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Week 2. Objectives SWBAT recall and answer questions about the career information from last weeks session. SWBAT understand college match. SWBAT demonstrate.

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1 Week 2

2 Objectives SWBAT recall and answer questions about the career information from last weeks session. SWBAT understand college match. SWBAT demonstrate how to search for colleges and find their college match. SWBAT identify the parts of a college application.

3 Job vs. Career Hourly vs. Salary Think beyond what you know! Nurse Teacher Police/Fire Trade School Certificate Programs 2 year careers 4 year careers Careers

4 What do I love? What am I good at? What do I want to do? What skills do I have? What life factors should I consider? Picking a Career/Major

5 Work in your field of interest! Hospital Animal Welfare Salvation Army Elementary School Library Job Shadow Still Need Service Learning?

6 College Match Location Major Cost and Affordability GPA/ACT School Size + Much More!!!

7 College Match Based on ACT/SAT & GPA Illinois State Universities require minimum: GPA: 2.0 – 2.5 (C - C+) National & State Average ACT Score: 21 Class Rank: Currently there are ____ senior students in the class of 2012 To be in Top 10% Top 25% Top 50%

8 U of C Consortium Report _Report.pdf _Report.pdf Page 22

9 College Match Know your College Match to determine: SAFETY Schools – Schools with flexible admissions requirements: student has little chance of rejection. MATCH Schools – Schools that are a good fit for the student; student meets all of the general academic requirements. REACH Schools – Schools which may be the students top choice but admittance to the school is difficult; student may fall short of academic requirements or competition is high for freshmen acceptance.

10 College Selectivity 2-Year Colleges Community Colleges: Daley, Moraine Valley & Morton College Non-Selective Northeastern IL University, Chicago State, & Columbia College etc. Somewhat Selective WIU, NIU, SIUE/C, St. Xavier etc. Selective DePaul, Loyola, UIC, & Roosevelt etc. Highly Selective University of IL- Urbana Champaign, Notre Dame, Northwestern University, & University of Chicago etc.

11 Complete Application Online Application (check on status, quicker decision, 75% completed online) or Paper Application Application Fees $0-$100 (Counselors have Fee Waivers for students with Free/Reduced Lunch) Personal Statement 1 Topic, 1 page long, double-spaced Make sure to Proofread!! College Application Process

12 Letters of Recommendation 3 Letters from teachers, counselors, coaches etc. Ask 7-10 days in advance! Transcript & ACT scores Complete Transcript Request Form & hand to your Counselor for EVERY College you apply to! NIU & UIUC require self-reported transcripts.

13 Types of Colleges Public Private Proprietary

14 Common Application https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.as px https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.as px

15 College Deadlines College/UniversityPriority Deadline Regular Deadline Chicago State University (Public)11/15/2011 7/15/2012 DePaul University (Private)11/15/2011 2/1/2012 Illinois State University (Public)11/15/2011 3/1/2012 Loyola University Chicago (Private) 4/1/2012 Northern Illinois University (Public)11/15/2011 2/1/2012 Northeastern Illinois University (Public) 7/1/2012 Northwestern University-(Private)11/1/2011 1/2/2012 U of Chicago (Public) 1/15/2012 U of Urbana-Champaign (Public)11/1/2011 1/2/2012 U of Wisconsin-Madison (Public)11/1/2011 2/1/2012 University of Chicago- (Private)11/1/2011 1/2/2012 Western Illinois University (Public) 5/15/2012

16 What should you be doing? College Visits Have a career GOAL Save money Asking for letters of recommendation Researching and filling out college applications Get involved….. Its not too late!

17 College & Scholarship Applications Counselors are tracking data! When you receive an Acceptance Letter bring it to your Counselor, we will take a copy! When you receive a Scholarship or Award Letter bring it to your Counselor!

18 Important Dates Chicago National College Fair – Navy Pier Monday, October 10 th, 2011 (Columbus Day) Kennedy H.S. College Fair Wednesday, October 12 th, 2011 Girls Gym 1:30pm – 3:45pm


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