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November Junior Presentation November Junior Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • What do you know?? Q&A Juniors: November meeting
  • Question 1: What’s the difference between University and College
  • Question 1: What’s the difference between University and College • Depends on the Country • USA: people use them interchangeably but are different • usually university collection of colleges • usually university awards advanced degrees (often through
  • Question 2: How many institutions of higher learning are there in US? CANADA? UK?
  • Question 2: How many institutions of higher learning are there in US? CANADA? UK? • US: More than 4000 • CANADA: less than 90 • UK: about 325
  • Question 3 & 4: What are the major differences between USA, UK, and Canadian Schools? What are the advantages/disadvantages to each?
  • Question 3 & 4: What are the major differences between USA, UK, and Canadian Schools? What are the advantages/disadvantages to each? • USA: • Many private and public institutions, apply directly to them • Liberal arts and sciences • Flexibility in changing a major/course of study • Expensive • UK: • Apply (UCAS) directly to program and get started right away • Location • Not much flexibility • Canada • All public institutions (canada spends most on education in G8) • Great Co-op/internship opportunities
  • Question 5: What is the difference between Early Action, Early Decision, and Regular Decision?
  • Question 5: What is the difference between Early Action, Early Decision, and Regular Decision? • These are application terms.
  • Question 5: What is the difference between Early Action, Early Decision, and Regular Decision? • These are application terms. • Early Decision: October/November (other) deadline and it is binding
  • Question 5: What is the difference between Early Action, Early Decision, and Regular Decision? • These are application terms. • Early Decision: October/November (other) deadline and it is binding • Early Action: October/November (other) deadline and it is not binding
  • Question 5: What is the difference between Early Action, Early Decision, and Regular Decision? • These are application terms. • Early Decision: October/November (other) deadline and it is binding • Early Action: October/November (other) deadline and it is not binding • Regular Decision: December/
  • Question 6: Do you NEED to take the SAT or another admissions test?
  • Question 6: Do you NEED to take the SAT or another admissions test? • Depends...between the 3 regions there are about 4600 schools, which means there are about 4600 rules...do your research
  • Question 6: Do you NEED to take the SAT or another admissions test? • Depends...between the 3 regions there are about 4600 schools, which means there are about 4600 rules...do your research • Most US schools require SATs or ACTs, some require SAT subject tests (some in specific areas).
  • Question 6: Do you NEED to take the SAT or another admissions test? • Depends...between the 3 regions there are about 4600 schools, which means there are about 4600 rules...do your research • Most US schools require SATs or ACTs, some require SAT subject tests (some in specific areas). • Many UK schools do not require SAT or ACT, but will require IB scores
  • Question 7: Is the College Essay Important??
  • Question 7: Is the College Essay Important?? • Depends...for USA and UK, Yes! For Canada, rarely. • Each region may call it something different, and will have different prompts, but ultimately what is the purpose?
  • Question 8: What is the number 1 thing schools look at when considering an applicant?
  • Question 8: What is the number 1 thing schools look at when considering an applicant? • Schools will look at the rigor in your course selections, and your grades first.
  • Question 8: What is the number 1 thing schools look at when considering an applicant? • Schools will look at the rigor in your course selections, and your grades first. • More emphasis is placed on later grades and advanced courses
  • Question 8: What is the number 1 thing schools look at when considering an applicant? • Schools will look at the rigor in your course selections, and your grades first. • More emphasis is placed on later grades and advanced courses • If there is a change in grades (up or down), they want to know why
  • Question 9: What does it mean to be wait-listed? deferred? conditionally accepted?
  • Question 9: What does it mean to be wait-listed? deferred? conditionally accepted? • wait-listed • deferred • conditionally accepted • accepted • denied
  • Question 9: What is the difference between “need blind” and “need aware?”
  • Question 9: What is the difference between “need blind” and “need aware?” • Need blind: financial need is not considered at all when the admission decision is made
  • Question 9: What is the difference between “need blind” and “need aware?” • Need blind: financial need is not considered at all when the admission decision is made • Need aware: financial need is considered when offering an admission decision
  • Question 10: If I told you that schools have “agendas,” what do you think that means?
  • Question 10: If I told you that schools have “agendas,” what do you think that means? • “The average SAT scores of students accepted are in the ___’s but so are those who are denied.”
  • Question 10: If I told you that schools have “agendas,” what do you think that means? • “The average SAT scores of students accepted are in the ___’s but so are those who are denied.” • If you are qualified and play the oboe, and the orchestra needs an oboe player, you will get a seat over someone with the same qualifications who does not.
  • What do you do now??
  • What do you do now?? • RESEARCH!!!
  • What do you do now?? • RESEARCH!!! • VISIT COLLEGE REPS!!!!
  • What do you do now?? • RESEARCH!!! • VISIT COLLEGE REPS!!!! • VISIT CAMPUSES!!!
  • What do you do now?? • RESEARCH!!! • VISIT COLLEGE REPS!!!! • VISIT CAMPUSES!!! • GET GOOD GRADES!!!!
  • What do you do now?? • RESEARCH!!! • VISIT COLLEGE REPS!!!! • VISIT CAMPUSES!!! • GET GOOD GRADES!!!! • DO SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU STAND OUT!!!