Potential Do you have the academic potential AND are you prepared to succeed? Are you able to put the time and effort into completing your education to have a successful future?Potential Do you have the academic potential AND are you prepared to succeed? Are you able to put the time and effort into completing your education to have a successful future? Interest Are you interested in the careers & rewards that particular college graduates obtain? Interest Are you interested in the careers & rewards that particular college graduates obtain? Commitment Are you committed to make school a priority and complete the training?Commitment
Training and Educational Options after High School Work – “on the job training” & “apprenticeships” Armed Forces Technical Colleges Two Year Community Colleges Four Year Colleges Work – “on the job training” & “apprenticeships” Armed Forces Technical Colleges Two Year Community Colleges Four Year Colleges
A closer look… Armed Forces… such as the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard
Minnesota’s Four-Year Universities: State Universities Bemidji Mankato Moorhead St. Cloud Metropolitan Southwest Winona University of MN Twin Cities Crookston Duluth Morris Rochester Private 4 Year Bethel Hamline St. Thomas St. Scholastica St. John’s/St. Ben’s St. Kate’s Augsburg Gustavus St. Olaf Bethany Concordia
2 year colleges – 55.5% come back for the 2 nd year. 4 year colleges – 65% come back for the 2 nd year. 2 year colleges – 25.4% complete the program 4 year colleges - 36.6% complete the program What the numbers say…
Let’s get to the point… Are you a good fit for the college and is the college a good fit for YOU?Are you a good fit for the college and is the college a good fit for YOU? “Right College - Right Reason”
How do you begin? …start asking questions! Admission requirements?Admission requirements? Suggested ACT/SAT scores?Suggested ACT/SAT scores? programs/majors?programs/majors? climate?climate? size?size? location?location? cost?cost? reputation?reputation? teacher-student ratio?teacher-student ratio? placement rate?placement rate?
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Tests and College Entrance Exams ACT SAT Reasoning SAT Subject Each College has different requirements
2.6 million - northeast, west coast No science test No trigonometry questions Vocabulary emphasized Multiple-choice & open-ended questions No English grammar 2 million - Midwest, south Science reasoning test Math includes trigonometry Vocabulary less important Multiple-choice questions only English grammar tested Best way to determine which test is best for you - is to try them on and see how they “fit”.
*complete April or June of junior year *pick up information to complete on line in Career Center *include CPHS school code: 240419 ***choose 4 colleges to have score sent to *send scores to NCAA if playing sports *pay on line with a credit card *retest in fall if necessary *if you receive free/reduced lunch you can get 2 fee waivers
April 13, 2013March 8, 2013March 9 – 22, 2013 June 8, 2013May 3, 2013May 4 – 17, 2013 ACT test dates for the remainder of the school year Test Date Registration Late Cost: ACT no writing - $35.00 ACT Plus Writing - $50.50
Friday, March 8thCPHS9:00-12:00AKKT3013 Saturday, April 6thAnoka8:00-12:00AKKT3005
State UniversitiesUniversity of MNPrivate 4 Year Top 50% of class Duluth: Top 35% of class U of M TC: Top 15% of class Top 15-20% of class ACT 21 Duluth: minimum 21 ACT U of M TC: 26+ ACT 22+ depends on school but… Required high school curriculum Strong college prep curriculum & well rounded (activities, leadership, volunteering) Strong college prep curriculum & well rounded (activities, leadership, volunteering) Application + fee application + fee Application + fee Letters of recommendation Essay Deadline: Feb. 1 or full Deadline: December 15 Deadline: Rolling or full
Community Colleges Technical Colleges Open Enrollment with High School Diploma Open Enrollment with High School Diploma No ACT but placement test (ACT good idea if transferring) No ACT but placement test Transfer to 4 year colleges or get degree Degree to enter workforce (very few transferable) Deadline: As soon as possible, rolling admissions Deadline: As soon as possible, certain majors fill quickly
Admissions Out of State Schools School Class Rank ACT School GPA ACT Eau Claire Top 30% 23-27UND 2.521 La Crosse Top 25% 23-27 have an admission estimator Madison Top 15% 27-31 NDSU 2.521 River Falls Top 40% or a 22 Stout Top 50% or a 22
…start taking action! Gather informationGather information Check admission requirementsCheck admission requirements Register for ACT/SATRegister for ACT/SAT Visit collegesVisit colleges Visit admissions, financial aid, & placement officesVisit admissions, financial aid, & placement offices Talk to current studentsTalk to current students Start developing a bio or data sheetStart developing a bio or data sheet Begin a conversation with your child about moneyBegin a conversation with your child about money
Private Colleges & Universities $33,815 Private Career Colleges$17,267 University of Minnesota$12,881 State Universities $7,340 2 Year Community & Technical colleges $5,355 2012-2013 Average Tuition & Fees in Minnesota. These figures do not include room & board, books, supplies & other expenses (transportation, etc.) Room & Board = $7,007
Most colleges work with families to develop a “PLAN” to pay for school… Scholarships Federal and State Grants Work-Study Opportunities (campus jobs) Low-interest Student Loans Work! Scholarships Federal and State Grants Work-Study Opportunities (campus jobs) Low-interest Student Loans Work!
“ Fact is…College is NOT simply a purchase. It is an INVESTMENT! ” An SUV starts depreciating the minute you drive it off the lot! Education, on the other hand, APPRECIATES!
The FAFSA4-caster provides students with early information. Students can use this free tool to calculate their eligibility for federal student aid. www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov/
Career Center…Great Resource! Attend a “College Fair” Visit College Web Sites Schedule a Campus Visit Talk to Employers Talk to Students & Graduates of the College Career Center…Great Resource! Attend a “College Fair” Visit College Web Sites Schedule a Campus Visit Talk to Employers Talk to Students & Graduates of the College How Do I Learn About Colleges? How Do I Learn About Colleges?
MUST… Get good grades Take their ACTs as Juniors Send their ACTs to NCAA Apply to the NCAA
Winter: Register for appropriate high school classes Register & study for ACT/SAT Continue to accumulate volunteer hours Identify priorities for attending colleges & gather information Start researching colleges and their admission requirements Participate in Career Tour Days Spring: Take college entrance exams Visit colleges Pull together scholarship information Complete NCAA forms Know what your transcript looks like Identify individuals for recommendations Summer: Start working on bio or personal data sheet: activities, sports, extra curricular, volunteer, work, awards, leadership Participate in summer enrichment activities Obtain a summer job that is related to your career interest Finalize personal data sheet