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Sugerido: 2-3 hours/week...

Inglés (English)

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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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1
2 horas para completar

Starting the Journey to College

This module provides an introduction to the course and overview of the college application process , financial aid, and why college matters. Dr. Vereen will discuss the range of two-year to four-year colleges and levels of selectivity will be discussed to better understand potential college options for students.

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6 videos (Total 28 minutos), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Why Going to College Is Important5m
First to Go: Pathways to College6m
How the US College System Works4m
Paying for College2m
Admission Rates Between Colleges6m
7 lecturas
How To Use This Course10m
Course Team10m
Guilt & Being First in the Family10m
Sticker Price vs. Net Price10m
Admissions 10110m
Common College Terms10m
College Survival Vocabulary Game10m
2 ejercicios de práctica
Thinking About "Why College?"4m
Basic Ideas About College14m
Semana
2
6 horas para completar

Self-Assessment and Telling Your Story

This segment will take students through the journey of self-assessment through Dean Furda’s Assess Yourself framework of the 5 I’s (Identity, Ideas, Interests, Intellect, and Inspiration) and Assessing Colleges through the 4 C’s (Culture, Curriculum, Community, and Conclusions). Steppingstone Scholars’ staff and students will address how and why telling your story is important when applying to college.

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5 videos (Total 40 minutos), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Your Grades and Classes - Why They Matter11m
Questions to Ask Yourself4m
Having Honest Conversations About Family Expectations7m
Who Can You Talk To?8m
4 lecturas
The 5 I's: Identity, Intellect, Ideas, Interests, & Inspiration10m
The 4 C's: Culture, Curriculum, Community, & Conclusions10m
Selecting High School Classes to Prep for College10m
MOOC Research Survey (Optional)10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Building Your Personal Statement: How Do I Spend My Time?6m
Semana
3
2 horas para completar

Paying for College

This segment provides insight into the resources available to make college affordable with step-by-step exercises to enable students and families to apply for financial aid. Financial aid professionals and Steppingstone Scholars will discuss their experiences applying for financial aid. Viewers will also be introduced to Raise.me for college scholarship resources and Pell Abacus to learn about college "net prices."

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6 videos (Total 41 minutos), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Getting Federal Aid9m
Reasons Why Different Colleges Charge Different Amounts4m
Student and Counselor Perspectives14m
Student Advice on Working and Paying for College9m
Learn About Raise.me1m
4 lecturas
Financial Aid Vocabulary10m
What is the FAFSA? and How to Pay for College10m
7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA10m
IRS Retrieval Tool10m
3 ejercicios de práctica
The Basics of Financial Aid12m
Understanding Net Prices with Pell Abacus6m
Start Early with Raise.Me to Earn Micro-scholarships6m
Semana
4
2 horas para completar

Exploring College Campuses: What To Consider

With a better understanding of ‘what to look for’ in colleges, viewers will gain insight and direction on college visiting opportunities, including ‘fly-in’ programs where colleges pay for your campus visit before you apply and after you are admitted. Steppingstone Scholars will bring participants through their visit experiences and Philadelphia area colleges will highlight their campuses and resources. Resources into the college search and scholarship process via College Greenlight are offered.

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8 videos (Total 37 minutos), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
A Tour of a College House8m
Affordable Ways to Visit College4m
Swarthmore College1m
Temple University30s
Widener University1m
Ursinus College3m
Student Voices: Weighing Expenses, Family Preferences, and Location8m
3 lecturas
Making the Most of Campus Visits10m
How to Plan a College Visit10m
What Questions to Ask On Your Visit10m
2 ejercicios de práctica
Beginning the College Search30m
Using College Greenlight to Search for Colleges and Scholarships2m
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Principales revisiones

por VRDec 8th 2017

Highly recommended course if you are about to apply to college! It gives you a very good idea of how it all works, great advise and resources.

por RDJul 25th 2017

A good and comprehensive course. The instructors are expert in their fields and the additional resources are very relevant.

Instructores

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Eric J. Furda

Dean of Admissions
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Dr. Sean Vereen

President
Steppingstone Scholars, Inc.

Acerca de Universidad de Pensilvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

Preguntas Frecuentes

  • Una vez que te inscribes para obtener un Certificado, tendrás acceso a todos los videos, cuestionarios y tareas de programación (si corresponde). Las tareas calificadas por compañeros solo pueden enviarse y revisarse una vez que haya comenzado tu sesión. Si eliges explorar el curso sin comprarlo, es posible que no puedas acceder a determinadas tareas.

  • Yes! How to Apply to College is a free course. Enrolled learners have full access to all course materials, guides, tools, and graded exercises at no cost. Unlike other offerings, this course does not offer a certificate upon completion. But, learners who fulfill the course requirements will position themselves for success toward their goals for higher education.

  • A new session of How to Apply to College starts every 4 weeks on Monday with an enrollment period of 5 days.

  • While this course contains many useful lectures and resources, we recommend that non-U.S. learners also enroll in Applying to U.S. Universities. This course was created by the University of Pennsylvania and is offered on Coursera as a free course.

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