Bevan Llewelyn<br />Grade Level: 10<br />Tom’s Journey from High School to College<br />Objective<br />Tom is a sophomore at your high school. Help him assess his transition to college. Take some time to consider the resources available as you transition to college. <br />First, take Tom to college.gov.<br />URL: http://www.college.gov/wps/portal<br />Why Go:<br />How much does a college degree increase your chance of getting a job?<br />What is a college major?<br />What to do:<br />What is the difference between a public and private college?<br />Make your own “College Road Map” to show Tom how it is done. Print 2 copies, 1 to turn in and 1 to keep.<br />How to pay: <br />
Take the financial aid quiz.
TrueFalseQuestionIf your parents earn above a certain amount, you are automatically disqualified for federal student aid.Only students with good grades get financial aid.You do not have to be a certain ethnicity to get financial aid.The form you have to fill out is too hard.It's easier to do the FAFSA online.<br />Now take Tom to KnowHow2Go.org.<br />URL: http://www.knowhow2go.org/<br />
What does KnowHow2Go.org tell you are the four steps to get to college?
220.127.116.11.<br />The bureau of Labor and Statistics is a good way to research different careers. Tom is interested in computers. He is considering becoming a Computer Software Engineer.<br />URL: http://www.bls.gov/k12/<br />
What does a Computer Software Engineer do?
How can Tom get ready to be a Computer Software Engineer?
How much can Tom expect to get paid as an Applications Computer Software Engineer?
At Career One Stop you will you will help Tom research Applications Computer Software Engineers. <br />URL: http://www.careeronestop.org/<br />On the left side select students on the “CareerOneStop is:” section.<br />Now select “Explore Careers”<br /> Scroll down and select “Occupation Profile”<br />Conduct a keyword search for Computer Software Engineers.<br />Select Computer Software Engineers, Applications and continue.<br />Tom wants to work in Utah.<br />
What knowledge does Tom need to have concerning Computers and Electronics?
What programming skills will tom need?
What is the ability of information ordering?
Going2college.org is a resource to help Tom begin shopping for a college.<br />URL: http://going2college.org/StateResources/stateList.cfm<br />
What steps do they list in the “find a college” section?
What are two questions you should ask when you visit the school?
1.2.<br />Help tom find an in-state school at the National Center for Education Statistics.<br />URL: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/<br />
How many schools are in Utah?
How many of those schools are public?
How many of Utah’s public schools are in Salt Lake City?
Name the schools and the highest level degree in Computer Science they offer:
SchoolDegree<br />Help Tom review the Computer Science Department at Salt Lake Community College.<br />URL: http://www.slcc.edu/cs/index.asp<br />
What is the Associate of Science in Computer Science degree designed to do?
What in-state schools accept the Associate of Science in Computer Science degree to transfer to a bachelors program?
Help Tom review the Computer Science Department at the University of Utah.<br />URL: http://www.cs.utah.edu/<br />
What are the two ways to gain undergraduate admission to the Computer Science Program at the University of Utah?
What must a student do to attain full major status
Use Student Aid on the Web to help Tom understand federal student aid programs.<br />URL: http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp<br />
What is a Federal Pell Grant?
What is Federal Work Study?
What is the difference between a direct subsidized and direct unsubsidized Stafford Loan?
Tom needs to fill out the FAFSA to find out how much Student Aid is available. <br />URL: https://fafsa.ed.gov/<br />
What does FAFSA stand for?
What are the school codes for Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah?