College Planning Checklists:
College Prep Checklist 9th Grade
College Prep Checklist 10th Grade
College Prep Checklist 11th Grade
College Prep Checklist 12th Grade
College Application Checklist
College Planning Websites and Resources:
GAfutures: College and career planning, HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship info, Dual Enrollment info, and Transcript Request service for students applying to in state colleges.
CollegeBoard: SAT registration, SAT score submitting services, SAT prep, college and career planning.
CollegeBoard Big Future: College Search engine which helps you narrow the list of colleges down based on your preferences (ex- location, size, major, GPA).
Georgia's College Connector: Your guide to college and career success.
A Complete Guide to the College Application Process- An excellent article by U.S. NEWS that goes over college admission terms, application platforms, and parts of the college application.
The Common Application
GATRACS- With the GATRACS college credit transfer tool you can search for credit transfer opportunities at Georgia’s University System, Technical College System, and Independent colleges. GATRACS saves your course history, which you can access from any computer or device connected to the internet using your GAfutures login credentials.
Financial Aid and Paying for College:
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal student aid.
Financial Aid Essentials This guide offers the basics on financial aid award letters and a glossary of common terms.
After the FAFS Checklist
Compare your Aid Awards Tool- This tool by CollegeBoard provides students with an online worksheet to assist with understanding costs, types of aid, and net price.
Understanding Student Loans
FastWeb: Free Scholarship Search Engine.
Info about how to send your FINAL High School Transcript
Parchment: Transcript Request service for students applying to out of state colleges.
How to request your transcript through GAFUTURES: Transcript Request service for students applying to in-state schools.
WHS Hope Courses- A list of WHS Courses that Count Towards the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship GPA
Hope Rigor Requirements- Students must earn a minimum of 4 units from these courses in addition to meeting the HOPE/Zell Miller GPA requirements to be eligible for HOPE/Zell Miller.