College Application Process
Find out the steps you need to take at Wheeler to apply to college.
College Admissions Counselors visit Wheeler to talk
to interested students. Juniors and Seniors who
are interested in attending one of the sessions,
should get a pass from Counseling prior to the date
of the session so that you can leave class to attend.
of College Visits
This is a great resource to help plan for college.
Includes career info, student planner, info about
Georgia colleges, online applications and transcripts,
info about paying for college, Ga College savings
plans, and more.
HOPE and FAFSA
The FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
must be completed when applying for state and federal
aid and many college-specific financial awards.
Also, the FAFSA may be used for the HOPE Scholarship
The paper version of
the FAFSA is available in the Counseling Office. Georgia
Student Finance Commission encourages parents to
use the on-line version of the FAFSA because it
is easier and faster. Check www.fafsa.ed.gov.
If the only type of
financial aid for which you are applying is the
HOPE Scholarship, only complete the HOPE Scholarship
and Grant Application The eHOPE may be completed
or you can download a paper copy and mail it.
Eligibility for the
HOPE requires an 80 cumulative average in the core
academics for students graduating on the college
An 85 cumulative average in the core academics is
required for students graduating on the career tech
curriculum. The program pays for a student’s tuition,
mandatory fees and $150 per semester books through
127 attempted hours at a Georgia public post-secondary
school. Students who attend a Georgia private post-secondary
school are eligible for $3,000 per academic year
for the first 30 hours attempted. For information
about the HOPE Scholarship, visit www.gsfc.org
College Admission Essays
Here's a great link full of helpful advice on writing
a great essay for college admissions http://www.collegeboard.com/student/apply/essay-skills/9406.html
Free ACT practice questions
This site has study tips and ACT questions with
detailed answer explanations.
PROBE College Fairs
A good way to speak with representatives from
many colleges at once is to attend a PROBE or college
fair. The PROBE tour travels around the state of
Georgia from September to November every year and
provides the opportunity for students and parents
to speak with over 100 college representatives as
well as representatives from the Georgia Student
Finance Commission. For a complete list visit the
SAT & ACT
The SAT or ACT are required by for admission to
college. Click here to
learn more about these tests.
of theses sites do scholarship searches; many of
them also have general college information.)
Information on HOPE and other GA Student aid programs.
Applications & Career Advisement - www.usg.edu/ga-easy
- Information on Georgia public colleges and universities;
financial aid information; links to state scholarship
websites; apply online to multiple GA schools with
a single application.
Scams (Federal Trade Commission)
Financial Aid & Student Loan Web Sites
FREE APPLICATION FOR STUDENT AID- www.fafsa.ed.gov-
FAFSA can be completed online. (All
students applying for HOPE and/or other financial
aid must submit the FAFSA.)
MAE – www.salliemae.com
- Sallie Mae is a major provider of loans to college
Financial planning information, apply
online for loans.
LOANS – www.estudentloan.com
- matches specific student needs with loan programs.
AID FOUNDATION – www.srudentaidfoundation.org
- Low interest college loans for Georgia
Women who are full-time college students.
No interest accrues while in school.
A Web-based resource for college and career planning. This resource is available 24/7 through any computer that has Internet access. StudentEdge helps students and families:
- Find the optimal college on all levels—academic, social and financial
- Maximize college affordability with a scholarship search and financial aid tools
- Prepare for the SAT, ACT and PSAT with FREE, customized, award-winning online courses
- Explore the right career path based on their interests and talents
- Answer the most frequently asked questions regarding the college admissions process, entering the workforce or joining the military through articles and downloadable podcasts
- Ability to win money through scholarship contests
It's easy to get registered!
- Go to www.mystudentedge.com
- As a first-time user, you should select the option “New User.” All new users should enter Wheeler's Access Code: YTJSKLBY
- After users submit their access code, they complete the registration form. All fields are necessary to register, including e-mail.
Information Web Sites
BOARD – www.collegeboard.org
- online registration for SAT/PSAT, test preparation,
scholarship search, college planning information,
essay and application tips, online applications.
a great link full of helpful advice on writing a
great essay for college admissions http://www.collegeboard.com/student/apply/essay-skills/9406.html
- information on SAR, SAT I, PSAT; test tips &
strategies plus a practice SAT; online application
access; school match scholarship search.
EDUCATION CENTER- www.petersons.com
- college search, test preparation, financial aid
information free practice ASVAB
(vocational aptitude) test.
ACT – www.act.org
College Rankings by US News & World Report-
universities are available at – www.universities.com
year old males; must register to receive HOPE.