Student Resources

9th

Grade

  • Create an account on GA Futures and use the resources available to start planning for college. 

  • Take challenging courses that will prepare you for college.  Talk to your counselor about the importance of honors, AP, and dual enrollment classes. 

  • Get involved and keep track of all community service activities. 

  • Get involved in school sports, clubs, and leadership roles.  

  • Keep track of all of your accomplishments and honors during the school year.

  • Manage your time wisely and begin using a planner or google calendar to track important deadlines and appointments.

10th

Grade

  • Use GA Futures to explore career options, research colleges and majors, and learn the requirements for the HOPE and ZELL Miller Scholarships.  

  • Get familiar with college admissions test requirements.  Research the SAT and ACT.  Understand the difference and scoring for both tests.  Take the PSAT given at high school.  Begin studying for the SAT and ACT.

  • Continue taking challenging courses.  Register for AP and/or dual enrollment courses for your Junio year. 

  • Stay involved in the community and continue to build your resume with volunteer activities. 

  • Look for summer job.

10th

Grade

  • Use GA Futures to explore career options, research colleges and majors, and learn the requirements for the HOPE and ZELL Miller Scholarships.  

  • Get familiar with college admissions test requirements.  Research the SAT and ACT.  Understand the difference and scoring for both tests.  Take the PSAT given at high school.  Begin studying for the SAT and ACT.

  • Continue taking challenging courses.  Register for AP and/or dual enrollment courses for your Junio year. 

  • Stay involved in the community and continue to build your resume with volunteer activities. 

  • Look for summer job.

11th

Grade

  • Meet with your school counselor and/or graduation coach.  Register for rigorous courses and make sure graduation requirements are being met. 

  • Research colleges and schedule campus tours. Attend college fairs.  Meet with college representatives visiting the high school.  

  • Know the college admissions process and admissions requirements for schools you are interested in.

  • Register for SAT/ACT tests.  Use online practice tests.  Ask your counselors about fee waivers.  

  • Create a student resume of all activities both in and out of school you have been involved in.  Invlude all community service activities and jobs.  

  • Look for summer job.

12th

Grade

  • Take SAT or ACT again.  Check to see if you qualify for fee waivers.

  • Narrow college choices.  Know application deadlines.  Check on early decision or early action options.

  • Prepare college admissions essays and request letters of recommendation from teachers.

  • Complete the FAFSA in October and have sent to colleges you will be applying to.

  • Complete college applications.

  • Apply for all available scholarships.  Watch the Guidance Department's monthly newsletter for all new scholarship applications.  Listen to school announcements for scholarship announcements. Have someone review all applications and essays before submitting.  

  • Enjoy your final year of high school!

  • Look for summer job.

Important Links
Explore Colleges, Majors, and Scholarships

GAfutures is a one-stop-shop for all things college. Make sure you know your login and use this site often!

Compare Colleges

The college search tool on the College Board's Big Future site will let you compare schools you are interested in to help find the right college for you!

10 Questions to "Discover Your Future"

Check out the slideshow on the College Board's Big Future website. Explore all of the great information on this site.

Finding Federal Aid

Get information on the FAFSA and more at the U.S. Department of Education's official financial aid site.

The College Scorecard

Get detailed information on 2-year and 4-year programs nationwide by searching the U.S. Department of Education's database.  Check graduation rates, costs, and salary after attending.

Bring College Applications to Life

Create a profile with Zee Mee as a way to show colleges who you are.

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