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    College & Career Planning

    We encourage all students to create an account with the College Board website before the first day of school, and download the app. 

    The Common Application  

    • One application, unlimited possibilities.
    • Whether you're applying for the first time or you're a transfer student taking the next step in your journey, we're here for you every step of the way. See what's possible by exploring which colleges and universities accept the Common App.

    GA Futures  

    • GA Futures is run by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Students who plan to attend college in the state of Georgia will need an account with GA Futures in order to: 
      • Apply to Georgia public colleges
      • Check their preliminary HOPE GPA
      • Send electronic transcripts to Georgia colleges/universities
    • Students MUST have their Social Security Number on file with the school. 

    College Entrance Exams

    • The SAT and ACT are college entrance exams required by four-year colleges and universities. We recommend that students take the SAT and/or ACT for the first time during second semester of their junior year. If students qualify for free or reduced lunch, they may receive two fee waivers per test. Please request your fee waiver from the counseling office.
    • Students who plan to attend a technical or two-year college may take the ACCUPLACER Exam - a placement test administered by the post-secondary institution. Please note that fee waivers are not applicable to this exam.
    • Students are responsible for registering for these exams, as well as sending their scores to their respective colleges.
    • Spring, Summer, Fall ’21
      • The University System of Georgia (USG) will waive test score requirements for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 admission due to uncertainty about the scheduling of SAT/ACT testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
      • USG made the decision after monitoring testing availability during the spring and summer when multiple test date cancellations caused limited testing availability and negatively impacted students. This temporary adjustment will allow students to apply for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 admission without submitting ACT or SAT scores. Students must still meet all other admission requirements, and must meet adjusted minimum grade point average eligibility thresholds for admission to each USG sector. Students who have SAT/ACT scores may still submit them.

    Recommendation Letters & High School Highlights Sheets

    Counselors will provide letters of recommendation for colleges and scholarships that require these documents.  Students shall submit their completed high school “Brag Sheet”  to Ms. Rowe electronically. Requests will be completed within 10 days of receiving the student’s paperwork, so pay close attention to deadlines and plan ahead!  Download this Word Document to complete your "Brag Sheet" and submit it by email or provide a printed copy.