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College Project Alain Katsman Period 3

  1. College Project By: Alain Katsman Period 5 12-7-11
  2. What will you peruse after graduating high school? (College/University/ Technical School/Military)  What do you need to get into your college?  How much does your school cost?  What do you look for in the people that apply?  What scholarship does the school take?  What do you do if the person doesn't have the grades?  Does the school give financial aid?  Do colleges provide a mentor for you when you need help?  Do you have law studies?  How big is your school?  What kind of sports do you have?
  3. To get into this college you need to be between 590-680 in SAT critical reading, 620-700 in SAT Math, and between 580-680 in SAT writing. You also need a 4.0 GPA.  + They want people who have good grades. Have extra curricular activates. They really want good academic standing. + National Merit Scholarship: National Merit finalists who are accepted and name the University of Miami as their first choice qualify for no less than the equivalent of a Dean's Scholarship and a $1,000 or $2,000 college-sponsored National Merit Award. National Merit and National Achievement $2,500 one-time award winners will receive no less than the equivalent of a Dean’s Scholarship and, beginning their second year of enrollment at UM, will begin receiving a $1,000 or $2,000 institutionally-sponsored merit award for no more than 3 years.  Yes it does, Percent of total undergraduate aid awarded as: Scholarships / grants: 71% Loans / jobs: 29%  Yes they do provide you with a mentor. Either a upper-class man or student advisor.  Law & Legal Studies: Law & Legal Studies – General, Prelaw   30 types of sports. Members of the NCAA. Team name Hurricane
  4. Majors (Law)  What college offers the best law Major?  What is the GPA I need to get in to law major?  Are there mentors?  Do I have to take any classes?  Does it cost money?  How many year will this last?  What are easy ways to get in?  Is it hard for it to be your major?  How do you pick your major?  Can you change your major?
  5.  The GPA you need to get in to Law school is a 3.5 or higher. LSAT Score Percent Admitted 168-180 100% 164-167 99% 160- 163 71% 156-159 15% 148-155 12% 120-147 4%  Yes  No specific requirement.  About 40,000 year (approximately)  Good score on the LSAT, have a good college GPA, and good recommendation letters.  Not and easy subject, it is difficult.  By researching about it, which includes talking to people working in this field, going online and learning about it through other sources.  Yes, in college before you graduate you can change your major.
  6. Scholarship  If I receive a scholarship from the University of Miami, may I also receive need-based financial assistance?  Is it possible to receive a combination of academic scholarships/awards?  Is a scholarship the same as a grant? What is the difference?  Do I need to complete a separate application for to be considered for an academic scholarship?  Can I receive financial aid while applying for scholarships?  What is the percentage of students in college that will get the scholarships?  How much total financial aid from all sources can I receive per academic year?  What is the benefit of a scholarship?  Do you get money from a scholarship?
  7.  Yes. financial assistance is determined by the student’s need minus the scholarship amount, giving an overall need amount. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit only. A scholarship recipient may still qualify for any and all need-based assistance.  No, students may receive only one of these scholarships.  Scholarships will require students to meet certain requirements, both before and after they've obtained it. Most of these scholarships will require students to have a minimum GPA, and they may also require them to take a certain number of credit hours within the first 12 months of their schooling. A grant is money that is given by a non-profit organization that will generally be tax exempt. One of the best examples of this organization is the government.  No. It is not necessary to complete a separate application for the scholarship. These will automatically be awarded assuming you meet the renewal criteria  Yes, you can apply for both at the sometime.  Scholarships / grants: 71%  The total of all resources of aid (including scholarships, loans, grants, etc.) cannot exceed cost of attendance.  Helps you pay for college.  It covers your tuition and is given by the school.
  8. Interview with my father who went to U.M. Law school and major was Law.  Myself , after specking to my friends who were lawyers.  Who helped you prepare?  Spoke to many friends who were lawyers and observed  How did you decide on a major? lawyers while working at a law firm.  Are you still working in the chosen major still?  Yes  How has you choice of going to college benefited you?  Gave me a professional career and a steady job. it lets me practice an interesting and rewarding profession, while helping others and making a living.  If not Law major, what other major? Why?  Psychology or education, because I’m interested in the way  Why U.M. Law? the human mind works, the way people interact with each other, and giving knowledge to other people.  Was it hard to study law?  The school had a good reputation, excellent faculty and outstanding recourses.  After high school career decision.  Law is a difficult subject, especially the first year witch requires good study habits, discipline and ability to work as part of a team. Its also helpful to have good test taking skills  Best advise is to do a lot of research about your chosen field by talking to people already working in the field by students who are studying for this profession.
  9. Dear friend, I think it is a terrible idea to drop out of high school. If you drop out of high school, the best you can hope for is getting some kind of a job with no future. You will have to real skills, no education, and no profession. If you graduate high school, you can get into college, get a degree, and in the future get a real job or a profession. Its known fact that people that graduate college make a lot more money than those who don’t. Preparing for college and studying in college will train your mind develop basic professional skills such as English, math, science, and history. College will also help you develop you social skills by meeting different kinds of people and having different experiences. Through your life you will meet different people and you will need good social skills to deal with people and get a head in life. Someday you will marry and have a family and you will need to support them. You will not be able to do that without having a good job and a career. The job market is very competitive and to get a good job without a college degree is impossible. Graduating with a college degree will give you a competitive edge and compared to other people that never went to college. Please stay in school! You will be making a huge mistake if you dropout. Your friend, Alain.
  10. Timeline to College 1. 11th grade: preparing to take SAT exam. 2. 12th grade: Appling to colleges. (submit college application) 3. 12th grade: Get response back from colleges and evaluate results. 4. 12th grade: Pick college of choice. 5. 12th grade: finalize scholarship and facial aid paperwork. 6. summer: plan to move to campus. (if not staying at home) 7. summer: buy furniture and supplies for dorm room. Including bed linens, computers, books, writing supplies, and other essential accessories. 8. Beginning of year: complete the move. 9. Start classes.