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More school? College 101
The more you learn, the more you earn! • Statistics show that the more education you receive, the more money you make over your lifetime! • In addition, the more education you receive, the better quality of a job you can get
College is great • Why should I go to college? • Let´s see how college is incredibly better than high school!
College is great Hours of Classes Per Week: HHS: 35 College: 12 -16
College is great First Class Starts At: HHS: 8: 00 am College: You make your own schedule!
College is great Number of Class Per Week: HHS: 7 College: 3 -5
College is great Rules in Class: HHS: No eating, drinking, gum, electronics, coats, or hats College: Generally allowed to eat, drink, chew gum, bring electronics (although not use them), and wear a coat or hat
College is great Hours of Homework Per Week: HHS: 10 -20 College: 20 -30
College is great Number of Organizations/Clubs That Students Can Join: HHS: 5 -15 College: Hundreds!
College is great Responsibilities/Staying on Track: HHS: Most classes are picked for you; teachers make sure you are in class; teachers meet with and call your parents College: You choose your classes; you make appointments with your advisor; you choose to come to class on time; grades are usually not sent to your parents
College is great The Bottom Line: Going to college means more responsibility and harder work! But… with that responsibility comes more fun, freedom, and opportunities!
Excuses 1. I can't afford it. 2. Nobody in my family has ever gone. 3. I don't know what I want to do with my life. 4. College is too hard for me. 5. I just won't fit in.
What college is for me? • • Size of the Student Body – Academic attention; extracurricular activities Location – Close to home? New part of the country? City? College town? Academic Programs – Special programs; balanced Campus Life – What extracurricular activities, athletics, and special interest groups are available? – Are students welcomed by the community? Cost – LOOK AT SCHOLARSHIPS FIRST! Diversity – geographic, ethnic, racial, and religious diversity Retention and Graduation Rates
Liberal Arts Colleges ¨ Broad base of courses Classes tend to be small and personal attention is available. Universities ¨ Bigger than a college and offers more majors and research facilities. Community or Junior Colleges ¨ Offer a degree after the completion of two years of full-time study. Prepare you for immediate entry into the job market. Agricultural, Technical, and Specialized Colleges ¨ Preparation for specific careers. Examples include Art/Music, Bible, Business, Health Science, Seminary/Rabbinical, and Teaching. Public vs. Private ¨ On the one hand, public colleges are usually less expensive, particularly for in-state residents. They get most of their money from the state or local government. Private colleges rely on tuition, fees, endowments, and other private sources. On the other hand, private colleges are usually smaller and can offer more personalized attention (and some believe, more prestige). Special Interests ¨ Single-Sex ¨ Religiously Affiliated Colleges ¨ Historically Black Colleges ¨ Hispanic-Serving Institutes: http: //www. hacu. net/assnfe/Company. Directory. asp? STYLE=2&COMPANY_TYPE=1, 5#Te xas
What college is for me? The Big School: Pros & Cons Pros Cons • Wide variety of majors and courses • Well-stocked libraries • Variety of housing opportunities • Well-funded sports programs • Wide range of academic and social opportunities • Distinguished or famous faculty • Large class sizes • Many courses taught by teaching assistants, not professors • Professors focused on their own research and graduate thesis projects—little student-teacher interaction • Pressure on students to take initiative; to be go-getters • More rules and procedures related to enrolling in and designing course study—red tape • Potential of getting lost in the crowd
What college is for me? The Small College: Pros & Cons Pros Cons • Small class sizes • Hands-on learning opportunities • Individually-designed majors • Strong advising system; advisors know students very well • Strong sense of community • Professors, not graduate students, teach most courses • Opportunity to get to know professors well • Limited housing options • Fewer majors to choose from • Fewer physical resources • Smaller libraries • Fewer entertainment and social opportunities • Less emphasis on sports programs
How Do I Get to College? Wanting to Go to College is Different than Being PREPARED to GO! Why? You get accepted into college primarily based on what you do in the first three years of high school!!!
How Do I Get to College? Getting Into College Is More Competitive Than Ever! In order to go to a quality college, there are four areas in which a student should excel:
How Do I Get to College? College To Do List 1. Grade Point Average (GPA) 2. ACT/SAT Score (Taken during the spring of junior year) 3. Extracurricular activities (after school jobs, community service, leadership, involvement in school clubs) 4. Coursework: 4 years of math, science, English, and history; 3 years of a foreign language; AP and honors classes whenever possible
How Do I Get to College? The Bottom Line: There is NO time to waste! Waiting until junior or senior year to get serious about school is a MISTAKE!
How Do I Get to College? Getting Into College Is A Challenge • You can’t do it alone • Start early!
Questions 1. What kind of college/university would you be most interested in today, after hearing this information? 2. What is your biggest fear in looking ahead at college? 3. What are you most excited about in looking ahead at college?
Mr. Patty’s Take… • College is a great time, but if you only want to go there to party, it’s not really worth going. • Make sure you are ready to work hard. • Don’t be afraid to take on some reasonable college debt. • Understand that getting in to college is the easy part. • Google this: How many incoming freshmen actually graduate college.