BHS College & Career Resource Center
Hi everyone! My name's Andy and I'm a proud graduate of all three Booker schools. I was BHS class of 2011 and was an active member of VPA TV/Film, student govt., NHS president, CFES, the tennis team, and was also dual-enrolled at SCF my senior year. I graduated from New York University (NYU) where I majored in English with minors in Social Entrepreneurship & Urban Education. While at NYU I studied abroad in London and Abu Dhabi, started a nonprofit, and had internships in finance, education, and e-commerce. After undergrad, I spent two years working at Google in people operations/recruiting before getting my Masters in Technology, Innovation & Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. I was very blessed to earn both of my degrees fully funded thanks to the Gates Millennium Scholarship. And for the last two years I've been back in New York where I work as a Senior Program Manager at SYPartners, a creative consulting company. Here to answer questions you might have!
Hi everyone! I currently work for the Virginia Department of Health as a Case Investigator. I am working to lower the burden of COVID-19 on the community surrounding my alma mater, the University of Virginia. I graduated from Booker High School in 2016. While at Booker, I was a wrestler, a student government member, and a Rotaract member. I also started a Peer-to-Peer Tutoring program for afterschool education. I was in the first cohort of students to graduate with an AICE Diploma and I also received my Associates Degree from State College of Florida, before coming up to Virginia! At UVA, I majored in Global Public Health, I was in a fraternity, and I interned abroad in India. Feel free to reach out with any questions.
My name is Brandon Marcello (BHS Class of 1990). I attended out-of-state schools for my entire college education. I received an undergraduate degree in exercise science and a Master's degree in exercise physiology from Marshall University. I began my PhD at Louisiana State University (LSU) and completed it at Baylor Univeristy. I have worked at IMG Academies, EXOS, and Stanford University. I currently own my own consulting company, and provide services to professional sports teams, professional athletes, Olympians, technology companies, and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Please reach out to me if I can answer any questions regarding attending an out-of-state college/university.
What are the disadvantages to attending an out- of state- college or university?
The biggest disadvantage is likely the cost of tuition, but if you have scholarships this might not be a large of a factor. Other than that, there is always the potential of being homesick, and then you have the costs associated with traveling between home and school.
Are there many out of state colleges which accept AICE credits?
I think your best option is to look for this on the AICE website: http://recognition.cambridgeinternational.org/SearchRecognitions.aspx
What happens if you no longer want to do out of states college can you do it online?
I attended out-of-state universities, and it's hard to say if there are distinct advantages and/or disadvantages. Cost is potentially the first consideration as out-of-state tuition if significantly higher than in-state tuition. If one has scholarships, grants, and/or other forms of financial aid, then perhaps this isn't a concern. Another consideration is that a particular school may be nationally regarded for a particular area of study. This may be important, so that's another consideration. Additionally, sometimes moving farther away from home and experiencing a new state, city, environment can be very beneficial. Lastly, there is nothing that prevents one from transferring to another school should you not like it. While perhaps not ideal, a large number of students have done this and continue to do this.
What are some advantages of attending college out of state?
How likely is it for a student from Florida to be accepted in a college/university in California, based off of previous acceptance rates?
I wouldn't worry too much about acceptance rates in this way. Many reputable, competitive schools have students from every state and many countries outside the U.S. It's more useful to see the percentage of students accepted based on their GPA, test score range, etc. Some of this info can be found on the particular school's website.