"Community Colleges Presentation 2008"
Admissions Workshop 2008 Florida’s Community Colleges Florida’s Community Colleges… Providing Access for All Access for All •High Quality •Close to Home •Open-Door Admissions Policy •Affordable •Small Classes •Flexible Schedules •Student Life Diverse Program Offerings • AA degree, guaranteed transfer to university • Career education degree and certificate programs • Bachelor’s degree programs • Online/distance learning programs Advising Tips for Students Get Ready for College “The more courses students take and the more challenging those courses, the more likely these students will be college ready and will persist to a college degree.” Crisis at the Core; Preparing All Students for College Practice Independence! – Take Challenging Courses – Goal-setting – Time Management – Study Skills Apply Early! • Get Money for College! – Complete the FASFA – Bright Futures Medallion Scholars get 100% tuition and fees FREE for associate degree programs • Get What You Need! – Determine Financial Aid & Residency Status – Common Placement Test (CPT) – Register Early for Best Course Options Chart a Course! (Avoid Excess Hours) » See a Community College Advisor » Go to FACTS.org for planning » Choose a Major » Know where you want to transfer » Complete the AA degree before transferring to a university Get Involved in Student Life – Internships – Study Abroad – Honors Programs – Volunteer Opportunities – Leadership Development – Athletics – Brain Bowl Admission Requirements for Degree-Seeking Students • Standard High School Diploma • High School Equivalency Diploma (GED) • Previously demonstrated competency in college-credit postsecondary coursework • Home School Affidavit High School Diploma Alternatives Degree-seeking: • CPT-Eligible Certificate of Completion Certificate-seeking: • Certificate of Completion • Special Diploma Take a College Readiness Assessment in High School Approximately 65% of * prior-year high school graduates entering community colleges need remediation in one or more areas. *(2005-2006) Entry Level Placement Tests • CPT required unless exempted by SAT/ACT scores: Minimum Test Scores SAT Math 440 Critical Reading 440 ACT Reading 18 English 17 Math 19 CPT Algebra 72 Sentence Skills 83 Reading Comprehension 83 Types of Programs Certificates/Diplomas/Degrees Degrees Complete In* Associate in Arts Degree (AA) 2 years Associate in Science Degree (AS) 2 years Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) 2 years Applied Technology Diploma 1 year or less (ATD) Certificates** 1 year or less Baccalaureate Degree 4 years *Typical time to complete by maintaining full-time enrollment. **Completion time varies according to program length. Resources Florida’s Community College System http://www.fldoe.org/cc General information about our 28 institutions; reports and other helpful resources 2+2 Pathways to Success Advising Brochure http://www.facts.org/pdf_sw/Pathways_to_Success.pdf Information for students planning to transfer from a community college to a university for completion of the baccalaureate degree FACTS.org www.facts.org Free online advising website helps students plan and track their education progress from middle school through college. Office of Articulation http://www.fldoe.org/articulation/ General transfer information.