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College presentation (No Name)

  1. 1. Is this IT? University of Pennsylvania Campus
  2. 2. Last semester and summer of eighth grade. The Beginning of the End:
  3. 3. First, some resources for you: <ul><li>ConnectEdu.Net </li></ul><ul><li>Collegeboard.com </li></ul><ul><li>FAFSA.org </li></ul><ul><li>Cappex.com </li></ul><ul><li>ACT.com </li></ul><ul><li>CollegeProwler.com </li></ul><ul><li>Studentportal.Dadeschools.net </li></ul><ul><li>BrightFutures.com </li></ul><ul><li>PrincetonReview.com </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of these! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Eighth Grade <ul><li>KEEP IN MIND: </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the high school you want to go to carefully. </li></ul><ul><li>Pick your schedule carefully, and be aware of graduation requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Research the classes and teachers you’ll have – don’t come in unprepared. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the school tours! Do all your summer assignments! </li></ul><ul><li>Do community service over the summer. Most school count these as high school hours. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ninth Grade Year It’s the year to not “bomb” out.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Work on maintaining GPA! </li></ul><ul><li>Ten hours of Comm. Service are the minimum requirement for graduation - push for 35 minimum each year. </li></ul><ul><li>Get the elective requirements you don’t want to take later on out of the way – now. </li></ul><ul><li>Study for End of Course exams! </li></ul><ul><li>This is the year to figure out what kind of things interest you – think of your interests as possible careers/majors. </li></ul><ul><li>Involve yourself in extracurricular activities you care for. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>BLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLBLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLBLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLBLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLBLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLA </li></ul>
  8. 8. 10 th Grade- Fall <ul><li>GPA: Keep it up, it stays up. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your requirements in check. </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for PSAT+ good scores = NMSQT is AWESOME. </li></ul><ul><li>Pass the FCAT. 3 or higher  good for school, more classes for you! </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for End of Course (EOC) exams! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep volunteering! </li></ul>
  9. 9. This should never be the case. Use your Student Portal. Stay aware!
  10. 10. S ummer Before Junior Year Preparing for the upcoming year
  11. 11. JUNIOR YEAR - SUMMER <ul><li>HAVE FUN. </li></ul><ul><li>If you haven’t already, get involved with something you care about, or that interests you. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in touch with your counselors after July. </li></ul><ul><li>Do research. Do get a library card. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep busy! – do some studying, or volunteer work. </li></ul>
  12. 12. JUNIOR YEAR – Fall term. What to do NOW.
  13. 13. Fall Term <ul><li>WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING? </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare yourself academically – studying! </li></ul><ul><li>Be organized – stay organized. </li></ul><ul><li>Have an Idea of what you want to study, and of where you’d like to apply – go to presentations! </li></ul><ul><li>Begin to prepare for your SAT/ACT/Midterms! </li></ul><ul><li>Be involved (or get involved) in extracurricular activities. </li></ul>
  14. 14. JUNIOR YEAR – Spring Term. What to get ready for.
  15. 15. <ul><li>Spring Term </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT TO PREPARE FOR </li></ul><ul><li>Study for Final Exams and Advanced Placement exams! </li></ul><ul><li>Visit colleges, and follow up with representatives you’ve met. </li></ul><ul><li>Take SAT/ACT (2 Minimum), and Subject Tests. </li></ul><ul><li>Check out applications (Common App) and financial aid forms. </li></ul><ul><li>Write college essays. </li></ul>
  16. 16. JUNIOR YEAR SUMMER Almost there…
  17. 17. SENIOR SUMMER <ul><li>Coming Up: </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in contact with counselors – your schedule matters! </li></ul><ul><li>Do all summer assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>START COLLEGE APPLICATIONS. NOW. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let things pile up! </li></ul><ul><li>Take your senior pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>HAVE FUN . </li></ul>
  18. 18. THIS IS TOO TRUE.
  19. 19. <ul><li>Insert a slide here of: * The collegeboard website *things to focus on the site. (use smartboard/animations, for emphasis? An example of a college site (must use a really basic one. No need to advertise.) Include – Connectedu.net. </li></ul>
  20. 20. SENIOR YEAR It’s closer than you think.
  21. 21. SENIOR YEAR. <ul><li>Get ready for this! </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you have all graduation and acceptance requirements ready. </li></ul><ul><li>Pay all your dues, if you haven’t done so. </li></ul><ul><li>FINISH APPLYING TO COLLEGE! </li></ul><ul><li>Get recommendation letters. </li></ul><ul><li>Know your counselors, colleges, and contacts. </li></ul><ul><li>Help younger generations to get as far as you have. </li></ul>
  22. 22. What to do after you’ve been accepted
  23. 23. <ul><li>Weigh your personal preferences along with whatever financial aid a school may provide to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep doors open! If you plan to seek a Masters degree or further, make sure to emphasize that to a college you turn down – they may be the one to accept you again four years down the line. </li></ul>
  24. 24. What if I don’t know where to apply? Know your options.
  25. 25. Difference Between <ul><li>University </li></ul><ul><li>College </li></ul><ul><li>Colleges offer a collection of majors and degrees in a specific area of focus. </li></ul><ul><li>Goes up to Master’s degree. </li></ul><ul><li>They tend to have smaller populations and campuses. </li></ul><ul><li>Universities offer a collection of colleges. </li></ul><ul><li>Goes up to PhD. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of this, they typically have larger campuses, class sizes, and populations. </li></ul><ul><li>Just because it’s called “University” or “College” doesn’t mean it is one. </li></ul>
  26. 26. CAMPUS SETTING - Rural <ul><li>At most rural colleges, the school tends to be the center of academic and social life. </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller class sizes. </li></ul><ul><li>Retired from urbanization. </li></ul><ul><li>Highly residential campus. </li></ul><ul><li>These tend to be “safer.” </li></ul><ul><li>In-State Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Wales, FL. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>44% Entry rate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Liberal Arts College. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Out of State Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Ithaca, NY. </li></ul><ul><li>19% Entry rate. </li></ul><ul><li>University. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal transportation is a necessity. </li></ul>
  27. 27. CAMPUS SETTING - Suburban <ul><li>Out of State Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Princeton, NJ. </li></ul><ul><li>19% Entry rate. </li></ul><ul><li>University. </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation is available </li></ul><ul><li>Suburban settings offer “the best of both worlds” – they are close enough to main cities and to the “country” to offer a sense of nature and civilization. </li></ul><ul><li>In-State Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Gainesville, FL. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>39% Entry rate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University. </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Campus Setting - Urban <ul><li>Out of State Example </li></ul><ul><li>New York, NY </li></ul><ul><li>10% Entry rate. </li></ul><ul><li>University. </li></ul><ul><li>Urban campuses are usually in the center of main cities. </li></ul><ul><li>Internship and job opportunities galore! </li></ul><ul><li>In-State </li></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul><ul><li>Tallahassee, FL. </li></ul><ul><li>61% Entry rate. </li></ul><ul><li>University. </li></ul>
  29. 29. FOR HELP: <ul><li>Meet yout CAP Advisor! </li></ul><ul><li>Ms Sahwell is the CAP Advisor for Beach High, and she is typically in room 155, in the Counselor’s floor. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your “Beach Advisory” [Homeroom] Teacher about your options. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a teacher, ask a friend…or, ask now! </li></ul>

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