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2013 College 101 TAMUC

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Transcript of 2013 College 101 TAMUC

College 101
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.
2-Year College

Technical School

4-Year University
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
2-Year College
Technical College
Usually award certificates of study
Auto Repair
Computer Technology
Medical Assistance
Bookkeeping or Accounting

Some award Associate degrees

Programs are generally 2 years or less
4-Year University
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


Student Government

Music, Drama, Visual Arts

Community/Volunteer Service

Part-Time Job
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).

Some Tips
If you can, save.

Apply for financial aid, even if you think you don’t qualify. FAFSA or TASFA

School Counselor




Online- www.fastweb.com

Good Grades/Test Scores





Volunteer Work

Poster/Essay Contest
Housing & Student Life
Benefits of Staying on Campus
Close to classes

Save money

Meet new people

More likely to graduate

Get Involved
Greek Life

Student Government Association

Campus Activities Board

Religious Affiliated

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.

Visit Schools.

How do I qualify?
Where do I look?
More Education = More Money
Meet New People
More Job Opportunities
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