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First-Generation College Studets
Transcript of First-Generation College Studets
How to get into college...
Types Of Colleges
Minority Serving Institutions
Single Sex Institutions
Selective & Open Access
Take rigorous courses
Maintain highest GPA possible
Take the SAT/ACT
Fee Waivers (2 ACT & 2 SAT)
Community activities, volunteer, work, etc.
Create a resume
Create a calendar just for college planning
Research Due Dates
Grades, Strength of curriculum, & Test Scores
What students should consider
College's ability to meet financial need
Student support services
social & emotional fit
Be aware of deadlines!
Give ample time for recommendations
Apply on-line if possible
Have a resume to enter activities
Pay fee (or use fee waiver)
Send official SAT/ACT scores
"Safe" School- likely to be admitted
"Target" School- similarly competitive with incoming student
"Reach" School- less competitive than avg. student
Early Decision- must attend if accepted
Early Action- non-binding
Rolling Admission (March)
What Colleges Consider
Strength of curriculum
Standardized Test Scores
Grades in AP Courses
Teacher and Counselor Recommendations
What percentage of students beginning their post-secondary education at a four-year college or university graduate within four years?
Which of the following constitutes the biggest source of grant aid (i.e. money received that does NOT need to be paid back?
Employers and Private Scholarships
Grants- don't need to be paid back
ex. Pell Grant ($577-$5,550)
Scholarships- Don't have to be paid back
Loans- borrowed money
Work-Study- part-time job
FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Loans & Grants
Available January 1, deadline June 30
What you need:
Federal tax return (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ forms) from the previous year
W2s (from employers) or other forms of income documentation (e.g. unemployment, disability, welfare assistance)
Social security numbers, or alien registration or permanent resident cards
3.0 Core GPA
Zell Miller Scholarship
1200 SAT or 26 ACT
Most students graduate in 4 years
Community college is lesser than traditional college
There aren't many scholarships
"Sticker price" is actual price I will have to pay
"Lowest sticker price" is most affordable
APPLY TO 3 TO 5 SCHOOLS!!!!
Oct. 17th- GCSU Lunch Room Visit
Oct. 24th- College & More Night at RCA
Oct. 29th- ASVAB
Nov. 5th- First Generation Meeting
Nov. 6th- Apply to College Day
Goal: To have at least 150 RCHS Seniors accepted into any college.
*Bring in all acceptance letters to Ms. Burch or Ms. McGlothan*
*Follow us on Twitter: GotCollege_RCHS