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First-Generation College Studets

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Shayla McGlothan

on 20 September 2014

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Transcript of First-Generation College Studets

College Bound Seniors
How to get into college...
Plan
Find
Apply
Pay
Questions???
Types Of Colleges
Non-profit
For Profit
Public
Private
Technical
Two Year/Community
Four Year
Ivy League
Church Affiliated
Minority Serving Institutions
Single Sex Institutions
Military
Specialty
Selective & Open Access
Plan.
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
Find.
Suggestions:
Create a calendar just for college planning
Research Due Dates
Target
Absolute
Match
Admission Factors
Grades, Strength of curriculum, & Test Scores
College Selectivity
Fit
Social, Financial
What students should consider

Academic qualifications
College's ability to meet financial need
Program/Major Offered
Student support services
social & emotional fit
Graduation Rates
Apply.
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 transcripts
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
Application Deadlines
Early Decision- must attend if accepted
Early Action- non-binding
Rolling Admission (March)
Scholarship Deadlines
What Colleges Consider
Most Important:
Strength of curriculum
Standardized Test Scores
Grades in AP Courses
GPA (Freshman-Junior)
Next Important
Application Essay
Teacher and Counselor Recommendations
Class Rank
Extracurricular activities
What percentage of students beginning their post-secondary education at a four-year college or university graduate within four years?
37.9%
53.9%
57.4%
Pay.
Which of the following constitutes the biggest source of grant aid (i.e. money received that does NOT need to be paid back?

Federal Government
Colleges/Universities
State Government
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
Hope Scholarship

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
3.7 GPA
1200 SAT or 26 ACT
College Myths
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!!!!
Upcoming Events:
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
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