College and Career Connections
Grady High School's College & Career Center:
proudly serving over 1000 student visits each month!
Groups: Grady High School's College and Career Connections
What's New This Week....
Wednesday, February 26th
College Visits in the CCC:
Time: 12:15-12:45 PM
Georgia Perimeter (Clarkston Campus)
Time: 12:15-2:45 PM
March 1 & April 12
SCAD Information Meetings
@ SCAD Atlanta (1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309)
To register: visit scad.edu/scad
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
College Financial Aid Information Night
Location: Grady Theater or Cafeteria
Time: 6:00 PM
Parents & Students Get Information on:
GA College 411, FAFSA, HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, HOPE Grant, Pell Grant, Student Loans, Work Study, Family Financial Contribution, and Tuition Costs & Fees
March 13-14, 2014 (Thursday/Friday)
2014 Career Expo
Location: Georgia International Convention Center (College Park, GA)
Registration Deadline: February 28, 2014
Registration Website: www.cefga.org
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Free Mini-College Admissions Camp
Location: Oglethorpe University (Turner Lynch Campus Center's Trustee Room)
Topics Include: The College Search; To Test or Not to Test; Financial Aid/Scholarships and Navigating a College Fair
Sunday, March 16
[FREE] National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) National College Fair
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Georgia World Congress Center
Registration Website: www.nacacnet.org/ncfstudent or www.gotomyncf.com
Meet with hundreds of college representatives, plus talk to a counselor about choosing a major, financial aid, and more & lots of college workshops!
Wednesday, April 2nd
College in the Courtyard @ Grady High School
It is FAFSA TIME!!!
***Seniors & Family ...the sooner you complete the FAFSA=more money available to you. ***
Video: 7 Steps to the FAFSA
THANK YOU TO THE Virginia-Highland Civic Association for $800 Grant
The Freshman Index for 2-Year & 4-Year Admission
Students seeking admission to a University System of Georgia college or university are required to meet the freshman index requirements. These two resources will help you calculate yours and guide you to the appropriate GA Schools.
Presentations: Grady CCC Financial Aid Presentation Part 1
List: List of College Resources Available for Checkout - Available for Checkout from the Media Center & from the Fulton County Library System
Spreadsheet: How & When to Submit a Fee Waiver (to GA Schools)
Worksheet: Putting Together Your College List
Updated: One pager - List of Useful Websites for the College Application Process
Spreadsheet: Grady Student Higher Education Guide
This spreadsheet has a wealth of information on all sorts of topics. The first tab is a list of GA Schools (as well as some other selective colleges) which provides a good comparison of information on the costs, requirements, and application deadlines of each school. The following tabs offer different websites to check out for scholarships, financial aid, college prep, and testing etc.
Presentation: College Preparation Timeline/Checklist - What you should you be doing each year of high school to prepare for college & the college application process?
Educated Quest's Public Ivy School 2013-2014 List
Why First-Year STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Girls Attend Women's Colleges - http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3810383
The Geographic Representative in the Admission Office: Your New Best Friend - http://collegeadmissionbook.com/blog/geographic-representative-admission-office-your-new-best-friend
All About the SAT
Why Kids Shouldn't take the SAT, ACT Too Early
Is there a Perfect Time to take the ACT or SAT?
2013 College Fly-In Programs
One of the best ways to figure out your college preferences is to visit a few college campuses. Many schools have special weekends for this and also offer financial aid and fee waivers to help get you there. Here are two good websites:
Don't delay - some of the deadlines to apply for financial assistance for the fly-ins have already passed!
Do Something: College Scholarships