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Cal Tech undergraduate admissions

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Think about what career is best suited for you, and where you want to study. Request more information now.

Information about Cal Tech undergraduate admissions, registering in a technical training program, and taking free practice exams online. Which college degrees give you the best chances of finding employment after graduation? Some students select a major because it may be valuable in the workplace. Other students choose their major simply because they enjoy the subject material. As the Cal Tech admissions office has to analyze many applications, your goal is to stand out in a good way. Application deadlines for degree programs may vary for undergraduate admissions, so check a list of application requirements with the admissions office. Also, you may schedule a campus tour, and obtain an updated schedule of classes from the registrar's office. Given your SAT scores and GPA (grade point average), you should apply to several schools as back-up choices, as well as more competitive first-tier colleges. Advanced placement test dates as well as required courses for specific degree programs may be posted on the undergraduate admissions website.

Admissions officers seek to learn how a given applicant thinks, and what kind of person they are. The most popular college major is business administration, split evenly between men and women. On the other hand, men make up the majority of computer science and engineering majors. For women, the fields of education, English and liberal arts dominate the list. If you choose, online education gives you the opportunity to take difficult courses that won't show up on your transcript. Alternatively, you may be able to complete online credits for a grade. Distance education allows students who can't make the commute to campus to take accredited courses.

Online Courses - MOOCs

Cal Tech undergraduate admissions
The best college for a student isn't necessarily the highest-ranking school in the Forbes or US News listings, but rather the college that offers their students the best career chances. If you remain true to your career interests, not just going after salary, your overall job earnings will increase as you gain experience. However, if your focus is more on salary alone, there's a higher risk that you'll suffer early signs of burnout, and be forced to change careers later on.

Technical training programs are a low-cost alternative to attending a regular four-year university, and you can earn good money as a highly-skilled, technical specialist. By taking some of your required degree courses online, you may be able to graduate a semester early, thus saving money on tuition. If you're currently employed, you can take online courses in your free time to advance your career. Massive Open Online Courses are known as MOOCs, utilizing interactive platforms such as Blackboard, and mobile apps. Udemy is a startup with backing from the founders of Groupon. Similarly, Khan Academy now offers free lecture videos served through YouTube. Then there's Coursera, a competing software platform, with millions of enrolled students from around the world. Finally, MIT announced that their open courseware platform (OCW) will be available at no cost.

Online Tests - Free Practice!

This section offers practice tests in several engineering subject areas. Each of the following multiple-choice tests has 10 questions to work on. No sign-up required, just straight to the test.
 

Admissions Process

Most colleges accept either the SAT or ACT, and have formulas for converting raw test scores. Colleges use these standardized tests because there are substantial differences in curricula, average GPA, and grade curve difficulty among US high schools. ACT test questions are geared towards higher levels of high school mathematics, while the SAT test is a better choice for students with an excellent vocabulary. On average, over half of students retaking the SAT saw improvements in their scores. Further, Advanced Placement exams are offered in a variety of physical sciences, offering you college credit for honors-level classes that you have taken while still in high school. Test yourself with practice exams online, before visiting the College Board website to register to take your actual AP Tests.

Public universities are more likely to evaluate applicants based on grades and test scores alone, while private universities tend to be more holistic. High school grades are the most important factor in gaining admission to the college of your choice. An ideal academic record consists of a high average GPA in courses of progressive difficulty. About half of colleges use a waiting list, and many community colleges have agreements with four-year universities, so that the transfer of credits is ensured.

Financial Aid Information

Government scholarships and Pell grants, combined with sports scholarships, only account for a third of total college aid. Student loans, work-study earnings, and personal savings accounts make up the remaining two-thirds. It costs nothing to use the financial aid calculator online, and see if you qualify for need-based financial aid. In fact, millions of students that would have qualified for some financial aid were late in submitting required application forms, so they missed out. The official FAFSA website is www.fafsa.ed.gov and is free to use. Merit-based aid is a package of scholarships and grants awarded to students with special talents.

Academic scholarships are highly competitive, and are usually awarded either by the admissions office, or individual academic departments. Student loans often carry an origination fee. Origination fees are a one-time charge based on the amount of the loan. Federal Direct Student Loans are funded by the US Treasury. Alternatively, student credit cards may seem like a good short-term solution, but the interest rates are high, and credit cards often carry an annual fee. Peterson's Scholarship Search Award Database is drawn from Peterson's college guidebooks. Local chapters of professional societies may offer academic scholarships to enable the studies of gifted students in their region or state.


Other colleges near Pasadena, California:

Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near Pasadena. It's a good idea to compare all schools in your target area, as well as consider taking some of your classes online. By continuing your education, you can improve your salary prospects or train for a more interesting position. Financial aid deadlines are typically set well in advance of regular admission dates, so be sure to apply early. You may request free information from several different schools below, without making a commitment.

College GuideIn-state TuitionOut-of-state TuitionStudent Body SizeRequest Info
Art Center College of Design
    Pasadena, CA
$$$$ $$$$ medium Program Info
California Institute of Technology
    Pasadena, CA
$$$$ $$$$ medium Program Info
Pasadena City College
    Pasadena, CA
$ (low) $$ very large Program Info
Fuller Seminary
    Pasadena, CA
$ (low) $ (low) medium Program Info
Saddleback College
    Mission Viejo, CA
$ (low) $ (low) very largeProgram Info
Cal Poly Pomona
    Pomona, CA
$ (low) $$$ very largeProgram Info
Cosumnes River College
    Sacramento, CA
$ (low) $$ large Program Info
Laney College
    Oakland, CA
$ (low) $$ large Program Info
Mount St Marys College
    Los Angeles, CA
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Hartnell College
    Salinas, CA
$ (low) $$ large Program Info
Claremont McKenna College
    Claremont, CA
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Palomar College
    San Marcos, CA
$ (low) $$ very largeProgram Info
College of Marin
    Kentfield, CA
$ (low) $$ medium Program Info
Life Pacific College
    San Dimas, CA
$$$ $$$ very small Program Info
Menlo College
    Atherton, CA
$$$$$$$$ small Program Info


Business & Medical Jobs

As the economy improves, many firms are beginning to hire. Companies are in need of candidates that can fill a particular job position, so set up an introductory meeting to ask questions about the firm's history, and current business opportunities. They are watching for those candidates who are trying harder than others, thus your first task is to set yourself apart. Hiring managers typically post new jobs on targeted job sites, which we have sampled. Browse current job openings below, by clicking on the type of position that you'd like to pursue.

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Assist teacher in the implementation of instructional activities, Suggest to instructor any accommodation that would better meet a student's needs.
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We are currently looking for great teachers who have a passion for early development for ages 4-5. Primrose School of Richardson is a Private Preschool who..
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To provide an educational atmosphere in which all students will move toward the fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and
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Are you an early childhood teacher who enjoys working with children birth to three? TMG is looking for early childhood educators to provide direct instruction..
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Accountants$60,670$84,050
Advertising$51,370$71,280
Casino Dealers$45,750$79,170
Computer Programmers$75,580$91,400
EMT, Paramedics$36,390$65,280
Flight Attendants$56,150$85,300
Graphic Design$49,300$58,000
Hotel Jobs$25,480$37,030
Human Resources$32,200$48,320
Insurance$58,450$85,090
Photographers$35,830$66,510
Private Investigators$38,290$64,380
Property Management$52,290$85,170
Public Relations$40,670$79,880
Receptionists$26,810$35,750
Retail Sales$31,200$42,930
Secretarial$28,460$41,550
Teaching Jobs$40,850$61,720
Website Design$51,010$83,080
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Cal Tech undergraduate admissions

Apply to several colleges and universities simultaneously, and if you have the grades and test scores, give yourself a fighting chance to get into a top-rated program by doing something outstanding in high school or community college. It isn't as hard as you might think to get an article written in your local newspaper. An advanced degree will stick with you for a long time, so apply yourself and work hard for a few years, graduating from the best school that you can get into.


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