Great Resources for College-Bound Students:
The Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS) (https://mncis.intocareers.org) is an internet site that provides current information about schooling, careers, and financial-aid for Minnesota students and parents/guardians. Some of the information available includes:
· what high school courses should be taken to be prepared for a certain college program
· select schools and occupations according to your program of study
· links to post-secondary institutions
You need a username/password from your Career Advisor to begin using this webesite.
Learn about the majors and connect with the colleges/universities who teach them.
Monthly newsletter to help you prepare for your future! Things like taking standardized tests, completing college applications and applying for scholarships and financial aid are part of this publication.
Minnesota's gateway to career, education, employment and business information.
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Provides information on all the Minnesota financial aid resources and data, school licensure and registration, student and institutional data.
Provides publications on college readiness and awareness, financial aid estimator, application for reciprocity, financial aid and savings plans.
Vocational Information Center
Explore vocational and technical careers, check out the skills employers really want, find a trade school, research technical topics and take a look at current job market.
What can I do with this Major?
SCSU Career Tip Sheets with helpful information on where you could work with a specific major and resouces for more information.
National Center for Education
Links and searches to colleges and universities
Online Education and Degrees
Online education and degree program information
Community College Review
Profiles of community and junior colleges
American Assoc. of Community Colleges
What are my Chances at This School?
Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
The Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU) advocates for 30 member institutions ranging in enrollment from 500 to 6,000 students.
Iowa Public Universities and Special Schools
This site contains information on the institutions in the University of Iowa System
Minnesota Career Colleges
The Minnesota Career College Association represents 17 private post-secondary schools and colleges, which are accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education
Minnesota Private Colleges & Universities
A liberal arts education from one of Minnesota’s 17 private colleges and universities broadens horizons, sharpens communication and decision-making skills and equips students for participating in work and society
Minnesota State Colleges
With campuses in 46 communities, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities offer many educational choices across the state. Click on a location to go to a profile of the college or university that interests you
Minnesota Transfer Students
If you are a student planning to transfer to a college or university in Minnesota, you have a tremendous amount of information to consider. MnTransfer offers you "Keys for Transfer Success" an easy step-by-step process which gets you through transfer without the hassles
North Dakota Colleges & Universities
Organized as a system in 1990, the North Dakota University System is made up of 11 public colleges and universities governed by the State Board of Higher Education. The NDUS includes two doctoral universities, two master's degree-granting universities, three universities that offer bachelor's degrees and five two-year colleges that offer associate and trade/technical degrees
South Dakota Public Universities and Special Schools
This site contains information on the institutions in the University of South Dakota System
Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
This site contains information on Wisconsins’ private, nonprofit (or independent) colleges and universities and their 57,000 students
Wisconsin Colleges & Universities
This site contains information on the institutions in the University of Wisconsin System including 13 universities, 13 freshman-sophomore Colleges and UW-Extension. The information is provided for you and your family by the Higher Education Location Program (UW HELP) and all campuses of the UW System
Wisconsin Technical Colleges
Graduates of Wisconsin technical colleges get the education and training that provides skills to compete in today's competitive technical job market
University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most prestigious. It is both the state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and the state's primary research university, with faculty of national and international reputation
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What are the different types of colleges?
1. Career Colleges and Technical Colleges (public and private) - Offer programs consisting of courses for a specific certification, licensure, or diploma. Most courses are hands-on learning experiences with fewer general education courses. Typical admission requirements may include a high school diploma, math, reading and/or writing placement tests, and/or a minimum college entrance exam score. Demand for acceptance in some technical and community college programs is so high that students should apply in the fall of their senior year.
2. Community Colleges (public and private) – Offer programs consisting of courses for a specific certification, licensure, diploma, or degree. Most programs are two years in length and include general education courses. Typical admission requirements may include a high school diploma, math, reading and/or writing placement tests, and/or a minimum college entrance exam score.
3. Four-year Colleges and Universities (public and private) – Offer programs of study to earn a Bachelors degree. Universities offer programs of study at the Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degree levels. Courses include general education and program specific educational requirements. Typically admission requirements include a high school diploma, a minimum college entrance exam score, a minimum high school grade point average (GPA) and/or class rank.
Contact colleges directly for information on specific programs and entrance requirements.
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