NFHS COUNSELING NEWSLETTER
Virtual College Visits are happening now!
- OCT 1: Mississippi State University & Louisiana State University
- OCT 7: The University of Alabama & University of Kentucky
- OCT 9: University of West Georgia & Valdosta State University
- OCT 13: University of North Georgia & University of South Carolina
- OCT 15: Ohio University & University of Arizona
- OCT 21: Young Harris & Georgia College and Statue University
- OCT 23: The University of Alabama & Samford University
- OCT 27: Mercer University & Radford University
- OCT 29: Furman University & Agnes Scott
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
Class of 2024 High School 101
FORSYTH VIRTUAL SCHOOL
FVA's Guide to Academic Success
Online education is a very new concept for many families, so using this guide provided by FVA can help keep you on track to academic success. Remember, it is never too early to reach out for help - your teachers and counselors are here to support and help you!
Scholarships & Financial Aid
The FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid opened for completion on October 1st. NFHS offered a live Financial Aid Information session with Marcus Hilliard from the Georgia Student Finance Commission on Thursday, Oct. 1st at 6 PM.
In case you missed it, we have a variety of resources we would like to share with you:
For Georgia Student Finance Commission's upcoming webinars, click HERE. Their FAFSA completion webinar will be held on Oct. 13th at 5 pm.
Marcus is available for free 30 minute financial aid consultations. For registration and to view his availability, click HERE.
For more information regarding the FAFSA and completion, you can also visit Sallie Mae's FAFSA Guide as an additional resource.
If you have more individual questions, you can reach out to Marcus directly at email@example.com
Scholarship Spotlight: Zell Miller
"SAT and ACT cancellations: GSFC’s Board of Commissioners voted earlier this year to extend the deadline for the Class of 2020 (high school and home study) to submit qualifying test scores for the Zell Miller Scholarship until December 30, 2020, because of test cancellations resulting from COVID-19.
Given the ongoing cancellations of SAT and ACT testing, the Georgia Student Finance Commission is considering options for administrative and statutory changes to further support students during this time. Class of 2020 and 2021: Please continue to check back here for additional updates in the coming days."
Test Prep - Sycamore Learning
This fall, Sycamore Learning is offering students online ACT, PSAT/SAT, and Study Skills Webinars most every weekend through November as well as an option for a 5-day boot camp during the week. These Webinars will be just like their regular classes only held online via GotoMeeting and conducted with a live presenter so students can still ask questions. All students that attend will receive their Study Guide which will be mailed to them prior to the seminar.
Please visit their website or view the flier below for more information!
If a Senior is applying to college using The Common Application, please click here for directions on how to send your transcript to Common App through Parchment.
Counselor Recommendations - Senior Resume Form
VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS & TOURS
Probe Virtual College Fairs
Georgia Line Virtual Tour
Student Opportunity Spotlight: “OPTIMIST STAR” STUDENT AWARD PROGRAM
Georgia Tech Women in Engineering - Engineering Career Conference
The Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Program is excited to announce the 21st annual Engineering Career Conference (ECC) for current female junior and senior high school students.
ECC is designed to give high school girls knowledge and information about the eleven engineering disciplines offered at Georgia Tech to help them decide if they'd like to study engineering in college, and, if so, which type of engineering is best for them.
This year's ECC will be held on virtually Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.
Over the course of a day, prospective female students have the opportunity to hear directly from Georgia Tech's world-renowned faculty and current Tech students about the various engineering majors offered at GT. In addition, attendees have the chance to meet with a GT Admissions Counselor to find out about the admissions process and the academic requirements necessary to be successful in engineering undergraduate programs.
There is no cost for this year’s Engineering Career Conference. Please click the button below for registration!