College Research Part I

Follow these steps in order to conduct phase one of our College Search:


1. Click HERE to begin your search.


2A. IF--AND ONLY IF--you have ALREADY created a professional email and have registered for a CollegeBoard account, Sign In at the top of the page.

2B. IF YOU DID NOT complete step 2A - you will not be able to save your searches from today on CollegeBoard. **Be sure to take notes on dersired schools or save the URLs on a Word doc for future reference.

3. Refer to the back of the College Search Chart to find specific information to help you in your search and a breakdown of the CollegeBoard menus.

4. Your classwork grade for today is twofold: Participation/Effort and the completed chart of 5 possible college goals to strive for in the next 3 years!

Blank Slate!!! You can do it!!
 

June of Sophomore Year College Research Part II



Your #1 PRIORITY is to prepare for the SAT in the fall & spring!



SAT Test Dates


FALL 2020-aka-Your Junior Year!


October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th,


SPRING 2021 


March 13th, May 8th, June 5TH



For more info on SAT dates, fees, deadlines, and prep...click here

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Goal for Today: 


Review responses from September of Sophomore Year College Research 


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 screechyou realize...WHAT HAPPENED TO SOPHOMORE YEAR?


It's here! Junior year is just a blip away...everything


do now for the next 225 CLASS days...until my 


college applications are due has to be my best!



>Did you give all of your assignments 110% effort?


  **Remember grades earned in 9th & 10th 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 activities?

>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                

            your choices. 



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%.


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   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.