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Friday, September 15, 2017

COLLEGE VISITS FALL 2017

Here are the college visits for this fall.  Contact Mr. Barnes at barnesp@montevallo.edu if you would like to visit these schools.

Friday, September 1, 2017

COLLEGE CHOICES

It’s September 1st.  

For those Seniors who attended the TRIO UB Summer Component, you should have at least one Letter of Admission (from the University of Montevallo) if your ACT is above 18 and you have a 3.0 GPA.  


Not sure where you want to attend (or how many colleges you should apply to)?  I tell students that they need to think through their college choices in this way:

DREAM SCHOOLwhere you would like to attend if you have the $$$ and funding; it has your intended major and you have a competitive GPA (3.0 or higher) and ACT score (22--24 or higher).

REACH SCHOOLthis school has basic admission requirements, such as a competitive GPA of 3.0 and an ACT of 20—22 or higher.  This is a school where you have some funding to help pay for your education, since the cost of college attendance PER YEAR is $12,000—$18,000.

SAFETY SCHOOLthis is usually a junior college, or a college within a 30—45 minute drive) somewhere you can attend if you have a lower GPA and can take advantage of lower tuition.  You can often complete basic courses and then transfer to another school to focus on your major.  



Your Safety School might also be your Dream School or Reach school, but to be successful, you want to choose the RIGHT SCHOOL.  Take the time to research colleges, visit the campus, and then decide which college is the "right fit" for you.