College Planning DCS 2013
Why Go to College? https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/video-transcription/why-is-college-an-important-next-step https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/video-transcription/i-didnt-know-what-i-wanted-to-do-with-my-life https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/video-transcription/whats-the-best-thing-about-college • More job opportunities • Meet new people • Learn to be independent • New opportunities to explore your interests, and experiencing success.
Why College? continued • A 4-year college graduate (with Bachelor’s degree) earns almost $1 million more over his/her lifetime than a high school graduate. • Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Why College? continued • A 4-year college graduate earns about $52,200 annually on average, compared to $30,400 for a high school graduate. - Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Why College? continued • Increased education is also associated with: • Better working conditions; • Longer job tenure; • More on-the-job training opportunities; • More promotion opportunities.
Degrees High School – 4 years Diploma Community College – varied Certification/License Community College – 2 years (Optional) Associate’sDegree University - 4 years Bachelor’sDegree
University-2 years or more Master’s Degree University –3 years or more Doctorate Degrees-Ph.D, Ed.D, M.D., J.D. Degrees after the B.A./B.S.
What is a Certificate? • Diploma • Shortest course of study • Least expensive • Career competency • Three to twelve courses • 12 or 18 months of study • State or national licensing requirements
What is an Associate’s Degree? • Associate’s of Arts or Associate’s of Science • Minimum of 60 semester credits • General education requirements, major requirements, and electives • Awarded by community, junior or technical colleges • Degree may be in an occupational area such as Accounting or in Liberal Arts & Science with a concentration such as Science & Mathematics
What is a Bachelor’s Degree? • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science • Four years of full-time study • 120 semester credits or about 40 college courses • 30 to 36 credits—10 to 12 courses—will be in your major area of study
What is a Master’s Degree? • Must have an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree • Requires a year and one-half to two years of full-time study • 36 to 54 semester credits of study (this equals 12 to 18 college courses)
What is a Doctorate Degree? • highest level of academic degree • takes four years to complete • 90 to 120 semester credits or 30 to 40 college courses
Systems of Higher Education North Carolina University System North Carolina Community Colleges North Carolina Private Colleges/Universities
North Carolina Community Colleges • 58 Community Colleges in NC • Prepares students to transfer to a 4 year institution • Associate’s degree • Offers technical training in specific occupations (bookkeeping, culinary arts) • Most are nonresidential; students live off-campus • Students can attend part-time or full-time
North Carolina State Universities • 17 North Carolina State Universities • Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate’s, and Professional degrees • Accepts high school Seniors and Community College transfers • Provides broad liberal education and prepares students for professional goals • Professional Schools-Law, Medicine, Education, Engineering, Journalism, Social Welfare
North Carolina Independent/Private Universities and Colleges • 36 Private Universities and Colleges in NC • Vary in size, prestige, and cost • Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate’s, and Professional degrees • Accepts high school graduates and Community College Transfers • Professional Schools-Law, Medicine, Education, Engineering, Journalism, Social Welfare
6 You canorganizethe college planningprocess in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Px8fNdTpk simple steps
1 STEP Knowyourselfand your reasons for attending college Takeresponsibilityfor yourfuture
2 STEP Considercollegecharacteristics https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search/
3 STEP List, compare,and visit colleges https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/compare-colleges
4 Discussyour chances for success STEP Admission Graduation Placement Applyfor admission and meet all deadlines
5 $ Developaplanto pay for your education STEP Don’t eliminate any college because of costs before receiving financial assistance information! Remember… check withcollege officials for the most current costs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEuTHrmaY3U
6 STEP Reviewandfinalizeyour plans https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/student-profile/meet-jonathan-o
Colleges wantall kindsof students http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87f2QxDReC8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WBu8Q-_lz4&noredirect=1 Important! Keep your communication lines open. Test scores and high school grades are important. However, they measure ONLY PART of your POTENTIAL.
How is College Different from High School http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdIIP6lNi1whttps://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/video-transcription/how-is-college-different-from-high-school
Make a Plan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Px8fNdTpk Fail to plan, plan to fail.