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Upcoming Sessions

Hello Seniors, 

Colleges Want to Meet You! Therefore, if you are interested in attending the DeKalb County Probe College Fair, which will take place Friday September 22, 2023. You must complete the following three steps to attend: 

  1. Download, print and have your parent/guardian sign the permission slip. 
  2. Return the completed permission slip to Ms. Jackson in the Counseling Office by Monday, September 18, 2023. 
  3.  Review the attached flyer and register for this event.  

We only have 80 slots so act fast!!!! 


Real Talk: HBCU Edition

March 3–4, 2021
  

RSVP


Real Talk is not your traditional college fair. This series is intentionally designed to feel informal, authentic, and, most of all, real. In this virtual environment, we're committed to creating pathways for Black students to meaningfully engage with colleges and universities.
 
 We're thrilled to launch our spring series in partnership with College Board's A Dream Deferred™ Conference. Join us for a special, two-night Real Talk: HBCU Edition on Wednesday, March 3, and Thursday, March 4. Your students will have an opportunity to connect with admissions representatives from the best HBCUs in the country and get questions answered in real time. We'll cover topics such as financial aid, scholarships, academic offerings, career paths, student organizations, Greek life, housing, and more!
 
 All ages and academic achievement levels are welcome. We look forward to connecting with you soon for real talk. RSVP today and share the event with your networks.
 
 Date: Wednesday, March 3, and Thursday, March 4
 
 Time: 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
 
 RSVP: Register Now
 
 
 The following HBCUs will be featured during this two-night event:

1.

Alabama A&M University

2.

Claflin University

3.

Dillard University

4.

Florida A&M University

5.

Hampton University

6.

Howard University

7.

Jackson State University

8.

Kentucky State University

9.

Lincoln University

10.

Morehouse College

11.

Morgan State University

12.

North Carolina A&T University

13.

North Carolina Central University

14.

Shaw University

15.

Southern University

16.

Spelman College

17.

Texas Southern University

18.

Tuskegee University

19.

Xavier University

Important for ALL Class of 2021 Students!!

Do you plan to attend college next school year??

You MUST complete a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)!!

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DeKalb County School District is partnering with the Georgia Student Finance Commission, and The Scholarship Academy to bring a FAFSA Submission event designed to help you gain access to money for college. This is a free opportunity to get assistance preparing and submitting your FAFSA for the 2021-2022 school year. FAFSA submission is critical for college funding, and this event is helping you with that process!

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Virtual FAFSA Submission Event

February 24th at 6:00 PM

 REGISTER HERE - http://bit.ly/fafsa_support_224

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Resources for FAFSA Completion

How do I create a FSA ID? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ihhGk8mCY

FAFSA® Form and FSA ID Tips for Parents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz9j-g1FIHQ

Am I a dependent? https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out/dependency

What documents do I need to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA? https://studentaid.gov/help/info-needed

Below us a  list upcoming virtual college visits and fairs for juniors and seniors, a leadership program for juniors and seniors, ACT/SAT prep, and scholarship opportunities for seniors.

College Visits:

February 12, 2021 @ 3PM - University of West Georgia

February 16, 2021 @ 2PM - Andrew College

February 23, 2021 @ 2PM - Middle Georgia State University

March 1, 2021 @ 2PM - Georgia Southwestern State University

***Use link below and follow me to register and stay updated on latest virtual Rep visits and events.***

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/ms-granville-31256630485

 

The 2021 QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program application is now open. The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgorunds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges.

  • A full scholarship to a college summer program hosted by Yale, Emory, UChicago, and more.
  •  Quest for Excellence Awards such as $1,000 for a new laptop or other resources to help the student enhance their college application.
  • Personalized college essay feedback.
  • Campus visits or other opportunities from QuestBridge college partners.
  • Specialized guidance and resources for the college application process.
  • Peer-to-peer support in an online community.

Apply here: https://apply.questbridge.org/apply/


ACT/SAT Prep Events:

  • Join Applerouth for a free Winter Testing Weekend February 20th and 21st

         Click here for more information

         This event is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

College Fairs and Events:

  • 19th Annual Alfred Street Baptist Church & The ASBC Foundation HBCU Festival

         February 20, 2021 8AM - 3:30PM EST

         Register for free at: https://web.cvent.com/event/8739c8ad-a562-4cd8-87e7-22619697f855/

Scholarship Opportunities:

  • Georgia State awards up to 40 State Farm® Scholarships each year. To be considered, you must have applied for admissions to Georgia State's Perimeter College Decatur Campus. Apply early! The priority deadline is February 28, 2021.

State Farm® Scholars Receive:

  • A scholarship package of up to $4,000 each year
  • Leadership training throughout the year, including opportunities for professional development and workshops on money management, résumé writing, job interviews and more
  • Valuable job experience mentoring local high school students or working to support student success at Perimeter College
  • Personalized support, guidance, and academic advisement

To hear more about the State Farm Scholarship and Georgia State's Perimeter College Programs contact: Des Potier - [email protected] (678-891-2366)

  • Tennessee State University - The Dr. Levi Watkins, Jr. Institute and Scholarship Fund (medicine/dentistry) 

         Deadline to apply: February 15, 2021

         Use this link to apply: https://www.tnstate.edu/watkins/scholarship.aspx

  • Seniors, apply to Leap Year today! Leap Year Fellows enroll at Georgia State University, participate in college readiness and career mentorship, get PAID, and tutor elementary students. Apply TODAY at www.leapyearfellows.org. 

Join Ms. Amber Scott in a Leap Year informational session: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 3PM.

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyohZg7RPk5RYazoFiSpiUS-z9QVj3k_jC7U0D_AMnxE5FZQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628

  • STEM for Every Child, Inc. is awarding five, $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in a STEM-related field. The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books or any related educational expense. 

     

    Eligibility Requirements:

    -A minimum 3.0 GPA or higher is required.

    -Applicant must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a university or community college, graduate school program, distance-learning school program, vocational or trade school for Fall of 2021.

     

    The scholarship application window is open from January 30, 2021-April 30, 2021.

    Scholarships will be announced by May 31, 2021.

     

    Questions? Email: [email protected]. Your email should bear a subject line with the following format: APPLICANT’S NAME – 2021 SCHOLARSHIP.

     

    All supporting documentation can be uploaded to this application, or mailed to 4325 1st Avenue #2277, Tucker, GA 30085. Please do NOT email supporting documentation. 

     

***THE FAFSA WINDOW IS OPEN! APPLY NOW!!***

https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

FAFSA Help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Y8nfk5ApcQ4&app=desktop

 


Follow the Post-Secondary Transition Team for more college and career events, opportunities, grants and scholarhsips!



Students will be able to submit an application to Georgia Southern for FREE throughout No Fee November! Students can also sign up for a 15 minute one-on-one virtual appointment with me if they would like to! Again if there's anything I can do to assist y'all throughout this process please don't hesitate to reach out! Thank you and have a great day!

Go Eagles!
John



In honor of Georgia Apply to College Month, Georgia Gwinnett College is waiving the $30

 application fee starting October 28 – November 15!

Please see the promotional flyer below regarding the free application period  

and we encourage students to apply!

Don't forget this DeKalb County School District event!!

  • DeKalb County HBCU College Fair: October 28, 2020 2PM - 5PM

        Registration: https://tinyurl.com/HBCUs-College-Fair


Upcoming Virtual College Rep Visits:

Georgia State University – October 26, 2020 @ 2PM

Augusta University – October 26, 2020 @ 3PM

Ohio University-Main Campus – October 27, 2020 @ 2PM

University of West Georgia – October 28, 2020 @ 2PM

The University of Arizona – November 4, 2020 @ 2PM

Northland College – November 5, 2020 @ 4PM

Dalton State College – November 9, 2020 @ 2PM

University of Alabama at Birmingham – November 10, 2020 @ 2PM

Livingstone College – November 12, 2020 @ 2PM

Florida Institute of Technology – November 12, 2020 @ 3PM

***Use link below and follow me to register and stay updated on latest Region 5 virtual Rep visits and events.***

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/ms-granville-31256630485


List of colleges that are currently test optional: 

http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional/state

Some colleges currently waiving the application fee:

https://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/Application%20Codes%20and%20Information%20to%20Use%20During%202020%20ALCAC%20Event.pdf

  • University of Kentucky – Lexington, KY (upon request)
  • Valdosta State University - Valdosta, GA
  • Talladega College – Talladega, AL
  • Rollins College – Orlando, FL
  • Berry College – Mount Berry, GA
  • Savannah State University – Savannah, GA (HBCU)
  • Agnes Scott College – Decatur, GA
  • Piedmont College – Demorest, GA
  • Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah/Atlanta
  • Young Harris College – Young Harris, GA
  • Lagrange College – Lagrange, GA
  • Truett McConnell University – Cleveland, GA
  • Point University – West Point, GA
  • Breneau University – Gainesville, GA
  • Wesleyan College – Macon, GA (Women’s College)
  • Andrew College – Cuthbert, GA

Andrew College is hosting online general information sessions for students throughout the fall sessions are held:

  • Monday-Thursday at 4:00 pm EDT
  • Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm EDT

If you'd rather see campus in person, we will be hosting our first in-person Tiger Tour Preview Day on Saturday, October 24 at 10:00 am EDT.

Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf21N1k0A9smTB9cCeCsgW52IXbWPq7efQ0BPs4CUhniwUYYA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

**The Pitts Scholarship Academic Competition at Andrew College is a full-ride scholarship opportunity awarded to 2 students every year. The only requirement to compete is full acceptance to the school as well as a 3.0 GPA or higher. The first competition date will be virtual and take place Tuesday, November 17th!


***THE FAFSA WINDOW IS OPEN! APPLY NOW!!***

https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

 FAFSA Help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Y8nfk5ApcQ4&app=desktop


Virtual College Fairs Conferences & Workshops:

Event Registration: https://admissions.lsu.edu/register/2020SouthernTourGeorgia

          Participating Schools:

University of Alabama
Auburn University
University of Arkansas
University of Florida
University of Kentucky
Louisiana State University
Mississippi State University

University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
University of Missouri
University of South Carolina
Texas A&M University
Vanderbilt University
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

  • The Barbara Lewis King Scholarship Foundation(BLKSF) presents the first in its series of College Workshop " Navigating FAFSA ": Saturday Oct. 31, 2020 11A.M.-1:00 P.M. EDT

A representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will guide students through completing the FAFSA application, and offering helpful tips and pointers on working through the process.  The workshop is a free virtual presentation.  Participants must register for the event. Students 9th-12th grades, parents,family members,educators, counselors all are welcome.

Event Registration: www.blksf.net/pages/fafsa-workshop

  • Coalition Virtual College Fairs: Wednesday, November 4, and Thursday, November 5
  • NACAC Virtual College Fairs: Sunday, November 8 (Over 600 colleges)
  • The Brothers of Alpha Xi Chapter (LaGrange, GA) of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. would like to send the Juniors and Seniors to attend our 2nd Annual HBCU College Fair on November 9-12, 2020 @ 6p-8p (EST).  In accordance with safety protocols this event will be virtual.  This four (4) night event will highlight top Historically Black Colleges & Universities such as Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Dillard University just to name a few.  We offer this event for FREE...

Event Registration: https://ax2020hbcu.eventbrite.com

  • Join Columbus State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, and the University of West Georgia - online - for the inaugural Georgia Line Virtual Tour on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 6:00 PM.

Register at: https://www.gsw.edu/admissions/georgialinevirtualtour

 

  • Greater Atlanta Regional Network (GARN) Fall Zoom Series:

Thursday, October 29th: Small/Medium-Sized University Panel

Thursday, November 5th: Medium/Large-Sized University Panel

Thursday, November 12th: College 101:

Thursday, November 19th: How to Connect with Colleges in 2020

Register HERE

Don't forget these two DeKalb County School District events!!

Latino Youth Leadership Conference will be virtual on 1O/29 and 10/31. 

The Latin American Association presents the 21st ANNUAL LATINO YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE | OCTOBER 29 AND 31, 2020 | A TWO-DAY VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE (see the Attached Flyer)LYLC 2020 Flyer.pdf

For the past two decades, the Latino Youth Leadership Conference has inspired middle and high school students from across Georgia to pursue higher education and follow their dreams. The LAA’s Latino Youth Leadership Conference is an inspirational and high-energy experience featuring motivational speakers, workshops and a  college fair. In 2019, the annual conference attracted 2,300 students, parents and teachers to Emory University. The Latino Youth Leadership Conference, now in its 21st year, provides Latino students with the tools they need to access post-secondary education, develop leadership skills and explore careers.

COVID-19 has changed our world and our approach, and we are viewing this as an opportunity to reach an even larger number of students, families and schools. This year, the Latino Youth Leadership Conference will be held virtually on OCTOBER 29th with a virtual kick-off event, followed by a college fair on OCTOBER 31st

This event is FREE and open to students, parents and school staff. Registration is required. Please complete a registration form through the link below:



Upcoming Virtual College Rep Visits:
University of Kentucky – October 21, 2020 @ 2PM
Clemson University – October 21, 2020 @ 3PM
Georgia State University – October 26, 2020 @ 2PM
Augusta University – October 26, 2020 @ 3PM
Ohio University-Main Campus – October 27, 2020 @ 2PM
University of West Georgia – October 28, 2020 @ 2PM
The University of Arizona – November 4, 2020 @ 2PM
Northland College – November 5, 2020 @ 4PM
Dalton State College – November 9, 2020 @ 2PM
University of Alabama at Birmingham – November 10, 2020 @ 2PM
Livingstone College – November 12, 2020 @ 2PM
***Use link below and follow me to register and stay updated on latest Region 5 virtual Rep visits and events.***

List of colleges that are currently test optional: http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional/state

Some colleges currently waiving the application fee:

  • Talladega College – Talladega, AL
  • Rollins College – Orlando, FL
  • Berry College – Mount Berry, GA
  • Savannah State University – Savannah, GA (HBCU)
  • Agnes Scott College – Decatur, GA
  • Piedmont College – Demorest, GA
  • Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah/Atlanta
  • Young Harris College – Young Harris, GA
  • Lagrange College – Lagrange, GA
  • Truett McConnell University – Cleveland, GA
  • Point University – West Point, GA
  • Breneau University – Gainesville, GA
  • Wesleyan College – Macon,