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  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    and

    Hispanic Serving Instuitions

    College Fair

    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

    Scholarships available

    Financial aid information

    Face-to-face exposure with admissions recruiters

    Transportation provided

  • BE PREPARED

    College research

    Interview skills

    Dress to impress

    Professionalism

    Paying for college

  • PROSPECTIVE COLLEGE LIST: PERSONAL PREFERENCES

    Size (# undergraduates)

    Geographic Location

    Campus setting (urban, suburban, rural)

    Academic Focus

    Areas of Study

    Facilities: Library, Research Labs, etc.

    Social Atmosphere

    Campus Life, Sports, Arts

    Religious Affiliation

    Support Services

    Cost

    Financial Aid

    Housing 4 years guaranteed?

    Diversity

    (ethnic, geographic)

    Admission Criteria

    Graduation & Retention Rates

    Outcomes: employment/ graduate schools

    Greek System

  • WHAT SHOULD YOUR COLLEGE SEARCH LOOK LIKE?

    3-6 Schools

    Dream (Reach) School

    Good Chance (Target) School

    Safety School

  • STUDENT PREPARATION

    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

    (GPA)

    Rank

    ACT/SAT test scores

    Rigor of courses taken

    Personal Essay

    Recommendation Letters

    Activities/Awards

    Interview

    Community Service

  • 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?

    Strongest departments/programs?

    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.