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Title: Navigating A College Fair


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Navigating A College Fair
How to Make the Most of the College Fair
2
What is A College Fair?
  • Representatives from many different colleges are
    gathered together in one place in order to
    provide you with information about their
    institution.

3
How to Prepare for the College Fair
  • Think about what you want in a college
  • Look through the list of colleges attending
  • Are there any you are already considering?
  • Are there others that meet your criteria?
  • Know your g.p.a and test scores

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How To Talk to College Reps
  • Start off by introducing yourself (Hi, my name
    is . Im a junior at XXX High School).
  • Have specific questions (some will be provided)
  • Fill out information cards (if available)
  • Thank them and ask them for their business card

6
So What Would I Ask?
  • Admission requirements
  • What a typical admitted student looks like
  • GPA
  • Curriculum
  • SAT/ACT
  • Required high school preparation testing
  • Application deadline
  • Role of activities, recommendations, and/or
    interviews

7
Questions about Academics
  • Academic programs
  • Specific majors that you are considering
  • Popular majors
  • When do you have to choose a major?
  • Availability of internships
  • Size of classes (esp. freshman year)
  • Availability of professors support services
  • Career placement

8
More questions
  • Financial aid scholarships
  • Cost of tuition, room board (food)
  • Financial aid deadline required forms
  • Merit scholarships application procedures
  • Activities that interest you
  • Housing other facilities
  • Campus visits open houses
  • The surrounding city or neighborhood
  • ANYTHING ELSE THAT INTERESTS YOU!

9
After the College Fair
  • Look through the materials your notes
  • Weed out colleges that arent a good fit
  • Follow up with colleges of interest
  • Return information cards
  • Email the representative with questions
  • Look into visit options
  • Do more research
  • Meet with your counselor if you have questions

10
Things you should know before the fair
11
Why Go to College
  • To study in an intellectual environment and get
    smart!
  • To pursue a career or employment opportunity that
    requires college-level training and skills
    development.
  • To increase earning potential ( MONEY )
  • To pursue a higher quality of life for themselves
    and their families
  • To meet new people, have new experiences, and
    discover new interests
  • To achieve self-discovery and figure out your
    purpose
  • To acquire the social and/or career status and
    mobility often associated with a college
    education

12
Definition of College
  • an institution offering instruction usually in a
    professional, vocational, or technical field
  • Colleges offer undergraduate programs ONLY
    (Associates and Bachelors) with a few exceptions
  • Universities offer undergraduate and graduate
    programs (Masters, Ph.D., J.D., M.D, etc.) often
    a collection of colleges
  • To avoid fraud make sure the web address ALWAYS
    ends with .edu

13
Types of Degrees
  • Associates Degree 2 years beyond high school
  • Bachelors Degree 4 years beyond high school
  • Masters Degree 5-6 years beyond high school
  • J.D.(Juris Doctor) Law school 3 years beyond a
    bachelors
  • M.D. (medical doctor) 4-10 years beyond a
    bachelors (time required depends on your
    specialization)
  • Ph.D. (doctoral degree) 4-7 years beyond a
    bachelors

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College Selectivity
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Questions??
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