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Choosing a College
Jessica Larsonon 28 August 2014
Transcript of Choosing a College
Choosing A College
We want to see you in college! Why??
Knowledge - Critical thinking skills
Potential - Who are you? What are your interests?
Opportunity - More doors open
Income - 1 Million Dollars
How many types of colleges are there in Minnesota?
2 Year colleges
4 Year Colleges
2 Year Colleges
Complete the college application form
Request high school transcript
Pay the application fee
Are you applying to a 2 year college?
Fill out Application (online)
After accepted you will take a placement test ie: Accuplacer
You can do it!!
Includes information on:
Tuition and Fees for 5 State Area
Financial Aid Estimator
Preparing, Selecting, Paying
Are you applying to a 4 year college?
Submit ACT or SAT scores
Talk with counselor about dates and how to sign up
Request letters of recommendation
Coaches, teachers, counselors, People in your community, church, volunteer org., Supervisors, mentors, leaders
Is an application essay required?
The essay is the best way to let the school know who you are individually. Who is the real you?
School may choose topic or you get to choose your own.
Make it personal!
Does the school require an interview?
Offer programs that emphasize hands on skills
Students often go right into careers in technical or industrial fields
Work with local employers to make sure students get the skills they need
Instructors are also often professionals in their field
Students can earn - Certificates, Diplomas, Associates Degrees
Community and Tribal Colleges
Provide first 2 years of a 4-year degree
Students often transfer to a 4-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree
Also offer career specific training for professionals
Students can receive - Certificates, Diplomas, Associates Degrees
4-Year Colleges and Universities
Offer a wide range of majors
Students can receive - Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree and Professional or Doctoral Degrees
Can be Public or Private
Usually have on-campus housing
Degrees take 4 years to complete
Students must meet certain requirements to be accepted
Offer a wide range of athletic programs as well as programs in the arts such as music and theater
But How do I apply??
Early applicants hear back first!!
Busy application season starts late fall!!