KnowHow2GO to College

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This presentation follows John, a 9th grader, through the four KnowHow2GO steps as he discovers how to make college possible.

KnowHow2GO to College

  1. 1. Do you… ?
  2. 2. College can mean any type of education after high school including… College or University – 4 years Earn a Bachelor’s degree Community College – 2 years Earn an Associate degree, Certificate, Diploma Military Technical Training – 1 to 2 years Apprenticeship, trade school Earn a Certificate, Diploma
  3. 3. “Why should I go to college?”
  4. 4. No one in his family went to college. He’s only interested in SKATEBOARDING. This is John. College is not on his mind. John’s teacher, Mr. Taylor, told him… “It only takes to KnowHow2GO to college.”
  5. 5. “Ask adults, like me, to help you prepare for college.”
  6. 6. “Take hard classes, like my Algebra ll course.” “But Algebra ll is tough!”
  7. 7. “There are classes you have to take to qualify for college admission.” 4 years English, Math 3 years 2 years Social Sciences, Natural Sciences World Language “If you take dual-credit classes, you’ll earn high school AND college credit!”
  8. 8. Study Skills… Do your most difficult homework first. It’s better to study right after school instead of late at night. Colleges only look at your 11th & 12th grade GPA on your high school transcript. TRUTH LIEor
  9. 9. Study Skills… Do your most difficult homework first. It’s better to study right after school instead of late at night. Colleges only look at your 11th & 12th grade GPA on your high school transcript. TRUTH LIEor TRUTH TRUTH LIE
  10. 10. John signed up for Algebra II. He joined his school’s basketball team. And he volunteers to teach kids how to skateboard. “Preparing for college isn’t just about grades. Get involved!
  11. 11. “Begin researching careers and colleges.” See “Exploring Careers” in your KnowHow2GO Handbook Check out sites like: • MyNextMove.org • BigFuture.collegeboard.org/explore-careers • BLS.gov/k12
  12. 12. “I like P.E. and science – and I’m doing pretty well in them.” “Then research colleges that offer degrees like exercise science and engineering.” at EducationQuest.org has details about schools in Nebraska and across the country.
  13. 13. Location School Size Cost Academics Things to consider when looking for the right school
  14. 14. “That brings us to Step 4…” “But how will I pay for college? My mom says we can’t afford it.”
  15. 15. Here’s what college will cost… 2-year community college 4-year public college 4-year private college $10,200 - 13,600 $13,100 - 19,000 $28,400 - 45,200 Tuition & Fees Room & BoardBooks & Supplies Costs are per year. =
  16. 16. Here are 4 ways to pay for college! SCHOLARSHIPS Money you don’t repay – based mostly on talents. WORK-STUDY Money you earn from a job provided by the college. GRANTS Money you don’t repay – based on financial need. STUDENT LOANS Money you borrow to help you pay for college.
  17. 17. Do the math! Taking challenging courses Earning good grades Volunteering Getting involved in activities + + + Scholarships! “Do you think I’ll get scholarships?” Scope out future scholarships using at EducationQuest.org.
  18. 18. “What are my chances of getting an athletic scholarship?” “There’s always a chance, but let’s look at the stats…” “Only 6% of high school athletes compete in college. How many are offered an athletic scholarship?” 2%
  19. 19. “Find more college planning information at EducationQuest.org.”

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