College Research Part II
Goal for Today:
Look over the responses you gave from the September 2018 College Search
we conducted in class so long, long ago. Seems like yesterday, huh? You were
just a wee one...comin' into the high school thinkin' you own the place...and
then (tire screech) you realize...
It all starts NOW...everything I do now and for the
next 585 CLASS days...until my college applications
Did you make 9th grade MATTER?
>Did you give all of your assignments 110% effort?
**Remember the grades earned in the 9th grade are part of your official high
school transcript. Don't believe the myth that colleges only look at grades
from your junior year...they look at the WHOLE picture.
>Did you build positive relationships with teachers who you may need to ask
for a Letter of Recommendation? BTW...You need a minimum of TWO from
your 9th, 10th or 11th grade teachers and one from your guidance counselor.
>Did you choose classes that will prepare you for your future path?
>Did you know colleges look for candiates who stick w/music and
foreign language for all 4 years?
>Did you participate in school extracurricular activities?
>Did you visit any college campuses with your parents?...YOU NEED TO ASK
THEM TO PLAN!
>Did you participate in extracurricular school/community
>Did you develop the habit of completing class assignments and homework
on time, and participating in class discussions and activities?
>Did you maintain good or excellent attendance?
If these questions were not pleasing...you still have time to right some wrongs.
Start today with this 100 Point 4th quarter assignment:
STEP 1: Log in to collegeboard.org
(if you don't have your info...DO NOT waste time trying. You
will have to Search--> copy & paste to a word doc)
STEP 2: Review your College Search Part 1 document.
(If you handed it in, you'll get it back today)
Evaluate your 5 choices and determine if you need to adjust
STEP 3: Complete the new college search chart.
(Click here-open-SAVE AS)
STEP 4: Calculate the total cost of your student loans. See Below.
What is due today? Nothing.
You need to make progress today.
You must save your research from today.
File Name= College Research Part 2
Student Loan (Amortization) Calculator (Click here)
1. You need to find the Tuition Price per year for your choice college.
2. Realistically, you won't be able to REALLY start paying back loans for
a few years after you graduate and land a job.
-->Enter 10 years as a starting point.
In reality...there are adults working for 15-20 years who are
still paying back student loans.
3. The average INTEREST RATE on a student loan is 7%. This is
generous, you'll probably pay more, but we don't want you traumatized,
so use 7%.
Before you tell me your parents are paying for college or you will get a
full ride, consider this...anything can happen.
> Your scholarship needs to be upheld by you. If you get hurt and cannot
play or cannot meet the necessary GPA, you need to pay. If parents
cannot, for whatever reason, continue to pay, you need to pay.