STEP 5: Financial Information
To assist us in determining your eligibility, please complete the following section required by the Department of Education. The information that you provide is protected by the Family Rights and Privacy Act and therefore, will be kept confidential and on file at the Veterans Upward Bound of DC Program office located at The Catholic University of America.
By signing this application, I attest that all the information on this application is correct and true. Moreover, I authorize the release of my academic records to the Veterans Upward Bound of DC (VUB DC) program hosted at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, understanding that the information in these record will be used only to assess the applicant's need for TRIO program services, discerning the veteran's educational progress, evaluate the effectiveness of TRIO program activities, and fulfill TRIO program reporting requirements. Finally, I authorize VUB DC to use the veteran's name, statements and likeness, without charge, for promotional purposes in VUB DC publications, advertising, video, and other formats.
STEP 7: Brief Reading Comprehension Assessment
A required aspect of the Veterans Upward Bound program is for each new enrollee to take a Standardized Test to help us determine areas they may need to focus on in order to be successful in postsecondary education.
We have created the below brief assessment for you to complete today, and
upon completion of the program the same assessment will be given to see if there has been any improvement in score. There is no minimum score or maximum score, this is simply a tool to help us help you.
Read the excerpt and answer the questions below.
It is a Truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighborhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.
"My Dear Mr. Bennet," said his lady to him on day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?"
Mr. Bennet replied that he had not.
"But it is," returned she; "for Mrs. Long has just been here, and she told me all about it."
Mr. Bennet made no answer.
"Do you not want to know who has taken it?" cried his wife impatiently.
"You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it."
This was invitation enough.
"Why, my dear, you must know, Mrs. Long says that Netherfield is taken by a young man of large fortune from the north of England; that he came down on Monday in a chaise and four to see the place, and was so much delighted with it, that he agreed with mr. Morris immediately; that he is to take possession before Michaelmas, and some of his servants are to be in the house by the end of next week."
"what is his name?"
"Is he married or single?"
"Oh! Single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune; four of five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls!"
"How so? How can it affect them?"
"My dear Mr. Bennet," replied his wife, "how can you be so tiresome! You must know that I am thinking of his marrying one of them."
"Is that his design in settling here?"
"Design! Nonsense, how can you talk so! But it is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them, and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes."
"I see no occasion for that. You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, fpr as you are as handsome as any of them, Mr. Bingley may like you best of party."
[Adapted From Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813)]