Choosing a College is an important decision for a first year college student and most students may not know which is the right school for them. The two literature review article that I have chosen is “ Selecting the Right College: An Electronic Guide for Counselors and Students” by Markham B. Schack and the second one is “The Guidance Counselor’s Role in Advising College-Bound Students” by Samuel Brodbelt and the last one is “The College Search Process: Finding the Right College Match” by Michael Hills. The first two articles are pretty much similar since it’s two different perspective on school counselors in helping the students in choosing the right college for them. On the first two articles, other researchers explain the topic on choosing the right school by stating that juniors and seniors high school students begins to look more in depth in choosing a college rather than younger high school students. While in the other article, it explains how high school students looked into over 4,000 schools to choose the right one that best fit their interest. The research that has been done previously on all three articles were seeing the five different areas in choosing the right institution for the student. The researchers will choose the students and check their GPA, class rank, work load or level of difficulty of the certain program that they want to take,their SATs, and financial aid. After the students have file these information then the next process is to choose the
Every year, high school graduates are faced with the decision to further their education or not. If they choose to do so, they are then faced with the decision to go to a two-year or four-year college. There are many factors that come in to play when deciding between them including sports, cost, flexibility, and location, education, and student activities. Understanding the differences and similarities between a two-year and four-year institution is necessary for each individual to make the best decision for their education.
Choosing a college means going to a new, unfamiliar world of immense possibilities. One of the hardest decisions a high school graduate face is the choice between attending a Community College or a University. Although Universities and Community College serve the same purpose, each has its differences and similarities in their learning such as the admission requirements, expenses, size, and student life. Community College are the most common type of two-year College that prepares you to continue your education, are often an affordable and convenient option. Universities you can earn Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees which is more expensive. At a University, you can
Colleges offer early admittance if students have already decided on which college they wish to attend. When going through early decision making, students may often make mistakes, change their school and majors more than needed. In the article, “Colleges & Early Decision,” written by M. Lee and M. Clapp, the authors introduce an early decision process, which students may access in high school. Students “felt eliminating early decisions would ease
Chemeketa Community College is located in North East Salem on Lancaster Dr. It is the second largest community college in Oregon with 19,450 enrolled students. With this student enrollment, there is still only a 26 to 1 student to faculty ration. Cost per credit is $84 with a $15 universal fee per credit. For 3 terms of full time classes, it will cost roughly $3,600 in tuition. Chemeketa offers 30 different career technical programs and has 48 different associate's degrees. Chemeketa also has 39 transfer programs where you can get general education credits out of the way before going to a university. All of these degrees fall under eight categories of study which are Agricultural Sciences, Arts and Communication,
In today’s extremely competitive, job-scarce economy, having a college degree is now a steadfast requirement when applying to even entry-level professional jobs. Choosing a college has always been a challenging task for high school seniors, but it is now fraught with stress and anxiety for nearly every adult who seeks to further their education. Questions abound: what school offers the exact program I desire? What school is in the best location, or has the best campus? What school feels ‘right’?
The years go by to fast so choosing the colleges or universities is very important in our juniors years and senior years. It's better to be ready for college and have your future set go. Katy Hopkins “there more than one college you can go to” which is very true. There are a lot waiting and you can go too. Setting the pros and cons are very important to set for college, Katy Hopkins says “rank your priorities”. The college can help you with loans, Katy Hopkins says to “compare financial aid pages” which is right to find out the better college to help. Staying close to the college is very smart to do, safe gas and money Katy Hopkins says “go back to school” which is saying to stay close to it as you can.
After these concepts are decided, picking a college amounts to what fits the person. To quote the article “We emphasize that a 17- or 18-year-old deciding whether and where to go to college should carefully consider his or her own likely path of education and career before committing a considerable amount of time and money to that degree.” In the article, the author says that more selective colleges produce more graduates than more public colleges. If a person can find a college with the degree of the career that is desired. The notion that comes next is making an effort to find financial aid to lower the amount of money that is required for tuition; so, after the amount of debt is lowered there will be much less stress on the person and so they can use their money on other affairs. There is usually many ways to obtain great amounts of financial aid “one of the most expensive schools on the 2012 list and has a relatively low annual ROI of 6%. But when you factor in its generous aid packages (nearly 60% of students receive aid, and the average amount is over $30,000), Vassar’s annual ROI increases 50%, to a return of
The drastic and exponential rise in college tuition and fees has thousands of Americans questioning if the education is worth the high costs. Knowing that a college education may open doors and allow for career opportunities that would not be there without a college degree, many feel pressured to attend. High school seniors specifically feel this pressure as the topic of whether or not they want to attend college and where comes into question. Not only do students have to be concerned about if the college they wish to attend has particular degrees, but also the cost of the secondary education. As a senior in high school I personally understand the frustration in considering the cost of college when choosing the right college to attend. Student
Many high school students succeed with a little leniency through their four years. The transfer from high school to college becomes overwhelming and a struggle for some. For students do not comprehend the importance of changing more than their location during the transition. A student must be psychologically, physically, and emotionally mature to pursue college and not venture into a point of no return. Dropping out of college makes the outlook of the conversion difficult to acquire. Individuals should take their time on deciding which college and/or university is the best match for them. There are various reasons that cause persons not to prosper. Issues that individuals may come upon might leave a lifelong scar. Matters such as these
I attend CollegeBoard the College Selection Process: Find the “Best Fit” webinar. There were two presenters Melissa Caperton, Senior Associate, American Council on Education American College Application Campaign (ACAC) and Dr. Venisa Green, Professional School Counselor, Percy L. Julian High School, Chicago Public Schools. I would definitely recommend this webinar because I have learned a lot how to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree. Also I have learned quite a bit about how to help high school senior students navigate college admission process and ensure they apply to at least one college. I am going to
Because community colleges are serving a wide variety of population with different needs, they have to make sure that each needs are fulfill and most important the mission is being carried out. “The students who attend to upgrade their skills for a particular job, students who are pursuing an associate degree to transfer to a 4-year institution, and students who attend to pursue a hobby (such as learning a language); the educational outcomes of community college students reflect this diversity” Students at Community Colleges. (n.d.). The purpose of the article was to inform the public about African American and Latina/o students who attend community colleges and the success and knowledge that they gain reflects on how well the overall experience at the community college have prepared them for the real world and their future.
After graduating from high school, students must choose between going to a public college or a private one. Different colleges prepare students in a variety of ways. Some colleges concentrate on specific fields, while others broaden their selections. There are multiple colleges to choose from. However, different colleges attract different kinds of students. Some students prefer larger class sizes, some prefer a more direct lecture from their professors. Tuition rates might sway a student’s decision when choosing a particular college. With the amount of post-secondary institutions in Florida, students may feel overwhelmed when figuring out which college is the best fit for them. In Miami, Florida, public and private colleges share similarities and differences related to their financial assistance, tuition, acceptance rate, and size class.
For research about my college education will be very important to me in the next 2-3 years, so I need to research everything relate it. Because I can’t afford to pay all of my college education cost, my parents said they will help me to pay for a part of my college education cost, and I will do part-time job to pay for another part of my college tuition cost. Before I research about the college education, I already knew the school’s ranking and the most popular majors of each school. I’m research on UCLA, UCI and USC, and I will compare their location, tuition cost, applying and campus life, it will help me to choose which college I want to go in the future. I want to go to a college which is not have so many undergraduates students and its
It’s not about choosing a college or university, it’s important to at least go to one to make something better of yourself and be something in life.The steps in think in my opinion are like asking questions to counselors or someone who knows about college and not just you that should ask your parents, according to Katy Hopkins,”Go back to school: Students and parents should have unanswered questions by the time they send their deposit to a school ”(2). When you already have an idea on what you want to be and you are already trying to find a college\university just follow the step that Hopkins said,” Delve into the departments: Students and parents may look to college rankings to help make a decision”(2). these
To put it quite frankly, college searches are daunting for students, parents, and even guidance counselors. With a plethora of universities offering a vast variety of courses and degrees available, searching for one to settle down on can easily become a quagmire for some. One of the biggest decisions to be made in this situation is the size of the university. Although at first glance it may seem like a negligible detail, in fact, it can make or break a student’s college experience. Large colleges have an incredible amount of majors to offer students, while smaller ones may not have as many, yet find a way to tailor to individual students. By that same token, large universities can have several