Using The Internet For College Searches

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Using The Internet For College Searches

  1. 8. Using the Internet for College Searches Derek Luther, M.Ed. Assistant Director of Admission for eRecruitment Immaculata University
  2. 9. Steps to a successful search <ul><li>Dream Big </li></ul><ul><li>Shorten the list </li></ul><ul><li>Road Trip </li></ul><ul><li>Show me the money </li></ul><ul><li>Pack it up… you’re going to college </li></ul>
  3. 10. DREAM BIG! University of Guam
  4. 11. Shorten the list & market yourself <ul><li>Reach out to your short list of schools . </li></ul>
  5. 12. Road Trip <ul><li>“That picture could be of the state capital building. You have to visit campus.” </li></ul>
  6. 13. Road Trip <ul><li>Be prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Be punctual </li></ul><ul><li>Be memorable </li></ul>“ You have to visit campus. So much of finding a college is ‘fit’, and you can’t get that from a website or a viewbook.”
  7. 14. Online Applications
  8. 15. Show me the money <ul><li>File your FAFSA (Jan-Feb of senior year) </li></ul><ul><li>Compare awards from various schools </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal, if necessary </li></ul>fafsa.ed.gov
  9. 16. Pack it up… you’re going to college <ul><li>Use Web 2.0 resources to meet people before you go to campus </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Orientation activities </li></ul>
  10. 17. Steps to a successful search <ul><li>Dream Big </li></ul><ul><li>Shorten the list </li></ul><ul><li>Road Trip </li></ul><ul><li>Show me the money </li></ul><ul><li>Pack it up… you’re going to college </li></ul>

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