What are you going to do after High School? ?· 2017-02-14 · Usually means attending a four-year college…

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  • What are you

    going to do after

    High School?

  • Brainstorm a list of possible options.

  • Lets Read Is College for Everyone to discover alternatives to higher


  • Community Colleges

    State Universities

    Public Universities

    Independent Colleges

    & Universities

  • Prepares students to transfer to a 4 year institution

    Associates degree

    Offers technical training in specific occupations

    (bookkeeping, culinary arts)

    Most are nonresidential students live off-campus

    Students can attend part-time or full-time

  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees

    Accepts High School Seniors and Community College Transfers

    Provides broad liberal education and prepares students for professional goals

  • Accepts High School Seniors and Community College Transfers

    Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees

    Have Professional Schools: Law, Medicine, Education, Engineering, Journalism, Social Welfare

  • Vary in size, prestige, and cost

    Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorates, and

    Professional Degrees

    Accepts High School Graduates and Community

    College Transfers

    Professional Schools: Law, Medicine, Education,

    Engineering, Journalism, Social Welfare

  • Everything You Need

    to Know About Degrees

  • Undergraduate






  • What is the difference between undergraduate and graduate degrees?

    Undergraduate (associate and bachelor) degrees give you a general foundation plus a basis in your field.

    Graduate (master's and doctorate) degrees specialize in a specific field.

  • Common at community or junior colleges & trade

    and professional schools.

    Typically requires about 60 hours of course


    If you attend school full-time that translates into

    two years of college.

  • Associate-level programs offer different degrees

    for a variety of careers.

    May provide the necessary training to prepare

    students for entry-level positions in fields like

    nursing, graphic design and other vocational


  • Transferable associate degree programs cover the general education requirements needed to continue a student's education at a 4-year university.

    The most popular degrees available at the associate level include these:

    Associate of Arts (A.A.)

    Associate of Science (A.S.)

    Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

  • Paramedic

    Digital Imager

    Drug Prevention Educator

    Emergency Medical Technician

    Fashion designer

    Fire Fighter

    Graphic Artist

    Auto Mechanic

    Police Officer

    Real Estate Agent

    Respiratory Technician

    Surgical Technician

    Telecommunication Technician

    Web Designer


    Business Manager

    Computer Aided Drafter

    Computer Support Specialist


    Dental Assistant


    Interior Designer


    Medical Assistant



  • Usually means attending a four-year college or university.

    Requires about 120 hours of class work.

    Costs vary for bachelors degrees, but in general, it costs $21,000 for a standard four-year public college, and about $40,000 for private colleges and universities (including tuition, room and board).

  • Requires that students choose a

    major area of study.

    Graduates are qualified to work

    in entry or management level

    positions, depending on the


    Bachelor's degree usually

    required for admittance into a

    graduate program.

    Different types of degrees

    available in a bachelor's degree

    program include the following:

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

  • A Bachelor of Science is more focused on practice while a Bachelor of Arts is more focused on academia and general education.

    Bachelor of Science degree includes more courses

    that include math, labs or other practical learning situations.

    A few of the most popular majors that fall under the

    B.S. umbrella include:

    Biology Chemistry Engineering Information

    Technology Mathematics Nursing

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree, generally includes classes and electives in areas like foreign language, history, and the arts.

    Below are a few of the common majors that fall under the B.A. umbrella:

    Anthropology Art History English History

    Philosophy Sociology

    Theres often a lot of

    overlap between these

    types of degrees.

    Keep in mind that you

    dont have to decide

    during your first semester

  • Demands that you go above and beyond normal levels of academic achievement.

    Primarily offered by public and private universities,

    Encompass an additional 60 hours of class work (about two years).

    May qualify graduates to work in advanced or executive-level positions.

    Required for entrance into some doctoral programs.

  • Along with an undergraduate degree, enrolling in a

    master's degree program usually requires a minimum

    GPA and an acceptance score on a graduate entrance

    exam, such as the Graduate Record Examination


    Many master's degree programs require a thesis or

    capstone project for graduation.

  • A few different degree programs available at the master's-level include the following:

    Master of Arts (M.A.)

    Master of Science (M.S.)

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Master of Public Administration (MPA)

    Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

    Master of Engineering (MEng)

    Master of Education (Med)

  • Most advanced type of

    degree program available.

    Admittance usually requires

    a master's degree.

    Completing a doctorate

    usually takes several years.

    Involves the completion of

    a dissertation and a major

    research project or

    publication of a coherent

    body of literature.

    Qualified to work as experts

    Three types of Doctorates:

    Research, Professional, Honorary

  • A few possible degrees include those listed below:

    Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

    D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic)

    D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery)

    J.D. (Juris Doctor

    M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)

    D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)

    D.P.M. (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine)

    D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine)

    D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

    Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy)

    O.D. (Doctor of Optometry)

  • Learn the college-preparatory course requirements Push to get into these courses in high school

    Push to get into honors and AP courses in high school, if available

    What you do outside of class matters Sports, Clubs, Work, Church, Honor Societies, and various groups

    Take the PSAT by the 9th or 10th grade Its good practice for the SAT!

  • 1. Size: What is the total student population? How big are the typical freshman classes?

    2. Location: How far is the college from home? Is it in a rural, urban, suburban setting? What is the area surrounding the campus like?

    3. People: Who are the students and where do they come from?

  • 4.Academics: What majors are available? Who teaches the courses? What is the academic reputation of the college?

    5.Social Opportunities: What clubs and teams are available? Are there fraternities and sororities?

    6.Cost: What is the total cost of attendance, including tuition, room and board, and books? What kind of financial aid is available?

  • Whats the highest level of education that your parents received? What is your goal?

    Why do you seek to receive this degree? What will be its benefits?


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