HS College Planning Tips: for week of Aug 23

HS College Planning Tips: for week of Aug 23
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    Have your made any "after high school" plans such as college or other high education?


For Rising High School Seniors

Have your made any "after high school" plans such as college or other high education?

  • research job trends
  • explore careers
  • understand your aptitude for certain careers
  • prepare for college exams
  • search for colleges
  • compare colleges
  • get the college application ready

    If no, you need to get going FAST. Deadlines are in the Fall. You need to have this information ready.

    Jump to our "late starter file" to catch up

College Search:
You should have completed your list of colleges that you would like to attend. Your college list should include a profile of college costs, admission requirements, and study programs.

There are three categories schools that should be listed:

  1. 2-3 schools that you could definitely get in
  2. 4-5 schools that you could probably get in
  3. 7-8 schools that you would like to get in

    If the application submission costs for 16 or more schools is too high, narrow your search to 3-3-3.

Understand Types of Schools:

  • Colleges:
    generally smaller in size. They offer 4-year degree programs (BA and BS) and many 2-year Associate degrees.

  • Universities:
    larger institutions with specialized degrees in business, engineering, pre-med, etc. They offer 2-year, 4-year, and many graduate and professional degrees.

  • Community / Junior Colleges:
    a small college offering 2-year Associate degrees. Many students attend local community colleges with the intent to transfer to a larger institution to further their education.

  • Online Programs:
    offered by small and large accredited universities. Programs are offered online with potentially some campus visit during the online course.

  • Vocational / Career Schools:
    specialized schools of training for specialized trade jobs such as mechanics, computer technicians, medical assistants, etc. Programs may vary requiring only a few weeks to complete while others may require a year or more. Upon completion, graduates will receive a license, certificate or an Associate Degree.
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