ppt - Beaverton School District

Post High School
ALL students should pursue education or
training after high school!
• Opportunities exist for everyone
• Know your options
• Even if you have the transcript for 4 year university, make sure
it’s the best option for you…
• …financially
• …personally
• …career wise
Career Technical Pathways
1 &2 Year Certificates
2 Year Associates Degrees
Associates of Transfer
4 Year
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Doctorate- PhD
Air Force
Merchant Marines
National Guard
Electrician, Carpentry,
Masonry, Construction,
Career Specific
Culinary, massage,
cosmetology, medical
Career Technical Training (aka TRADES)
• Apprenticeships
• Earn while you learn, on the job training
• Highly competitive
• Job Corp
• Residential or non-residential
• Campuses throughout the state
• Free for students who qualify
• Career specific schools
• Culinary, massage therapy, cosmetology
• Check for program at community college for cheaper cost
Community College
•Career technical training
• Career specific (medical assistant, dental assistant, auto, welding, HVAC)
• Certificate programs (1/2 years)
• Associate degrees (2 year)
•Transfer degree aka “Associate of Transfer/AOT”
• 2 years
• General education studies
• Transfer to 4 year college or university as a junior
• Automatic transfer to Oregon state schools (C’s and above)
• Small classes
• Save $$$$$
4 Year Universities/Colleges
• Bachelor of Arts
• Bachelor of Science
Resources for College Searching
• Career and College Center @ SRHS
• www.collegeboard.org
• College Comparison
• http://colleges.findthebest.com/
• www.collegedata.com
• www.collegeview.com
Where to start?
• ALL students should pursue education beyond high school
• What is the best fit for you?
What are your areas of interest?
What are your strengths?
What do you value?
What careers are you considering?
• Consider cost
• Who’s paying?!?!
• Scholarships
• Loans
• Financial Aid must be paid back!
• How much will you make in your future career?
• Consider environment
• Location-urban, rural, in-state, out-of-state (WUE)
• Size
Gather Information
• District information nights
• College fairs
• Career fairs
• Visit schools
• College visits in CCC
• College search web resources
• Career and interest inventories
Applying to 4 Year Colleges and Universities
What are they looking for?
• Academic rigor in high school
• Grades/rank in class
• Test scores
• Special talent
• Extracurricular activities
• Leadership
• Honors and Awards
• Service in the community
Which Schools Should I Apply to?
• Reach Schools
• Most competitive
• Probable Schools
• Strong programs in your interest areas and to which you
are more likely to be accepted
• Safety Schools
• Most likely to be accepted
What to expect
• Application
• Fee
• Waiver (form required)
• Official Transcript
• College Admission Test Scores (ACT or SAT)
• Essay(s)
• Recommendations – usually two teachers and one counselor
• Interviews (highly selective schools)
• Deadlines
• Take the ACT for free in March
• Depending on where you are applying, you may not need to
take another entrance exam
• Take the SAT if necessary
• When do you need SAT II’s (subject tests)?
• Have scores sent to 4 schools for free when you take college
admissions tests
Common Application
• What is the Common App and SendEdu?
• Essays (1-3)
• Letters of recommendation
• Counselor 1-3 teachers
• Mid-year reports
• School report / mid year / final (counselor)
• Transcripts
• Deadlines
Recommendation Letters
• Required for Common App, scholarships
• All recommendation requests due to teacher /
counselor 3 weeks before application deadline
• Rec packet is available on Southridge website
Paying for College
• For ALL post-secondary education
• Apply immediately after January 1st of senior year
• Scholarships
• College Career Center
• OSAC-application for scholarships for Oregon residents
• Prepare before Jan. 1st, submit after FAFSA is filed