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POSTSECONDARY ADMISSIONS. Postsecondary Education. Bachelor’s Degree Associate Degree Apprenticeship Certificate Skill Training Certificate  Private Career School  Military Skill Training  On-the-Job Training  Secondary Vocation Program. Bachelor Degree: 4-Yr College.

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POSTSECONDARY

ADMISSIONS

postsecondary education
Postsecondary Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Apprenticeship Certificate
  • Skill Training Certificate
  •  Private Career School
  •  Military Skill Training
  •  On-the-Job Training
  •  Secondary Vocation Program
bachelor degree 4 yr college
Bachelor Degree: 4-Yr College

Bachelor of Arts (liberal arts)

Bachelor of Science (training in a specific field)

Residential colleges

Commuter colleges

Public colleges

Independent colleges

Research College

Comprehensive College

Liberal Arts College

Elite Liberal Arts College

kinds of colleges
Kinds of Colleges
  • RESEARCH COLLEGES
  • primary mission is research
  • large campuses
  • fairly competitive admissions
  • beginning courses taught by graduate students
  • nationally known professors
  • COMPREHENSIVE UNIVERSITIES
  • primary mission is teaching
  • fairly competitive, students from top ½ of class
  • large amount of academic support
  • LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES
  • primary mission is teaching
  • great deal of personal attention
  • curriculum focused on science, language, fine arts, social science, humanities
  • small campuses
  • ELITE LIBERAL ARTS
  • 2/3 of students from top 20% of class
  • Extracurricular activities encouraged
choosing a college
Choosing A College
  • College Board College Search
  • http://www.collegeboard.org/csearch/
  • What to consider
  •  Type of school - size? coed? religious? private/public?
  •  Admission - % admitted? / range of GPA’s? / range of SAT’s?
  •  Location?
  •  Sports?
  •  Majors?
  •  AP and CLEP accepted?
  •  Cost?
  •  Financial aid?
  • Campus Visits
  •  Visit classes
  •  Stay on campus for a weekend
  •  Hang out in the student union and library
choosing a postsecondary major
Choosing A Postsecondary Major
  • PERSONAL INTERESTS & MOTIVATION
  • Related to career interests?
  • Related to extracurricular activities?
  • Desire to excel?
  • Likelihood of success?
  • Advice of others?
  • ENROLLMENT / FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS
  • How many years of college does it take to be employed in this field?
  • Can you afford this much education?
  • Does this major lead to your desired income level?
  • Are you likely to be accepted into this major?
college admission essay
College Admission Essay
  • WHAT YOUR ESSAY
  • TELLS ABOUT YOU
  • Your preferences
  • Your values
  • Your thought-process
  • Your writing ability
  • TYPES OF ESSAYS
  • SHORT ANSWER
  • List
  • Paragraph (mini-essay)
  • ESSAY
  • Individualize your essays
  • Read questions carefully
  • Use wit and humor
  • Keep it simple
  • WRITING SAMPLE
  • 3-5 pages
  • School assignment ok
  • Original w/ teacher comments
types of essay questions
Types of Essay Questions
  • “YOU” Question
  • Select one aspect of yourself
  • Back it us with real and vivid events
  • Avoid an autobiography
  • “WHY US” Question
  • School concrete knowledge of the school
  • - names
  • - course offerings
  • - professors
  • - facilities
  • Make a clear connection between the school and you
  • - interests
  • - preferences
  • “CREATIVE” Question
  • Consider risky topics (readers get tired of “safe” essays)
  • Only answer issues questions if you’re very informed
  • Write about a genuine concern, not “what they want to hear”
  • Include substance
recommendations letters
Recommendations Letters
  • 1ST PARAGRAPH
  • Relationship to the candidate
  • 2ND PARAGRAPH
  • Academic Accomplishments
  • Extracurricular Accomplishments
  • 3RD PARAGRAPH
  • Personal Qualities
  • How they the candidate works with people
  • Teacher statement (quote)
  • 4TH PARAGRAPH
  • Summary
  • Clear recommendation
  • Contact information
  • TIPS
  • Include quotes from teachers
  • - teacher statements
  • - from report cards
  • Back up statements concerning personal qualities and team work with examples
  • Never be negative – use different degrees of being positive
  • Let the student and parent “proof” the letter if any of the information is personal or sensitive
associate degrees 2 yr college
Associate Degrees: 2-Yr College
  • Prepares student for a specific careers
  • Takes two years or less to complete
  • Associate Degree in Applied Science
  •  Non-transferable / may not apply to bachelor degree
  •  Technical training
  • Associate in Science / Associate in Arts
  •  Combines general education with technical training
  •  Transferable
  •  May be applied to a bachelor’s degree
  • Many “four-year” colleges offer associate degrees
ivy tech 2 2 program
Ivy Tech – 2+2 Program
  • Students earn a transferable associate degree
  • at Ivy Tech or Vincennes
  • Complete bachelor’s degree at the same campus
  • through distance education
  • Bachelor’s degree awarded by Indiana State University
apprenticeship programs
Apprenticeship Programs
  • BAT Registered - Bureau of Apprenticeship Training
  •  On-the-job training (2000+ hours, supervised by skilled craft worker)
  •  Related instruction (144 hrs per year)
  •  Sponsored by joint employer and labor groups
  •  Apprenticeship agreement (contract - apprentice and employer)
  •  Paid a progressively increasing schedule of wages
  • Eligibility requirements
  •  16 yrs old (18 in hazardous occupations)
  •  Many programs also seek strong academic preparation
  • 1,000 BAT registered apprenticeship programs in Indiana
  • Other things to consider:
  • Training facility / qualifications of instructors / transferability to an associate degree program
private career schools
Private Career Schools
  • For Profit Skill-Training Schools
  • Qualifying a Private Career School:
  •  Indiana Commission for Proprietary Education – Licenses
  •  Accredited by national organization
  •  Member, Indiana Association of Private Career Schools
  •  Qualify for 21st Century Scholars or VA funds
  •  Job Placement Rate
military skill training
Military Skill Training
  • SERVICE ACADEMY
  • - US Military Academy, New York
  • - US Naval Academy, Maryland
  • - US Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut
  • - US Merchant Marine Academy, New York
  • RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING (ROTC)
  • - Civilian College + Officer Training
  • - Four hours per week
  • - Military obligation after two years
  • MILITARY ENLISTMENT
  • - 17 yrs / physically fit / most HS diploma / ASVAB /
  • moral character / no single persons with dependent
  • - Training for 152 occupations
on the job training
On-the-Job Training
  • Training by an employer to a paid participant while working
  • - knowledge and skill gained by the employee
  • - reimburses employer for up to 50% of wage
  • - limited in duration
  • 381 VA approved OJT programs in Indiana
  • - Institutions of Higher Learning (degree programs)
  • - Non-college degree programs (certificate programs)
  • - Beauty and barber schools
  • - Police academies
  • - Flight schools
  • - Apprenticeship programs
  • - Law enforcement programs
  • - Private institutions of higher learning (degree programs)
  • - Private institutions for non-college degree programs (certificates)
indiana college network
Indiana College Network
  • Distance learning
  • - Television via satellite
  • - Videotaped lesson with minimal meetings
  • - Internet / CD ROM / computer disks
  • Participating Campuses:
  • Ball State University
  • Independent Colleges of Indiana
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University
  • Ivy Tech State College
  • Purdue University
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Vincennes
  • Students get credit from their home university
  • Several campuses offer degree programs via distance education
postsecondary credit prior to hs graduation
Postsecondary CreditPrior to HS Graduation
  • AP EXAMS
  • 22 HS courses based on College Board curriculum
  • Students may receive college credit if test at a certain level
  • Indiana will pay for:
  • - calculus - chemistry
  • - biology - physics
  • DUEL CREDIT
  • Students enroll in postsecondary courses during HS
  • Receive HS credit and postsecondary credit
  • ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS
  • HS and postsecondary school negotiate competencies and achievement standards for a HS course
  • Students receive HS and postsecondary credit
  • CLEP EXAMS
  • Exams given by College Board on various topics
  • Students may receive college credit if test at a certain level
icpac website
ICPAC Website
  • Hotline 1-800-992-2076
  • Guidance Report
  • Information Series
  • Planners (8th, 9th, 11th)
  • Special Publications
  • - Career Profiles - Study Skills
  • - College Profiles - Indiana College Network
  • - Major Lists
  • Infostore
  • Website
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