Part 1: Introduction
Dr. Rebecca Joseph
getmetocollege@gmail.com
rjoseph@calstatela.edu
TO LEARN MORE
 Email
 rjoseph@calstatela.edu
 getmetocollege@gmail.com
 Phone
 323-646-5759
 Facebook
 Getmetocolle...
 Colleges are more expensive than ever…
 There is still the big bubble of high school students…
 More affordable public...
 College is still worth the
investment and the effort
 But families may have to make
some difficult decisions
 Key is f...
 In the five following powerpoints,
we explain what colleges are
looking for
WHAT COLLEGES LOOK FOR
 Grades
 Academic Rigor
 Standardized Test Scores
 Strong applications
 Great essays
 Counselor Reports
 Extracurri...
 In the following five Powerpoints,
we explain how to prepare for
college.
 This is no one right path. Each
student must...
TO LEARN MORE
 Email
 rjoseph@calstatela.edu
 getmetocollege@gmail.com
 Phone
 323-646-5759
 Facebook
 Getmetocolle...
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Get Me To College: A College Readiness Primer--Intro

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Here is "Part 1: Introduction" of a comprehensive guide to college readiness:
Get Me To College: A College Readiness Primer
Written by Dr. Rebecca Joseph
Please use this but cite me. I provide free or low-cost consulting to those working with under-represented students and also lead workshops to schools and community groups around the country and Canada.
getmetocollege@gmail.com

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Get Me To College: A College Readiness Primer--Intro

  1. 1. Part 1: Introduction Dr. Rebecca Joseph getmetocollege@gmail.com rjoseph@calstatela.edu
  2. 2. TO LEARN MORE  Email  rjoseph@calstatela.edu  getmetocollege@gmail.com  Phone  323-646-5759  Facebook  Getmetocollege Freeadvice  Twitter  @getmetocollege  Website  getmetocollege.org (focus on first generation and under-represented students)
  3. 3.  Colleges are more expensive than ever…  There is still the big bubble of high school students…  More affordable public universities are  receiving more and more applications  raising tuition,  using waitlists for the first time, and  cutting back on freshman admissions.…  The economy is hurting families and colleges… Family savings and incomes are decreasing Colleges are struggling as their endowments and budgets have fallen and reducing services and raising costs. There is still hope…. A Perfect Storm …A Perfect Storm …
  4. 4.  College is still worth the investment and the effort  But families may have to make some difficult decisions  Key is finding the right match between the strengths of your child and colleges that Provide unique learning communities Challenge but do not overwhelm Want to accept your child Offer enough financial support YET
  5. 5.  In the five following powerpoints, we explain what colleges are looking for WHAT COLLEGES LOOK FOR
  6. 6.  Grades  Academic Rigor  Standardized Test Scores  Strong applications  Great essays  Counselor Reports  Extracurricular Activities  Teacher Letters of Recommendation  Other Unique Features WHAT COLLEGES LOOK FOR IN MATCH STUDENTS NACAC 2013
  7. 7.  In the following five Powerpoints, we explain how to prepare for college.  This is no one right path. Each student must find his or her own way.  Families and students must be proactive to have great college options. Best of luck. HOW TO PREPARE
  8. 8. TO LEARN MORE  Email  rjoseph@calstatela.edu  getmetocollege@gmail.com  Phone  323-646-5759  Facebook  Getmetocollege Freeadvice  Twitter  @getmetocollege  Website  getmetocollege.org (focus on first generation and under-represented students)
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