Preparing For College Colorado Web

50 %
50 %
Information about Preparing For College Colorado Web

Published on January 11, 2008

Author: tippydawn

Source: slideshare.net

Description

How to prepare for college

Preparing for College Chrystal D. Porter, Ed.S. College Strategies LLC 2006

I think I want to go to college!

The Benefits of Attending College Employability

Employability

The Benefits of Attending College Employability Personal Goal

Employability

Personal Goal

The Benefits of Attending College Employability Personal Goal Education

Employability

Personal Goal

Education

The Benefits of Attending College Employability Personal Goal Education Salary

Employability

Personal Goal

Education

Salary

MORE EDUCATION can equal MORE INCOME Professional $114,878 Doctorate $93,033 Masters $67,073 Bachelors $51,568 Associates $36,021 Some College $30,173 HS Grad $28,631 HS Dropout $19,473 < 9 th Grade $19,041 Average Yearly Income 2004 Source U.S. Census Bureau

Plan now?! We have plenty of time .

Elementary School Complete Homework Learn to study READ Ask for help Equate education with career opportunities Career role playing

Complete Homework

Learn to study

READ

Ask for help

Equate education with career opportunities

Career role playing

Middle School Take classes in: Language Math Science Social Science Further develop skill set

Take classes in:

Language

Math

Science

Social Science

Further develop skill set

High School 2/3 of 8 th graders plan to finish college

2/3 of 8 th graders plan to finish college

High School Only 1/3 of High School students take college prep courses

Only 1/3 of High School students take college prep courses

High School You CANNOT enter college without college prep courses

You CANNOT enter college without college prep courses

Recommended College Prep Courses English 4 years Mathematics 3 years (Algebra & above) Natural Science 3 years (with lab experience) Social Science 3 years Foreign Language 2 years (same language) Other-visual arts, music, theatre, drama, computer science, etc.

English 4 years

Mathematics 3 years (Algebra & above)

Natural Science 3 years (with lab experience)

Social Science 3 years

Foreign Language 2 years (same language)

Other-visual arts, music, theatre, drama, computer science, etc.

In Addition… Learn keyboarding Learn to take good notes Learn to correct/ revise written work Develop test-taking skills Develop a daily homework schedule READ Talk with family and friends about career plans (& find opportunities)

Learn keyboarding

Learn to take good notes

Learn to correct/ revise written work

Develop test-taking skills

Develop a daily homework schedule

READ

Talk with family and friends about career plans (& find opportunities)

Throughout High School Rigorous academic courses: English Foreign Language Mathematics (Algebra or higher) Laboratory Science Social Science

Rigorous academic courses:

English

Foreign Language

Mathematics (Algebra or higher)

Laboratory Science

Social Science

Throughout High School Read as much as possible Plan summer “experiences” Create filing system for college materials Attend college fairs Visit 1-2 colleges during the summer and/or spring break

Read as much as possible

Plan summer “experiences”

Create filing system for college materials

Attend college fairs

Visit 1-2 colleges during the summer and/or spring break

High School Freshmen Year Explore extracurricular activities Begin recording accomplishments Begin saving best papers and art

Explore extracurricular activities

Begin recording accomplishments

Begin saving best papers and art

High School Sophomore Year Take practice PSAT or PLAN Concentrate on weaker areas Assume leadership role in extracurricular activity

Take practice PSAT or PLAN

Concentrate on weaker areas

Assume leadership role in extracurricular activity

High School Junior Year Continue extracurricular leadership roles PSAT in October Begin attending college rep sessions at your school Register for SAT/ACT Meet with Guidance Counselor

Continue extracurricular leadership roles

PSAT in October

Begin attending college rep sessions at your school

Register for SAT/ACT

Meet with Guidance Counselor

High School Senior Year College list identified Early applications done by November 1 Arrange overnight visits & on-campus interviews Register for SAT/ACT Letters of recommendation Essay edited Financial Aid Attend “admit” programs Submit deposit by May 1 st

College list identified

Early applications done by November 1

Arrange overnight visits & on-campus interviews

Register for SAT/ACT

Letters of recommendation

Essay edited

Financial Aid

Attend “admit” programs

Submit deposit by May 1 st

The Admission Process Grade Point Average (GPA) Unweighted and Weighted Class Rank SAT/ACT Scores Recommendations Activities/Awards Personal Essays Interviews

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Unweighted and Weighted

Class Rank

SAT/ACT Scores

Recommendations

Activities/Awards

Personal Essays

Interviews

How College Applications Are Reviewed Instructions were followed No abbreviations for addresses Deadlines were honored All supplementary information was included No typos or spelling errors Authentic essays Sincere interest in the institution

Instructions were followed

No abbreviations for addresses

Deadlines were honored

All supplementary information was included

No typos or spelling errors

Authentic essays

Sincere interest in the institution

How College Applications Are Reviewed (cont.) Extracurricular Involvement Concentrated on 1-2 activities Leadership or Competitive involvement Explanation about poor grades Indication the student can be an asset Unique skill or ability Challenge themselves academically AP courses or accelerated courses

Extracurricular Involvement

Concentrated on 1-2 activities

Leadership or Competitive involvement

Explanation about poor grades

Indication the student can be an asset

Unique skill or ability

Challenge themselves academically

AP courses or accelerated courses

Final Tips Do careful research on colleges Good applications take time to prepare Know all deadlines Proofread everything Apply online if possible Consultant a professional

Do careful research on colleges

Good applications take time to prepare

Know all deadlines

Proofread everything

Apply online if possible

Consultant a professional

Contact Information Chrystal D. Porter, Ed.S. President/Educational Consultant College Strategies LLC t. 630-499-9836 www.CollegeStrategiesOnline.com www.Blog.CollegeStrategiesOnline.com

Chrystal D. Porter, Ed.S.

President/Educational Consultant

College Strategies LLC

t. 630-499-9836

www.CollegeStrategiesOnline.com

www.Blog.CollegeStrategiesOnline.com

Add a comment

Related presentations

Related pages

Colorado State University College of Liberal Arts Ethnic ...

Colorado State University College ... Preparing reports requested ... questions, handouts, Web materials, graded papers ...
Read more

Institutions Involved in PFF - Preparing Future Faculty

Adams State College, Colorado: Michigan Technological University: Agnes Scott College, Georgia
Read more

Preparing Today’s Students’ for ... - College in Colorado

Career & Technical Education is delivered through the Colorado Community College ... Preparing Today’s Students’ for Tomorrow’s ... Studies 2/ Web ...
Read more

The College Board - College Admissions - SAT - University ...

Get connected to your college. ... Most colleges require official reports sent directly from the College Board. [Opens in New Window] ...
Read more

Preparing for snow early with the 'Roadeo' | 9news.com

Colorado More Home ... Preparing for snow early with the 'Roadeo' Krystyna Biassou, ... Colorado Rapids ; College Sports ;
Read more

Preparing For College | LinkedIn

View 3272 Preparing For College posts, presentations, experts, and more. Get the professional knowledge you need on LinkedIn.
Read more

Recommended High School Classes - Minnesota Office of ...

Preparingfor College. College Prep Timeline; Plan for the Future; ... > Preparing for College > Prepare at School > Recommended High School Classes .
Read more

GoCollege - The Number One College Bound Website on the ...

The number one college bound web site ... the Most out of College Education. GoCollege.com is one of the oldest ... College Admissions ; Preparing for ...
Read more

Home - Think College: College Options for People with ...

Think College Projects Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for ...
Read more