Keys to College Admission
Plan for College
Matching Characteristics
The Application
The Admission Process
Admission or Rejection
Additional Articles

The Keys to College Admission

What is at stake today is no less than career and economic opportunities that will last a lifetime. A four-year college degree can result in an additional $500,000 in income over the student's working career. Over 70% of the entry level jobs in the workforce today require education beyond high school. Almost half of the students with just a high school diploma, will fall below the poverty level in years to come. While college costs are high, the value of a college degree has never been greater.

This issue of the Beyond High School (BHS) newsletter is dedicated to a single issue, the college selection and admission process. Findind the right college and preparing admission applications is often confusing and frustrating. Fortunately, help is close at hand and never more so than what is currently offered. You can access resources and information today that was un-available, just a few short years ago.

On the pages that follow, you will find a step-by-step walk through the process of identifying prospective colleges and preparing admission materials. In addition to this information, be sure that you take advantage of the many resources provided through high school counseling and career center offices. Each high school offers many college planning tools and opportunities to help with college selection and admission. Don't miss college night presentations or visits from college admission officers. Use the available print and electronic materials available to students and parents. Beyond the high school, many other are ready to help. Local libraries offer extensive collections of college planning information. Each college admission office will be ready to assist with marketing and promotional materials. Community organizations like the nonprofit College Planning Network offer publications and workshops to assist families and students as they plan.

It is possible to find the right college and move throught the admission process. To begin, you must clearly understand your options and opportunities. The goal with this issue of BHS is provide you with the keys to unlock the door to your college goals.