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How To Get Into College

This presentation is a LK College Coaching guide to applying to college.
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Briaunna Minor

on 28 August 2015

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Transcript of How To Get Into College

How To Get In:
Step 1
"College is a match to be made not a prize to be won"
--Frank Sachs
Step 3
Step 4
The 411 On College Admissions
Finding Your Match
there are so many

Types of Colleges

Private V. Public

College Affiliation

Small (less than 2,000)
Medium (2,000-15,000)
Large (greater than 15,000)

College Size

City v. Rural
Diversity
PWI v. HBCU/HSI
Income/Class
Single Sexed v. Co-Ed

Demographics & Environment

Technical school is a general term used
for two-year college which provides mostly employment-preparation skills for trained labor, such as welding, culinary arts, and the armed forces. Schools like preforming arts schools and art colleges are considered specialized.
Technical/Specialized
University

Liberal arts colleges offer a more
traditional and general education
in subjects such as literature,
history, mathematics, natural science,
social science, language, art, and music.
Liberal Arts
College Kind
Develop A List
Step 2
Safety
Target
Reach
Universities are institutions of higher
learning that consist of graduate schools, professional schools (medicine, law, business, etc.), and an undergraduate program.
Your College List
Safeties, Targets, and Reaches
Do you meet admissions requirements
of the college profile?
Important Questions to Ask
What does the school offer you?
Campus Life. Rigor. Opportunities.
Programs & Majors
Admission Requirements
ACT Scores
SAT Scores
GPA (weighted)
Class Requirements
Applying to College:
Cost
Finding Your Match
Extra-curricular Activities
Greek Life
Study Abroad
On Campus Housing
Research
What kind of environment is it?
Do they provide aid?
Is the school need blind?
Are there scholarships available?
Is this too costly for my family?
Consider the type of college you want
Housing
Residential Campus
Commuter Campus
Dorms
Campus Apartments
No Housing Available
Safety Schools
a school where your GPA, SAT scores and preparatory coursework exceed the requirements for acceptance
Target Schools
Reach Schools
a school where your GPA, SAT scores and preparatory coursework generally match the requirements for acceptance
a school where you may not meet the GPA and/or SAT score requirements for acceptance but intend to use other factors such as essays, interviews, recommendations and achievements to impress admissions officials
Making Yourself Marketable
Types of Applications
First things first. Make a professional email!!!
Common App
Online App
Paper App
The Common App
Application opens August 1st every year
Online Applications
Some colleges do not have a membership with the common app.
Therefore they have their own online apps available on their websites
www.commonapp.org
What does a college application include?
488 Colleges use the common app
Application Deadlines
Click Submit and Breathe!!!!
Early Decision
Early Action
Regular Decision
Biographical Information
What does a college application include?

Prepare for test
Take test early
Take test at least twice
Include Best Score

Test Tips
Sample
Transcript
Sample
Resume
Types of classes taken
Grades Received
GPA
Show consistency
Behavior Record (if existent)
You only need one transcript.
Required for admission
High school counselors submit your transcript
Make sure to balance out classes
Transcript
Ask Early
Find a teacher you’re in good favor with
Provide your resume to the teacher or mentor
Make sure it is signed by writer
Letters of Recommendation
An opportunity to show your involvement in school and community activities.
Resume
Include your contact information
Include an objective
- What is your end game?
Format your resume chronologically or in order of importance
Include your achievements, honors, and previous work experience
Make sure it is 1 page
ACT
Test Sections
Essay(mandatory)
Math
Writing
Critical Reading
Scores
900-2400
SAT II
These are subject test that some schools require

SAT
Standardized Test
Answer the question
Include background info
Include all aspects of question
Be Specific
Grammatically correct
TELL YOUR STORY
Personal
Statement
Includes
Test Sections
English
Math
Reading
Science
Essay (optional)
Scores
11-36

Apply in the fall.
Non-Binding.
Receive decision letter before regular decision deadline.
Apply in the fall.
Binding (Cannot Apply to Other Schools).
Automatic Enrollment UPON Acceptance.
Apply in the Fall.
Submit App in Fall.
Submit App in the Fall.
Submit App in the Winter.
Receive decision in the Spring.
Basic Tips
Save money for application fees.
Apply Early.
Have two people proof read your application, resume, and essays.
Study for the standardized test.
Use College Board and ACT college prep sites
Know your deadlines
Research Tools
Finding Your Match
The College Board
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
ACT
http://www.actstudent.org/college/
Do Your Research
Network
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