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A Guide for Middle School Parents and Counselors
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A M e s s a g e t o M i d d l e S c h o o l P a r e n t s a n d C o u n s e l o r s f r o m t h e I n t e r s e g m e n t a l C o o r d i n a t i n g C o m m i t t e e T o b e s u r e t h a t y o u r s t u d e n t w i l l b e r e a d y f o r c o l l e g e , y o u w i l l n e e d t o p l a n a h e a d p a r t i c u l a r l y i f y o u w a n t h i m o r h e r t o h a v e a g o o d c h o i c e o f c o l l e g e s . D o n ' t w a i t u n t i l h i g h s c h o o l t o t h i n k a b o u t c o l l e g e . B e g i n w h e n y o u r s t u d e n t i s i n m i d d l e s c h o o l ( j u n i o r h i g h s c h o o l ) o r e v e n e l e m e n t a r y s c h o o l . S t a r t n o w ! T h i s h a n d b o o k i s i n t e n d e d t o h e l p m i d d l e s c h o o l p a r e n t s , g u a r d i a n s , c o u n s e l o r s , a n d t h e i r s t u d e n t s b e g i n t h e c o l l e g e p l a n n i n g p r o c e s s . I t i s n o t d e s i g n e d t o p r o v i d e a l l t h e i n f o r m a t i o n t h a t a s t u d e n t w i l l n e e d t o a p p l y t o c o l l e g e . S u c h i n f o r m a t i o n c a n b e o v e r w h e l m i n g a t t h i s p o i n t i n t h e p l a n n i n g p r o c e s s . T h i s h a n d b o o k i s d e s i g n e d t o a s s i s t y o u i n b e g i n n i n g t h e c o l l e g e p l a n n i n g p r o c e s s w h i c h w i l l c o n t i n u e t h r o u g h h i g h s c h o o l g r a d u a t i o n . G o o d l u c k , s t a y f o c u s e d , a n d a b o v e a l l , e n j o y y o u r c o l l e g e p l a n n i n g p r o c e s s ! J a m e s D o t i P r e s i d e n t , C h a p m a n U n i v e r s i t y C h a i r , E x e c u t i v e C o m m i t t e e A s s o c i a t i o n o f I n d e p e n d e n t C a l i f o r n i a C o l l e g e s a n d U n i v e r s i t i e s T o m N u s s b a u m C h a n c e l l o r C a l i f o r n i a C o m m u n i t y C o l l e g e s R o b e r t D y n e s P r e s i d e n t U n i v e r s i t y o f C a l i f o r n i a J a c k O C o n n e l l S t a t e S u p e r i n t e n d e n t o f P u b l i c I n s t r u c t i o n C a l i f o r n i a D e p a r t m e n t o f E d u c a t i o n R o b e r t M o o r e E x e c u t i v e D i r e c t o r C a l i f o r n i a P o s t s e c o n d a r y E d u c a t i o n C o m m i s s i o n C h a r l e s R e e d C h a n c e l l o r C a l i f o r n i a S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y C a l i f o r n i a E d u c a t i o n R o u n d T a b l e
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1 The Benef ts oF a College Education. .......................... 3 2 College Preparation For Middle School Students. ...... 5 3 Paying For College . ................................................... 12 4 Types oF Colleges and Universities. .......................... 18 5 Academic Resources and Organizations. ................. 23 6 ±inancial Aid and Scholarship Resources and Organizations. .................................................... 27 Academic Course Planner . ....................................... 29 Your Future! Worksheet . .......................................... 31 2 table of contents
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3 Answer: A college education can provide your child with many opportunities for a better life.
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