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Why Go to College - and How to Get There [9th-11th]

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Transcript of Why Go to College - and How to Get There [9th-11th]

Better chances

for a

better job
having a college degree increases your chances of employment by

50%
$$$
In a Lifetime, a College grad makes
OVER

$1 million

more
than a H.S. grad
Start
Why go to college?
Take the

SAT

& the

ACT

in

spring
!
Be aware of

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
!
sat.org/register
actstudent.org/start
DON'T WAIT

until senior year!
Take
challenging classes
&
do well

in them
-
NO SLACKING
!
If you need
extra help
,

ask teachers
(before/after school, in class, during lunch, in between classes)
Study with a friend
Pay attention

&

take notes

in class
Change

the way

you study
quiet vs. noisy environment
flashcards
read aloud
c
o
l
o
r
c
o
d
e
don't cram or procrastinate!
read/complete work ahead of time!
Where to Go?
What to Do?

Planning
YOUR
Life
After High School
$$$
Advantages of Going to College
Junior Year

Surrounding environment?
I want to go...
How do I get there?
More benefits
Better Health
Less Stress
Your Impact
More Advantages
Jobs for college grads more likely to offer
health insurance
&
retirement plans
than lower-skill jobs requiring just a H.S. diploma
Families with

higher levels of education

have

higher standards of living
Less worries over
job security

&
financial security
With more
financial stability
, you will be more able to
help out family members & friends
Going to college
encourages your children
to go to college
Your Legacy
In short,
college grads & their families
tend to be a lot

happier

&

healthier
!
Academic programs?
Far away
/
close to home
?
Religious affiliation?
Facilities?
Factors for
YOU
to Weigh
D
i
v
e
r
s
i
t
y
?
All-male
/
all-female
/
co-ed
?
Small
/
City
/
suburban
/
rural
?
medium
/
large classes
?
Cost of attendance?
Activities?
Now pick
at least 3-5
schools you'd like to apply to during your senior year!
"Reach" Schools
"Match" Schools"
"Safety" Schools
Reminders
Be mindful of
DEADLINES
!!!!
SAT
/
ACT
registration

dates
college
applications
scholarship
/
financial aid
applications
& DON'T FORGET...
Research & Visit Colleges
bigfuture.collegeboard.org
zinch.com
collegeprowler.com
schev.edu
nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
YOU
can
overcome obstacles
!
So it's up to
YOU
for
YOUR LIFE
!!!
YOU
are in charge of
YOUR FUTURE
!!!!

Questions/Concerns?
See Ms. Quilpa or your Counselor in Guidance
ATHLETES
: to play varsity sports in college,
register
THIS YEAR
for the
NCAA Clearinghouse
eligibilitycenter.org
Average GPA?
Average
SAT
/
ACT
scores?
Presented by:
Ms. Quilpa
College Adviser
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