admissions Open State schools Liberal State and Private Schools Selective Ivy League The more selective, the more competitive the selection process Many schools are required to provide a specific set of curricula for certain programs, like teaching, especially if being licensed by a state (regardless of public/private)
Calendar Year Typically, school years at higher education are broken into: Semester (similar to high school) New set of classes each semester Two semesters make up a school year Optional summer semester Quarters 4 periods in a calendar year 3 of 4 are during typical school year 4 th is the summer quarter Earn more credits in quarters than semesters If transferring from quarter school to semester, you may lose credits
College Admissions Date Sourcebook (CADS-2012) Resource book listing college and universities throughout the U.S. Example :Bowling Green State University
Paying for College Most people cannot afford to pay for college out-of-pocket This Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be completed prior to the start of each school year you plan to attend. Students do not begin to complete FAFSA forms until the winter of their senior year. The sooner you complete the application, the better!
Cheerleader/”Gentle Prodder” Discuss money factor Allow your child to make decisions and his/her own work Go with them on initial visits!
How do I decide where to apply? GPA and test scores (ACT/SAT) Intended Major Level of Selectivity How many applications are enough? What about being undecided? What matters to you!?
Where to Apply?! Think 3 First choice Know deadlines, essays, letters of recommendation, etc. Second choice Another top choice for student, but not first choice “Back Up” If plan A and B do not happen, students should have a back- up plan in order to continue the process of higher learning
When to Apply What information do schools want? Deadlines: Most important piece of applications!!
Helpful Hints Quality over Quantity Colleges look for students to put effort and energy into a few extra-curriculars rather than a multitude to which a student cannot authentically participate Application Essay Defines who you are that can’t be found in application Common Application Make sure to check for supplements within the schools Won’t include schools’ essays, scholarships, etc. Be as short as a tweet and be thoughtful on application Do NOT spell in text lingo!!! Follow directions Have English teacher proofread Cannot count on spell check alone!
SEND TRANSCRIPTS AUTOMATICALLY FREE TO SEND TO AN OHIO COLLEGE/UNVERSITY THAT IS A PARCHMENT MEMBER $2.55 CHARGE TO SEND TO PARCHMENT MEMBER COLLEGE OUT-OF-STATE $4.25 CHARGE IF SENDING TO NON-PARCHMENT MEMBER COLLEGE (STOP!!! THE SCHOOL WILL MAIL FOR YOU)
The guidance office will ONLY submit transcripts electronically for the following: State colleges and universities in Ohio (especially YSU) Fee waivers are available if a charge is required. Please see Mrs. Burkey
NCAA Eligibility Center Students who are considering on attending a Division I or II college after high school and are going to receive an athletic scholarship A transcript must be submitted twice to NCAA: The first after the student has complete 6 semesters of high school (end of junior year) The second is when the student has graduated
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