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College Works Painting is Committed to Developing Strong Leaders

College Works Painting strives to be a socially responsible company. One that not only provides excellent workmanship and customer service to their clients, but also provides their employees and painters with the opportunity to learn real life skills that will continue to benefit them for a lifetime. Building strong leaders is one of the many goals and focuses of the painting company.

Having a team of leaders is every manager or company’s wildest dream. Creating an environment in which any one of the members of a team or organization feels comfortable and the need to stand up and lead makes sense to most managers. This is an aspiration of College Works Painting, as they continue to provide the environment and opportunity for each of their employees to stand up and lead, or gain some valuable experience learning how to lead.

The painting company respects their communities and is committed to the betterment of not only the community in general, but the young people who will eventually lead these communities. By helping to mold young leaders that will someday grow to become leaders in the community will benefit all of those living within the society.

Leadership skills are some of the most beneficial skills any college student can develop. Learning these skills at an early stage in a career or university stay will allow students to continue to develop their leadership ability as they enter the full-time workforce for the first time and begin their careers. College Works Painting sees helping students develop these skills and earn some money to get through college as a vital part of being a socially responsible company.

Beyond leadership skills, students are given the opportunity to hone and develop other talents that will also prove beneficial. Strong communication skills will be important for students as they enter the workforce. Being able to effectively communicate with superiors will help the student or new hire grow and prosper with the company. Effective communication often leads to good relationships.

Students also learn financial management and a strong work ethic. Both of these talents can lead to something special, as those with strong work ethics often stand out among their peers. Financial management often comes to play an important role in the personal lives and professional lives of students and young people as they enter the workforce. Last but not least, working with College Works Painting can also develop sales skills. Being an effective salesman will not only prove to be useful in sales jobs, but being an influential speaker will be helpful in whatever path the student chooses to pursue. So, to develop their employees and painters, College Works Painting focuses on creating an environment that encourages growth and leadership among their young talent.

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97 Responses to College Works

  1. Luna says:

    Can someone explain, in detail, how the electoral college works?
    I’m really curious to know how it works, and how it affects our individual votes. I ask this because when I asked a question online about why people didn’t vote in ’04, someone said, “What’s the point of voting, when the electoral college renders our votes invalid?” So, I want to know how it works. Thanks!

    • grim reaper says:

      Mark D has it right.

      The only other point is that some states determine that the electoral college votes need to go to the person who gets the popular vote en total while others have it doled out in percentages.
      In other words, assuming the candidates are running at 60% to 40% and there are 10 electoral votes available:
      in some states, the candidate with the 60% will get all 10 votes.
      in other states, the candidate with 60% of the vote will get 6 votes and the other will get 4 votes…
      still in a few others, it is not based upon popular vote, and the electors get to give the votes where they would like to (with certain restrictions).

      So, for most states, the popular vote DOES count, but mainly by state, not necessarily the complete number of all votes in the entire country. That is what happened to Bush & Gore and also happened to Harry Truman (the early edition papers actually announced his opponent the winner…).

      Those people who say their votes don’t count are using it as a scapegoat for their own laziness. There are plenty of non presidential elections on the same ballot that do NOT have electoral colleges – Senators, representatives governors any state initiative all the way down to their city government.

  2. LULU says:

    I need website to help me in doing my college works? explainitions tests?
    I need websites that could help me in testing my skills in different subjects.

  3. Hambone says:

    A question for all the people who know how the electoral college works?
    Can you please explain to all the Hillary supporters why she is done, if she loses today, after only two small states have voted? Then they can decide for themselves how they like this system! A lot of people don’t fully understand it! I’m not a Hillary supporter, but I bevieve they should know how this part of the election process works! Thanks!!!

    • Harry Hayfield says:

      The electoral college is not used to determine the candidates for the presidential nominee, but is used to to determine the presidential election itself.

  4. Sup! says:

    I need suggestions on a job that works with my college schedule?
    I don’t care if its minimum wage, or under 40 hours as long as it doesn’t require hevey lifting. I take night classes, but would be willing to work around when they need someone. Each quarter before picking classes, I would check with the bosses first. I’m half time to 3/4ths time on classes. I try to take online classes at my comunity college when its offered. My major is teaching.

    • museumgirl31 says:

      Does your college have any on-campus positions? These are generally good jobs to have as a student because they understand the demands you are under and are generally more flexible with scheduling. It may be something to look into on your college’s website.

      Good luck!

  5. BOOMER says:

    Could someone please explain how the Electoral College works?
    In plain English….I don’t quite understand the Electoral College vs. the Popular vote in a Presidential Election. How does it work and does your vote really count?

    • kevin_zhongguo says:

      I believe each state’s electoral votes equals to the amount of congressmen in the state. Example, FL has 2 Senators (every state does) and 25 Representatives. That would equal to 27 Electoral Votes.

  6. therockitapomez says:

    Can somebody explain to me how the college works in the educational system?
    I’ll try to explain me better. I’m studying Computer Science in Padua (Italy), that career here is three years long. I’d like to move to USA and I was asking myself if I should go to a college or to a university to convalidate the courses I’ve already done. In USA, people has to study in a college before getting the university?? Colleges and Universities have both the same careers? What of those two titles has more importance?
    I’ll appreciate any kind of help. Thanks

    • HoneyB says:

      Universities are more prestigious than colleges in the United states. ‘Ivy league’ schools tend to be called universities (NYU, Harvard, Yale, Princeton etc) and these are the schools that are very hard to get into, and are very important. You can study a subject in depth there, like computer science, or math, or literature.

      Colleges, especially community colleges tend to be less prestigious, and the courses are more geared towards specific careers like nursing, early childhood education, and paralegal work.

      Try applying to a university that will allow you to transfer some of the credits that you earned in Padua. You don’t have to go to college first.

      Good luck!

  7. erica says:

    Can someone tell me how college works?
    What is the difference between college and university? When do you start majoring in stuff and getting degrees? help!
    someone asked me what state i live in– it’s wisconsin
    i want to be a journalist

    • Elisa-chan says:

      In most places, the two words are interchangeable. However, universities are usually bigger and have more credibility. It is easier to transfer credits between universities, than from a community college to a university.

      You don’t have to claim a major right away, because you can be “undecided.” That means for the first year you will be taking general education courses (stuff everyone must take). That gives you time to figure out what you want to do and to claim a major. You get a degree after you’ve finished the entire coursework required by that university.

      For a four year college, it will take 4-5 years on average to earn a bachelor’s degree. After that you can go for a master’s degree (graduate school). And even after that you can try for PhD. And even after that, if you’re not sick of school, there is a Post-Doctoral degree.

  8. Jashira S says:

    Can anyone tell me how psychology program in university of phoenix online (axia college)works?
    I never took college courses before so I don’t know anything. Can someone tell me about their experience with axia college that was taking the associates on psychology. How many classes. what classes do I have to take, Is it complicated etc..
    Plzzzzz help

    • 35 weeks!!!! says:

      Ok…for anyone that is telling you to go to a community college. Sweety you are already in one. That is why you are going to be studying online through AXIA COLLEGE. I have went to West LA college for a year and it was a mess. The financial aid I got was 247 dollars and I had to pay $350 for each class. Plus the out of state fee which was $20 a credit(3 credits=1 class) By the time the semester was done I owed over a two thousand dollars to this school. While I was in my class I experienced over filled classes( I mean 40-50 in a room)the instructor in my business law class had to steal supplies from the other classes because the school was so broke they couldn’t afford supplies that year. Every time I tried to talk to a counselor, I had to wait for hours in line behind people. Even when I had an appointment. Classes were being dropped that I had planned to take because not enough instructors.I mean from my experience these jr. colleges and universities are ridiculous as well. Now does that sound any better to you? I even went to a jr. college in Las Vegas and I went to my class on the first day and the class didn’t exist! Like I said before…A MESS. Now I am back in school attending UOP studying in the field of psychology. And so far I am enjoying it. It may be a bit much with their prices but look at the convenience you get of going to school online. I cant tell you that they don’t have issues but no school is perfect. It may not be nationally accredited but a lot of jr. colleges and universities aren’t. Like with any school or any place of business when money is involved (such as financial aid) you have to keep close tract of everything. So I wouldn’t be discouraged by the stories you heard. You just have to stay focus and find a path that works for you. I am learning a lot from their psychology program. And I am glad that you are trying to further you education. Good luck and I hoped I help you out.

  9. Latina Hottie! W.Chocolate says:

    Please, could someone tell me who college works I’m applying as a foreign student!!?
    I’m applying as a foreign student, and I don’t really understand how college works, Someone told me that college just prepares you for the university or something like that, I want to go to college for 2 years and then to the university for another to, i want to study machanic engineering.
    I’m applying to a community college, because it’s less expensive, I can’t afford to pay a four year study in a university right away.
    Please can someone tell me how does it work, what should I study in college? and also does somebody know approximatelly how much is the whole college tuition?

    • yohan says:

      If you go to a community college before going to a university, you would be taking general classes and other classes you need to take to continue studying for your degree at the university. If you go to a counselor in the community college and ask them to explain what you need to do to become a mechanic engineer, they would let you know all that you need to do.
      Community colleges can cost from about $1500 to $2000 dollars per sermester. Some colleges let you have a payment plan that you can pay your tuition monthly in order to afford college. A University can be from 8000 to about 20000 dollars a year.

  10. Rafi says:

    I need to know how pell grant works for community college?
    I am attending community college as a full time student and the units is only $26 per unit. I need some help of how Pell grants work. I received a pell grant, and work study and I am wondering how much I will get. My pell grant ranged from $4100 and how much money will i get from that? Also i have a cost of attendance of 10,550 how much money will that be?

    • NotAnyoneYouKnow says:

      Rafi:

      Your financial aid is sent to the bursar’s office at your community college. They’ll take out what you owe for tuition and fees, and they’ll pass the remainder on to you.

      That money isn’t a “surprise” gift – and you shouldn’t celebrate and take it shopping. Your aid package was intentionally crafted to help you with the cost of other school expenses – beyond tuition and fees.

      Your “overage” is supposed to be used to buy textbooks, school supplies and room and board, and to help you buy a computer and pay for gas or bus fare to get back and forth to school. Use the money wisely, because your school is pretty sure that you’re going to need it for school-related things.

      How much will you get to keep? Hmm…that depends on how many credits you sign up for each semester, and what your school charges for fees. Take a look at the bill that you get at registration, and subtract the $2050 in Pell money that you’ll be credited for the Fall semester. That’ll give you an excellent guess of how much you’ll have coming your way.

      Good luck to you!

  11. Lexi says:

    Can anyone explain to me what and how the electoral college works without looking it up?
    And if you do look it up please don’t give me the whole page that you copy and pasted. brief summary and a link will do.

    • Pepper says:

      Oops, I looked it up.

      An electoral college is a set of electors who are empowered as a deliberative body to elect someone to a particular office. Often these electors represent a different organization or entity with each organization or entity represented by a particular number of electors or with votes weighted in a particular way. Many times, though, the electors are simply important persons whose wisdom, it is hoped, would provide a better choice than a larger body.

  12. Katie says:

    Can anyone briefly explain how the electoral college works?
    I just started taking this government class, so I don’t understand much of it. In the simplest way possible, can you explain how the electoral college works and WHY we have it? I have a question on my test tomorrow that asks that. Thank you!

  13. br135 says:

    I need some help with explaining how college works?
    I know it sounds stupid but I hear people saying that they MAJOR in a certain subject and then they have a MINOR I personally don’t get that at all. I also hear that some of the people have to go to class 5 days a week but only for a few hours and some have to go during the summer, how does that work, I’m guessing it has to do with the MAJOR, or is it the MINOR..if there is a minor?? I’m confused.

    • Oh_Skrewt says:

      Hi
      First lets get you in the know on the different terms:
      -a MAJOR is a college or university student’s main field of specialization during his or her undergraduate studies which would be in addition to, and may incorporate portions of, a core curriculum. The university department offering the major defines a framework for this specialized portion of a student’s studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of freely chosen courses relevant to the major. Some majors in some universities effectively define the student’s full course of study; many others allow students considerable latitude both within their field and in their other courses. The university also generally defines general education or core education and distribution requirements.
      -a MINOR is a college or university student’s declared secondary field of study or specialization during his or her undergraduate studies. As with an academic major, the college or university in question lays out a framework of required classes or class types a student must complete to earn the minor — although the latitude the student is given changes from college to college.
      -a CREDIT indicates the length and/or the amount of value this course will have on your over all degree. For example: An education major may have to take a child psychology class that meets for three hours once a week and is worth 3 credits, they may also need to take PE for classroom teachers which meets for 50 minutes twice a week worth 2 credits.

      To answer your questions about scheduling, one of the greatest perks of college is that you get to create your own schedule. With online registration, you can view all the different times that a class is offered and pick which one you want to attend (of course sometimes the class fills up and you have to pick a different one). This is why you often see students who have class monday – thursday or who fit all their classes into two days and commute to campus rather than live there.

      Summer classes are not required and many people are able to graduate in four years without ever having to take a summer class. However, this gives dedicated students, students looking to lighten their work load during the school year, and students who need to take a class before being able to take a class in the fall (there are many other reasons too). Actually, there is often both Spring and Summer classes, allowing for an greater options.

  14. Ahmd says:

    Can someone explain how the US College/University works?
    Hey!

    I’m currently in High school and don’t get the how college works (admissions, what does undergraduate mean? etc)

    please explain thanks! :)

    By the way, im thinking of studying accounting in college. Does this mean i go for an accounting degree during the four years or after?

    • DaniBaje says:

      Admissions- This is the department which you submit your application to; either online or on paper. On a university website this section usually contains the requirements needed for entry (SAT scores etc.)

      Undergraduate- This is a college student who is in the process of attaining a Bachelors degree. This takes 4 years.

      Postgraduate- Students doing a higher level of study Masters and Doctorates

      You would be taking classes for your accounting degree during your 4 years of undergrad. When you graduate you receive the degree.

  15. Maxorz says:

    Can anyone explain me how college works?
    I’m a sophmore at highschool and I want to study zoology and peleontology in college, but I still don’t understand if when I get to college I simply start with those two subjects or I need to take biology and then do masters on both of them and then get a Drs degree and how all those stuff work…. Soo, I’d like to have a quick and simple explanation, thanks ^_^

    • cr.benz says:

      your first to years of college you do your GE (general education). this means you take at least one course from basically every subject just like in high school. these include english, math, history, science(biological and physical), poly sci, humanities and art, and in those 2 years you take some of the prerequisites that you need for your major. so you will be taking a lot of bio classes in those first 2 years. once you have your GE done and get accepted into the major, then you only concentrate on classes dealing with that area of study for your undergrad degree. once you recieve that, you then apply to graduates school (masters)

      good luck.

  16. Collin says:

    how electoral college system works? And how it different from the popular vote?
    how electoral college system works? And how it different from the popular vote? Need detail, thank you

    • Well Duh! says:

      The electoral vote ensures that the less populace states votes count equally as the more populated states such as California, NY, and Texas. If we just had the popular vote, California, TX and NY would be the only states that politicians would need to campaign in because their populations make up over 25% of the votes.

  17. brian says:

    Help me understand how aid college works?
    im receiving $6050 award money for school..(2yr) i applied for work study…what happens when i dont have enough to pay them?will they kick me out there dorm?and can i make loans on the spot?

    • uɐƃәʌpɐq says:

      The problem here is that i dont have enough info to answer your question. By award money do you mean pell grant, scholarship, another type of grant, or loan?

      As to whether you will be kicked out of the dorm, it depends on whether all of your dorm fees are paid. This is something you need to check

      Also if your on a payment plan for your tuition, if you miss a payment date they will drop you from your classes. Usually once dropped from classes you are kicked out of the dorm. Often you are still liable for all fees and must pay them even though you have been kicked out of the university.

      I dont understand what you mean by “can i make loans on the spot” Does this mean can you take out federal student loans with no credit? Yes you can and the amount that you are eligible for will depend on your institution and how many credit hours that you have. The longer you have been in school (up to a point) the more money that you may borrow.

  18. Nick says:

    I Don’t Know How High School/College Works?
    What are credits for college?
    How do you get them?
    What about summer courses?
    Can someone please explain to me how all of this works..
    I’m a freshman in high school and i want to be prepared for my future.
    Please help..?

    • chitty says:

      If you really want to know about this type of thing you should attend a college-prep program. They bend over backwards to help you understand everything and how the system works. They also plan out tasks that need to be done, establish deadlines for you, and help you prepare for important times during high school like taking SAT’s and ACT’S as well as filling out financial aid, scholarship and grant information, and sorting through college lists to try to narrow down where you want to go. I would highly recommend one of these courses for you.

      I am in one now and it is helping me tremendously compared to other students in my school who are in no such program. They are completely lost as to how the high school/college system works.

  19. T78 says:

    how many years of college do you need to work with someone like Dream Works?
    How much college would you need and how hard would it be for someone to work for someone like Dream Works?

    • Jay9ball says:

      Contact the Dream Works Organization and ask them. There’s no way will they give you wrong information. These people are human. They are professionals and always on the lookout for great talent in their field.
      Beats taking a lot of courses now then finding out you may have to extent for different courses later. Trust your instincts. Good luck.

  20. ... says:

    Can Some Explain To Me How College Works?
    I’m a sophomore in high school now and am curious about college. I have a 4.0 so far and want to go to SLU (Saint Louis University) I was wondering if some could explain what it means to have a undergraduates degree and a graduates degree. Also just what kind of classes you take and how many you have in one day.

    • Ray says:

      Undergraduates refers to your initial degrees:
      Associates (A) and Bachelors (BA).

      You get your graduates degree after your BA.
      This is called your Masters (MA), and if you wish to pursue more, PhD (Doctors).

      In your first two years of university, your classes will look roughly like ones you take in high school- a little bit of everything. But once your general education is completed, you will move on to your specialty. If you are a film major, you will learn concentrated film, and if math major, math, etc.

      In a single day, you can have as many and as little classes as you want– you can take a couple day off, if you’d like! For example, I signed up for classes only on monday and wednesday. I have all other days off!

  21. Kayroe says:

    Can you get half off college tuition if a family member works there?
    My brother’s wife’s cousin works at my DREAM college. She said family can get half off tuition. But since I’m not immediate family, will it still apply?

  22. jason l says:

    How dose the credits in college works?
    I came to US two years ago, this year, I graduated from high school, got a diploma. and ready to go to a community college.
    but I’m not sure how does the college credits works in USA.
    I got 4 class, and each is 3 credits, is that mean after this semester,
    I will get 12 credits ??
    can someone explain to me ? thank you

    • eri says:

      Yes, if you’re taking 4 classes at 3 credits each and you pass them you get 4*3=12 credits. It doesn’t depend on the grade; pass with a C or an A and you have the same number of credits.

  23. carla says:

    Can someone explain to me how college basketball works?
    March Madness is coming and I don’t get how college basketball works. What is with the brackets and how does the ratings work? And why does a bad team play the top seeded team in the first round or whatever? If you could please explain it nicely so I can understand it thanks… Also what are the current ratings and who is favored to win?

    • Go Blue says:

      There are 31 Conferences. The winners of each conference tournaments automatically is entered in the NCAA tournament. A committee then selects the next best 34 teams based on their record, who they’ve played, their strength of schedule and quality wins and losses.

      Top seeded teams play the worst seeded teams because it would be unfair to make them play a 2 seed, while a 16 seed plays a 15 seed. That way the top half of each round should always win.

      The committee will announce the tournament bracket tomorrow at 6 pm est.

  24. Alvaro Hernandez says:

    How does the Spanish online degree (from an accredited college) works?
    Hey guys, I’m a native Spanish speaker. I want to become a Spanish teacher. I guess I need to have a BA in Spanish. I work full time, so I think the only option I have is to do school online, but how dos it work? Another question I want to ask is if I will be able to finish faster or skip some steps because I speak the leguage already?
    Thank you folks for your answers.

    • PE2008 says:

      In some circles, a native Spanish speaking person getting a degree in Spanish is considered cheating…

      Don’t count on being hired as a Spanish Teacher (in Elementary or High School). Any online degree you get will be discounted by employers, and you will have too much competition from candidates whose degrees are earned on-campus.

  25. anonymous says:

    Im confused on how college works (texas tech university is what i am aspring to go to?
    I guess i want to major in biology, because i like biology and i want to be a doctor, so what classes would i have to take during my 4 yrs in college that make me major in biology as well as satify pre-med requirements? Do ihave to take a foreign language class if i want to major in biology.

    • K says:

      When you first start college you are required to take certain classes, and then you can take classes that you want. There are certain graduation requirements for different schools, so contact the university that you want to go to and ask about those requirements, and what a typical schedule looks like. While you’re doing the basic college work, try to take as many science classes as possible, it will help you get into med school.

  26. melizz13 says:

    I dont understand how college works this is the first time my parent has dealt with this and I have questions?
    I have tried to contact the college but they have not been helpful.
    All I want to know is when,and how do I get/control my loan money

    • mommyoftwo53 says:

      The loan money goes straight to the school and then once tuition and whatever else is paid for the rest is sent to you. It will be up to the school when they send you the refund. Some schools do it right before school, right after, after the drop date, mid semester, end of semester etc… all up to the school.

  27. Viva la Vida says:

    Can someone explain to me how the electoral college works?
    Please try to give me the gist of it, while at the same time using as much detail as possible. General rule of thumb: Try to use around 110 words.

  28. Sharon says:

    Can some explain how getting into college works?
    okay im a senior in high school and i feel totally lost on what to do as far as apply to a college as well as when i should do it and the requirements for a community (plan to transfer to sac unv). Im so lost. and so much rides on this, can anyone clearly explain it to me.

  29. goldengirl6289 says:

    My son is in college & works weekends is he eligible for any type of welfare assistance?
    He is deaf, and pays for his college through loans and grants. He lives free in one of my rentals but can’t buy food, utilities, etc, on what little time he has to work at Dunkin Donuts making $6 an hour.

    • ThinkingMan2006 says:

      Im a graduate student and my wife makes $12 per hour. I lost my job and am getting unemployment of 344 a week. When I called SRS (Welfare) to inquire about if we would be eligible for any assistance, even some day care assistance while I look for a job and we were told “you make too much money and are not eligible, besides as a student you are not eligible anyways unless you are working” They then proceeded to tell me that even then, as a college student, I wasnot eligible for aid never mind I am struggling to pay bills, feed the children, etc. I am in education and need the graduate degree to earn more money but the school I am at offers classes mostly during the day. (It was the only school I could afford!).

      Anyways..it never hurts to find out. It is possible the SSI – Disability might be easier though. Welfare has been cut so much that those TRULY needy who are making an attempt in life to do something and have no desire to use services longer than needed seem to NEVER get the help while a whole lot of lazy, perfectly capable people live off the welfare system.

  30. aryatack says:

    can someone explain how the electoral college works?
    i have seen many posts but none of the quite does it. i used to think that the people chose the president within their own state and then whoever wins gets all the points in that state (winner takes all). now somebody told me that our votes are just a suggestion, if this is so how come they have to wait for the polls to close then count? so can you explain in simple terms who picks the president?

    • JC says:

      There are some states that require the Electoral representatives to cast their votes for the winner of the state’s popular vote, but that’s in less than 1/2 the states I believe.

      Theoretically, Electoral voters can cast their votes however they choose, and that could shake up the election and even end up with the opposing candidate. However, if this happened, I imagine it would absolutely blow up across the country with riots and the Supreme Court would have to intervene.

      Hopefully it doesn’t happen. Personally, I just wish we could go to the popular vote nationally, it just makes so much more sense.

  31. Looking for Diamonds says:

    Does anyone know anything about college works painting internship?
    Hi, I’m a college student, and I was approached a couple of days ago about this internship. The only problem, I don’t know anyone personally who has went through the process or knows someone who did. So I am posing this question to the internet in hopes of getting an answer! Thanks so much!

    • BetheOne says:

      Like many internships out there you will get mixed results. Some people liked it and some didn’t. Overall, any internship that teaches you real world techniques is valuable in the long run.
      Read some reviews below.

  32. mahdeesun<3kevin(3.6.10) says:

    i never really understood how college and finding a career works. help?
    i would like very much to be a math teacher. i have good grades in math. i am in 10th grade. how does going to college for this work out? how many years would i need to go, and what degree should i get? and do i have to know all this stuff already to get in or do i relearn it in college.

  33. Kyle Marsh says:

    Does anyone know how academic probation in college works?
    I have been placed on academic probation for this semester. Well I was placed on it over the summer, but this semester I’m on academic probation. If I do not maintain the gpa that is required what happens? Will I lose my financial aid? Get kicked out of school? I plan on talking to someone in financial aid, and my academic advisor, but I am curious to know and find out at the moment. If anyone knows it is greatly appreciated!! Thanks!

    • RoaringMice says:

      That depends on the college. Usually, you’re given X semesters (1 or 2) to bring your GPA up over a 2.0 overall. If you do not do that, you are dismissed from the school.

      If your GPA falls below a certain level, you do lose your financial aid, and won’t get it back until you bring your GPA back up. So you’d need to take classes to boost your GPA, but you wouldn’t get any federal aid to pay for them, and you may or may not get aid directly from the school – depends on the policies of the school.

      For some schools, you need to take those classes *at* the school in order to boost your GPA. At other schools, you can take them elsewhere – so you’d take them at a community college to save money.

      You can see an example of one school’s policies here:
      http://www.frostburg.edu/ungrad/faid/satisfactoryacademicprogress.htm

      Your college should have this stuff somewhere on its website – usually in the financial aid section. You can try to find it now, so that you don’t have to wait to find out where you might stand. Then you can have an informed discussion with your advisor and financial aid.

  34. decibaldude says:

    i have a auctioned off dell pc from a college it works great i have full access to everything i?
    its like new for 20.00..lolnow theres two programs ive never seen before and i dont want to delete them if itll mess with the pc i beleave ! that its something the college put on iy..its called NOVEL,AND ZEN WORKS Anyone herd of them knoe what they are is it safe to delete them or not..any help appreciated.

  35. ? says:

    Will my vote really count next Election,considering how the Electoral College works?

    Say I’m from a Democrated state ummm
    MA
    Say I’m a Republican
    Republicans win the popular vote
    What does the Electoral College vote?

    • Peapie says:

      Whatever way they want which is why Bush won the last election in Florida. They are suppose to represent the people but by law are not required to vote the way the state popular vote goes. The electoral College was set up eons ago because people lived so far apart…but with the technology we have there really is no need for one anymore, but it serves the purpose of the ELITE SOCIETY.IT IS TOTALLY UNFAIR and out dated and should be changed to Popular vote only. So I hope young people get out and try to change that and us old Boomers will help. I do think it is important to vote though because no vote is just a vote for the opposite team. Also I don’t feel I have a right to complain about who is president if I didn’t take part in the process as messed up as it is. SO VOTE!! ; )

  36. a worrier says:

    What is the best study skills that works at college environment?
    i used to get a & b just soing home works at hs, but i know it will not work at college. what is the next level?

    • mom says:

      You have to assess the amount of reading, writing, research, your classes will take. Sounds like you already have the smarts.

      Then, you will have to plan to study, and work your social life around that. It just takes a little more discipline, because there are more distractions. Good Luck!

  37. mochochina says:

    Could someone explain to me how the Electoral College works?
    and the popular vote…I’m confused with the whole thing.
    Could you put it in simple words.

    • Jimmy says:

      Sure. Pretty much, each state’s congress reps get 1 vote each. Every state has 2 senators, but the amount of reps they have in the house of representatives will differ based on population, so the higher population states have more representation.

      There are a total of 538 voters, and the representatives must vote the way the state’s popular vote ends. For example, winning the popular vote in cali is worth 55 electoral votes, so whomever wins cali gets those 55. A majority of 270 is required to win the election, so when you see the forecasts on tv, they pretty much count up to someone reaches 270, and they are declared the winner.

      There are a few situations where this can be tricky, and sometimes unfair. In 2000, Gore had more votes than Bush, but since Bush had more electoral votes, he won the election, even though he didn’t have more votes than Gore. Another possibilty, with multiple candidates, is that no one recieves 270, either due to a 269-269 tie, or a 3rd voter winning some electoral votes. In a case like this, even if there is a clear winner, due to the 3rd candidate winning several states (For example, 250 – 150-138) the winning candidate would not win, and the vote would go to the house of representatives with only 1 vote per state.

  38. Look into my eyez says:

    Hello no one really has the time to tell me how the college process works????
    How does the college process work in th USA because I want to go to Drama school ( to do stage set up, write scripts ,direct ,and behind the scenes stuff) But I do not know how college works…. I want to go to a community college
    I Live In California (Los Angeles
    I am 15 and just thinking ahead!

    • RoaringMice says:

      When you’re looking at community colleges, make sure the ones you are considering have a theater department. Not all do, so check. Make sure they offer the technical theater classes you want: stagecraft (building sets), lighting design, sound design, and etc. Make sure they have student and professional productions on campus, and that you’ll be able to work on those productions while you’re in school.

      Again, not all community colleges have a theater program, and in those that do, not all offer technical theater (the backstage stuff). SUNY Orange does, here in NY, and there are lots of others that do, but check! You can speak with someone in admissions or look through their catalogue to check for yourself.

      Once you find a community college that you like, you can apply to them and begin the process of attending. You’ll need to fill out an application form and send them your highschool transcripts, but admissions at the college can explain the process to you.

  39. yetti says:

    Do people really understand how the electoral college works?
    I see many people who say they don’t like it and then they go on and on and it seems they don’t really know how it works. Do you know how it works, and do you agree with it….
    Here is why its a good system, in my mind. I was made to give the states with a lower population an equal say. There are more people in one major US city that in my whole state….and I am sure you interests on may issues are not the same as mine, or the key issues are different. This system allows the lower populated rural states like mine to have the same voice and the more pupulated urban areas. It is the same reason we have two house in congress….one passed on population and one with a set number.
    People say that in the system their one vote don’t count…we if everyone who said that went out and voted then that would be a couple thousand votes maybe more in each state. That could make a differance on who wins that state, therefore who gets the electorial votes.

    • BrianthePigEatingInfidel says:

      I suspect not. I think it is a good idea, because democratic majorities don’t often care much about individual rights. And the point of government is not to pass any law that is popular among the majority, but to protect rights and liberty. Democratic elections are just ONE means to that end. If it is the only means, histsory has shown it tends to degenerate into dictatorship. The Electoral College provides a small bulwark against the encroachments on liberty by the majority.

      Jefferson noted long ago that people living in cities tended to be disdainful of individualist virtues. If the urban centers had total, unchecked power over the entire nation, then we’d have far fewer liberties we do now, especially in the economic realm. We’d look more like our socialist neighbor to the north and Europe.

  40. Adolf Schmichael says:

    How many people on here understand how the electoral college works?
    Judging by the answers given about the electoral college and whether or not an individuals vote really counts. I bet only about one in five really understands how the electoral college really works and why we have it.

    If you know or if you think you know, explain.
    Yea, 1 in 5 may be a little to generous, Anomalous.
    Marlena, the number of congressional districts is how many electoral votes.

    But some states only have 1 congressional district, so they get a minimum of 3 votes.

    • Badcock says:

      Obviously not many.
      With minor variations state by state, you and the rest of your states citizens vote for the president. The state has electors that will cast the vote for the state, but in most cases are legally bound to vote for the candidate that won the popular vote in that state.
      As a result, it is kind of like a hybrid – part popular vote, part a vote based on geography and population base.
      A state gets one vote for each senator and one vote for each congressman, thus the big payoff states of Florida, New York, and California.

  41. Karthy007 says:

    Can someone explain how exactly the electoral college works?
    Please don’t use political jargon unless you can explain it well…it confuses me. thanks very much :]

    • Steven S says:

      The voters of each state vote for electors to vote for President and Vice-President, though most ballots just show the candidates’ names instead of the electors’. The electors in most states must vote for whichever candidate receives a majority of that state’s popular vote. The electors then vote for President and Vice-President.

      Each state is allocated a number of electors equal to their amount of Congressmen plus their amount of Senators, so the least amount of electors a state can have is 3. Washington, DC also has three, despite having no Senators and one nonvoting Congressman.

      States decide how to allocate their electors, so theoretically a state’s legislature could appoint its electors. Colorado did this in 1876 because it didn’t have enough time to hold elections, and South Carolina did this for every election up to the Civil War. In 2000, there was fear that Florida’s legislature would appoint its electors if the Supreme Court case (Gore v. Bush) wasn’t going to be settled before the deadline for submitting electoral votes to the federal government.

  42. Diane W says:

    My daughter is 20and in college and works part time. Can I claim her and her income on my tax return.?
    I was able to claim her last year. But she had only worked for 2 months and had barely any income. She still does not have much income, but I don’t know if I can claim her or not.

    • Lola says:

      If she files before you do, you’ll be in trouble. You need to talk to her, ask her if she plans to file, and if you do claim her, give her a bit, she may have gotten her own little refund if she would have filed on her own.

  43. YBM says:

    Can Anyone One Tell Me How The Roommate Search For College Works I Filled Out Information?
    the 4 year college that im going to dosent have dorms anymore idk why they got rid of them but they have apartments that are partnership you know what i mean i hope

    so i did the information so whats next do they find me a apartment and roommate idk
    http://www.wilmu.edu/studentlife/roommateform.aspx

    • Splendid Irony says:

      Looks like they send you a list of other people that are similar to you that are looking for roommates and you go find your own housing together.

  44. stubaby says:

    does a college student that works partime have to file income tax?
    my daughter works partime and doesnt make alot of $$ she is a full time college student, does she have to file ?

  45. sbcyahoo says:

    question to any college student who works full time and attends a college?
    ok so im a senior this year and i am planning to attend a comunity college for 2 years then transfer to a university. I’m going to attend a cc in southern cali near LA and i have a job ready for when i move. So my question is how hard would it be to have a full time job and balance college? i’m most likely going to work 60-75 hours a week and need to know from other people how relatively hard it would be to balance college. ty

    • Ryan N says:

      It all depends on how many credits you are planning to take. I’m a freshman at a Minnesota school. A full time student and part time worker. 18 credits and about 25 hours a week fills most of my schedule. You should take less than 10 credits for sure.

  46. dork says:

    is there a college that works like options for youth high school?
    i went to an options for youth high school where i only went twice a week for an hour and they would give me packets to do at home they i would come back give them a packet and they would make me take a test on it. i noticed i do way better in school when i did things on my own. i graduated already.. is there a college that kind of does the same thing?

    • meem says:

      Actually depending on your major, that could describe the entire college experience. Hard sciences often have a compulsory lab component, but for other majors instead you get a recommended text or texts, or maybe a course reading book, you can choose not to attend lectures if you really don’t want to (although they do help, and can be interesting), and as long as you hand in the assignments and attend the exams then how you approach the learning is completely up to you. It sounds like you will be fantastic in college thanks to your self-directed approach.

  47. rabble rouser says:

    Where is the clearest (plain english) explanation of how the electoral college works?
    I’m pretty educated (Bachelor’s degree) and I’m pretty active in Politics as well…

    But I have a heck of a time trying to explain the EC to my friends and family…

    Even the Wikipedia page is kind of cryptic on the matter.

    Help please?

    • psycmikev says:

      There is no “clear” answer. Tradionally, when you vote for president, you are actually voting for electors who “promise” to vote for your canidate, but they are not obligated to, and a few have not. Normally, whoever wins the state, even by a single vote, gets all the electorial votes of the state. This number is the amount of senators and congressmen the state has. However, a few small states require the electorial votes to be split the way the voters voted. California is considering the same thing. The problem with the electorial college is that the person winning the popular vote might not win the electorial college vote. To become president, you need a majority of the electorial votes, currently 271, but that would change in a three way race.

  48. Qqa Q says:

    i dont get how college works, simple questions?
    i dont get how college credits work. im in high school currently. i plan on taking a 5 year architecture program to get a bachelor degree. so what classes would that include, or do i have to pick the other classes my myself like english and science?

    • ebmid2 says:

      When I got my bachelor’s degree, approximately half the classes I had to take were in my major (architecture, in your case), and you don’t choose them. Plus I had to take a few basic classes in the main subjects (like two semesters of math, two of English, and four of a foreign language). Plus I had to take four social science classes, and I got to pick which classes I wanted for that (I could take history, or psychology, or philosophy, or other things like that). And I had to take four science classes, and I got to pick which classes I wanted for that (I could take physics, or biology, or astronomy, or other things like that). Then I had to take a few electives where I could pick anything I wanted (among other things, I took bowling and horseback riding).

  49. Rene D says:

    I get how the Electoral college works but what’s actually on your ballots when you guys vote?
    I want to understand comprehensively how the American presidential election works. I get the state-pop.-no of electoral votes. But wots on the ballot?

    • presidentofallantarctica says:

      In each state ballot, all the candidates running for election that year are listed, from president down to town dog catcher. In the case of the presidential vote, whoever wins the most votes in that state gets all the electoral votes there, except for places like Nebraska, where the electoral votes can be divided.

  50. mags says:

    What is the percentage of voters that know how the electoral college works?
    please source your information

    • Dave Holman says:

      I don’t have a source, but my empirical evidence would put the number at less than 25% of the electorate.

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