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College and Career Connections

Grady High School's College and Career Center

Serving the college planning needs of Grady students
Rising Seniors: 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 ( 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 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).


Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 CCC Founders Scholarship: Anna Poznyak and Grace Hawkins! Thanks to everyone who applied.
Grace Hawkins and Anna Poznyak  
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
Visiting colleges?
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.