Visit the FAFSA website for everything you need to know about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Virtual College Visits take place in the 4C Café at 1:00 pm. Recordings can be found in the Counseling newsletter. Visit the Counseling Announcements page for newsletter link.
2019 Virtual College Visits
September 19, 2018 - Oconee Fall Line Technical College
October 10, 2018 - Columbus State University
October 17, 2018 - Toccoa Fall College
October 24, 2018 - ABAC (Abraham Baldwin Ag College)
October 31, 2018 - Agnes Scott College
November 1, 2018 - SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design)
November 7, 2018 - Auburn University
November 14, 2018 - Georgia State University Perimeter College
November 28, 2018 - Chattahoochee Technical College
Students who plan to attend college need to take the SAT and/or the ACT. Most four-year colleges and some two-year college require an ACT and/or SAT score for admissions consideration. You should always research colleges you are interested in to see what they require for admissions. Although there is not a specific/required time period to take these tests, most students take the PSAT in 10th grade (to practice and prepare for the SAT), the SAT and/or ACT spring semester of their junior year, and another SAT and/or ACT fall semester of their senior year. Although we will provide information and assist with questions, GCA staff will not register you for these tests, therefore you must plan to do that on your own. Below are some links to assist you with this process and provide you further information regarding these exams.
The PSAT/NMSQT is great practice for taking the SAT. It can qualify you for scholarship programs. Also, it can give you insight into which AP® courses you may be ready to take.
After you take the PSAT/NMSQT, you can get a free, tailored practice program for the SAT—based on your personal test results—through Khan Academy®. You also get free access to the Roadmap to Careers online tool from Roadtrip Nation to explore majors and careers that reflect your interests.