How do you get into college?
You need to get the best possible grades you can during ALL four years in high school. You need to take academically rigorous classes ALL four years. It is a good idea to practice taking both the SAT and the ACT and then take both the SAT and the ACT. You should gain the support of your parents and family. Meet with your guidance counselor and key teachers to help you focus on classes, grades, and standardized tests. It is recommended that you join clubs and be involved in school activities. Enrolling in AP classes also helps.
The next step is filling out the college applications and write your admissions essay. Make sure to watch deadlines, there are a lot of them and they come up fast! Scholarships and other help is available, you just have to apply for it.
There are many programs to help kids in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles College Promise is going to provide LAUSD graduates a year of free community college. LAUSD has raised $1.75 million for an initiative through the Mayor's Fund to pay at least half of the cost of the program.
1. The College Deadlines
-The first type of deadline comes from colleges themselves (*Spoiler Alert* - it's typically pretty early)
2. Steps to filling out the FAFSA
-Students will need to log in and sign up for FAFSA online. If you don't have an FSA ID, create an account, there is a link on the website. It takes about 10 minutes to create your ID. If it is your first time filling it out, you'll be able to use your ID right away and submit your application online.
3. What kinds of scholarships are available?
- Some scholarships for college are merit based. Other scholarships are based on financial need.
4.How do you find scholarships?
-You can learn about scholarships in several ways, including contacting the financial aid office at the college you plan on attending. You can also get help at your public library or online.
-Try these free sources of information about scholarships....
-The US Department of Labor has a free scholarship search tool https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx
-California Student Aid Commission www.csac.ca.gov/
-LAPL reference section
- Foundations, religious or community organizations, etc
- Professional organizations related to what you are interested in
-Ethnicity based groups
5. How do you get your scholarship money?
-It depends on the scholarships. The money might go directly to your college, where it will be applied to any tuition, fees or other amounts you owe. Then any left over funds are given to you. It might also be sent directly to you in a check.
6.How to get Financial Aid?
Step 1: Get your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA)
Step 2: File your free application for financial aid (FAFSA).
Step 3. If applying for loans, complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and Direct Loan Promissory Note.
Step 4: Parents have to apply for a direct plus loan, but only if it applies.
I learned that I have to finish all 4 years of high school. You have to take the SAT and ACT. There is a lot of stuff you have to do to get into college. I think learned a lot about how to get into college.