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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

College 101

General Information

For LCHS students


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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?


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College 101

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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College 101

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)

Reputation

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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College 101

Most Important

Grades/GPA/Class Rank (transcript)

Strength of schedule

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

Secondary

Activities and Leadership

Essay/Personal Statement

Recommendations



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College 101

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

    Radford 14

    VA Tech 21

    VCU 14

    JMU 23

    CNU 13

    GMU 13

    W&M 12

    UVA          11


College 101 summary
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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College 101

Questions?

Thank you – good night!


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