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Last Updated: 9/11/2020 2:48 PM

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Virtual College Fairs

PROBE Virtual College Fair

(This is the College Fair that is usually at DSC)

The virtual fall tour will occur in two mini-fairs during the evenings of:

October 5-7, November 2, November 4-5

High school student sign up web page at gaprobe.org/students

Panels and presentations will be available through Zoom Webinars and pre-registration for each session is required. There is no charge to participate.

Parents may sign up for registration announcements and information updates at gaprobe.org/parents.

We realize not having an in-person Fair will be different than in years past; however, we are confident that Georgia high school students and their families will be able to learn more about colleges and universities through this format.

 

Attend a NACAC Virtual College Fair!
• Sunday, Sept. 13 | 12 – 8 p.m. ET
• Monday, Oct. 12 | 1 – 9 p.m. ET
• Sunday, Oct. 18 | 12 – 8 p.m. ET
• Sunday, Nov. 8 | 2 – 10 p.m. ET
FREE!
Attend as often as you like. Parents invited, too. Sign up at virtualcollegefairs.org.
What to expect:
• During each NACAC Virtual College Fair, more than
600 college and university representatives will be
available to talk with you and other students!
• Log in to virtualcollegefairs.org using your phone
or computer. It’s totally easy to get around.
• Select which colleges you’d like to learn about! Sign
up to attend their live and interactive Zoom sessions
on how to apply, financial aid, student life, and more.
• You can also schedule a virtual meeting with
a college. Just choose a date and time.
• Don’t know where to start? No worries!
Each fair offers NACAC Meet-Ups with information
(in English and Spanish) on how to find your best
college fit, how to pay for college, and more.
Plus, you can use chat to talk with a college
counseling expert.
 

Virtual Tours from The Univ of GA, Georgia State Univ and Georgia Tech

 

Virtual Peach State Tour is coming to a screen near you! The University of Georgia is excited to join our Admissions colleagues from Georgia State University and Georgia Tech to work with you and your students in the 2020-21 school year.

 

In lieu of in-person sessions, the virtual delivery method will include three weeks of programming designed to serve Metro Atlanta, North and South Georgia.

Additionally, this year we have added a classroom presentation option geared towards students. Counselors and teachers can register for this session during school hours. With this option, we hope to serve more Georgians who may not have access to internet connectivity at home or after school hours.

 

Student & Family Information Sessions
Please encourage your students to visit www.peachstatetour.org to learn about student and family information sessions and to register online!

 

We hope that you can join us,

 

Amanda R. Sale, Ph.D.

Interim Executive Director of Admissions

University of Georgia

 

Dual Enrollment HB 444 Information

2020-2021 

The Governor has signed HB 444, the dual enrollment bill that passed both houses and went to his desk in early March before “coronavirus” became a household word.  

“Move on When Ready” is now officially deleted from the statutory language in O.C.G.A. §20-2-161.3, thus restoring the program title to “Dual Enrollment.”  

  • Credit hours are capped at 30 semester hours, unless students have earned a certain number of hours before June 30, 2020. 
  • Program eligibility in postsecondary institutions is restricted to 11thand 12thgraders, but 10thgraders can be accepted if they meet additional conditions specified in the Act. 
  • The list of eligible courses has been redefined. 
  • TheGeorgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC), rather than the Office of Student Achievement (OSA), is responsible for collecting and monitoring enrollment and student record data for courses taken under the dual enrollment program.
  • No course retakes will be funded by the state except under extenuating circumstances as determined by the GSFC.
  • After withdrawal from a second dual enrollment course, the student is ineligible except under extenuating circumstances as determined by the GSFC.

High schools are subject to examination by the GSFC for compliance

 

ACT Information

Fall 2020 Test Dates

Sept. 12, 13, and 19

Oct. 10, 17, 24, and 25

Dec. 12

Please visit act.org/covid19 for free test prep resources.

 

SAT INFORMATION

From The College Board:

We know this is a particularly stressful time if you’re applying for college, and the coronavirus has heightened this stress for many. To ensure we’re providing you opportunities to support your path to college, we want to remind you registration for the SAT is open to all students for the 2020-21 school year. This year, many centers will have fewer seats because of social distancing guidelines and may encounter unexpected closures. College Board is working with local high schools, colleges, and other sites to increase seating capacity in areas where registration is filling up.

If you can't find a nearby test center with availability on your preferred test date, be sure to check other dates. Change fees will be waived through the end of July should your plans change.

Colleges are rightfully being flexible with their application requirements. In some cases, they're extending deadlines and/or allowing students to submit scores after deadlines pass. Check college websites to get the most accurate information on their policies and deadlines.

Colleges are now:

Accepting scores as late as possible in their admissions process, especially by extending score deadlines for early action and early decision to take some pressure off and give students more time to test and send their scores.

Giving equal consideration for admission to students who are unable to take the exam due to the coronavirus as those who submitted scores. (The College Board will keep colleges up to date on testing availability.)

Recognizing that students who do submit scores may not have been able to take the test more than once (e.g., taking into account that students who tested as high school juniors but couldn't test as seniors would've likely achieved score gains).

 

 

Upcoming SAT Dates

August 29, 2020

 
 

September 26, 2020

 
 

October 3, 2020

 
 

November 7, 2020

 
 

December 5, 2020

 
 
     
 

Our top priorities are the health and safety of students and educators. As the coronavirus pandemic evolves, we'll continue to monitor and provide updates if circumstances change. For the latest information, visit our SAT coronavirus page.

 
 
 
 

 

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Please visit collegeboard.org for more information!

 

Scholarship Info

Students should create an account at fastweb.com or scholarships.com or other scholarship search sites in order to receive personalized updates and deadlines from a national database of scholarships.  You should not pay for scholarship searches. Please contact me if you have any questions at kristy.montieth@glschools.org.

REMIND 101

Important information is sent to students/parents via remind. Please email Mrs. Montieth at kristy.montieth@glschools.org for your class code.

 

FAFSA INFORMATION

1) Go to fafsa.ed.gov to compete the fafsa online.  

2) First create an FSA ID.  

3) Use the IRS Data Retrieval tool for convenience, if possible.