College and Career Connections
Grady High School's College & Career Center:
... serving the college planning needs of Grady's students with over 1000 student visits each month!
Thursday, May 5
All three lunches in the CCC
Seniors, now that you know where you're going in the fall, are you worried about how to succeed academically? Do you wonder how high school and college classes are different, and if you're prepared? Come hear a panel of local professors who will share their "secrets" of academic success! Bring your questions and your lunch.
Juniors, what can you do this summer to get a head start on college applications? Plenty!
*Start working on your college essay. Through the Common Application website, you can apply to over 600 colleges (www.commonapp.org). Part of the application is to write an essay, and you can find the prompts on the website. If you’d like some feedback or advice, even over the summer, you may email a draft of your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you. Visit the CCC’s website to find essay tips and links to great sample essays that will inspire you.
*Complete your resume. There are links to templates on the CCC website. You’ll need this in the fall when you ask your teachers and counselor for a letter of recommendation.
*Visit some colleges. Plan a trip to visit specific schools you’re interested in, or just visit any of the many colleges in Atlanta to get a feel for different types of campuses.
*Plan to complete your testing. If you still need to take the SAT or ACT, do some prep over the summer (there are many options, including free online test prep and paid classes).
*Sign Up for Remind 101 texts. To make sure you receive information about fall workshops, college visits, and more important information, text this number: 81010. In the message line type @ccc2017 (for seniors).
Seniors, thank you for your applications for the CCC Founders Scholarship!
Recipients will be announced at Visions on May 14.
ACHIEVE ATLANTA SCHOLARSHIP
Everyone who qualifies will get this scholarship! If you have financial need (that is, if you qualify for a Pell grant), and have an 80 GPA (75 GPA for two-year school), you WILL receive up to $5,000 for school. Do not leave this money unclaimed! You do need a FAFSA, so if you haven't completed this, please do it now! Find more information at www.achieveatlanta.org.
Download this guide to college visits from the blog Collegewise.
Wondering how to create a college list?
Download this guide from the blog College Essay Guy.