College Application and Exploration Week
Weekly Tip Sheet – October 10
Tips and Tricks
Don’t overwhelm yourself. Many new site coordinators are excited about hosting their event – and that enthusiasm is needed! However, don’t plan so much in the week so that it becomes overwhelming. For new site coordinators, we recommend keeping the first College Application and Exploration Week celebration simple and expanding on that celebration in every subsequent year. (And, of course, if you need help or have questions, let us know!)
Create a Buzz
More than half of all jobs in WV will require at least a 2-year degree by 2020. Our students at (insert school name) will explore careers and postsecondary options during this year’s College Application and Exploration Week celebration!
By 2020, 50%+ of jobs in WV will require some college. That’s why (insert school) students are participating in College App Week this year!
Snap pictures of volunteers making preparations for the week. Post to Instagram (with their permission).
Note: If your accounts are public, be sure to mention @CFWV so we can share your posts!
Know the Lingo
Credit hour (n.)
a unit of value given to a course, which equates to an academic credit toward a degree. Credit hours are loosely based on the number of hours you are expected to spend in a particular class each week (not counting homework).
CFWV Pro Tip
CFWV.com has a number of profilers for students. Through these tools, students can discover what interests them, which careers match their basic skills, which skills they have will transfer from field to field, their work values, and more.
Have your students navigate to the following page: https://goo.gl/Wa4z59
The maximum dollar amount that students can receive from the Federal Pell Grant
Concord University offers a relatively small student-to-faculty ratio of 15 students per faculty member.