Applying to College (Aplicar a la universidad)
Going to College In-State?
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Students Applying to College Using Common App
Any student who is applying to college(s) using the Common Application must match their Common Application with Naviance.
Students can access Naviance through the Student Portal under Additional Resources.
For additional information or assistance with Naviance, please visit the Counseling Senior Information page or contact the Counseling Office.
College Application Platforms
The Common Application is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of more than 800 member colleges and universities in 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, China, Japan, and many European countries.
Black Common App
The Common Black College Application is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to up to 63 colleges and universities for one application fee of $20.
Start your application as early as ninth grade to get a head start. Then apply to any of the 150+ Coalition member schools, easily and efficiently. Remember, Coalition schools are committed to making college affordable and helping you find success.
Before creating your potential college & university lists, consider your options:
Georgia Apply To College Month
Former Governor Nathan Deal proclaimed November Georgia Apply to College (GAC) Month. GSFC and other state education agencies will look to provide high school seniors with an opportunity to apply to college using GAfutures.org with a focus on providing assistance to first-generation students, minorities, and students from rural areas.
High schools throughout Georgia will host GAC events where their seniors not only have dedicated class time to apply to college, they have an opportunity to speak with representatives from post-secondary institutions about navigating the college application process. Visit College Goal Georgia for more information.
GSFC sponsors GAC, along with Communities in Schools of Georgia, Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Independent College Association, the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, the Technical College System of Georgia, and the University System of Georgia.
November GA Apply To College Month
Seniors (Class of 2024) are encouraged to sign up to participate in this year's events.
Nov. 2nd - Applying To College – FREE Application , Full Ride (Fine Print), Programs & More
Nov. 9th - Scholarships, FAFSA, Financial Award Letters & More
Nov. 16th - Next Steps - Applied to College; Now What?
University System of Georgia Colleges and Universities
Georgia Public College Entrance Requirements
Track your HOPE GPA (In-State Aid)
Keep track of your HOPE Scholarship GPA with the tools on this site.
Transitional Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities College Opportunities
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) College Options
Inclusive Post Secondary Education [IPSE]
Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) Programs
Transitional planning for college can begin as early as possible during the student high school years.
With inclusive programs, referred to as Inclusive Postsecondary Education (IPSE), students with I/DD can now realize their dream of continuing their studies in a university or college setting with their peers.
The Include College campaign wants to spread the word about the possibilities now open to students with I/DD in Georgia. Take a look at the following links to find out what parents need to know, firsthand stories from students and parents, and a roadmap to success at including college in your plans. Information about each school's program is offered below to help you understand your college options.
Have you considered a Honor College (Programs)?
What is Honor's College or Program?
PrepScholar states that an" honors college is a program that exceptional high school students can apply to and enroll in while completing a traditional bachelor’s degree".
Honors college is another on-campus school that forms part of the university’s educational system. Honor programs or Honor Colleges are essentially a Scholars academic extension of the academia campus experience.
While every honors college is different, many honors colleges offer enrolled students perks. Here are some unique opportunities that you can find at honors colleges and programs across the nation:
Courses with more rigorous and/or specialized curriculum that are exclusively open to honors college students
Smaller class sizes that can be conducted seminar-style, allowing students to interact more meaningfully
A smaller faculty-to-student ratio, giving students the opportunity to interact more frequently with professors and advisors
Housing and/or housing amenities that are reserved for honors students, giving honors students the opportunity to form a close-knit community
Priority registration, giving honors students a wider range of course options and the opportunity to curate a semester schedule that suits their needs
Having a high GPA and great test scores to qualify for admission will typcial afford students to qualify. Most honors programs have minimum score and GPA requirements that you must meet in order for your application to be considered.
Example: UGA Morehead's Honor Program & Georgia State's Honor Program
Average First-Year High School GPA 4.06 Average First-Year SAT 1517 Average First-Year ACT *34
3.91* HIGH SCHOOL GPA *WEIGHTED,
CORE 1380 SAT (COMBINED)
31 ACT (COMPOSITE)
Honors College vs. Honors Program
Honors colleges function as discrete schools within the larger university system, and honors programs aren’t separated into individual colleges within the university.
Lastly, there are SCHOLARSHIPS, stipends and study aboard opportunities offered to students that get accepted into Honor Colleges & Programs
Full Ride Scholarships - Colleges & Universities
There are tons of colleges & universities that offer full ride scholarships, however any student looking to apply has to be open to applying to schools outside of your potential college list. These scholarships will normally be available during 1st semester of your senior year & "Early Application" college admission timeframe.
Early vs. Regular Application Decision
Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
List of HBCUs These institutions are 2-year or 4-year programs, and either public or private.
HBCUs are Historically Black Colleges that were created to support students of color & minority. HBCUs are a source of accomplishment and great pride for the African American community as well as the entire nation.
The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, defines an HBCU as: “…any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary [of Education] to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation.” HBCUs offer all students, regardless of race, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents. These institutions train young people who go on to serve domestically and internationally in the professions as entrepreneurs and in the public and private sectors. ED.gov/HBCU
The Black Common Application is available to students with a majority interested in applying to HBCU colleges & universities at a set one-time cost.
Tuition Assistance for DREAMERS
LAA College Bound Resources SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND FELLOWSHIPS FOR LATINO STUDENTS.
Golden Door Scholars: Partner Colleges
Guide for College - Undocumented Students
Guaranteed Admissions Programs
Have you considered colleges & universities with Guaranteed Admissions Programs? Do you know what Guaranteed Admissions Programs mean for you?
Guaranteed Admissions Programs allow a student to apply once and not an additional time after freshman year to get into a particular program later.
Guaranteed Admissions Programs mean a student meeting a certain GPA & testing criteria will be given an automatic admission into a specific program.
Engineering, Nursing, Law & Medical are just a few programs that students could be provided a Guaranteed Admissions Programs.
Want to be a pilot?
Delta Propel is a great option with colleges & universities as partner schools.
Academic Common Market
Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Is out-of state tuition a barrier to a major offered at a college in another state?
You’re in the right place. For more than 35 years, SREB’s Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities.
With the SREB Academic Common Market search, get results from more than 1,900 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 15 states.
What career path will you take?
Students are also encouraged to sit for the ASVAB Exam Test, which is a Career Exploration Test that will assist them in finding out the career field they are stronger suited in.
This exam/test is used by the military but it DOES NOT REQUIRE enlisting in any military branch to sit to take the exam.
Out-of-State Students - In-State Tuition
Test Optional Colleges & Universities
Colleges & Universities extending Test Optional (ACT/SAT can be waived)
for Class of 2023:
With the possibility of testing limitations (SAT/ACT), please research your potential college and university choices to see if they offer TEST OPTIONAL admission! Test Optional is when SAT/ACT scores are not required for admission. Test Optional Colleges 2021-2023
The Board of Regents for The University System of Georgia: Chancellor, Sonny Perdue has announced that ALL UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SYSTEM SCHOOLS, with the exception of Georgia Tech and University of Georgia, will be TEST OPTIONAL again this year. A GPA requirement will be posted on the college or university website required to take advantage of this option.
Example: Georgia College State University is test optional for students with a 3.2 GPA or higher on the Georgia Required High School curriculum.
For more information, see University System of Georgia
Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Charleston Southern University
University of Louisville
Ohio State University
University of South Alabama
University of California, Berkeley
University of Alabama
University of Houston
University of Virginia
University of Missouri
*This might not be applicable to scholarships that require test scores