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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.

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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.

Info concerning RACC summer session, registering for required degree courses, and taking free practice 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 RACC 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.

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

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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. 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.

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.

Academic scholarships are highly competitive, and are usually awarded either by the admissions office, or individual academic departments. Student loans often carry an origination fee. Origination fees are a one-time charge based on the amount of the loan. 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. FastWeb.com is one of the leading scholarship services online. The Gates Millennium Scholars program is a minority scholarship program targeted towards outstanding African-American, American-Indian, and Latino students.


Other colleges near Reading, Pennsylvania:

Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near Reading. 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
Albright College
    Reading, PA
$$$$ $$$$ medium Program Info
Alvernia University
    Reading, PA
$$$$ $$$$ medium Program Info
Penn State Berks
    Reading, PA
$$$ $$$ medium Program Info
Reading Area Community College
    Reading, PA
$$ $$ large Program Info
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA
$ (low) $ (low) small Program Info
DeSales University
    Center Valley, PA
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
    Lincoln University, PA
$$ $$$ medium Program Info
Penn State College of Medicine
    Hershey, PA
$ (low) $ (low) medium Program Info
Dickinson College
    Carlisle, PA
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
    Johnstown, PA
$$ $$ small Program Info
Muhlenberg College
    Allentown, PA
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Waynesburg University
    Waynesburg, PA
$$$ $$$ medium Program Info
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
    Media, PA
$$$ $$$ small Program Info
Millersville University
    Millersville, PA
$$ $$$ large Program Info
Marywood University
    Scranton, PA
$$$$$$$$ 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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Lighthouse Academies
The essential functions for College Prep Academy teachers are as follows:. Lighthouse Academies College Prep Academy teachers are more than instructional staff..
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Assistant Director Admission Regional
Texas Christian University
Manage public relations by answering and initiating calls to and from prospective students and their families, maintaining rapport with the students and their..
6 days ago
Elementary School Principal
St. Mark Christian Academy
SMCA is a Christian school located in Portsmouth, serving K-3 through 4th grade students. Maintains a school climate and educational philosophy which encourage..
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Lead Program Associate
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Providing individual teacher support via in-person, phone and email consultation, with a special emphasis on new teachers..
4 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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