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Review of College Admissions. List the types of schools. Types of Schools. Liberal Arts Colleges Universities Community Colleges Specialized Colleges Public Schools Private Colleges Academies (including military) Prep Schools. What are the differences between a public & private school?.

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types of schools
Types of Schools
  • Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Universities
  • Community Colleges
  • Specialized Colleges
  • Public Schools
  • Private Colleges
  • Academies (including military)
  • Prep Schools
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Public –Financed through federal, state, and local taxes, public schools are part of a larger school system, which functions as a part of the government and must follow the rules and regulations set by politicians. 

  • Private – generate their own funding, which typically comes from a variety of sources: tuition; private grants; and fundraising from parents, alumni, and other community members; often religious
testing information
Testing Information
  • College Board Customer Service # 866.756.7346

ACCUPLACER – 2yr and 4 yr

THEA – 2yr and 4yr

SAT – 4yr

ACT – 4yr

GMAT – graduate

GRE – graduate

LSAT – graduate (law school)

MCAT – graduate (medical school)

PCAT – graduate (pharmacy school)

testing information continued
Testing Information Continued…

ACT

  • Achievement test
  • Measures actual learning in English, math, reading, science, and writing
  • 13-36 contents ; 3-12 writing

SAT

  • Measures critical reading, math, and writing
  • 2400
  • 200-800 each section
college search process
College Search Process

Size

Programs

Narrowing

Your

Options

Location

Campus Life

Cost

Special Programs

the list considering the options
The List – Considering The Options
  • REACH
  • REALISTIC
  • SAFETY
  • FINANCIAL – REACH, REALISTIC, SAFETY
types of admission
Types of Admission
  • Early Action
    • Binding
    • Can apply to more than one school with a few exceptions
  • Priority
    • August-December of senior year
    • Available for more scholarships
  • Regular Decision
    • Watch deadlines – they vary
    • Hear by April 1st
  • Rolling Admission
    • “Apply anytime, hear anytime”
    • It is recommended students apply as early as possible to be sure space is still available
    • Watch for priority deadlines
college application materials
College Application Materials
  • GPA/Rank
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay(s)
  • Transcript(s)
  • Test Scores
the application process
The Application Process
  • The STUDENT will submit to the college:
    • The application
    • Essay
    • Application fee
    • Official SAT & ACT scores from the testing organization
    • Official transcript from Alamo Colleges
  • The GUIDANCE COUNSELOR will submit to the college:
    • Official transcript
    • Counselor recommendation
    • Teacher recommendations (if received)
fafsa
FAFSA...
  • FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Website – www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • What You Need to Complete It:
    • Parent(s) W-2 and 1040 tax returns
    • PIN number www.pin.ed.gov
    • Social Security Numbers/Driver’s License
    • School(s) Name
  • http://www.finaid.org/fafsa/video.phtml Video
coa tuition
COA & Tuition
  • Cost of Attendance
    • Tuition
    • Fees
    • Room
    • Board
    • Books
    • Travel/Transportation
  • Tuition
    • The price of attending classes
efc explained
EFC Explained...
  • Expected Family Contribution
    • What the government says your parents are able to pay for your schooling
  • Calculation
    • Cost of Attendance – EFC = Your financial need
  • Your parents’ bills (mortgage, car payments, insurances, credit card debts, etc. are NOT used to create your EFC).
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SAR...
  • Student Aid Report
    • The detailed form that the government sends to each of your schools
    • This form includes your EFC and other financial information
    • You must complete the FAFSA in order to receive an SAR
when to file a fafsa
When to File a FAFSA...
  • Spring 2013, but check your school’s deadline.
  • Priority is usually March 30.
  • You can estimate your FAFSA based on last year’s tax information, BUT you MUST update it as soon as your parents file.
  • FAFSA opens January 1st
financial aid
Financial Aid

Types of Financial Assistance

  • Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships
  • Work Study
  • Federal Student Loans (PLUS Loan)
  • Private Signature Loans
free money
Free Money...
  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Fellowships
last resort
Last Resort...
  • LOANS
  • Federal
    • Stafford – Subsidized (gov’t pays interest while you’re in school) and Unsubsidized (you pay the interest or it capitalizes)
    • Perkins – For students with low EFC’s
  • Parent
    • PLUS
  • Private
    • Credit based
questions

Questions?

These items will be on your SEMESTER EXAM! Make sure you understand!

sources
Sources
  • Adapted from Wilmington High School College Information Night presentation. 2010.
  • College Board. College MatchMaker. 2010. 8 January 2010 http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search /adv_typeofschool.jsp .
  • University of Texas at Austin. 8 January 2010 College Board. College MatchMaker. 2010. 8 January 2010 http://www.utexas.edu/student/admissions/.