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Education- College Preparation

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Alexandria Pagana

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By: Allie Pagana
Addison Reis Introduction to College Greater Knowledge
Potential to earn money
Job Opportunities
Improve your skills
Better Social networking
Learn to be Independent Benefits of College Very little academic difference between a College and University College Vs University Public vs Private 5+7= (cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr Public Private Less Expensive Larger Classes Easier to get into More Expensive Small Classes Not as many locations College:
Is a collection of degrees
A community colleges usually offers only two years of education (Associates Degree)
trade and technical certifications
the first two years of a four year degree University:
Is a collection of colleges
Graduate from one of the colleges within it University of North Carolina Wilmington Bucks County Community College Elizabeth College Degrees (cc) image by rocketboom on Flickr Associates Bachelor's Master's Doctorate's Takes 2 years to earn Takes 4 years to earn Earned after Bachelors Degree
Takes 1+ years to earn
Create thesis Different types:
Research doctorate
Usually takes 4-8 years to earn
Complete a special project called a dissertation
Professional Doctorate
4 years of undergraduate school,
4 years of medical school, and 3 to 8 years of internship and residency Majors and Minors A major is a specific subject you specialize in
Is the primary program of courses requirements in degree
Third and half of classes you take are in your major
You are getting education in ONE field in your specific career.
Can change your major more than once depending on your GPA and availability A minor can help tailor your degree
Takes about half the courses of a major to complete a minor.
You pursue a minor that is usually closely related to your field or you are interested in.
Can complete your Major and Minor within a four year time span Double Majors: Obtaining two majors in a single college

Simultaneous Degrees: Two majors from two different colleges
Two different Bachelor Degrees Addition Information: General Education Courses These courses are primarily cover a broad range of areas so that it makes you a well-rounded student. You attain a good understanding, broad range of skills, and assist to contributions to your career. Common Abilities These Courses Cover Communicate
Think analytically
Independent judgement and decisions
Critical thinking How many credits do you need of Gen Educations? Communication: 9 Quantitative/Analytical Reasoning - 3 credits Values, Ethics, and Responsible Decision-Making- 3 credits Fitness and Recreation Skills – 2 credits Diversity Requirement –6 credits Humanities –12 credits Social Science–12 credits Natural Sciences and Mathematics – 12 credits Generally you need a total of 50-60 credits of Gen Ed's Really? What is the breakdown of credits for each class? Credits The average University/College requires successful completion of 120 credits for graduation. REMEMBER: They vary depending on College/University You must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher for chosen major MAKE SURE It's very important To complete Gen Ed courses with an 1.0 or higher Major Credits called tracks or programs Often times, are sequenced for your scheduled classes Specific Courses are required depending on which major you are 36 Major credits are required Semester Often lasts 16 weeks with an addition week for finals To be considered a full time student, you must take at least 12-18 credits for each semester. Classes change after the semester is over Costs for college might go by semester or might go by whole year depending on the University/College There are 2 semesters in a full year of college
1 semester being half Northeastern University Located in The School Of Health Science 62 Gen Ed Courses are Required Need to atleast have 5-6 classes each semester Physician's Assistant Example Do you Understand Completely? Well here is an example of a commonly known University Credits? Semesters? College? Gen Ed Courses? Must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA throughout college education because it's a Science Major. Also to apply and get accepted to a P.A. Program What is the difference between a college and a University? Examples College: some of the best times of your life. Do you understand how to prepare for college yet? Like previously said:
Gen Ed Courses you have to maintain a 1.0 or higher
Major Classes you have to maintain a 2.0 or higher
-If you fail to meet these requirements, it may result to academic probation and/or academic dismissal GPA? Withdrawing From a Class Policy: These Policies Vary from school to school

Drop Period for Northeastern: You have 5 academic Days to drop a coarse and get full refund/money back.

Money Situation:
Refund Period
100% Through “drop period”
80% Through week 2
60% Through week 3
50% Through week 4
40% Through week 5 Grade Scale
4.0= A
3.0= B
2.0= C
1.0= D Like Distinguish Honor Role and Honor Role for high school, is there Honors for College? Honors in College:
Summa Cum Laude - equal to or greater than 3.90
Magna Cum Laude - equal to or greater than 3.70 and less than 3.90
Cum Laude - equal to or greater than 3.50 and less than 3.70 IS there such thing as Parent Portal for College? All grades must be reported to the student. Parents can only gain knowledge of their child's grades is from their own child. Sometimes students decide that a class isn't right for them. Can you drop a class? Is there a solution? YES! but it's not for everyone! What is the difference between a Public and Private school? What types of degrees are there? Broken down to Bachelor's of Arts and Bachelor's of Science Classes: MWF Classes one hour long meets 3 times a week Tues-Thurs Classes 90 minutes long meets 2 times a week Night classes 3 hours long meets once a week Not everyone is fit to have a roommate. But your freshman year, in most colleges, they require freshman to live on campus usually with a roommate So having a roommate can be a good and bad thing Benefits of having a Roommate Sharing Improving communication and social skills Meeting others Increases tolerance level Learn to be independent Being respectful Improves responsibility Do you still want a roommate? Here's a good example You forgot to set your alarm for class. Your class starts at 8 a.m. and your roommate has a different class at the same time. Now what do you do? Most of the time, your roommate can help with some of your responsibilities and wake you up. Being involved in your school is a great thing Numerous schools offer many activities you can do Extra Curricular Activities Intramural? What are they? recreational sports played by students attending the college/university At Northeastern they offer countless sports: Basketball, cheerleading, color guard, cycling, field hockey, dance, skating, hockey, lacrosse, material arts, power lifting, paintball, rugby, sailing, running, shotgun shooting, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, Frisbee, table tennis, tennis, triathlons, softball, swimming, squash Just like high school, College offers many clubs What is a club? A club is an association of two of more people united by a common interest or goal American Institute of Architecture Students NU Chapter
Anime of NU
Ballroom Dance Club
Brothers About Change
Campus Against War & Racism
Campus Center on Violence Against Women
Northeastern University Chess Club
Deaf Club
Debate Team
Downhillers Ski & Snowboard Club
Eating & Weight Concerns Project (NEWCOPE)
Emergency Medical Services Interest Group (NUEMSIG)
Engineers Without Borders (EWB-NEU)
Entrepreneurs Club
Finance and Investment Club
Females' Center of Excellence & Leadership (Xcel)
Feminist Student Organization
Global Medical Relief Program
Huskiers & Outing Club (NUHOC) Common Clubs found at Northeastern Fraternities and Sororities Alpha Delta Phi
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Kappa Sigma
Beta Gamma Epsilon
Beta Theta Pi
Iota Phi Theta
Kappa Alpha Psi
Kappa Sigma
Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Delta Theta
Pi Delta Psi
Sigma Beta Rho
Sigma Phi Epsilon Alpha Epsilon PhiΑ
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Delta Zeta
Delta Phi Epsilon
Delta Phi Omega
Kappa Delta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Kappa Phi Lambda
Sigma Delta Tau
Sigma Sigma Sigma There are different types: Organizations for undergraduate students
 Honor Fraternities/Sororities
 Academic Fraternities/ Sororities
 Service Fraternities/Sororities
 Social Fraternities/Sororities What are they? A fraternity is a organization of men
A Sororitiy is a organization of woman. Depending on which one you are in, the members of the groups are considered brothers or sisters. They have certain beliefs, rituals, and rules and everyone in the group has to follow them. Sororities at NEU: Fraternities at NEU: Housing Costs and Meal Plans • You can purchase:
o 19 meals per week
o 14 meals per week
o 10 meals per week
o Other plans are available
• Can be purchased by off-campus students Most Universities/Colleges offer meal plans: Most meal plans are put into your tuition At Northeastern:
19 meals-$3,190 per semester
14 meals-$2,950 per semester
10 meals-$2,560 per semester
Breakfast- $8.25 per meal
Lunch-$12 per meal
Dinner-$16.25 per meal Are you hungry? Most universities offer various meal plans you can buy Where would you like to live on campus? Housing:

All freshman and sophomores are required to live on campus while taking classes Live in Residence Hall o Double occupancy
o Single occupancy
o Triple occupancy Types At NEU: Standard double: $3600
Triple: $4095
Single: $3350 Now that you are in college, your teachers are not called "teachers". You call them professors. Professors They are specialized in the field they teach
may have doctorates
They teach you THEIR way.
Might be from out of country
Some have a Teacher's Assistant (T.A.)
T.A. is a graduate student
Assists professor in his/her necessities
Helps reduce school expenses Class sizes can vary depending on major Unlike high school, your classes can contain hundreds of students Crazy right? Class sizes In Gen Ed. Courses:
Usually larger
Depends on school
Can very from 25-225 students in one class In Major courses: Usually smaller because it's more specialized
Usually around 15-25 students
Depends on college Attending college classes are all on YOU Attendance Unlike high school, if you don't attend, the teacher does not get you caught up If you miss class, it's your responsibility to get the work from the professor or from a classmate Some teachers don't even take attendance! Depending on the professor, they might have certain rules for class attendance
Examples include:
Doctor's Excuses
Certain amount of classes missed results to a failing grade
Only a certain amount of classes can be missed On Campus Housing Varies depending on University/College Traditional Residence Halls (Dorm style living)
11 Coed residence halls
All Northeastern University housing is smoke-free
Majority are double-occupancy rooms, triple-occupancy rooms also available
One hundred to seven hundred students per hall
Dinning halls are in Stetson East, Stetson West and International Village
Common community spaces in most halls, can be use for studying, group projects or student activities
All bath facilities are single-gender
All first year students are required to have a meal plan
Single rooms available on limited basis.

Suites (Kennedy Hall and 153 Hemenway Street)
Multiple-bedrooms units (traditionally 4 -6 person suites)
Shared bathroom
All first year students are required to have a meal plan
Common community spaces in most halls, can be use for studying, group projects or student activities At NEU All and All College is a huge responsibility and brings alot of freedom but it's your money being spent Make sure you know everything you need before signing up Just remember: you fail you pay-- in more than one way How do you apply for a college? Where do you start? First you need to gather Application form
Application Fee
SAT Scores
Letter of Recommendations
Interview, Portfolio, Audition But what are all these things? A application form can be found on the university/college's website and/or sent in a package.
Submit this electronically or by mail.
Application fee is anywhere from $25-$35
It's nonrefundable Transcripts: This is a record of all your high school classes you have taken.
This allows the college to know what classes you've taken and what your grade was in each. Resumes: This informs recruiters and employers about your abilities, education and experience. Your resume should include: • Objective
• Education
• Experience-Volunteer or Work Related
• Extracurricular Activities
• Give more details then an application may share SAT Scores •First you have to register/sign up for SAT’s
•On registration form include all the schools you plan on applying too.
•SAT scores will automatically be sent to your schools when available SAT's is a academic test on math, writing and reading. They score you on these areas and it comes out to a certain number.
Some schools only accept students with certain scores on this test. Portfolios and Interviews
oDesign Most students would rather have an interview with admissions director and meet him/her personally. Review application packet in person
Personal questions are asked to determine if you are a good student for their program
Get to evaluate your personality Portfolios are samples of your work that only some programs require. The admissions director critiques for quality, prior knowledge and skills. Can be related to: You should start by applying in the end of August, beginning of September. It's better to get your application in earlier because there is more of a chance of being accepted. There is a deadline, so be sure to submit your application as soon as possible. You start to receive acceptance letters late October, early November; a couple weeks after deadline. Once you make a decision on which college you are going to, you have to send in a deposit to your favorite school. Then you need to return required paperwork to ensure availability and dorms etc. College is way too expensive... And some students can't afford it. Is there a way to go to college at a less expensive rate? Financial Aid Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) This form calculates the dollar amount your family is expected to contribute to college.
You need to know
How much family earns
Deductions This application is very useful to numerous amounts of college students. Many students use it for their own financial awards and also to calculate grants and loans. To apply for this application, you can easily locate a website online or mail with a paper form. The Online version is strongly recommended Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be paid back.
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) Most common grant used is the Federal Pell Grant
Mostly for undergraduate students
Award is up to $5,550
This is determined by
Financial need
Full or part time student
Costs to attend school Stafford Loans:
You have to fill out a FAFSA
School will send you the results of your loan eligibility
Promissory note is signed. This is a legal document telling the back you will pay back the money borrowed plus interest. Plus Loans are loans that are payed by your parents Subsidized loan: bank pays for the interest of loans for the first six months out of college

Unsubsidized loans: Loans that are payed with interest. Scholarships:
 A college scholarship is a monetary award based on criteria given by the awarding party
Academic Merit, Athletic Ability, Financial Needs or other criteria specific to the group giving the award
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