Everyone needs training beyond high school. What will yours be? -High school diploma is starting point/admission ticket -College degree -Technical college degree / certificate -Apprenticeship program -Military training -On-the-job training -Self-education
Is it for everyone? Why do you want to go? What will you study? How will you pay for it?
Be where you are supposed to be When you are supposed to be there Do what you are supposed to do Use electives to explore opportunities and possible majors
Apply On-line (preferred) or paper College will need three things for acceptance: 1-Application 2-SAT/ACT scores 3-Transcript
1 – Your transcript is your high school career on paper 2 – How to read it? Found on SHS website 3 – How important is it? 4 – How to use it? --how to send it --who has access?
Both are college admissions tests put out by two different companies. Colleges take either. ACT Measures what you have learned Does not penalize you for guessing SAT Measures how well you use what you have learned Deducts ¼ point from each incorrect answer (changing next Spring)
Must fill out FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Complete as soon as possible after 1 January The main application for all state, federal, and college-based financial aid No college will award you financial aid unless you have been accepted
Scholarships are based on 1 – Grades 2 – Test scores 3 – Participation 4 – Activities 5- Other (place where you live, skills, talents) 6 – Each scholarship given be a different group who sets criteria 7 – Local scholarships are often easier to get
1 – Local scholarships are listed on -SHS website -SCCPSS website 2 – Scholarship search engines are on: -www.gacollege411.org -www.fastweb.com -www.scholarships.com (links are on the SHS website)
Must have a final 3.0 GPA in core academic subjects -English -Math -Science -Social Studies -Foreign Language HOPE status may be checked in GaCollege411 account.
2015 grads – 2 courses from list 2016 grads – 3 courses from list 2017 grads – 4 courses from list EX: AP, Dual enrollment, Math III, Math IV, Chemistry, Accelerated Math, Anatomy, Physics, Spanish III, etc.
Must meet criteria from NCAA or NAIA and register with their Clearinghouses. Must still apply for all financial aid Must maintain eligibility in college the same as in high school “Broken leg” test
100 high school athletes – 2 will play college sports at some level 1000 college athletes – 2 will play professional sports Average NFL career – 3.3 years Average NBA career – 4.8 years Statistics will fade away – education will not.