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Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
Preparing For  College  Colorado  Web
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  • For a lot of parents, thinking about everything involved with getting their children into college is overwhelming. It is easy for a lot of people to try to ignore the topic, until the child is a junior or senior in high school and they feel forced to now have to deal with everything involved. And even then, a lot of parents don’t have all the information they need to help their children through what may seem like a complicated process. Today I am going to lay out for you some general information that can get you more involved in helping yourself and your children prepare for college. Although I can’t answer all the specifics that are involved in the process, I want to provide you with a foundation that allows you to take a more active role in the process and can feel a little bit more knowledgeable about how you can help your family get into the position you would like to be in.
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    • 1. Preparing for College Chrystal D. Porter, Ed.S. College Strategies LLC 2006
    • 2. I think I want to go to college!
    • 3. The Benefits of Attending College
      • Employability
    • 4. The Benefits of Attending College
      • Employability
      • Personal Goal
    • 5. The Benefits of Attending College
      • Employability
      • Personal Goal
      • Education
    • 6. The Benefits of Attending College
      • Employability
      • Personal Goal
      • Education
      • Salary
    • 7. MORE EDUCATION can equal MORE INCOME Professional $114,878 Doctorate $93,033 Masters $67,073 Bachelors $51,568 Associates $36,021 Some College $30,173 HS Grad $28,631 HS Dropout $19,473 < 9 th Grade $19,041 Average Yearly Income 2004 Source U.S. Census Bureau
    • 8. Plan now?! We have plenty of time .
    • 9. Elementary School
      • Complete Homework
      • Learn to study
      • READ
      • Ask for help
      • Equate education with career opportunities
      • Career role playing
    • 10. Middle School
      • Take classes in:
        • Language
        • Math
        • Science
        • Social Science
      • Further develop skill set
    • 11. High School
      • 2/3 of 8 th graders plan to finish college
    • 12. High School
      • Only 1/3 of High School students take college prep courses
    • 13. High School
      • You CANNOT enter college without college prep courses
    • 14. Recommended College Prep Courses
      • English 4 years
      • Mathematics 3 years (Algebra & above)
      • Natural Science 3 years (with lab experience)
      • Social Science 3 years
      • Foreign Language 2 years (same language)
      • Other-visual arts, music, theatre, drama, computer science, etc.
    • 15. In Addition…
      • Learn keyboarding
      • Learn to take good notes
      • Learn to correct/ revise written work
      • Develop test-taking skills
      • Develop a daily homework schedule
      • READ
      • Talk with family and friends about career plans (& find opportunities)
    • 16. Throughout High School
      • Rigorous academic courses:
        • English
        • Foreign Language
        • Mathematics (Algebra or higher)
        • Laboratory Science
        • Social Science
    • 17. Throughout High School
      • Read as much as possible
      • Plan summer “experiences”
      • Create filing system for college materials
      • Attend college fairs
      • Visit 1-2 colleges during the summer and/or spring break
    • 18. High School Freshmen Year
      • Explore extracurricular activities
      • Begin recording accomplishments
      • Begin saving best papers and art
    • 19. High School Sophomore Year
      • Take practice PSAT or PLAN
        • Concentrate on weaker areas
      • Assume leadership role in extracurricular activity
    • 20. High School Junior Year
      • Continue extracurricular leadership roles
      • PSAT in October
      • Begin attending college rep sessions at your school
      • Register for SAT/ACT
      • Meet with Guidance Counselor
    • 21. High School Senior Year
      • College list identified
      • Early applications done by November 1
      • Arrange overnight visits & on-campus interviews
      • Register for SAT/ACT
      • Letters of recommendation
      • Essay edited
      • Financial Aid
      • Attend “admit” programs
      • Submit deposit by May 1 st
    • 22. The Admission Process
      • Grade Point Average (GPA)
        • Unweighted and Weighted
      • Class Rank
      • SAT/ACT Scores
      • Recommendations
      • Activities/Awards
      • Personal Essays
      • Interviews
    • 23. How College Applications Are Reviewed
      • Instructions were followed
        • No abbreviations for addresses
        • Deadlines were honored
        • All supplementary information was included
      • No typos or spelling errors
      • Authentic essays
      • Sincere interest in the institution
    • 24. How College Applications Are Reviewed (cont.)
      • Extracurricular Involvement
        • Concentrated on 1-2 activities
        • Leadership or Competitive involvement
      • Explanation about poor grades
      • Indication the student can be an asset
        • Unique skill or ability
      • Challenge themselves academically
        • AP courses or accelerated courses
    • 25. Final Tips
      • Do careful research on colleges
      • Good applications take time to prepare
      • Know all deadlines
      • Proofread everything
      • Apply online if possible
      • Consultant a professional
    • 26. Contact Information
      • Chrystal D. Porter, Ed.S.
      • President/Educational Consultant
      • College Strategies LLC
      • t. 630-499-9836
      • www.CollegeStrategiesOnline.com
      • www.Blog.CollegeStrategiesOnline.com

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