College Planning and Scholarships
Not sure where to go from here? Here is some helpful information:
The College Board has a dedicated site to assisting you in your future endeavors - https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
There are even sites to help you figure out specific details dealing with financial aid, the application process, career searching, and more - http://www.bestcollegefit.com/resources.php#aid
If you are an athlete and planning on pursuing athletics in college, then you have a couple of extra steps to complete. Depending upon the university, you’ll need to create an NCAA or NAIA account.
And for those students looking to enter a two-year school, the SAT and ACT may not be requirements for you. Instead, your school may take the COMPASS or ACCUPLACER test instead. Here’s some test prep for you: http://www.testprepreview.com/compass_test_breakdo...
Want to study a major that is not offered in the state of Georgia, but not pay out-of-state tuition? You’re in the right place. For more than 35 years, SREB’s Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities. Please visit http://www.sreb.org/academic-common-market for more details.
Seniors will have an informational session regarding the FAFSA on October 18, 2016, and a Georgia Student Finance Workshop to complete their FAFSA on November 3, 2016. Students can access their Free Application for Federal Student Aid via https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Beware of sites asking for money; the first word in FAFSA is free!
Georgia Apply to College Day is November 4, 2016. Please see Ms. Finley for more details.
Scholarship Search Engines and Websites
Always check with your receiving institution’s financial aid office for scholarships you may be eligible for!
Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest: Varsity Tutors runs a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are viewed by Varsity tutors at the end of the month and one
winner is subsequently chosen. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship .
Deadline: Opens the first of each month and closes the middle of each month
Chegg $1,000 Monthly Scholarship: Every month Chegg gives away $1,000 to a high school student who best answers our monthly prompt. Visit www.chegg.com for complete information. Deadline: Closes the 1st of each month
Both local and national scholarships, when available, will have forms in the Counseling Department.
Students can request that their transcript be sent to their college/university of choice (as well as the NCAA) by completing the Transcript Request Form located and labeled in the Counseling Department or by submitting their transcript request through their GAFutures.org account.