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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
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 continued1
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


Published by Federal Student Aid


Why college continued2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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


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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

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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
Make a Plan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Px8fNdTpk

Fail to plan, plan to fail.


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