YOUR ROAD TO SUCCESSMONTIE MONTGOMERYMHS COUNSELOR WHERE WILL IT TAKE YOU
MAKE YOUR SENIOR YEAR COUNT GRADES ATTENDANCE ACTIVITIES AP CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT
WHICH ROAD WILL YOU TAKE? • COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY • COMMUNITY COLLEGE • TECHNICAL SCHOOL • MILITARY • WORK FORCE
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DEGREE MAKES LET’S TALK MONEY WITHOUT A DEGREE WITH A DEGREE MONTHLY GROSS PAY …$1,760.00 MONTHLY GROSS PAY…$3,840.00 TAKE HOME PAY …$1,404.00 TAKE HOME PAY…$2,814
HOW DO YOU GET ON THE ROAD TO COLLEGE? • GPA • COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS • LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS • VISIT WWW.OKCOLLEGESTART.ORG
ADMISSION STANDARDS 2013-2014 MINIMUM HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMANCE CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION OPTION I OPTION 2 OPTION 3 OSU24 ACT 3.0 GPA AND 3.0 IN 15 UNIT CORE TOP 33% OF CLASS AND 21 ACT OU24 ACT AND3.0 GPA AND TOP 50% OF CLASS TOP 25% OF CLASS REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES20 ACT 2.7 GPA AND 2.7 GPA IN 15 UNIT CORE TOP 50% OF CLASS COMMUNITY COLLEGE NO MINIUM REQUIRED. YOU DON’T NEED TO MAKE CERTAIN SCORES BUT YOU SHOULD TAKE REQUIRED HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES AND TAKE THE ACT OR SAT.
DECISIONS, DECISIONS, DECISIONS? • JOB SHADOW • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS • VISIT THE COLLEGE • HOW FAR FROM HOME • MAJOR • FINANCES • REMEMBER YOU ARE THE ONE WHO WILL BE THERE!
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, MONEY TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID • SCHOLARSHIPS • GRANTS • PELL • OTAG • OKPROMISE • TRIBAL • WORK STUDY • LOANS • UNSUBSIDIZED STAFFORD • SUBSIDIZED STAFFORD • PLUS
WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED FAFSA?WWW.FAFSA.GOV • IT IS FREE!!!!! –DO NOT PAY TO FILL IT OUT! • IT IS FREE!!!!! –DO NOT PAY TO FILL IT OUT! • IT IS FREE!!!!! –DO NOT PAY TO FILL IT OUT! • PIN NUMBERS – YOU AND YOUR PARENT WILL NEED A PIN NUMBER • YOU CAN NOT COMPLETE THE FAFSA UNTIL AFTER JAN. 1, 2013 • SAR IS YOUR STUDENT AID REPORT THAT EXPLAINS HOW MUCH MONEY YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AS YOUR PELL GRANT • MORE TO COME IN JANUARY ABOUT THE FAFSA
TERMS OF THE ROAD • Undergraduate - An undergraduate is a student who is pursuing a one-, two-, or four-year degree. • Advisor- Your academic advisor will help you choose the correct courses, review the course requirements in the program you have chosen to pursue, and help you with any academic problems you may encounter. At some institutions, faculty as part of their job duties ,conduct academic advisement. Other institutions may designate specific staff as academic counselors. Advisors help select classes, plan course schedules and answer questions about course credits. • Placement Testing - Placement tests ensure that you get started in the right classes for your academic background and your program. Taking a class for which you are not prepared could prevent you from successfully moving forward in your college career. If your test scores indicate that you need additional preparation before you enter classes that count toward your program, you may need to take one or more developmental courses. • Credit Hours - Courses taken in college are measured in terms of credit hours. To earn one credit hour, a student must attend a class for one classroom hour (usually 50 minutes) per week for the whole semester (usually 16 weeks). Classes are offered in 1 - 5 credit hour increments, and sometimes larger amounts. • Course Numbers - All courses are identified by numbers usually containing 3 digits, for example Freshman English might be 101. The first digit indicates the class year in which the subject is usually taken. A course number beginning with a "0" indicates that it does not carry credit hours applicable to a degree. The last number usually indicates the number of hours the course is worth. • Tuition - Tuition is the amount paid for each credit hour of enrollment. Tuition does not include the cost of books, fees, or room and board. Tuition charges vary from college to college and are dependent on such factors as resident or out-of-state status, level of classes enrolled in (lower, upper or graduate division), and whether the institution is publicly or privately financed. • Fees - Fees are additional charges not included in the tuition. Fees may be charged to cover the cost of materials and equipment needed in certain courses, and they may be assessed for student events, labs, programs, and technology. • Add/Drop - The period of time at the beginning of each term when schedules can be adjusted without penalty. The length of the add/drop period varies by class and is determined by the number of instructional weeks. • Withdrawal - Students may withdraw from courses during a semester. This action becomes valid after the add/drop period expires. A withdrawal does appear on a transcript, counts as an attempt on the class, and charges tuition fees. They do not, however, impact your GPA. GTC gives a student three attempts to successfully complete a course, so do not treat withdrawals lightly. • BURSAR’S Office - The Business Office is responsible for all financial transactions of the college. • Academic Probation - If a student on academic warning fails to earn the minimum semester GPA for the credit hours earned at the end of the next semester of enrollment, she/he will be placed on academic probation. Students on academic probation may only register for their next semester with the division counselor who will assist the student in identifying and implementing appropriate interventions. The student will be allowed to register for only nine semester hours. Students should note that their status as a full-time student is jeopardized while on academic probation; therefore, their financial aid and insurance eligibility will be affected. • Suspension - A temporary separation of the college and student under specified conditions.
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