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Penn State Erie undergraduate admissions

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Information about Penn State Erie undergraduate admissions, registering for required degree courses, and taking free tests 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 Penn State Erie 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, 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.

Depending on the schools you're applying to, the admissions process can range from a formula for grades and test scores, to a subjective review. 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

Penn State Erie undergraduate admissions
College degree majors that offer high starting-salaries after graduation include the sciences, business administration, and engineering. 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. SAT test questions can be trickier and harder to decipher, while ACT questions are longer on average. 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.

Higher education is undergoing rapid technological change, with entire institutions adopting the use of online learning methods. 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. Filing taxes early is recommended, but using estimates for FAFSA from previous years is possible provided the correct data is updated later.

The IRS suggests that parents maintain accurate financial statements, including tax forms and business records, for use when applying for student financial aid. Loan programs generally issue loans based on the credit history of the applicant and any co-signer. This is in contrast to federal loan programs that focus on need-based criteria. 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. The College Board Scholarship Search service advertises several thousand sources for possible scholarship funds. Both county and city governments have dedicated financial resources allocated for grants and scholarships to qualified students in their areas.


Other colleges near Erie, Pennsylvania:

Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near Erie. 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
Penn State Erie Behrend College
    Erie, PA
$$$ $$$ large Program Info
Mercyhurst College
    Erie, PA
$$$$ $$$$ large Program Info
Great Lakes Institute of Technology
    Erie, PA
$$$ $$$ small Program Info
Gannon University
    Erie, PA
$$$$ $$$$ large Program Info
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Erie, PA
$ (low) $ (low) medium Program Info
Northampton County Community College
    Bethlehem, PA
$$ $$$ large Program Info
Schuylkill Technology Center
    Frackville, PA
$$$ $$$ small Program Info
Cabrini College
    Radnor, PA
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Haverford College
    Haverford, PA
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Penn State Shenango
    Sharon, PA
$$$ $$$ small Program Info
Waynesburg University
    Waynesburg, PA
$$$ $$$ medium Program Info
Wilson College
    Chambersburg, PA
$$$$$$$$ small Program Info
Temple University
    Philadelphia, PA
$$$ $$$$ very largeProgram Info
Luzerne County Community College
    Nanticoke, PA
$$ $$ large Program Info
Penn State Mont Alto
    Mont Alto, PA
$$$ $$$ small Program Info
Johnson College
    Scranton, PA
$$$ $$$ very small Program Info


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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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Penn State Erie 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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