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How should seniors be preparing for college? “Seniors need to check deadlines for scholarships and applications. They need to work on grades, keep your GPA and ACT scores up. Research each college and make sure that the programs they want to enter are for them.”
What are some key qualities colleges look for in applicants? “They look at not only GPAs, class rank, and ACT scores, but also what sets them apart from other applicants. Volunteerism, a hardship in life that you’ve over come.” What should they look for when they visit campuses? “It’s going to be your home for the next four years. It needs to be comfortable with that homey feeling. They need to find the one that fits their needs, have the degree they want, and the activities they want.” Where can seniors find information if the counselors aren’t available? http://shscounseling.pbworks.com
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What makes the military a good option for high school graduates? “The military offers both career opportunities and/or financing opportunities for school.”
If you begin education in one state, can you move to another? “The federal education benefits are good anywhere in the country. The state benefits are good in the state you’re in. Transferring is possible.”
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How does the military help financially? “As far as the national guard goes, you’re a student 28 days a month and a soldier two days a month. For that, you get approximately 18 thousand dollars for school.”
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Be involved at school and in the community. Extracurricular activities look good on college applications.
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Begin thinking about college majors. Have multiple options.
How should students prepare for the military, college or otherwise? “Military isn’t for everybody. You need to have a Plan A and a Plan B. If you’d like to consider the military as a Plan A or a Plan B, it is something to keep in mind. Aside from the College Fair, how can students learn about options in the military? “There are representatives around campus periodically. Stop by during your lunch period.” SSG Gary Podgurski Arkansas Army National Guard