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To request course information, please complete this form. You may receive information from just one program, or several. Before making decisions about your future, compare programs carefully.

Think about what career is best suited for you, and where you want to study. Request more information now.
To request course information, please complete this form. Before making decisions about your future, compare programs carefully.

Think about what career is best suited for you, and where you want to study. Request more information now.
To request course information, please complete this form.

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

Find information about GMU summer session, registering in a technical training program, 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 GMU admissions office has to analyze many applications, your goal is to stand out in a good way. Admissions application dates vary for summer session students, so check your application status with the admission's office to request a list of major requirements, and an updated schedule of summer classes. You should apply to several schools as back-up choices, as well as more competitive first-tier colleges. Placement testing as well as information concerning summer session dates may be posted on the student services 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 may supplant high-priced textbooks, as many books are now published digitally on Kindle or Google Books.

Online Courses - MOOCs

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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, grading, and difficulty among US high schools. The SAT test is more focused on testing reasoning ability while the ACT is a content-based test of achievement. 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.

The overall time-span for higher education is lengthening, because attending college as an undergraduate is increasingly likely to lead to graduate school. 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. Peterson's Scholarship Search Award Database is drawn from Peterson's college guidebooks. While local churches or temples may not have the funding to provide scholarships, the organization's headquarters may have student scholarships available.


Other colleges near Fairfax, Virginia:

Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near Fairfax. 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
George Mason University
    Fairfax, VA
$$ $$$$very large Program Info
Southwest Virginia Community College
    Richlands, VA
$ (low) $$ medium Program Info
University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA
$$$ $$$$ very largeProgram Info
Shenandoah University
    Winchester, VA
$$$$$$$$ large Program Info
Richard Bland College
    Petersburg, VA
$ (low) $$$ small Program Info
Randolph College
    Lynchburg, VA
$$$$$$$$ small Program Info
Southside Virginia Community College
    Alberta, VA
$ (low) $$ medium Program Info
Blue Ridge Community College
    Weyers Cave, VA
$ (low) $$ medium Program Info
Washington and Lee University
    Lexington, VA
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Eastern Mennonite University
    Harrisonburg, VA
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond, VA
$$ $$$$ very largeProgram Info
Virginia Wesleyan College
    Norfolk, VA
$$$$$$$$ medium 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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Hiring Student Services Coordinator in Cary, NC!
Charter Schools USA (North Carolina)
Assists regular education teachers with specially designed instruction when necessary. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those..
1 day ago
Teacher
Precious Years Learning Center, Ltd.
We are seeking a Lead Early Childhood Educator who can inspire children ages 3 - 5. We provide preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten. We are located in Colerain
1 day ago
Third Grade Teacher- Signing Bonus
Imagine Schools at Camelback
Imagine Camelback, a growing Pre-K - 8th grade charter school, is seeking a dynamic and energetic third grade teacher to join our team..
6 days ago
Math Instructor (General)
Peralta Community College District
In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 10.73% of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System ( STRS )..
32 minutes ago
Elementary Education Teacher K-5
Clark County School District
Our students deserve teachers willing to leap tall buildings, scale walls, and do whatever it takes to ensure their success.
6 days ago
Assistant Teacher Certificated Staff
The Prentice School
Support and guidance of a Slingerland Teacher Mentor. Maintain a connection to Classroom Teacher throughout the day..
6 days ago

Job listings below are updated hourly: Starting Salary
(up to)
10 Year Salary
(up to)
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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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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