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Seminar One Final For Website Edited

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Seminar One Final For Website Edited

  1. 1. The Road Ahead of You Get Your College Prep On © 2009 College Bound
  2. 2. Where do you want to be in ten years? © 2009 College Bound
  3. 3. What kind of house do you want to live in? High-Rise in a big city © 2009 College Bound
  4. 4. Single-Family Home in a quiet neighborhood © 2009 College Bound
  5. 5. Apartment Building close to work © 2009 College Bound
  6. 6. Working in the Emergency Room at Barnes-Jewish as a doctor or nurse What kind of job do you want? © 2009 College Bound
  7. 7. Running a big company, like Monsanto or Anheuser-Busch © 2009 College Bound
  8. 8. Working with Athletes on a team as a coach or trainer © 2009 College Bound
  9. 9. What kind of car do you want to drive? Honda Civic – $15,000-22,000 © 2009 College Bound
  10. 10. BMW z4 – $40,000-60,000 © 2009 College Bound
  11. 11. Range Rover – $60,000-80,000 © 2009 College Bound
  12. 12. Which way should I go? © 2009 College Bound
  13. 13. Why go to College? © 2009 College Bound
  14. 14. Earn More Money Median Annual Earnings (U.S. Census Bureau) © 2009 College Bound
  15. 15. Quiz Yourself… © 2009 College Bound How much more money do you think college graduates earn over an entire lifetime than high school graduates? $10,000 $250,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
  16. 16. Know The Facts © 2009 College Bound How much more money do you think college graduates earn over an entire lifetime than high school graduates? $1,000,000 That’s right, college graduates make over a million dollars more in a lifetime than non-college graduates. Remember what you picked out for your future? Earning more money gives you the ability to make different choices for yourself.
  17. 17. Live Healthier © 2009 College Bound
  18. 18. Have a Voice In Your Community © 2009 College Bound
  19. 19. Have an Impact on Your Family © 2009 College Bound
  20. 20. Quiz Yourself… © 2009 College Bound There is a measurable difference between high school graduates and college graduates when it comes to: Cigarette Smoking Amount of medical care received Frequency of voting Volunteering All of the above
  21. 21. Know The Facts © 2009 College Bound There is a measurable difference between high school graduates and college graduates when it comes to: All of the above That’s right, college graduates are less likely to be addicted to cigarettes, receive better medical care, and are more likely to vote and volunteer.
  22. 22. Increase Your Options © 2009 College Bound
  23. 23. Right now all doors are open to you. How do you keep your doors open? 7 Things You Can Do Now © 2009 College Bound
  24. 24. 1. Dare to Test Yourself Take more difficult classes even if it means a lower grade 7 Ways to Keep Your Doors Open: © 2009 College Bound
  25. 25. pa 2. Work For The Grades! Think of good grades as money in the bank 7 Ways to Keep Your Doors Open: © 2009 College Bound
  26. 26. Quiz Yourself… © 2009 College Bound Colleges would look more favorably at a student who had B’s than A’s if the student was: Involved in lots of extracurricular activities Was a good athlete Enrolled in more challenging classes Was enrolled in a city school Colleges always prefer A students over B students
  27. 27. Know The Facts © 2009 College Bound Colleges would look more favorably at a student who had B’s than A’s if the student was: Enrolled in more challenging classes Colleges like to see that you can challenge yourself AND that you are academically prepared, even if that means getting a lower grade.
  28. 28. 3. Make Friends With the Test Practice, practice, practice! Everyone applying to college must take a standardized test – practice them now! 7 Ways to Keep Your Doors Open: © 2009 College Bound
  29. 29. 4. Discover Your Passions Explore out of school and after school activities. Find out what you like and what you are good at. 7 Ways to Keep Your Doors Open: © 2009 College Bound
  30. 30. 5. Rise to Leadership Be a star at what you like! “ Become pointy!” 7 Ways to Keep Your Doors Open: © 2009 College Bound
  31. 31. Quiz Yourself… © 2009 College Bound Colleges want students that are well-rounded, so you should do as many after school activities as possible. True False
  32. 32. Know The Facts © 2009 College Bound Colleges want students that are well-rounded, so you should do as many after school activities as possible. False Take a look at the activity pyramid. You can see that colleges are looking for students who dedicate themselves to one or two activities and show leadership .
  33. 33. 6. Save Your Money When You Can There are a lot of costs: Tuition: $7,368 Fees: $1,253 Room: $3,917 Board: $2,370 Books: $800 Personal: $1,350 Total Cost: $17,058 7 Ways to Keep Your Doors Open: © 2009 College Bound
  34. 34. Even a Little Bit Adds Up… $2.49 $2.49 X 3 a week = $7.47 $7.47 X 52 weeks in a year = $388.44 $388.44 X 4 years in high school= $1553.76 © 2009 College Bound
  35. 35. P.S. No matter what , you CAN afford to go!!! ACTUAL COLLEGE BOUND STUDENT: Federal Pell Grant : $5,350 Federal SEOG Grant : $1000 Academic Competitiveness Grant : $750 Federal Work Study: $1300 Diversity Award : $2500 Mizzou Grant : $920 Access Missouri Grant : $1600 Scholarship Foundation Award : $2000 Perkins Loan: $1000 Federal Direct Subsidized Loan: $1000 Total in Grants, Scholarships and Loans $17,420 $352 MORE THAN THE COST OF COLLEGE! © 2009 College Bound
  36. 36. Quiz Yourself… © 2009 College Bound <ul><li>If you are a student who receives Free and Reduced Lunch all you have to do to get money for college is fill out a form called the FAFSA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>True </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>False </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Know The Facts © 2009 College Bound If you are a student who receives Free and Reduced Lunch, all you have to do to get money for college is fill out a form called the FAFSA. True The FAFSA is a form used to determine who can get free money from the government to help them go to school. Students who qualify for ‘Free and Reduced Lunch’ will also qualify to get money to help them pay for school.
  38. 38. 7. Build Your Character “ I have a dream that my four little children … not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character .” 7 Ways to Keep Your Doors Open: © 2009 College Bound
  39. 39. I admire people who are: Caring Committed Creative Energetic Hard-working Honest Independent Intelligent Loyal Passionate Powerful Responsible © 2009 College Bound
  40. 40. Little steps taken now become building blocks towards your goals. © 2009 College Bound
  41. 41. Plan, Prepare, Pursue <ul><li>And you can keep the doors of opportunity open </li></ul>© 2009 College Bound
  42. 42. Questions about College Prep? 734-904-2648 Questions about College Bound? Call the office! 314-361-4441 © 2009 College Bound

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