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New booklet will help freshmen adjust to first year at college
Kentucky students headed to college in the fall have a new resource to help them through their first year on campus.
, a guide to students’ first year, is free from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
The 36-page booklet includes the following sections:
• majors and class schedules
• staying healthy and safe on campus
• learning styles and study tips
• campus life
• financial basics
To order a copy of Surviving College, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.
What do admissions officers consider? From act.org
When looking at college applicants, admissions officers consider:
courses taken in high school - If your child has taken challenging courses, he will be considered better prepared for college than students who take the easier route through high school.
grades – A student’s grade point average and class standing are important to admissions officers.
college entrance exam scores - Colleges use scores to determine readiness for college academics and which courses a freshman is prepared to take.
extracurricular activities – Is your child involved in high school activities, and will he be involved on campus? Students who are involved in campus activities are more likely to remain in college and thrive on campus.
college essay - Some colleges require essays and use them to judge writing skills and to learn more about an individual.
interview - If required, it is important for your child to present himself as someone who is bright, articulate and interested in being involved in the school.
whether the college is the right fit - Will your child like the lifestyle of the particular campus? Will he fit in with fellow classmates? Does the campus have activities that match his interests?
New website takes guesswork out of transfer planning - Congratulations to the Council on Postsecondary Education and the state’s public colleges and universities upon their launch of KnowHow2Transfer.org, a statewide transfer website that provides Kentucky Community and Technical College students with a clear roadmap to transfer planning. This will be a tremendous tool for Kentucky’s students.
CollegeWeekLive offers free information
CollegeWeekLive is a free online college fair and admissions event website. Teens can connect to admissions reps from more than 300 colleges and see current college student video webcasting about campus life. Admissions experts will be presenting live via video.
For more information, visit http://www.collegeweeklive.com or contact Bridget Walsh at email@example.com or (617) 938-6000, ext. 131.
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Don't be taken in by something that sounds too good to be true. Parents of college-bound students may be hearing a lot of sales pitches from companies that promise to help find financial aid to pay for college.
There is no need to pay for this kind of information, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). It can be obtained free by working with your guidance counselor, checking out sources in the library, doing free online scholarship searches or contacting the financial aid office of the college you plan to attend.
If you decide to use a company to help find financial aid, make sure you're dealing with a reputable one. The Federal Trade Commission cautions students to be especially skeptical about scholarship search companies and websites that make false claims. Examples include:
To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to www.gotocollege.ky.gov. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; or call (800) 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.
"We'll do all the work." It's highly unlikely that the company will fill out all the applications for all the financial aid sources it sends you.
"I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship." Never give these numbers to a person or company you're not sure about. You could find your credit card maxed out and your bank account cleaned out.
"This scholarship will cost some money." Some legitimate scholarships do have up-front fees, but they should not exceed $5 or $10.
"You're guaranteed to get money for college or your money back." Read the fine print. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.