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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For LCHS students
Tonight’s program will include:
* Preparation for underclassmen for the college process.
* Tour of “Family Connections.”
* Awareness of the LCHS Guidance website.
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.
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?
Size and Diversity (what does 400 mean to you?)
Cost (public vs. private)
Academic Opportunities (majors)
Personal Opportunities (friends, sports)
Who teaches undergraduates?
Can I get in to the college of my choice?
What are colleges looking for?
Grades/GPA/Class Rank (transcript)
Strength of schedule
Testing scores (ACT vs. SAT, 1st test spring of 11th grade year( use PSAT )
Activities and Leadership
Community College the right choice
Giving students an opportunity to grow academically, emotionally, socially.
Giving families an opportunity financially.
Virginia’s articulation agreement.
VA Tech 21
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
Thank you – good night!