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Info concerning WIU on-campus housing, registering for degree programs, and taking free practice exams 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 WIU admissions office has to analyze many applications, your goal is to stand out in a good way. There are several choices for finding an apartment or share rentals at the on-campus housing office. No matter which source you use to find housing, you should be aware that renting an apartment in most cases will require both a credit check as well as signing a rental contract, which may involve an application fee. Before you enter into any legally-binding rental contract, note the main elements such as the rental term, and what conditions must be met for your security deposit to be returned. Further, find out if you can sub-lease your apartment legally, or list a room at the on-campus housing office to make extra money.

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. Students can participate in group discussions online via Google Hangouts, a free video-conferencing application.

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. SAT test questions can be trickier and harder to decipher, while ACT questions are longer on average. 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.

Public universities are more likely to evaluate applicants based on grades and test scores alone, while private universities tend to be more holistic. 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. Merit-based aid is a package of scholarships and grants awarded to students with special talents.

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. Peterson's scholarship search is good to check not only for college scholarships, but also for the extensive resources on the college application process. Both county and city governments have dedicated financial resources allocated for grants and scholarships to qualified students in their areas.


Other colleges near Macomb, Illinois:

Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near Macomb. 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.

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Western Illinois University
    Macomb, IL
$$ $$$ very large Program Info
Blackburn College
    Carlinville, IL
$$$ $$$ small Program Info
Rockford College
    Rockford, IL
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Quincy University
    Quincy, IL
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Lake Land College
    Mattoon, IL
$$ $$$ large Program Info
Midwest Technical Institute
    Springfield, IL
$$$ $$$ small Program Info
McKendree University
    Lebanon, IL
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Parkland College
    Champaign, IL
$$ $$$ large Program Info
Trinity Christian College
    Palos Heights, IL
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
The College of Technology
    Chicago, IL
$$$ $$$ small Program Info
Morton College
    Cicero, IL
$$ $$ medium Program Info
University of St Francis
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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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5th Grade Teacher
Maternity of Mary-St Andrew Catholic School
Andrew School is seeking a full-time 5th grade classroom teacher. The teacher will be responsible for creating a positive learning environment that ensures..
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Be responsible for ensuring an educational, caring and safe environment for the children and parents.Spark imagination, build self-esteem and help children..
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Provide information to families and teachers on employment opportunities, living. Work with district EC teachers and job coaches to assess student needs and..
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Our Sp ecia l Education Teachers have exceptional paraprofessional support in a mostly 1:1 environment. We're looking for a dynamic special education teacher to..
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Infant Teacher 9:00pm-6:00pm. Toddler/ Early Preschool Teacher 9:00pm-6:00pm. Experienced Teachers Wanted.
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Quality Education Academy
Great place to work, according to our NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey! QEA is hiring teachers who know the Common Core Standards/NC Essential Standards.
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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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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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