Pebblebrook Guide to College Admissions

         

How do I FIND A COLLEGE?

1.      Georgia College 411 (gacollege411.org) & College Board (collegeboard.org)

a.     Apply for Georgia colleges & HOPE Scholarship on GA College 411

b.     Compare colleges and find out GPA, SAT and other admission requirements

Career Cruising (www.careercruising.com)

Username: pebblebrook & Password: falcons

 

2.      Visit the College & Career Center (CCC) at Pebblebrook

a.     Open every day before school and during lunch across from the library

b.     Find info on thousands of schools using free books & computers

 

3.      Attend college fairs and campus tours

a.     Pebblebrook College Fair October 17th at 6pm in the Media Center

b.     Atlanta National College Fair every February at the Convention Center

 


What TESTS do I need to take?

 

1.      SAT (sat.org) or ACT (www.actstudent.org)

a.     2-year and 4-year colleges will accept either the SAT or ACT test or both.

b.    Most students take these tests for the 1st time in Spring of Junior year and re-take in the Fall of Senior year.

 

2.      Fee waivers

a.     If you get free or reduced lunch, you can take the SAT & ACT free

b.    Pick up a permission form in the College & Career Center

 

3.      Prepare for the tests

a.     www.gacollege411.org has free test prep for ACT/SAT/COMPASS

b.    Check out test prep books and access online programs in the Media Center

 

4.      Compass (ASSET) Test  & ASVAB

a.     COMPASS required by 2-year and Technical Colleges (given at the college)

b.     ASVAB needed by many military programs (given 2x a year at Pebblebrook)


How do I APPLY to college?

 

1.      Visit the website of the college you want to apply to and click on “Admissions” or “Prospective Students” to find the online application

a.     Many Georgia schools use www.GAcollege411.org for their application   

b.     You can usually start an application and save it to finish later

 

2.      Keep a checklist of deadlines and required documents

a.     Every college is different, and may require different documents

b.     Have someone check your application before you send it

 

3.      College Application Fee Waiver

a.     If you get free/reduced lunch, you can apply to many colleges for free

b.     Visit the Career Center to pick up your waivers

c.      Every college is different, so call to find out their fee waiver process

 

4.      What if I am undocumented?

a.     You can apply to most colleges, just leave the Social Security Number and citizenship sections blank. 

b.     You will have to pay out-of-state tuition, but ask about scholarships

c.      Visit the Career Center for additional info for undocumented students

 

How do I apply for SCHOLARSHIPS?

 

1.      Most scholarships have deadlines in the Spring of Senior Year

 

2.      Start researching early, but make sure you have your college applications and SAT/ACT tests under control first!

 

3.      Fill out your FAFSA form to be eligible for federal grants and loans

a.     You must wait until after January 1st of your senior year

b.     Apply at fafsa.gov using your parent’s tax info


 

General Scholarships

·        www.careercruising.com

(username: pebblebrook & password: falcons)

·     bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

·        www.fastweb.com

·         www.atlantascholarships.com

·        www.wiredscholar.com


Latino/Undocumented Scholarships

·        www.latinocollegedollars.org/

·        www.maldef.org

·        http://hola.armstrong.edu

Goizueta Scholarship (search Google to find schools that offer this program)