College Research Project
*You will need to choose two colleges, one in state and another out of state. All applications must be typed in 12pt. font Times New Roman. The completed product must be bound in a spiral book binding. The purpose of the assignment is to prepare students for the college application process they will participate in next year, students will be able to use their completed product to assist them next year.
Complete and hand in the following as part of your college research:
Table of Contents: ( accurately numbering each page)
Map of the College: You will need to draw and label a map of the college using colored pencils, markers or crayons. If it’s a large university, choose a specific area for your map.
History of the College: You will need to include a brief history of the college including such items as date it was founded, who it was founded by, and any other related information.
Description of College: The following should be highlighted: whether it is a public or private college, religious affiliation, co-ed vs. single sex, location, size, and facilities.
Application Materials: You will need to include a blank or completed application for the college. You should also include the requirements for admission, deadlines, early decision/early action opportunities, etc.
Academics: Discuss what will happen if you are placed on academic probation, types of majors offered, degrees, if they offer such opportunities like an honors program, double major, study abroad, liberal arts, internships, etc.
Financial Aid and Scholarships: Explain what types of aid and scholarships are offered, a typical award, student requirements for scholarships and financial aid, deadlines, etc.
Career Services: Discuss what the placement rate is for the major(s) in which you are interested, whether or not they help you find a job, other services that are available.
Social Activities: Provide information about extracurricular activities, intramurals, varsity sports, Greek life, volunteer service, etc.
On Campus Living: Discuss dorms that are available, lottery system, number of years that on-campus housing is guaranteed, how to request a roommate, how to change a roommate, items that you can bring to your dorm room, bank ATM’s that are on campus, alcohol and drug policy in the dorms
Academics: Put together a plan of courses to be taken in the major(s) in which you are interested