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After High School-What?. Military Career? . Things to do when considering a Military Career?. Take the ASVAB-Check with recruiters Talk to recruiters of various branches Weigh the benefits and limitations of options

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After High School-What?

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Military Career?

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Things to do when considering a Military Career?

  • Take the ASVAB-Check with recruiters

  • Talk to recruiters of various branches

  • Weigh the benefits and limitations of options

  • Consider timing, maturity, reaction to authority, potential jobs, potential bases

  • Consider ROTC scholarships- Requirements* and colleges associated with each branch-apply quickly

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  • Talk to military personnel about their careers

  • Expect to be asked to defend our country in times of war

  • Look at the Reserves and National Guard options

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Entering the Workforce?

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Things to consider?

  • Readiness for post secondary education

  • Indecision concerning goals and interests

  • Financial concerns /didn’t qualify for HOPE/ other obligations

  • Long term effects of decision

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Considering a Technical Education?

  • Viable Options

  • Many jobs require technical training

  • Programs-Diploma, Certificate, and Degree

  • Most Paid by HOPE

  • Less preparation time than traditional college

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Technical Education- Important Planning Tips

  • Prepare for and take ASSET/Compass

    -Both administered at MGTC

    -Study guide available

    -Cannot use calculator

    -One time testing opportunity senior year

  • Both scores are reported in three areas

    - Reading, Writing, and Math

    - Must be Program Ready in all three areas

    - If scores are close, opportunities for remediation are available at MGTC

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  • Decide on Program of Study

  • Check local technical schools for desired program

  • Program Considerations:

    -Cycle of Classes:

    > some with revolving entry


    > some with entry only at

    beginning of cycles

    - Some very competitive

    - Type of program

    >Degree, diploma, certificate

    > Opportunities for transfer

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Career Info

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Career Info -- Fastest Growing Careers

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Student Planner

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Test Preparation

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GA Colleges -- Comparative View

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  • User name warnerrobinshs

  • Password gcis571

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Are you looking for a traditional college education?

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Why College?Median Earnings in 2000

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HOPE Requirements

  • Required Grade Point AverageCollege Preparatory Diploma: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 80 numeric average.Technical/Career Diploma: Cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or 85 numeric average.

  • College Preparatory DiplomaEnglish Language Arts............................. 4 units Mathematics........................................... 4 units Social Studies......................................... 3 units Science.................................................. 3 units Foreign Language................................... 2 units Total....................................................... 16 units

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State Colleges and Universities in Georgia

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Types of Institutions

  • Community Colleges

    • These are public, two-year colleges. They mostly serve people from nearby communities and offer academic courses, technical courses, and continuing education courses. Public institutions are supported by state and local revenues. Lower academic and test standards than 4 yr colleges and universities.

  • Junior Colleges

    • These are generally two-year colleges that are private institutions. Some junior colleges are residential and are attended by students who come from other parts of the country.

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Two-Year Colleges

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

  • Atlanta Metropolitan College

  • Bainbridge College

  • Coastal Georgia Community College

  • Darton College

  • East Georgia College

  • Gainesville College

  • Georgia Highlands College

  • Georgia Perimeter College

  • Gordon College

  • Middle Georgia College

  • South Georgia College

  • Waycross College

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The following universities require either the SAT or ACT for admission.

Research Universities

  • Georgia Institute of TechnologyGeorgia State UniversityMedical College of GeorgiaUniversity of Georgia

    Regional Universities

  • Georgia Southern UniversityValdosta State University

    Four-Year UniversitiesUniversity Colleges

  • Albany State UniversityAugusta State University

    Armstrong Atlantic State UniversityColumbus State University

    Augusta State UniversitySavannah State University

    Clayton State UniversityColumbus State UniversityFort Valley State UniversityGeorgia College & State UniversityGeorgia Southwestern State University

  • Kennesaw State UniversityNorth Georgia College & State UniversitySavannah State UniversitySouthern Polytechnic State UniversityWest Georgia University

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Types of Institutions

  • Liberal Arts Colleges (LACs)

    • These are post-secondary schools that provide four-year educational programs in the arts and sciences. These colleges confer bachelor's degrees.

  • Universities

    • These are postsecondary schools that include a college of arts and/or sciences, one or more programs of graduate studies, and one or more professional schools. Universities confer bachelor's degrees and graduate and professional degrees.

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Entrance Examinations

  • Placement Tests

  • SAT I & II

  • ACT

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SAT I - Reasoning Test

  • 7 Sections - 6 scored

    • 3 Verbal

    • 3 Math

    • 1 “Equating” section, verbal or math

    • Same types of questions as on PSAT, but no writing skills section

  • “Average” score is 1020, 506 Verbal, 514 Math

  • Georgia mean scores: 489 Verbal, 491 Math

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SAT II - Subject Tests

  • 1 hour, mainly multiple choice tests in particular subjects

  • 3 may be taken on any given test date

  • Necessary only for admissions to certain colleges

  • Subjects:

    WritingLiteratureMath ICMath IIC

    BiologyChemistryPhysicsUS History

    World HistoryForeign Languages

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  • 4 Sections

    • English

    • Math

    • Reading

    • Science Reasoning

  • Each Section has a score of 1 - 36. All scores averaged together give the composite score.

  • National average composite score - 21

  • Georgia composite - 19.9

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Useful Websites

  • www.fastweb.comscholarships

  • www.finaid.comscholarships

  • www.sss.govregister for selective service

  • www.gsfc.orgGA Student Finance Commission

  • www.act.orgregister for ACT, test prep

  • register for SAT, test prep

  • find out if school requests, recommends or does not care about the writing portion

  • explains difference between ACT and SAT

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Factors to consider when selecting a college

  • Location/facilities/enrollment—geographical, urban or rural, male/female ratio, recreational facilities

  • Admission requirements—test scores, interview, recommendations, deadlines, specific course requirements

  • Financial Aid

  • Cost—tuition, fees, room and board

  • Curriculum

  • College type and philosophy—state, private, church, university, community, summer abroad, semester or quarter, majors offered, programs

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Factors colleges use to select students

  • Academic transcript (GPA, rank, courses taken)

  • Quality of performance throughout high school

  • Entrance Tests (ACT, SAT, placement tests)

  • School rating on character and personality

  • Special abilities—music, athletics, leadership, art, dramatics

  • Service to school and/or community

  • Extra-curricular activities

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Factors colleges use to select students

  • Essay

  • Attendance record

  • Neatness, accuracy of application

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Personal interview

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Elements of the Application

  • Transcript

  • Test Scores

  • Resume

  • Essays

  • Counselor Recommendation

    • national average is 1 : 477

  • Teacher recommendations

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GA Southern University

  • FRESHMAN Acceptance is based upon the following:

  • To be considered for Regular Admission for Summer, Fall 2008 and Spring 2009

  • 1. Minimum *1000 SAT (Math + Critical Reading) Writing portion required or 21 ACT (composite)

  • State minimum requirements for each portion of the SAT/ACT: 430 Critical Reading, 400 Math; 17 English, 17 Math 2. High School Academic GPA 2.0+3. Complete the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) *4 English credits*4 Math credits*3 Science credits (at least 2 lab science)*3 Social Sciences credits*2 Foreign Language credits (same language)

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  • Average High School GPA: 3.60-3.96

  • SAT I Scores

  • Range (25th-75th percentile) of SAT I scores

    • Critical Reading: 590-690

    • Math:650-730

    • Combined:1250-1400

  • Comparable ranges (25th-75th percentile) for students submitting ACT scores

    • ACT-English: 26-30

    • ACT-Math: 29-32

      10,000+ applications received for incoming class of 2006

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UGA 2008 Profile


SAT-1 Middle 50% of all First-Year Students: 1150-1310

SAT-1 Average of all First-Year Students: 1253

SAT-1 Middle 50% for Honors Students: 1420-1490

SAT-1 Middle 50% for Scholarship Students: 1390-1490

ACT Middle 50% of all Freshman: 25 - 29Overall ACT Average for all Freshmen: 27ACT Middle 50% of Honors Students: 31-33

ACT Middle 50% of Scholarship Students: 30-33

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UGA 2008 Profile

2008 ApplicationsApplications Received: 17,334Applications Accepted: 9,626New Freshmen Enrolled: 4,830High School Core Grade Point AverageMiddle 50% of all Freshmen: 3.63-4.0Overall Average of all First-Year Students: 3.83Middle 50% of Honors Students: 3.99-4.18Middle 50% of Scholarship Students: 4.00-4.17

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VSU950 - 1120 66%

GA SOU940 - 111061%

MERCER990 - 121073%

BERRY1030 - 126082%

OGLETHORPE1100 - 133086%

Source: US News and World Report, 2002

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Preparation + Hard Work + Involvement = College

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