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POSTSECONDARY ADMISSIONS. Postsecondary Education. Bachelor’s Degree Associate Degree Apprenticeship Certificate Skill Training Certificate  Private Career School  Military Skill Training  On-the-Job Training  Secondary Vocation Program. Bachelor Degree: 4-Yr College.

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Postsecondary admissions

POSTSECONDARY

ADMISSIONS


Postsecondary education

Postsecondary Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Associate Degree

  • Apprenticeship Certificate

  • Skill Training Certificate

  • Private Career School

  • Military Skill Training

  • On-the-Job Training

  • Secondary Vocation Program


Bachelor degree 4 yr college

Bachelor Degree: 4-Yr College

Bachelor of Arts (liberal arts)

Bachelor of Science (training in a specific field)

Residential colleges

Commuter colleges

Public colleges

Independent colleges

Research College

Comprehensive College

Liberal Arts College

Elite Liberal Arts College


Kinds of colleges

Kinds of Colleges

  • RESEARCH COLLEGES

  • primary mission is research

  • large campuses

  • fairly competitive admissions

  • beginning courses taught by graduate students

  • nationally known professors

  • COMPREHENSIVE UNIVERSITIES

  • primary mission is teaching

  • fairly competitive, students from top ½ of class

  • large amount of academic support

  • LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES

  • primary mission is teaching

  • great deal of personal attention

  • curriculum focused on science, language, fine arts, social science, humanities

  • small campuses

  • ELITE LIBERAL ARTS

  • 2/3 of students from top 20% of class

  • Extracurricular activities encouraged


Choosing a college

Choosing A College

  • College Board College Search

  • http://www.collegeboard.org/csearch/

  • What to consider

  •  Type of school - size? coed? religious? private/public?

  • Admission - % admitted? / range of GPA’s? / range of SAT’s?

  • Location?

  • Sports?

  • Majors?

  • AP and CLEP accepted?

  • Cost?

  • Financial aid?

  • Campus Visits

  • Visit classes

  • Stay on campus for a weekend

  • Hang out in the student union and library


Choosing a postsecondary major

Choosing A Postsecondary Major

  • PERSONAL INTERESTS & MOTIVATION

  • Related to career interests?

  • Related to extracurricular activities?

  • Desire to excel?

  • Likelihood of success?

  • Advice of others?

  • ENROLLMENT / FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • How many years of college does it take to be employed in this field?

  • Can you afford this much education?

  • Does this major lead to your desired income level?

  • Are you likely to be accepted into this major?


College admission essay

College Admission Essay

  • WHAT YOUR ESSAY

  • TELLS ABOUT YOU

  • Your preferences

  • Your values

  • Your thought-process

  • Your writing ability

  • TYPES OF ESSAYS

  • SHORT ANSWER

  • List

  • Paragraph (mini-essay)

  • ESSAY

  • Individualize your essays

  • Read questions carefully

  • Use wit and humor

  • Keep it simple

  • WRITING SAMPLE

  • 3-5 pages

  • School assignment ok

  • Original w/ teacher comments


Types of essay questions

Types of Essay Questions

  • “YOU” Question

  • Select one aspect of yourself

  • Back it us with real and vivid events

  • Avoid an autobiography

  • “WHY US” Question

  • School concrete knowledge of the school

  • - names

  • - course offerings

  • - professors

  • - facilities

  • Make a clear connection between the school and you

  • - interests

  • - preferences

  • “CREATIVE” Question

  • Consider risky topics (readers get tired of “safe” essays)

  • Only answer issues questions if you’re very informed

  • Write about a genuine concern, not “what they want to hear”

  • Include substance


Recommendations letters

Recommendations Letters

  • 1ST PARAGRAPH

  • Relationship to the candidate

  • 2ND PARAGRAPH

  • Academic Accomplishments

  • Extracurricular Accomplishments

  • 3RD PARAGRAPH

  • Personal Qualities

  • How they the candidate works with people

  • Teacher statement (quote)

  • 4TH PARAGRAPH

  • Summary

  • Clear recommendation

  • Contact information

  • TIPS

  • Include quotes from teachers

  • - teacher statements

  • - from report cards

  • Back up statements concerning personal qualities and team work with examples

  • Never be negative – use different degrees of being positive

  • Let the student and parent “proof” the letter if any of the information is personal or sensitive


Associate degrees 2 yr college

Associate Degrees: 2-Yr College

  • Prepares student for a specific careers

  • Takes two years or less to complete

  • Associate Degree in Applied Science

  • Non-transferable / may not apply to bachelor degree

  • Technical training

  • Associate in Science / Associate in Arts

  • Combines general education with technical training

  • Transferable

  • May be applied to a bachelor’s degree

  • Many “four-year” colleges offer associate degrees


Ivy tech 2 2 program

Ivy Tech – 2+2 Program

  • Students earn a transferable associate degree

  • at Ivy Tech or Vincennes

  • Complete bachelor’s degree at the same campus

  • through distance education

  • Bachelor’s degree awarded by Indiana State University


Apprenticeship programs

Apprenticeship Programs

  • BAT Registered - Bureau of Apprenticeship Training

  •  On-the-job training (2000+ hours, supervised by skilled craft worker)

  •  Related instruction (144 hrs per year)

  •  Sponsored by joint employer and labor groups

  •  Apprenticeship agreement (contract - apprentice and employer)

  •  Paid a progressively increasing schedule of wages

  • Eligibility requirements

  •  16 yrs old (18 in hazardous occupations)

  •  Many programs also seek strong academic preparation

  • 1,000 BAT registered apprenticeship programs in Indiana

  • Other things to consider:

  • Training facility / qualifications of instructors / transferability to an associate degree program


Private career schools

Private Career Schools

  • For Profit Skill-Training Schools

  • Qualifying a Private Career School:

  • Indiana Commission for Proprietary Education – Licenses

  • Accredited by national organization

  • Member, Indiana Association of Private Career Schools

  • Qualify for 21st Century Scholars or VA funds

  • Job Placement Rate


Military skill training

Military Skill Training

  • SERVICE ACADEMY

  • - US Military Academy, New York

  • - US Naval Academy, Maryland

  • - US Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut

  • - US Merchant Marine Academy, New York

  • RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING (ROTC)

  • - Civilian College + Officer Training

  • - Four hours per week

  • - Military obligation after two years

  • MILITARY ENLISTMENT

  • - 17 yrs / physically fit / most HS diploma / ASVAB /

  • moral character / no single persons with dependent

  • - Training for 152 occupations


On the job training

On-the-Job Training

  • Training by an employer to a paid participant while working

  • - knowledge and skill gained by the employee

  • - reimburses employer for up to 50% of wage

  • - limited in duration

  • 381 VA approved OJT programs in Indiana

  • - Institutions of Higher Learning (degree programs)

  • - Non-college degree programs (certificate programs)

  • - Beauty and barber schools

  • - Police academies

  • - Flight schools

  • - Apprenticeship programs

  • - Law enforcement programs

  • - Private institutions of higher learning (degree programs)

  • - Private institutions for non-college degree programs (certificates)


Indiana college network

Indiana College Network

  • Distance learning

  • - Television via satellite

  • - Videotaped lesson with minimal meetings

  • - Internet / CD ROM / computer disks

  • Participating Campuses:

  • Ball State University

  • Independent Colleges of Indiana

  • Indiana State University

  • Indiana University

  • Ivy Tech State College

  • Purdue University

  • University of Southern Indiana

  • Vincennes

  • Students get credit from their home university

  • Several campuses offer degree programs via distance education


Postsecondary credit prior to hs graduation

Postsecondary CreditPrior to HS Graduation

  • AP EXAMS

  • 22 HS courses based on College Board curriculum

  • Students may receive college credit if test at a certain level

  • Indiana will pay for:

  • - calculus- chemistry

  • - biology- physics

  • DUEL CREDIT

  • Students enroll in postsecondary courses during HS

  • Receive HS credit and postsecondary credit

  • ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

  • HS and postsecondary school negotiate competencies and achievement standards for a HS course

  • Students receive HS and postsecondary credit

  • CLEP EXAMS

  • Exams given by College Board on various topics

  • Students may receive college credit if test at a certain level


Icpac website

ICPAC Website

  • Hotline 1-800-992-2076

  • Guidance Report

  • Information Series

  • Planners (8th, 9th, 11th)

  • Special Publications

  • - Career Profiles- Study Skills

  • - College Profiles- Indiana College Network

  • - Major Lists

  • Infostore

  • Website


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