Reasons to go to college
#1. Don’t know what else to do.
#2. Get more money.
#3. Parents demand that you do and you don’t want to deal with the conflict.
#4. Some actually want to get more education.
- Not necessarily. It is only if you take the board or the bar exam.
Alternatives to College
Establish a home, get children.
The pressure/decision to have children is faster.
30%-40% seek post secondary schooling.
Types of Jobs: A paralegal or a computer technician.
It is getting to be the more common option.
Stay at home.
Provide parents with income.
Reasons to choose a college
#2. Money – OK
#3. Admissions policy of the school – OK
#4. Reputation of separate academic programs and education – GOOD
Kinds of Colleges there are
1. 2 year college Ex: A community college or junior college. Only an Associate of Arts Degree (AA) is offered in a 2 yr. degree.
2. 4 year college BS BA More common. Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts
They offer degrees more than 4 years. Generally, if you went to the same school for both the BA and Masters, it is not considered favorable. Going to two different schools/programs is favorable. SEEK A DEGREE AT A BETTER PROGRAM (recommended) More depth academically and facilities wise.
3. 4 year college BS BA MS MA
A master of science is more specific than a master of arts.
4. 4 year college BS BA MS MA D (Doctoral)
Goes up to a doctoral degree.
5. 4 year college BS BA MS MA D F (Post doctoral)
IAS – Institute for Advanced Studies
EX: Dr. David Ho
The U.S. govt. wants more educated.
If we don’t support education, more will go on welfare.
Types of Degrees
Associate’s Degree – Associate’s of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Arts degrees are becoming less common.
You can study courses outside your field of study.
Bachelor of Science (BS) – Science degrees are studies within your course of study.
If you want to go into a serious job.
Master of Arts or Science – It takes 2 years longer. MA MS
Hard labor from 4-6 years
EX: UOG Marine Biology
MBA – Masters of Business Administration
DOCTORAL – In all different flavors. (Impressive)
J.D. – Juris doctorate (EX: Lawyer-3years)
Phd - Doctorate in philosophy of a certain area. You know the essence, structure of a field.
Edd- Educational Doctorate
EX: Dr. Lawrence Cunningham – active researcher.
MD – Go to school year-round. Take special courses. It’s not for everyone. You cram basic info. in a short amt. of time. Phd is the opposite, where you create your education. You find something and then synthesize it.
Avg. 1st year of premed major
Calculus I and II, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Chemistry.
Size of college
1. 200 – 60,000 students ( LARGEST: University of IOWA (60,000))
2. 50-4000+ faculty Ohio state
FACTOR: How many hold doctoral degrees.
UOG approximate enrollment: 5,000 – 7,000
BS – Better more narrow, rigor
BA – Broad less accepted
BS in Education BA in major BA in Ed.
It is possible to graduate from college without an education.
Degrees – if you graduate with it only, you won’t get a good job
Semester Hours – 129 hours 15 week sessions, 2 times a year, plus summer schools Fall and spring
PREMED major: Calculus –5 credits
Introductory biology – 5 credits
College physics – 4 credits
College English – 2-3 credits
Quarter Hours – 194 hours 10 week sessions four times a year
Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter
Most colleges convert it to quarters.
Converting from semester to quarter hours, you get
That tell you what to take for your major.
Minorities are entitled to some benefits, including preferential admissions.
If you’re poor, it’s a help.
- It may take 1.5 years to get consideration in income tax if your parents don’t claim you.
FAF – Financial Aid Form – 2 types: Free Version and a $15 application . Every student must file one if they are going to a public institution. The federal government processes it. Few banks will turn down a student loan.5. SCHOLARSHIPS – Guam Teacher Corps ( If you get 4 yrs., you pay back 4 yrs.)
Why so many don't make it through college:
Emotional maturity plays a great deal – few can handle stress.
#1 College is a business!!!