ERIC Number: ED409771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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So You Want To Go to College? 50 Questions To Ponder.
Witthuhn, Burton O.; And Others
This book, in a question-and-answer format, poses and discusses 50 questions that high school students who intend to go to college and their parents might ask about preparing for college. Its aim is to help students clarify their goals in applying to college and develop strategies for a college-entry plan. Students are encouraged first to ask what they want to do with their lives and to understand how college fits in with these plans. Then the book explains how to get information about various colleges and universities; provides tips on college visitation; discusses entry exams, advanced placement, paying for college, financial aid, grants, loans, scholarships, and holding a job while in college; considers advantages of extracurricular activities, how long it is going to take to earn a degree, what constitutes a full course load, the importance of homework and good grades; defines the function of counselors and advisors, and the difference between major and minor fields of study; touches on enrollment in summer courses and independent study; and examines the advantages and disadvantages of living on campus. Topics are illustrated with appropriate quotations, checklists, and diagrams. (CH)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Admission, College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Preparation, Course Selection (Students), Decision Making, Educational Benefits, Educational Counseling, Goal Orientation, High Schools, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Paying for College, Relevance (Education), Student Educational Objectives, Student Financial Aid, Student Interests, Student Placement
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Parents; Students
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