Match College: Online Application 12th Grade Postsecondary Applications #5
Objectives • Find match colleges • Investigate match colleges • That align with career aspirations • Learn more: College decision process • Request info, enrollment and city size, online tour, majors, student activities, financial aid, academic programs, diverse populations, type of college • Consider applying online • Update Postsecondary Plan
Review • Safe school • A school where a student will get accepted • Community/technical college: safe school • Accepts most high school graduates • Community and technical college might be the best choice for some students • Can directly go into a high-skill career • Costs less, good learning environment for some • Easier transition for some, offers good majors
Match Colleges • Match college: an institution requires a GPA and ACT score similar to yours • Must choose this college very carefully • Most students attend their match college • Gain good understanding college details • Should send application to match college first
Sample Out-Of-State School • 2-Year Schools • Wisconsin: Madison CC • Illinois: Elgin Com. Col. • Western Iowa Technical C. • S. Dakota: Lake Area Tech • N. Dakota: United Tribes • Florida: Miami Dade CC • Central Oregon CC • New Mex. Military Inst. • 4-Year Schools • University of Wisconsin • Illinois: Northwestern U • Iowa: Luther College • S. Dakota: Augustana Col. • N. Dakota: Trinity Bible • New York University • Alaska Pacific University • University of Hawaii
Assignment: Match College Application • Find a college that requires a GPA and ACT score similar to yours • Should have majors that match careers of interest • Use College Board, iseek, or colleges of interest websites • Consider enrollment size, size of city, online tour, student activities, diverse populations, type of college, potential financial aid • Request freshman materials • Consider applying online • Update Postsecondary Plan
Pair and Share • What is your match college? • What did you base your decision on? • Will you request freshman materials and/or apply online? • When will you apply to this college?
Review • Match school • College requires GPA & ACT score similar to yours • Type of college do most students attend • Match college • Two aspects of your match school you should have good understanding of • Academic programs, student life, enrollment size, size of city, diverse populations, , type of college, potential financial aid