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  1. Planning for Life After High School By The MASTERS Program - Guidance Office

  2. What Contributes to Success in Life After High School? • Zest • Grit • Self-Control – School Work • Self-Control – Interpersonal Recent research ongoing at Stanford & Penn State finds that certain personality characteristics are as important or more important than academic achievement. We feel the two go hand in hand. These attributes are: • Optimism • Gratitude • Social Intelligence • Curiosity

  3. What else matters when you are applying to college?Demonstrations of Excellence • Your Transcript • Grades • GPA • SBA Results • ACT/SAT Scores • References • Mentorships/Internships • That Show Your Commitment to Learning • Resume • Community Service • Organizations/Clubs/Networking/Honors

  4. Credits to Graduate

  5. Dual Credit • A 3 or 4 College Credit Course Equals 1 High School Credit…If you get a “C” or better. • A College Developmental/Remedial Class Equals ½ Credit…If you get a “C” or better. • A High School Semester Class is Worth ½ Credit….If you get a “D-” or better.

  6. Your Application Will or could include depending on the college: • School & teacher references • A chance to write about mentorships, internships, service, clubs, etc… • An Essay • Resume In addition: • Could require an interview

  7. How To Decide What to Do After High School • Consider Your More Distant Future • Where do you want to be in 5 years – 10 years? • Consider Your Family and Family Financial Situation • Think About Challenging Yourself • Consider the implications of leaving home to work full-time….rent, utilities, gas, food, car payment, insurance, clothes etc… Will you ever afford to go back to school?

  8. Options After High School • Work • Military • Trades • Apprentice Programs • Gap Year • Further Education • 2 Year College for Certificate or Associate Degree • 4 Year College for Bachelor’s Degree

  9. Yearly Income Median Per Educational Levels • No High School Diploma = $21,600.00 • High School Diploma = $30,800.00 • Some College = $35,700.00 • Associate Degree = $37,600.00 • Bachelor’s Degree = $49,900.00 • Master’s Degree = $59,500.00 • Doctoral Degree = $79,400.00 • Professional Degree = $95,700.00 Consider College and Yourself an Investment!

  10. Working Adult's AverageEarnings Over a Lifetime • High school graduates $1.2 million • Bachelor's degree, $2.1 million • Master's degree, $2.5 million • Doctoral degrees $3.4 million • Professional degrees$4.4 million.

  11. Let’s Focus on College 2 – 4 Year College and Trade Schools Remember, decision making is a PROCESS, not an event.

  12. You can organize the college planning process in 6 simple steps

  13. Know Yourself & Your Reasons for Attending College First: • Recognize your strengths and weaknesses • MBTI • Analyze your interests and values • Holland Code & Defining Success Why Go? • To Achieve a Personal Goal? • To Increase Your Earning Power? • To Prepare for a Career and Expand Learning? • To Have More Time Before Entering the Workforce?

  14. Use Your High School Time to Prepare Yourself • Consider the difficulty level of courses you take. • Seek help so that you can perform well. Do not hide the fact that you do not know something or you are confused. • Prepare for college admissions testing – ACT and/or SAT. • Consider which teachers can write recommendations for you an speak to your character.

  15. Test Date October 27, 2012 December 8, 2012 February 9, 2013 April 13, 2013 June 8, 2013 Regular Deadline September 21, 2012 November 2, 2012 January 11, 2013 March 8, 2013 May 3, 2013 Late Fee Required ** September 22, 2012 November 3, 2012 January 12, 2013 March 9, 2013 May 4, 2013 ACT National Test Dates 2012-2013 This is your high school code number : Use this code to complete your Act Registration 320-622

  16. SAT National Test Dates 2012-2013 Test Date October 6, 2012 November 3, 2012 December 1, 2012 January 26, 2013 March 9, 2013 May 4, 2013 June 1, 2013 Regular Deadline September 7, 2012 October 4, 2012 November 1, 2012 December 28, 2012 February 8, 2013 April 5, 2013 May 2, 2013 Late Fee Required ** September 21, 2012 October 19, 2012 November 16, 2012 January 11, 2013 February 22, 2013 April 19, 2013 May 17, 2013 This is your high school code number : Use this code to complete your SATRegistration 320-622

  17. Consider College Characteristics • In State or Out of State • Type of Degree AA, BA/BS, MA Ph.D, MD • Majors & educational programs offered • Admission policy • Location & size • Costs & financial aid available • College affiliation & accreditation • Campus activities • Support services

  18. List, Compare, and Visit Colleges • Compile information from several resources: • Internet/Websites • The College Board just introduced a new addition to their website that is thorough and easy to navigate. “Big Future” is at www.college board.org under the tab of College Search. • College catalogs, bulletins, videos, and computer-based services • College representatives and college fairs • Counselors and teachers • Parents, students, and alumni

  19. List, Compare, and Visit Colleges • Prepare a college comparison checklist • Weigh advantages & disadvantages • Contact the office of admission • Schedule appointments for your campus visits • Contact University/College financial aid office

  20. Checklist for a Campus Visit or Contact • Meet with an admission counselor • Verify admission requirements • Determine actual college costs • Ask about financial aid opportunities • Take a campus tour • Investigate your academic program(s) • Attend a class • Talk with students and faculty

  21. Apply for Admission & Observe Deadlines • Narrow your choices • Review college admission test requirements • Know application fees and deadlines – Make a calendar • Submit application materials (paper/electronic) • Application for admission • High school transcript • Recommendations • Admission test results • Make copies of every application that you send • Know scholarship requirements • Remember – apply to at least one college that you can positively be accepted into

  22. Develop a Plan to Finance Your Education • Determine college costs • Tuition, Fees, Room & Board, Books, Supplies, Personal Expenses & Travel • Investigate ALL possible resources • Parents • Savings • Summer earnings • Financial aid: scholarships, grants, loans and work-study • Other sources • Secure necessary forms and note deadlines

  23. Cost of Attending UNMThis Year The Lottery Scolarship pays tuition approximately $5325.10

  24. College Prices • Expect to pay $108 to $1,398 more than last year • Average private 4-Year College: • $36,993per Year (NPR – Planet Money) • $28,500 per Year (College Data) • Average Public 4-Year College: • $8,244per Year (College Data

  25. SFCC Cost Breakdown • Tuition per credit hour $ 39.50 • Fees per credit hour + 4.80 • Cost per credit hour $ 44.80 • Tuition: • Spanish 111 4 credits = $177.20 • English 111 3 credits = $132.90 • Psychology 111 3 credits= $132.90 • Math 1214 credits = $ 177.20 • Tuition Total $ 620.20 • Books: New Used • Spanish 1 $ 231.50 $145.00 • English 111 $ 213.90 $160.45 • Psychology 111 $154.88 $150.00 • Algebra 1 $ 71.25 $ 53.45 • Books Total $ 672.58 $508.90 • Tuition $435.80 • Books $565.90 • Grand Total $1,292.78 to $1,129.10

  26. Tuition Comparison

  27. FAFSA • Apply for financial aid by March 1st at http://fafsa.ed.gov/ • Apply for PIN and use parent’s taxes

  28. Review and Finalize Your Plans for Paying for College • Show initiative and be assertive • Talk with your parents and counselor • Select a college that meets your needs and preferences • Follow up with colleges to which you have applied • Be sure that you receive a FAFSA acknowledgement

  29. Scholarships • Look on the internet • Write essays and proofread • Do not fall into a scholarship scam

  30. Scholarship Websites • www.gocollege.com • www.collegeboard.com • www.collegenet.com • www.fastweb.com • and many others.

  31. Lottery Scholarship • UNM now requires a 2.5 to be eligible for the Bridge Scholarship (precursor to the Lottery Scholarship) • Each New Mexico state school has different requirements • CNM must apply before June 1st; however, most school deadlines are earlier.

  32. Transcripts Students MUST request each transcript from the Guidance Office by signing on the Transcript Request Log (Print Legibly), Located outside the Director of Guidance door. • Give the Guidance Office ample time to process your request before the application deadline (typically 72 hours). The Director of Guidance sends out Official Transcripts; however, you may request unofficial transcripts for your own information. • Dual/Concurrent Enrollment transcripts must be requested by the student from the college , where you earned the credit.

  33. YOUR RESPONSIBILTY • To Bring Credits That You Earn From Outside Sources • All Make-up Credits on Transcript Before May 1st to Graduate in Spring

  34. ASVAB The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude • The test is free and a useful tool in making career choices with no obligation to make a commitment to the military. • Measures Aptitude and Assesses Interests • Not Required to Go to College • Required if Going Into The Military

  35. Register for Selected Services If you are a male, you must register for Selected Service on your 18thbirthday To be eligible for federal and state Financial aid. www.sss.gov/FSregist.htm

  36. Athletes • If you intend to play college sports, you will need to register with the National Collegiate Athletic Association at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/NCAA/common/index.html • It is an application process with regulations and costs $75.00