College and Career Connections
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What's New This Week....
2013 College & Career Motivation Week
Wednesday, November 20: College Financial Aid Information Night
Parents & Students can 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.
LOCATION: Grady Theater
TIME: 6:00 PM
Thursday, November 21: Georgia's Apply to College Day. Counselors, volunteers, and Georgia's Student Finance Commission reps will assist students with registering on GACollege411 and applying to College. Drop by the CCC open all day!
Friday, November 22:
Guest Speakers Day. Community & Business partners will visit various classrooms to discuss career options related to our Academy themes.
College Day. Staff and students will wear gear from their favorite college or alma-mater. Staff will be wearing "Ask Me About College" buttons.
Calling all Creative Students - New & Exciting Opportunity Marlboro College Beautiful Minds ChallengeWin a free trip to the Beautiful Minds Symposium in Vermont and/or a College Scholarship Submission Deadline: December 1, 2013 More information: http://minds.marlboro.edu
New Tool: 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.
New: List of College Resources Available for Checkout - Available for Checkout from the Media Center & from the Fulton County Library System
New Spreadsheet: How & When to Submit a Fee Waiver (to GA Schools)
New Worksheets: 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