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Keys to Success! Can YOU go to college?

Natalya Boleware - Miles College
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Natalya Winters

on 8 March 2014

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Transcript of Keys to Success! Can YOU go to college?

Notes
Reminder
Reminder
"Keys to Success: My Actions Speak Louder than Words"

[You]
CAN GO TO COLLEGE?

Know Yourself!
Create a Brag Sheet!
Stay On top of Deadlines
Keep track of due dates and deadlines of everything college related such as college applications, SAT/ACT test dates, Financial Aid due dates, Scholarship deadlines etc
Talk to Your Parents
Keep them involved in your schooling. Let them hold you accountable.
Happy Hunting! :)
Many students do not think they can attend college because...
They can't afford it
They're not smart enough
No one else in their family attended college
They're afraid of disappointing their family if they fail
College doesn't have a major they're interested in
Only people who want to be doctors and lawyers go to college
They're joining the military
High School Graduate
Your income is $2,495 a month 29,950 a year so
$2,495 minus
YOU
CAN

GO TO COLLEGE IF YOU
PLAN
&
PREPARE
FOR YOUR FUTURE!
There's endless majors that you can take!
Ethnic Studies:
Afro-American Studies, Asian American Studies etc
Music History
Film & Television
Dance
Engineering
Art
Computer Science
Design & Media Arts
Fashion Design
Business Administration
Marketing
Environmental Science
Culinary Science
Communications
Marine Biology
Parks & Recreation
Gender Studies
Aviation
zoology
wildlife conservation
Nutrition
Going to College Will Promote Positive Change...
What is the best way to make sure you're on the road to success?
Look up what interest you, colleges, ROTC options (military), majors, scholarship etc
Lists
Goals
Challenges
Accomplishments
Favorite Classes
Hobbies/Interest
* It's important to save these documents somewhere b/c it will help you during counselor meetings, scholarships, job interviews etc
www.collegeboard.org
www.hsf.net
www.gmsp.org
www.nrotc.navy.mil
www.afrotc.com
Seek out role models, people or a group you
look up to. People who will challenge you, support and listen to your dreams and goals.
One of your best resources is...
School Counselor
They can help with
Admission tests
College preparation
Education & Career options
Write it Down!
Do I prefer to give a speech or write a speech?
Would I rather be an actor or a director?
Would I rather listen to music or play music?
Do I plan out everything before I take on a project or dive right in?
Am I outgoing or introspective?
Would I rather think up something new or improve upon something that already exists?
Do I prefer to be a leader or a team member?

Don't Know What Your Good At?
*Answer the questions about your interest & personality.

*Then list the classes you’re taking now or have taken recently.

*Try to make connections between your notes about yourself & your classes.

*Which classes cover subjects or teach skills that relate to the things you love?

*Have any classes helped you recognize an interest you didn’t know you had?
Work Backwards!
Where do you want to be in the future?
Plan how you'll get there. What you'll need to major in college. What classes you should take in high school. Do you think joining club or volunteering some where will better prepare you for your dream career?
Take Control of Your Time
Make A To Do List
Stay Organized
Dedicate A Study Time & Place
Schedule Time To Relax
Don't Get Distracted
Get Good Sleep
You Can Pay For College
File FAFSA!!!
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
- To apply for most financial aid — including student grants, work-study, and loans — you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Although this financial aid form may seem complex, there are many free resources to help you.
Take SAT/ACT Junior Year & Senior Year
Apply for Scholarships Senior Year!
Don't be overwhelmed.
Ms. Natalya Boleware
This is a very basic lifestyle...
-$809
Average monthly rent for 2-bedroom apartment Birmingham, AL (2013 apartmentratings.com)
-$386
Average Cost of Food in Birmingham, AL (bundle.com)
-567
Average Cost of Transportation (bundle.com)
-$148
Average Cost for Necessities such as as hygiene items (FindtheData.com)
397
Biology; Pre-Med
Criminal Justice
Political Science
100 Elementary Student
46
Graduate From High School
26
Enroll in College
17
Attend Community College
1
Transfers to a
4-year college
9
Attend a 4-year College
8
Graduate with a B.S. or B.A.
2
Earn a Graduate or Professional Degree
1
Earn A Doctoral Degree
LASTING ACTIONS
* Develop Good Study Habits in HS
* Make Your Education A Priority
* Join Clubs/Organizations
* Volunteer
* Be A Leader
* Promote Positivity
“Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.” ~Dallin H. Oaks
Choose Well!
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts
Success:
The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted
STOP GETTING IN YOUR WAY!
MILES COLLEGE: High School Visitation
DEDICATED
Wholly committed to a particular course of thought or action; devoted
DETERMINED
Having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.
DISCIPLINED
Showing a controlled form of behavior
"Twenty years from now it won't matter what shoes you wore, how your hair looked or what jeans you bought; what will matter is what you learned and how you used it" ~unknown
A.T.T.I.T.U.D.E

Words You Speak

Thoughts You Think

Dress For Success
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ~Bill Cosby
DEDICATED
DETERMINED
DISCIPLINED
SUCCESS
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Average monthly cost for Utilities (bundle.com
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