By now, your student has heard from most if not all of their colleges regrading admission for next year. Some of your students have even made their decision on where they will attend college! As you look at the next steps involved with enrolling in college, be sure to let us know if you need help with financial aid, orientation, housing, etc.
If your student has already made a decision about where they will attend college, be sure they have notified all other schools that admitted them of their decision. Many colleges have a waitlist full of students hoping for a place in the freshmen class. If your student won't be filling one of those spaces, it is helpful to let the college know. This can be a simple email from your student to the admissions office thanking them for the offer of admission and letting them know they have chosen to attend another institution. Mrs. Toliver is available to help students work through this communication if needed.
If your student is one of those students on a waitlist at their top choice college, let us know so we can work with your student through their next steps. We want to be sure your student is set up for success no matter where God may lead them after their time at Whitefield.
Hope and Zell Miller Scholarship Information
The preliminary HOPE transcript upload has been completed and includes grades through first semester of this year. If you log in to your gafutures.org student account (and we have your student’s SSN) you will be able to see your student's “HOPE” GPA. We’ve had a few questions about how to gain access to your student’s HOPE funds. Please refer to this link for more information: https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/hope-zell-miller-scholarships/hope-scholarship/application-procedure-and-deadline/
To qualify for the Zell Miller program, you will need to upload your student's SAT or ACT score. We cannot do this for you. More information on this process can be found here: https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/hope-zell-miller-scholarships/zell-miller-scholarship/
Jennifer Peterson, in the College Counseling office, is happy to answer any questions you may have, but the Ga Futures website is a great resource and has all of the information you may need. Use the GA Futures website as your first resource and let us know where we can help.
College Decision and Scholarship Reminder
Seniors have been given a form from Mrs. Peterson that includes information we need updated regarding their acceptances and scholarship offers. We need that form completed and turned in to our office by April 9th. If your student has not made their final college decision by that date, please have them complete as much of that form as possible. They can update us on their college decision at a later date once they have made their choice.