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Student College Awareness Menu: About College

This material can be used to answer questions you might receive from your student. Use it as a starting point for your discussion. The material is written from the perspective of the student and the information may be duplicated in your area.


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Extending your formal education beyond high school is important for many reasons. Check out the top 10 reasons why you should consider going to college.

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Colleges are more than just bigger middle schools or high schools. Colleges offer great opportunities to learn more about the things that interest you. You also get to meet new people, make new friends, and attend fun activities. Take a look at all of the cool things colleges offer...

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Are you thinking about becoming a doctor? A lawyer? Or a teacher? If so, you should research colleges that offer all of the classes that your dream job requires. All the classes that are offered in a specific subject area make up what is called a major. Take a look at some of the majors offered at each of the California college systems.

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Do you have an older brother or sister, cousin, or family friend who currently attends college? If so, ask them why they chose to attend college. If you don't know any college students, consider these other options...

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