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How to Choose a College (webinar)

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Isabella Flores

on 13 March 2018

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Transcript of How to Choose a College (webinar)

College is a....
....decision!
✳✱*
How to Choose YOUR College!
Comparing & Contrasting Financial Aid Offers
Which financial aid offer should you accept?
Sample Financial Aid Package
You can appeal your financial aid package!
Still not sure?
SCHOLARSHIPS
PELL GRANTS
CAL GRANTS
WORK-STUDY
SUBSIDIZED LOANS
UNSUBSIDIZED LOANS
What might be in your financial aid package?
Use the Hub Budget Builder
Financial
-Best financial aid package?
-Are loans needed?
-Consider overall debt
Personal
-Where do YOU want to go?
-Imagine yourself on campus
-Can you handle the weather?
-Can you handle the distance...or the closeness?
Social
-You want to have fun in college!
-Sporting events
-On campus events
-Clubs/student organizations
-Greek life
-Diversity
Professional
-Networking
-Alumni Network
-How many students get jobs after they graduate?
-Career center
-Internship opportunities
-Job fairs
1. Financial
2. Personal
3. Social
4. Professional
Once you choose
a college....
Submit SIR & pay deposit

Submit housing application and housing deposit

Check your portal & email daily

Keep your grades up! Apply to scholarships
Join Admitted student Facebook groups
Research each campus' website
Attend admitted student events
Visit campus or take virtual tours
Talk to current students!
**What do they do for fun?
**Do they enjoy their classes?
**What do most students do on weekends?
Let's talk MAJORS
If your major is
Architecture
Engineering
Nursing
Computer Science
Accounting
and the college does not offer it, you may need to consider a different college
If your major is
Communications
Business
Pre-med
Pre-law
Criminal Justice
and the college does not offer it, you may want to consider an alternate major!
Marketing -> communications, psychology, media studies
Business -> economics
Criminal Justice -> sociology, urban studies, psychology
Pre-med -> biology, public health
Pre-law -> philosophy, political science
Major Alternatives
REMEMBER!
Your major does not determine your future

Most adults are not working in a field that relates to their major

Potential employers care more about your experience than your major
5. Academic
Academic
-Graduation rate?
-Retention rate?
Full transcript