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2013 College 101 TAMUC
Transcript of 2013 College 101 TAMUC
Why Go To College
What are my options?
Applying to Colleges
The Bottom Line
Texas A&M University Commerce
Gain More Knowledge
Learn from others perspectives
Did you Know?
A 4-year college graduate (with a Bachelor’s degree)
earns almost $1 million more over his/her lifetime than a high school graduate.
Sometimes called Community College or Junior College
Award Associate degrees or certificates of study
Some offer technical training programs
Prepare students to transfer to 4-year universities
Most are nonresidential; students live off-campus
Lower cost of attendance
Usually award certificates of study
Bookkeeping or Accounting
Some award Associate degrees
Programs are generally 2 years or less
Award Bachelor’s degrees (4-years)
Award graduate degrees (Master’s/Doctoral)
Award Professional degrees (Law, M.D., Dentistry)
Many are residential; students live on campus
Application Fee or Fee Waiver
ACT or SAT Test Scores
Official High School Transcripts
Letters of Recommendation
Potential Application Requirements
What are schools looking for?
Well-Rounded and Involved Students
Good Grades/Advanced Level Classes
Music, Drama, Visual Arts
Paying For College
The average cost of attendance at a 4-year university ranges from $10,636 to $26,854 per year.
More than 60% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans, or work-study).
If you can, save.
Apply for financial aid, even if you think you don’t qualify. FAFSA or TASFA
Good Grades/Test Scores
Housing & Student Life
Benefits of Staying on Campus
Close to classes
Meet new people
More likely to graduate
Student Government Association
Campus Activities Board
Academic/ Professional Organizations
Sports/ Recreational Organizations
Residence Hall Association
Cultural/ Social Organizations
Create Your Own
How Do I Choose
Size- How big is the student population/the average class?
Location- How far from home? Rural, urban, or suburban?
People- Who are the students and where do they come from?
Academics- Do they have my major? Who will teach my classes?
Social Opportunities- What is student life like?
Cost- Can I afford it? What type of aid will they give me?
The more you learn, the more you earn.
The U.S. has 3,500 colleges; one (or more) is right for you.
It’s never too early or too late to prepare for college.
The more you read, the more you know.
Apply for financial aid.
How do I qualify?
Where do I look?
More Education = More Money
Meet New People
More Job Opportunities