1.What if I don't know what I want to do?
- There is an inventory interest/skill survey to help you determine your best skills and what you would enjoy most out of a career.
2.What type of school is it best to go to if undecided?
- It is best to go to regular/ community college and finish off the first core classes needed while you decide.
3.whats the difference between a technical school and university?
-tech colleges can only get you a A.A, A.S or training... a University can get you a B.A or B.S
4.can you change majors after you have already chosen one?
-You can change your major as many times as you want. You really don`t start taking your degree classes until junior year. Your first two years are all general education classes. but sometimes there may be a fee charged for changing majors.
5.can you attend college at any age?
-Yes. As long as you have your high school diploma, you can go to college.
6.What does Financial aid do?
-Financial aid is intended to make up the difference between what your family can afford to pay and what your child’s college costs. The majority of full-time students currently enrolled in college receive some type of financial aid to help pay college costs
7.How do I know if I am eligible for Financial Aid and who decides this?
-The amount your family is able to contribute is often referred to as the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This figure is determined by the organization that is awarding the aid — usually the federal government or individual colleges and universities.
These groups use formulas that analyze your family's financial circumstances and compare them with other families' financial circumstances. The formulas use your income, assets and family size to calculate your family’s EFC, and expect that your family can meet the EFC through a combination of savings, current income and borrowing.
8.Will I be able to go to college in another state with my financial aid?
9.How could I get to see what the college is like inside before I acctually go?
-Most colleges offer guided campus tours and information sessions during the school year. You can find out the schedules of these events by checking out the college''s admissions web site. Getting to know the college this way is a good method for getting as much first hand information as possible.
10.What is the difference between a college and a university?
-A University Is a Collection of Colleges
Both colleges and universities can be publicly or privately run. Where they tend to differ, however, is in their degree offerings. For the most part, a college offers degrees in one area. A university offers degrees in a variety of areas because it is actually composed of a collection of colleges. If you attend a university, you might graduate from that university's college of business, college of liberal arts, or college of education, depending on your major.Colleges and Universities Differ in Degree OfferingsIf a university is a collection of colleges, it makes sense that universities have larger student bodies. Class size tends to be larger at universities, and professors are often prized for their research accomplishments as well as their teaching efforts. Often, student to faculty ratios can be smaller at colleges. Universities confer degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, whereas colleges tend to deal exclusively with four-year bachelor's degrees.
11. which is better a college or university?Colleges aren't better than universities and vice versa. Whether you chose to apply or enroll in one or the other should depend on your needs and goals--and the specific college or university to which you're applying.
My chosen major is Fine art's
1.What does a fine artist do?
-A fine artist is someone who creates fine art pieces. Fine art usually includes one-of-a-kind pieces or limited editions. Types of mediums include painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography
2.How does a fine artist make money?
-Work created by a fine artist often is sold in a gallery, through a web site, or through word of mouth. Another way a fine artist can sell work is through commissioned pieces. Often, a private person or company will commission a work of art for a home or office building, for example. Many cities also have a small percentage of their budgets set aside for commissioning artwork. Publicly commissioned artwork benefits the city by adding beauty and interest to buildings and outdoor areas, and it supports local artists who live and work in the area.
4.What are some fine arts career job opportunities?
5.how many art major's are their besides fine arts?
6.What gpa should I maintain to get a fine arts major?
-Depends, some art schools do not ask for a high gpa, some ask for 3.0.
-The Academy of Art University my school of choice does not ask for a gpa, it maintains the tradition of an open admission policy. Your high school grades and SAT scores do not always measure your potential to be a successful artist or designer. Undergraduates are accepted with the promise that they will work hard to learn the skills that prepare them for a future earning a living doing exactly what they love to do.
7.Are their any math courses within the fine arts major?
-No, but these are the courses needed for a fine arts major.
8. What companies hire fine art's graduates from Academy of art University?
9. Is a portfolio required for admission?(Academy of art edu)
A portfolio is not required for undergraduate admission. We believe that aspiring artists and designers have the right to pursue their dream with or without a portfolio. But if you have a portfolio, we encourage you to submit it. Department Directors may transfer or waive major/foundation classes in their individual departments based upon portfolio review.
A portfolio is required for graduate (MFA and Master of Architecture) admission.
10. Could I major in culinary arts at The Academy of arts university?
1.what are they looking for?
-Scholarships, like civic organizations, come in all sorts of varieties, many of them extremely or even absurdly specific. Being a Latvian horseback rider from New Mexico may not seem important enough to merit you receiving money for college, but to some philanthropist or group out there, it may well be. The standard big-money scholarships are given to high school students who have significant academic, sports, arts, or community service accomplishments to their names. But many quirky scholarship contests are out there, waiting for just the right essay or resume. Aside from accomplishment or identity-based scholarships, the federal and state governments, many universities, and some charitable organizations give grants or subsidized loans to students who can prove significant financial need.
2.Why get scholarships?
-College scholarships… they sure beat having to work to pay for college. And they can also save you a ton of money by preventing you from taking out loans that will eventually cost you lots of cash in interest due after you graduate. The moral? A little work now can you save you a lot down the road.
3.How many types of scholarships are there?
-There are three basic kinds of college scholarships: those given by local groups and your own high school, those given by state and national groups and organizations, and those given by the particular colleges that you are applying to.
4.Information on these 3 different types of scholarships?
-Your high school guidance counselor is a good source of information about the first two kinds of scholarships. You should be sure to talk to college admission's offices about the third kind of scholarships, which often require nothing more to apply than a letter stating that you'd like to be considered.
5.Typically, what are the deadlines for scholarships?
-Prime months for scholarship deadlines are January through April for awards starting the following fall term. Keep in mind that many scholarships are only awarded once a year, so missing a deadline can mean missing out until the next cycle. Applications submitted past the deadline are usually not considered.
6. How do I qualify for merit-based scholarships?
-Merit-based scholarships are based on prior academic performance. Other criteria may include leadership, involvement in activities, geographical background, ethnic background, intended major, and career goals. Pay special attention to the eligibility requirements and selection criteria for each scholarship.
7. It's much easier to apply for a few large, well known scholarships. what's the advantage of spending time looking for smaller, more obscure ones?
-The problem with large, well-known scholarships is that they tend to attract a large number of highly qualified candidates. Many of the lesser known scholarships cater to a smaller population; children of the employees of a specific company, for instance. Applicants are competing against a smaller pool and therefore enhance their chances of receiving a scholarship.
8.What are the chances of receiving a scholarship?
-This depends largely upon the scholarship, how well you meet qualifications and the level of effort that you exert in your search. Typically, if you can find scholarships that are limited to students within a state, city, sport or academic area, you have a better chance of winning. The more applicants there are for a particular offer, the less chance you have of winning. Choose scholarships that give you an opportunity to exercise your skills in an area of interest to you —this should increase your chance of winning. Also, keep in mind that to find money for college, you have to create your own success by committing the time and brain power necessary to achieve your goal.
9.how does community service increase my chances on receiving a scholarship?
-Not only is community service experience a common essay topic but your involvement in community service can distinguish you from other applicants. Scholarship providers often look for this quality because they are looking to assist in funding the education of someone who gives back to their community and values making contributions of time and service for its benefit.
10.How does each scholarship provider choose a winner?
-Each scholarship provider is looking for different skills or interests. A winner must meet all of the standard criteria required for the scholarship but also distinguish himself from the rest of the applicants. Read about the scholarship and try to determine what exactly the scholarship provider is looking for so that you can emphasize your related qualities in you essay or cover letter.
11. Does the amount I receive in scholarships affect my eligibility in financial aid?
-Yes. Often the scholarship provider gives your award to the college you are attending as credit towards your tuition. If this happens, the school adjusts your unmet financial need accordingly.