College: Why and How?A guide to navigating college deadlines Presented by: Maria Sanchez & Tai Cornute
What is College?There are Three Types: Private or Public 4 year college and universities 2 year community colleges or junior college Vocational or Technical schools
Why Should You Go?To become a well rounded individualAbility to pick between many morejobsMake more money in a shorter periodof time
How can you Prepare?C Create a TimelineO Open Doors Through ResearchL Learn to ask the Right QuestionsL Look for Funding OpportunitiesE Establish Good HabitsG Go VisitE Evaluate your Strengths
Create a Timeline Mark a calendar with all important dates Identify when you may take the ACT/SAT When to visit colleges When to apply to colleges When to apply to scholarship opportunities
Open Doors Through Research Use the internet to find out about different majors and academic programs Contact college(s)you are interested in Use Fastweb.com for scholarship information Look at the cities the colleges you are interested in is located
Speak with your high school guidance counselors Speak with your friends and family members Talk to students who may currently attend the college you are interested in that went to your high school Contact the college recruiter for your area Learn to ask the Right Questions
Scholarships Loans (FAFSA) - through colleges - government • General • Subsidized • Departmental • Unsubsidized - local scholarship funds - private lending institutions - businesses - various websites (i.e. fastweb.com) Savings Account Grants (FAFSA) FAFSA - Government - COMPLETE AS INDEPENDENT - Private Look for Funding Opportunities Early
Establish Good Habits Go to school on time Develop good study habits Be consistent Build healthy friendships Build good relationships Meet all deadlines Ask questions
Visit all types of schools Shadow a friend for a day Attend events at several schools Take virtual tours Go Visit!
Evaluate your Strengths What are you interested in? What are you good at? What you do NOT like to do? What makes you happy? In what subjects do you excel?