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Title: College admissions


1

College Admissions Information
  • College admissions
  • information specific to the
  • class of 2010 and later.

2
BCHS Graduation Requirements (2010-2011)
Tech Prep Endorsement 4 3 3 3 1 1 0 4 0 6 25
College Prep Endorsement 4 4 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 7 25
English Math Science Social Studies Health
Personal Fitness Tech Prep/Foreign Lang/Fine
Arts Foreign Language Tech Prep Electives College
Prep Electives Other Electives Total
Total units required for graduation
2010 - 25 2011 - 24 2012
and beyond - 23
3
BCHS Graduation Requirements 2012
English Math Science Social Studies Health
Personal Fitness Tech Prep/Foreign Lang/Fine
Arts Other Electives Total
4 4 4 4 1 3 3 23
students may have half or full units of
Economics and/or Citizenship
4
2007 Freshmen Statistics
School Avg HSGPA Avg SAT Middle
Georgia 2.7 920 Georgia College 3.3 1125 Georg
ia Southern 3.14 1105 Mercer University 3.50 1
115 University of Georgia 3.79 1240 Georgia
Tech 3.74 1340 Emory University 3.75 1385
5
The Real Rule on College Admissions
Every college has their own set of admissions
requirements. The best practice is to speak
directly with someone in the office of admissions
by October of the students senior year.
6
Minimum admission standards for MGC and many
other two-year colleges
Preferred Admission - 430 SAT/17 ACT V, 400
SAT/17 ACT M Core GPA of 2.0, and no CPC
deficiencies (College Prep diploma) The Compass
Exam is NOT required.
Regular Admission - Core GPA of 2.0 with no CPC
deficiencies, or Core GPA of 2.2 with
deficiencies (Tech Prep diploma) The Compass Exam
IS required.
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www.gacollege411.org
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www.GAcollege411.org
  • Features
  • Career Information
  • College Planner
  • Test Preparation
  • Georgia College Information
  • HOPE and College Applications
  • Paying for College advice/links

9
Georgia Career Information Center
10
Georgia Career Information Center
Website www.gcic.peachnet.edu User ID
bleckleychs Password gcis580
  • Features
  • Career Information
  • College Information
  • Interest Inventories
  • Scholarship Information (Financial Aid Sort)

11
The New SAT
  • Changes
  • Maximum score is 2400
  • 3 sections worth 800 points each
  • The new section is Writing (short essay
    grammar and usage)
  • Verbal section is now called Critical Reading
    which eliminated analogies, added short reading
    passages
  • Math section added Algebra II, eliminated
    quantitative comparisons
  • Most colleges do not have set standards for the
    use of the writing score for admissions decisions

12
SAT points of interest
  • The SAT is no longer required for admission to
    Georgia public 2-year colleges.
  • CP students should take SAT for scholarship
    purposes, to keep college options open, and to
    avoid unnecessary COMPASS testing.
  • Students who take the SAT should do so at least
    twice.
  • TP students do not need SAT scores after 30
    semester hours, students may apply to transfer to
    4-year colleges and universities.

13
The HOPE Scholarship
  • HOPE GPA based on core course grades only
  • All core courses attempted are counted
  • GPA is calculated using a 4 point scale
  • Required 4 point core GPA with CP Diploma is 3.0
  • Required 4 point core GPA with TP Diploma is 3.2
  • HOPE Scholarship provides tuition, HOPE-approved
    fees, and 300 per year book allowance at any
    Georgia public college or university OR a total
    of approximately 4700 per year at a private
    Georgia college or university
  • TP requirements are eliminated for the class of
    2012 and beyond as all students are considered CP.

14
The HOPE Scholarship
  • HOPE Scholarship checkpoints
  • 30 semester hours
  • 60 semester hours
  • 90 semester hours
  • End of spring semester
  • HOPE Scholarship Limits
  • 127 attempted semester hours
  • 150 paid semester hours (includes Accel and HOPE
    grant hours)

15
The HOPE Grant
  • Good at any Georgia Public Technical College
  • Covers tuition, mandatory fees, 300 book
    allowance per year
  • Available to all TP or CP diploma recipients
  • There are no GPA requirements for certificate or
    diploma programs
  • Use for up to 95 quarter hours (dual enrolled
    hours do not count against this hour cap)

16
ALL seniors should apply for HOPE.
Students may apply electronically by
going to www.gacollege411.org The student must
first create an account and then follow the
instructions to apply for the HOPE
grant/scholarship.
MOST seniors should apply for Federal Student Aid
  • Students may access the Free Application for
    Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application through
    the www.gacollege411.org website OR
  • Students may go directly to the FAFSA website at
    www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Completing the FAFSA is an annual process.

Bleckley County High School students will receive
FAFSA information by February.
17
Scholarship Information
  • The BCHS Counselors Office makes students aware
    of approximately 30 state and national
    scholarships each year.
  • BCHS seniors receive a Local Scholarship
    Application in March which applies to more than
    20 local scholarships.
  • There are more than 50,000 scholarships
    available nationally each year.
  • Free internet scholarship searches (other than
    GCIS) -
  • www.fastweb.com www.cashe.com
  • www.scholaraid.com www.gocollege.com
  • Beware of any organization which promises to
    find your child a scholarship for a FEE. They
    are not to be trusted.

18
Odds Ends
  • Start a list of activities/honors/etc. if you
    havent already.
  • Seniors considering a senior university should
    apply immediately (before Christmas if possible
    no later than January 15).
  • All college-bound students should take SAT/ACT
    at least twice.
  • Apply to all schools in which you are seriously
    interested (1)Get accepted (2)compare
    costs and schools (3)make a decision.
  • Request a financial aid application and
    scholarship application from any school to which
    you apply for admission.
  • Its not too late for volunteer/community
    service.
  • Use the Georgia Career Information System or
    GAcollege411.org to get information about
    schools.

19
Odds Ends
  • Dont wait until summer to complete
    immunizations required by colleges some require
    a 4-6 week wait between vaccinations.
  • Campus bookstores are the most expensive places
    to purchase books I suggest that you try
    www.campusbooks.com or other online bookstores
    when purchasing textbooks. Buy used books
    whenever possible.
  • The BCHS Counselors Office will host the Middle
    Georgia College Admissions Office for Instant
    Admissions on the morning of Wednesday, February
    18th.
  • All male students MUST register for the
    selective service to be eligible for any state or
    federal aid when they reach age 18.
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