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College 101. General Information For LCHS students. College 101. Tonight’s program will include: *Preparation for underclassmen for the college process. *Tour of “Family Connections.” *Awareness of the LCHS Guidance website. *Questions?. College 101.

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College 101

General Information

For LCHS students

College 101

Tonight’s program will include:

*Preparation for underclassmen for the college process.

*Tour of “Family Connections.”

*Awareness of the LCHS Guidance website.


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What is the right college for your student?

*Someone else’s choice?

*US News & World Report’s #1?

*The college that the family can afford?

Remember it’s not about finding the best college, it’s about finding the right college.

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3300 colleges and universities in U.S. alone

55 four year colleges in Virginia

Students generally apply between 4 and 8 colleges

How does a student narrow the choices down to fit their needs?

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Geographic Location

Size and Diversity (what does 400 mean to you?)

Cost (public vs. private)

Academic Opportunities (majors)

Personal Opportunities (friends, sports)


Who teaches undergraduates?

Retention rate

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Can I get in to the college of my choice?

What are colleges looking for?

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Most Important

Grades/GPA/Class Rank (transcript)

Strength of schedule

Testing scores (ACT vs. SAT, 1st test spring of 11th grade year( use PSAT )


Activities and Leadership

Essay/Personal Statement


High School Transcript College 101

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Community College the right choice

Giving students an opportunity to grow academically, emotionally, socially.

Giving families an opportunity financially.

Virginia’s articulation agreement.

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  • Top colleges attended by 2012 LCHS graduates: (61% four year college, 24% two year college)

    NOVA        66


    VA Tech21






    UVA          11

College 101 - Summary

No matter your skills, talents or abilities or interests – there is a college for you!

“College is a match to be made not a prize to be won”

Most important year – junior year

Do research early

Be honest, use guidance office, and make sure to include campus visits

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Thank you – good night!

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