General Information For LCHS students. Tonight’s program will include: *Preparation for underclassmen for the college process. *Tour of “Family Connections.”
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Tonight’s program will include: *Preparation for underclassmen for the college process. *Tour of “Family Connections.” *Awareness of the LCHS Guidance website. *Questions?
What is the right college for your student? *Someone else’s choice? *US News & World Report’s #1? *The college that the family can afford? Remember it’s not about finding the best college, it’s about finding the right college.
3300 colleges and universities in U.S. alone 55 four year colleges in Virginia Students generally apply between 4 and 8 colleges How does a student narrow the choices down to fit their needs?
Geographic Location Size and Diversity (what does 400 mean to you?) Cost (public vs. private) Academic Opportunities (majors) Personal Opportunities (friends, sports) Reputation Who teaches undergraduates? Retention rate
Can I get in to the college of my choice? What are colleges looking for?
Most Important Grades/GPA/Class Rank (transcript) Strength of schedule Testing scores (ACT vs. SAT, 1 st test spring of 11 th grade year, use the PSAT) Secondary Activities and Leadership Essay/Personal Statement Recommendations
Community College the right choice Giving students an opportunity to grow academically, emotionally, socially. Giving families an opportunity financially. Virginia’s articulation agreement. Virginia’s articulation agreement.
Top colleges attended by 2011 LCHS graduates: ( 61% four year college, 24% two year college) NOVA 47 Radford34 VA Tech23 VCU16 JMU14 CNU13 Liberty11 UVA 9
No matter your skills, talents or abilities or interests – there is a college for you! “College is a match to be made not a prize to be won” Most important year – junior year Do research early Be honest, use guidance office, and make sure to include campus visits