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 /><ul><li>Take the financial aid quiz.</li></ul>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 /><ul><li>What does KnowHow2Go.org tell you are the four steps to get to college?</li></ul>18.104.22.168.<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 /><ul><li>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?</li></ul>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 /><ul><li>What knowledge does Tom need to have concerning Computers and Electronics?
What is the ability of information ordering?</li></ul>Going2college.org is a resource to help Tom begin shopping for a college.<br />URL: http://going2college.org/StateResources/stateList.cfm<br /><ul><li>What steps do they list in the “find a college” section?
What are two questions you should ask when you visit the school?</li></ul>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 /><ul><li>How many schools are in Utah?
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:</li></ul>SchoolDegree<br />Help Tom review the Computer Science Department at Salt Lake Community College.<br />URL: http://www.slcc.edu/cs/index.asp<br /><ul><li>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?</li></ul>Help Tom review the Computer Science Department at the University of Utah.<br />URL: http://www.cs.utah.edu/<br /><ul><li>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</li></ul>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 /><ul><li>What is a Federal Pell Grant?
What is the difference between a direct subsidized and direct unsubsidized Stafford Loan?</li></ul>Tom needs to fill out the FAFSA to find out how much Student Aid is available. <br />URL: https://fafsa.ed.gov/<br /><ul><li>What does FAFSA stand for?
What are the school codes for Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah?