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1 PLANNING FOR COLLEGE Kim Gentile The University of Akron

2 CONSIDER COLLEGE CHARACTERISTICS MajorsLocation Cost & financial assistance Size Admission policy College affiliation and accreditation Campus activities Support services

3 COMMUNITY COLLEGES Stark State Tri-C Technical degrees Transfer degrees and coursework Cost Close to home

4 PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES Wide range of majors Lots of campus activities Major sports programs Research and professional school opportunities Wide range of locations Affordable tuition

5 PRIVATE COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES Small class size Low faculty/student ratio Opportunities for student leadership Financial aid and scholarship opportunities Wide range of locations, affiliations, and costs

6 ACT AND SAT TESTING ACT – Multiple choice tests in English, math, reading, and science reasoning + Test dates:  April 18, 2015  June 13, 2015  Oct. 24, 2015 SAT – collegeboard.org + Tests in Critical Reading, Math and Writing + Test dates:  March 14, 2015  May 2, 2015  June 6, 2015

7 COLLEGE INFORMATION SOURCES  Websites  Admissions Officers  College fairs  The University of Akron college fair on April 13  Counselors and teachers  Parents/family members, students and alumni

8 CAMPUS VISITS Schedule Visit Visit Options Open Houses Individual Overnight

9 APPLYING FOR ADMISSION + Narrow your choices + Review college admission test requirements + Know application fees and deadlines + Know scholarship requirements + Submit application materials  Application for admission – online applications  Common Application/Supplemental applications High school transcript – request from school counselor Admission test results (ACT or SAT) + Narrow your choices + Review college admission test requirements + Know application fees and deadlines + Know scholarship requirements + Submit application materials  Application for admission – online applications  Common Application/Supplemental applications High school transcript – request from school counselor Admission test results (ACT or SAT)

10 DEVELOP A PLAN TO FINANCE YOUR EDUCATION Sources of financial aid Scholarships Academic, leadership, athletic, fine arts scholarships Each school distributes scholarships in a unique way FAFSA Federal and State Government Aid Grants, Student Loans, Work-Study fafsa.ed.gov

11 QUESTIONS? Kim Gentile Senior Associate Director Office of Admissions at The University of Akron


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