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UC Berkeley first year students

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

Get info about UC Berkeley first year students, registering for required degree courses, and taking tests for free 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 UC Berkeley admissions office has to analyze many applications, your goal is to stand out in a good way. Admissions application dates vary for first year students, so check with the registrar's office to request a list of major requirements, and an updated schedule of classes. You should apply to several schools as back-up choices, as well as more competitive first-tier colleges. Entrance testing dates as well as information concerning first year students may be posted on the student services website.

Just be yourself, and work on improving your grades during your final years in high school. 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

UC Berkeley first year students
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, grading, and 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.

In some instances, colleges may spot-check admissions applications for accuracy, such as requiring proof of a summer internship. High school grades are the most important factor in gaining admission to the college of your choice. An ideal academic record is one of increasingly better grades, 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 grants, combined with private scholarships, only account for a third of total college aid. Loans, earnings, and savings make up the remaining two-thirds. It costs nothing to apply for financial aid, so just do it. In fact, millions of students that would have qualified for some financial aid were late in submitting required forms, so they were passed over. The official FAFSA website is www.fafsa.ed.gov and is free. 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. Most private loan programs are tied to one or more financial indexes, such as the BBA LIBOR Rate, plus an overhead charge. 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. The Gates Millennium Scholars program is a minority scholarship program targeted towards outstanding African-American, American-Indian, and Latino students.


Other colleges near Berkeley, California:

Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near Berkeley. 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
The Wright Institute
    Berkeley, CA
$ (low) $ (low) very small Program Info
UC Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
$$$ $$$$very large Program Info
College of Alameda
    Alameda, CA
$ (low) $$ large Program Info
Humphreys College
    Stockton, CA
$$$ $$$ small Program Info
College of The Siskiyous
    Weed, CA
$ (low) $$ medium Program Info
Santa Monica College
    Santa Monica, CA
$ (low) $$ very largeProgram Info
Sacramento City College
    Sacramento, CA
$ (low) $$ very largeProgram Info
Cal State Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
$ (low) $$$ very largeProgram Info
Mendocino College
    Ukiah, CA
$ (low) $ (low) medium Program Info
Holy Names University
    Oakland, CA
$$$$$$$$ small Program Info
Santiago Canyon College
    Orange, CA
$ (low) $$ large Program Info
William Jessup University
    Rocklin, CA
$$$ $$$ small Program Info
University of La Verne
    La Verne, CA
$$$$$$$$ large 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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Elementary Education Teacher K-5
Clark County School District
Our students (all 318,000+ of them) deserve teachers willing to leap tall buildings, scale walls, and do whatever it takes to ensure their success..
6 days ago
Summer Camp Teacher
LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
We are looking for creative, passionate people who love kids to help with our summer camp program. This is a temporary part-full time position through August
5 days ago
Director of Education & Training
U.S. Bowling Congress
Administration/General Management: Teacher Director of Education & Training - U.S. Bowling Congress (Arlington, TX) Team up with the United States Bowling
6 days ago
2nd Grade Teacher at Advantage Charter Academy
Advantage Charter Academy
NHA is a charter school management company that operates 80+ schools in 9 states. Hold a valid teacher license in the subject and/or grade level for the state..
4 days ago
Instructional Specialist (2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR)
Tucson Unified School District
Experience as a teacher aide. Positions less than 30 hours per week are not eligible for District benefits..
1 day ago
Associate Educator - Engagement - Bryn Mawr
Minneapolis Public Schools
Assist teachers and staff in educational functions and other services to maintain a safe, diverse and productive learning environment;..
9 hours ago

Job listings below are updated hourly: Starting Salary
(up to)
10 Year Salary
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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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UC Berkeley first year students

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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