How many of you plan on attending a college or university upon your high school graduation? What college or university most interest you and why?
WHY COLLEGE? Senior year can seem like a blur, with too many things to do and not enough time. But it’s important to take a minute every now and then to take a deep breath and remember the reasons why you’re making this effort—and how your investment in college will really pay off : Reason 1 The more education you get, the more likely it is you will always have a job. According to one estimate, by the year 2028 there will be 19 million more jobs for educated workers than there are qualified people to fill them. Reason 2 Continuing education after high school is much more important for your generation than it was for your parents' generation. Today, most good jobs require more than a high school diploma.
WHY COLLEGE? Reason 3 Education beyond high school gives you a lot of other benefits, including meeting new people, taking part in new opportunities to explore your interests and experiencing success. Reason 4 (MORE MONEY!) Over a lifetime, a high school dropout working full-time will earn $300,000 less than a high school graduate, and more than $1 million less than a college graduate. It’s easy to see that if you want to do well, graduating is what you’ve got to do first. *****The Big Lesson Here?***** You’ve got a lot to lose by giving up, and everything to gain by being serious about staying in school and obtaining a college degree!
College vs. university Admission requirements Transfer (24 + transferrable credits) or New Student (less than 24 credits) MCCCD Community Colleges Open Enrollment High School Diploma/GED College Placement Test Arizona State Public Universities *ASU*NAU*UofA* English-4 years Math-4 years Laboratory Science-3 years Social Science-2 years (1 year of American History) Foreign Language-2 years (same language) Fine Arts-1 year Must meet at least one of the following: Top 25% graduating class 3.0 GPA (competency classes) ACT 22 (24 nonresidents) SAT Reasoning 1040 (1110 nonresidents) Note: Application deadlines/ fee’s (Feb1-ASU/$50 +)
Why is SUCCESS spelled with two C’s? SUCCESS ommunity ollege The Maricopa Community College District launch some amazing and successful careers!
Served over 2.25 million Maricopa County residents since 1962 Largest community college system in the nation Enrolling more than 200,000 students annually Chandler-Gilbert | Estrella Mountain | GateWay |Glendale | Mesa | Paradise Valley | Phoenix College | Rio Salado | Scottsdale | South Mountain | Skill Centers The Maricopa Community College District THE FACTS!
Why? Accessibility Affordability Flexibility Small classes and faculty contact Supportive learning environments- Extensive FREE tutoring! State-of-the-art facilities Quality customer service/ community environment Competitive Athletic programs Specialized short-term certificate programs Transfer and transition programs to the universities
What Programs Are Available At The Community College ? Associate Degrees (60+ credits) Occupational Apprenticeship Certificate Seamless University Transfer
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The Maricopa Community Colleges are AA/EEO Institutions. DISCOVER YOURSELF
Transfer Rates Number one source of transfer students to Arizona public universities Transfer partnerships throughout the nation MCCD students who transfer with 12 or more credits have an 85% persistence rate from their first to second year of transfer (junior to senior year of college). Seamless Credit Transfer DISCOVER YOURSELF
Seamless Credit Transfer: www.maricopa.edu/transfer/steps_to_transfer www.maricopa.edu/transfer/steps_to_transfer Maricopa District Transfer Website: www.maricopa.edu/transfer/index.phpwww.maricopa.edu/transfer/index.php University Partnerships ASU Teacher Education Program ASU/MCCD MAPPS Program (Maricopa-ASU Pathways Program) Northern Arizona University Distance Learning Programs University of Arizona Partnership
ASU MAPPS Benefits Guaranteed Admissions to ASU Programs Tuition Incentives Merit Based Scholarships Dedicated Advisement by ASU Advisors See MCCD Advisor to get started today….. Prescribed course sequence that includes an Associate’s Degree and an AGEC, that leads directly into a specific program (over 250) at ASU with no loss of credit.
NAU/GCC Partnership New 3000 square foot classroom building Offering programs in: Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Communication, Special Ed., Emergency Management, Technology Management, and Public Administration More bachelor’s degrees will be offered at the GCC campus in the future, based on local interest and enrollment. Save time and money by taking their first two years at GCC and their last two with NAU. Low tuition and no travel costs are other benefits. An advisor is available on GCC campus to assist students with enrollment, and a local financial aid advisor assist students.
The Maricopa Community Colleges Makes “Cents” Chandler-Gilbert | Estrella Mountain | GateWay |Glendale | Mesa | Paradise Valley | Phoenix College | Rio Salado | Scottsdale | South Mountain | Skill Centers Affordable Tuition (PARENT INCENTIVE)
$ Cost of Classes Credit Hours Resident Tuition 1 $76$557 3 (i.e. ENG 101) $228$1671 6 $456$3342 12 $912+fee’s $3899+fee’s (7 or more)
Approx. Annual Tuition: $9,700 (full-time student, AZ resident) Setting:Urban Delivery Format: Online Onsite Location:AZ Student Population:68,000 Accreditation:North Central Approx. Annual Tuition:$9,285 (full-time student, AZ resident) Setting:Urban Delivery Format: Onsite Location:AZ Student Population:38,057 Accreditation:North Central Approx. Annual Tuition: $8,000 (full-time student, AZ resident) Setting:Suburban Delivery Format: Online Onsite Location:AZ Student Population:23,000 Accreditation:North Central MCCCD$2,280ASU$8,132 University of PhoenixUniversity of Phoenix$15,900 Grand Canyon University $16,500
Approx. Annual Tuition: $16,500 (full-time student, AZ resident) Setting:Suburban Delivery Format: Online Onsite Location:AZ Student Population:36,300 Accreditation:North Central Midwestern University Glendale, AZ. Approx. Annual Tuition: $31,833 (full-time student, AZ resident) Setting:Suburban Delivery Format: Onsite Location:AZ Student Population:3,075 Accreditation:North Central Approx. Annual Tuition: $14,740 (full-time student, AZ resident) Setting:Urban Delivery Format: Onsite Location:AZ Student Population:2,500 Accreditation:North Central Approx. Annual Tuition: $12,000 (full-time student, AZ resident) Setting:Urban Delivery Format: Online Onsite Location:AZ Student Population:458,600 Accreditation:North Central
“What if I can’t afford to pay for college?” Types of Financial Aid Available Federal Financial Aid (Grants/ Loans) www.fafsa.ed.gov Transition Scholarships (Cougar Scholarship) Private Scholarships Tuition Reimbursement Presidential Scholarship Let us help you: FAFSA Assistance FA Office Contact: 602-243-8300
What’s Next?? February, March, April 2014 Talk to your advisor! You’ll be scheduled for an appointment to discuss your future plans, degree programs, major, class selection, and registration. And we’ll discuss... (next slide) ACE Plus Senior Bridge Program
Degrees and Transfer Info Associate in General Studies (AGS) Associate in Arts (AA) Associate in Science (AS) Associate in Business (ABUS) Associate in Arts Elem. Ed. (AAEE) Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Check Sheets What is a Check sheet? It is a layout guide of courses requirement according to your major/career goals. Please visit the Advisement Center for a copy of your check sheet. A check sheet is required for your next visit to the Advisement Center. We recommend that you at LEAST visit the Advisement Center once per semester.
College Application Process… College Admission – You’re already admitted to GCC – get on my.Maricopa to be admitted to another MCCCD college Tuition and Fee Payment- pay your fees /sign up for the EASY Payment Plan. Financial Aid- if eligible, be sure to complete the FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) www.fafsa.ed.gov Apply for a PIN www.pin.ed.govwww.fafsa.ed.gov www.pin.ed.gov Placement Test - Just math – you’re done with your English and Reading. Academic Advisement - meet with your ACE Plus Advisor or campus advisor to discuss your class selection. Academic Advisement - Register on my.maricopa Student Orientation: Fall or Spring - August