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Allison Czap

on 25 September 2012

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Transcript of College

Allison Czap &
Alonna Soars College Benefits of Going to College obtain a college degree
opens doors for good job opportunities
build self-confidence
enhance your communication skills Collection of colleges
Will graduate from one of the colleges University
Colleges University College Does not offer a four year degree
Offers a collection of degrees in specific area There is very little difference between a university and a college academically! Private university Susquehanna
University More expensive
Smaller class sizes
Smaller selection of majors
Religiously affiliated
More prestigious
Offers bachelors and beyond Public University Michigan State
University Less expensive
Larger class size
Larger class selection
Never religiously affiliated
May be easier to get in to
More available locations
Offers bachelors and beyond Community College Pennsylvania College of Technology  A community college does not typically offer a 4 year degree
 Primarily offer trade and technical
certifications as well as the first
2 years of a four year program
 Sometimes offer a four year program a specific subject you specialize in Majors and Minors Major Minor a chance to tailor your degree even further
something you enjoy doing or learning Credits Every class you attend is equal to three college credits You are required to have around 120 credits in order to graduate A semester is equal to eighteen weeks General Education credits are required for you to take so you can become well-rounded. General Education Major credits are classes you take specifically for your major. speaking
physical education
recreation skills
critical thinking
(Bloomsburg University) Gen. Ed. classes can vary from: Roommates College Preparation Many benefits to having a roommate builds relationship and communication skills along with tolerance
Some of the best college friendships come out roommates
Always have someone with you Campus Living on Campus Most universities /colleges require freshman under 21 to live on campus or with parents
Usually live dorms with a roommate
Dorms contain two beds, desks, dressers, and closets
Combined with a meal plan Extra-curricular
activities Sports and Clubs Recreational sports are played by students who go to the university or college
Very competitive
Vary from 3-on-3 basketball, speed soccer, volleyball, etc. Many different clubs to join
Vary from the arts, cultural, athletic, and religious groups
Based on what you enjoy doing Professors and Class Info Classes Classes vary in size
Gen. Ed. classes usually larger (22-225 students)
Core classes smaller (15-25 students)
Seminar classes required of all freshman Professors Won't help you get caught up
Expect you to be prepared for first day of class
specialize in one field
Various teaching styles
Don't care if you miss class, they will fail you Housing Freshman Year Reside in Residence Hall
Single, double, tripple rooms available
Varies in cost
Comes along with a mealplan
Room can range from $8,000-$10,000
Get last dorm pick After Freshman Year Have more options
Can live on campus still or move
Live in an appartment
All depends on college/university
Seniority with picking rooms GPA Grading System A - 4.0
B - 3.0
C - 2.0
D - 1.0 Students must maintain a 2.0 Summa Cum Lade - equal to or greater than 390
Magna Cum Lade - equal to or greater than 370 and less than 390
Cum Lade - equal to or greater than 350 and less than 370 Different Honors Colleges look at your portfolio before accepting you Application
Process Your Application Includes Form and fee - completed online or mail, comes with a fee of $25.00-$35.00 (non-refundable)
Transcripts - what classes you have taken throughout high school
Resumes - a brief summary of your abilities
SAT scores - certain scores are required for colleges
Letters of recommendation - usually need three from a teacher, coach, adviser, employers, or supervisor
Essay - reviewed by director of admissions
Interview/portfolio - chances to meet with Admissions face-to-face Many steps to getting financial aid Financial Aid FAFSA Free application for Federal Student Aid
Filled out Spring of senior year
Need to know how much family earns, expenses, write-offs, deductions
Fill out online or in through mail Usually awarded to undergraduates
Maximum award is $5,550
Amount you receive depends on
financial need, costs to attend school, full-time or part-time student
They can pay you directly or your school can apply the grant to your costs Grants and Loans Many loans you can apply for Grants are determined by the FAFSA
Do not have to be paid back Federal Pell Grant Loans Bank gives you money in which you must pay back with interest
Stafford Loan - for students, must fill out FAFSA before, school will review results, sign a legal document saying you will repay your loan
Plus Loan - same as a Stafford Loan, but for parents to pay
How much you borrow depends on your school year, whether you are subsidized or unsubsidized, Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan Scholarships A college scholarship is awarded based on criteria
Can be given as athletic ability, academic, financial needs, other specific group
Look online or guidance office
Must have some of the following
transcript, SAT scores, financial aid forms, at least one essay, parent's financial information, at least one letter of recommendation, proof of eligibility There are numerous factors in determining which college or university you want to attend. Look at the requirements, tuition, majors, campus life, financial aid, scholarships, and other facts that were reviewed. By taking all of this into consideration, make sure you pick a university or college YOU wish to attend! In Conclusion,
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