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November 3, 2020

Junior Year College To-do List

During junior year MOST IMPORTANT: Continue doing well in your classes. Reach out to STEMstub for tutoring, advising, and other support! Start a resume or activity log to keep track of your extra-curricular activities for job, internship, and college applications. Mark your calendar for junior workshops with STEMsub! We are still figuring out workshop dates…


Senior Year College To-do List

Fall of senior year Meet 1-on-1 with Helen to go over your college plan. Schedule a “Senior College Check-in” from the booking appointments page. Mark your calendar for required ONLINE senior workshops with STEMsub!  Topics will include: Financial Aid, College Applications, Scholarship Applications. Meet 1-on-1 with STEMsub staff to go over your FAFSA and make…


How does college work?

Universities are made up of colleges and schools, and undergraduate majors and graduate programs are within those colleges and schools. Being accepted to a college or university does not necessarily mean you can get the major you want. At many schools, there are three kinds of majors: Open, Minimum Requirements, and Capacity Constrained. Some majors…


Financial aid overview

Financial aid is money that helps students and their families pay for a college education. Financial aid can come from the federal government, state government, and colleges themselves. The four categories of financial aid are GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, WORK STUDY, and LOANS: GRANTS provide free money for college that you do not have to repay. They…


College Applications

There are three main types of college applications: The Coalition, Common App, and individual school applications.  Coalition and Common Applications The Coalition and Common App allow you to fill out one profile (personal information, classes, grades, personal statement, etc.) and use it to apply to many colleges. Each college may have their own additional questions,…


Extracurricular activities

It is important to keep track of how you spend your time so that you will be able to include meaningful activities on your college applications, and also job or internship applications.  There is different formatting for how you report activities for colleges versus on a resume for jobs or internships. Reporting activities for college…


Higher Education Terms

ACT (American College Test): A standardized college entrance exam administered by the American College Testing Program. Four separate, multiple-choice tests measure knowledge of English, math, reading, and science.  One optional writing test measures essay planning and writing skills. Most students take the ACT during their junior or senior year of high school, and most colleges and universities accept scores from either the ACT or SAT. Associate’s Degree: An undergraduate degree awarded…


College

Are you nervous about applying for college?  Worried you are missing out on scholarships or opportunities?  Unsure how to even get started? Put your worries into Helen’s backpack!  Check the pages on the right for lots of information to get you started, then reach out with questions! We will carry your worries for you so…