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Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Hispanic Serving Instuitions
Monday, January 23, 2017
Location: Samuel Gaines Academy
8:00 am 2:00 pm
JUST TO NAME A FEW ATTENDEES
ENHANCE YOUR EDUCATION
On the spot admissions offered by a variety of colleges/universities
Financial aid information
Face-to-face exposure with admissions recruiters
Dress to impress
Paying for college
PROSPECTIVE COLLEGE LIST: PERSONAL PREFERENCES
Size (# undergraduates)
Campus setting (urban, suburban, rural)
Areas of Study
Facilities: Library, Research Labs, etc.
Campus Life, Sports, Arts
Housing 4 years guaranteed?
Graduation & Retention Rates
Outcomes: employment/ graduate schools
WHAT SHOULD YOUR COLLEGE SEARCH LOOK LIKE?
Dream (Reach) School
Good Chance (Target) School
Check the requirements of each college
Know the paperwork you must bring
SIGN IN TO NAVIANCE
RESEARCH COLLEGES IN ATTENDANCE
DRESS TO IMPRESS
WHAT DO COLLEGES LOOK FOR?
Academic Performance Grade Point Average
ACT/SAT test scores
Rigor of courses taken
FIND THE RIGHT FIT
QUESTIONS TO ASK
What are the admissions requirements?
Average class size?
Retention rate, graduation rate and career placement history of grads?
Who teaches undergrad classes?
Financial Aid- Avg. amount students receive, etc?
Special programs, clubs, recreation facilities and services?
Types of housing and living situations available?
Dont forget to bring your college checklist
WAYS PARENTS CAN HELP
Encourage your child to consider options which best fits his or her interests, abilities, and values.
Encourage your child to utilize the resources available.
Encourage your child to maximize the opportunity to visit with college representatives.