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Friday, December 10, 2004

What if I don't have enough money?



Let's face the truth,Everybody dosen't grow up in a well off family. Which means everybody can't pay a Harvard rate tuition. Luckily for you there are loop holes called financial aid and scholar ships. Scholarships give money to students who want to go to college. They don't just give money away for anything. The students have to either meet standards or have done an exceptional deed. There are different forms of scholarships. Scholarships can be given for being an all-star athlete or excelling in academics. Financial aid is a government funding program that sends people to school who don't have the money.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

How can I meet the new college standards?

New York University is a private four-year university. The campus has an urban setting in the lively city of New York. The entering freshman has an average of 3.94 on a 4.0 scale. Only 1% scored below a 500 on the SAT. 18 % scored between 500 and 799 on the Verbal and 16% scored that ranking on the math subject. On the ACT, Zero percent scored below an eleven. Zero percent also scored between a twelve and seventeen. Only two percent scored between an eighteen and twenty- three. Forty-six percent scored between twenty-four and twenty- nine. The bulk of the students at NYU scored the highest on the ACT. Fifty- two percent of the students at NYU scored between thirty and thirty- six. NYU is among the most selective universities in the nation. 33,776 freshman applications were received. Thirty-two percent of the applications were accepted. It is also one of the most expensive. The tuition is $26,766.00 Room and board is $10,910.00
The required fees are $17,730.00 (fastweb.com).
Texas Southern University is a public four- year university, in Houston, Texas. This university also has an urban setting. The average on a 4.0 scale for an entering freshman is 2.54. 14 % scored below 500 on the verbal subject on the SAT. Zero percent scored below a 500 on the math subject. Eighty-six percent scored between 500 and 599. Zero percent scored 600 and 799 on the verbal. Fourteen percent scored between 600 and 799. Zero percent scored above a 700. Zero percent below an eleven on the ACT. Eighty-six percent scored between a twelve and seventeen. Zero percent scored over a twenty-four. TSU isn’t a hard school to be accepted in to. 5,574 freshmen applied to TSU and 44% was accepted. The tuition rates are among the lowest. In state tuition is $1,1044. Out of state tuition is $6,768. Room and board is 5,824.00 The required fees are $1,992 .00
Baylor University is a private, urban university in Waco, Texas. The average entering freshman has an GPA of 3.6. The entering freshmen at Baylor scored average on the SAT. 12% scored below a 500 on the verbal subject. 8% scored below a 500 on the math. 45% scored between a 500-599 on the verbal. 41% scored between 500-599 on the math. 34% scored between 600-700 on the verbal. 41% scored between that average on the math. 9% scored over a 700 on the verbal. 10% scored over a 700 on the math. On the ACT 0% scored Below 11


12-17
1%

18-23
44%

24-29
49%

30-36
6%




Freshman Admissions


Application deadline: No Data Provided
Admission notification sent: Continuous
Admissions selectivity: Moderately selective

Size of last year's freshman class: 2,678
Freshman applications received: 8,931
Freshman applicants accepted: 82%


High School graduation/GED: High School diploma required, GED accepted
SAT/ACT: Required



Transfer Admissions


Application deadline: No Data Provided
Admissions notification sent: Continuous

Size of last year's transfer class: 420
Minimum number of credits transfers must complete at this school to earn an Associates degree: No Data Provided
Minimum number of credits transfers must complete at this school to earn a Bachelors degree: 60 semester hours




College Finances






 
In-State
Out-of-State

Tuition:
$16,750.00
$16,750.00

Room and Board:
$5,434.00
$5,434.00

Required fees:
$1,680.00
$1,680.00

Saturday, December 04, 2004

A complete monthly guide for high schoolers

FRESHMAN - JUNIORS
AUG-NOV Academic prep
DEC-FEB College mapping
MAr/April College exam prep
May College search
June campus visits, summer jobs, clubs, summer enrichment programs



SENIORS
AUG Planning your college major
SEPT finding and comparing colleges
OCT Prepare and submit your applications
NOV Understanding college costs
DEC Take CLEP courses
JAN Starting finacial aid
FEB Continue finacial aid
MAR Finding summer job
APRIL Apply for finacial aid
JUNE Look for a car
JULY Buying school supplies
AUG Getting your finacial needs in order
SEPT Starting class

So you want to go to an university?

This is your successful guide to being accepted in to any university of your choice.

Let's face the truth,Everybody dosen't grow up in a well off family. Which means everybody can't pay a Harvard rate tuition. Luckily for you there are loop holes called financial aid and scholar ships. Scholarships give money to students who want to go to college. They don't just give money away for anything. The students have to either meet standards or have done an exceptional deed. There are different forms of scholarships. Scholarships can be given for being an all-star athlete or excelling in academics. Financial aid is a government funding program that sends people to school who don't have the money.
Colleges are looking for well rounded students. Yes, it's good to be an honor student but, it's even better to be an honor student who plays varsity basketball. Students should always have extra curriculum activities to fall on. Now, I'm not saying to go out and join every club. A student should join two or three clubs or organizations that they like and can follow through with. When a student joins a club and quits in the middle colleges see a red flag. It shows that the student is undetermined, not focused, and can't stay with anything.
Just because colleges are changing admission requirements don't mean that they don't care about academics. In the ninth grade you should start developing a solid academic foundation. Take the most challenging classes you can handle. You should think about what kind of career you want to pursue. When you have an idea of what you want to do, you should take classes that will tie in with your college major. Try to take classes that will benefit you. What good is fine arts and you want to be a pediatrician? Your sophomore year should be focused on preparing for the SAT. One should start taking SAt prep classes and keep building on one's strong academic foundation. One junior's year should be filled with college tours and scholarship look-ups. The final senior year should be filled with college acceptance letters and scholarship offers.

Friday, October 15, 2004

project

My blogger is about the average highschooler on their way to a four year university. I will inform the reader on what track he/she needs to be on from 9th grade until 12th. I provided web sites like fastweb.com. Fastweb.com is a web site for a highschoolers to check out colleges and apply for scholarships. I also cover the expectations for SAT and ACT scores, and how to prep for all the standardized test. How to be ready for a college interview, and what to bring. How to get in touch with a college and how to apply. What you need to submit. How many credits you need to finish in a respectable rank in your class. What smart things you should do to succeed. The clubs you need to join. What colleges are looking for in a student now. What courses you need to take.