Modern Fiction -January 27, 2017

-Post-High School Exploration Day

*Today we will visit Illinois State University and Heartland’s web pages to find pertinent answers

+We will find the admissions pages

+We will also find out how much each costs to attend

+These are issues for which my past seniors have been concerned

+You will have questions to answer for each section – use a sheet of paper and label by number

+Even if not attending either of these schools, the information will generally prove useful


-Heartland Community College

*Click HERE for the admissions page

*Click HERE for the cost of attending Heartland

*Click HERE for programs of study at Heartland

*Click HERE to learn about transferring from Heartland to a four-year university

*Click HERE for Heartland fast facts

Answer these questions 

  1. How much does it cost to go to Heartland for one year?

  2. If you were to attend Heartland, what program of study would you find appealing?
  3. What degrees represent the first two years of study if you plan to transfer to a four year university?
  4. List one fact you found interesting on the “fast facts” page …

-Illinois State University

*Click HERE for the admissions page

*Click HERE for the cost of attending ISU

*Click HERE for programs of study at ISU

*Click HERE for fast facts about ISU

Answer these questions

5.  How much does it cost to apply to ISU?

6.  If you lived in a dorm, how much would four years at ISU cost you total?

7. Choose a major that you find interesting at ISU and explain why it appeals to you.

8.  Using the “fast facts” page, find the average ACT score of freshman at ISU.


-Civilian Work Force

*Find out the Illinois minimum wage HERE

*Find out the yearly cost of living in Bloomington-Normal HERE

*Find out the median household income of Illinois residents HERE

*Find out the Illinois unemployment rate HERE

*Average salary for college graduates HERE

Answer these questions

9.  What is the minimum wage in Illinois?

10.  What is the local yearly cost of living?

11.  What is the median household income of Illinois residents?

12.  What does “median household income” mean in this case?

13.  What does the term “unemployment rate” mean?

14.  What is the Illinois unemployment rate?

15.  How much can someone earning minimum wage expect to make in a year if working 40 hours a week?  (No need to take tax deductions into account.)


-To Join the Military

*Army

*Navy

*Air Force

*Marines

*Coast Guard


-Other Colleges Or Trade Schools Of Interest

+Illinois Wesleyan

+University of Illinois

+Northern Illinois University

+Western Illinois University

+Southern Illinois University

+Eastern Illinois University

+Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology


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