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Student registration for the Spring 2021 Virtual Probe Tour opened February 15.
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Students can receive tour alerts and get information on participating colleges by signing up in advance of tour registration at www.gaprobe.org/college-tour-signup/.
Registration opened February 15
I'll send you a reminder when student registration goes live with the link and a QR code to share with your students.
Students that complete the sign up process above will be notified directly.
The Spring 2021 Virtual Probe Tour will be held Monday evening, March 8, beginning at 5:00 PM EST. Students can choose from sessions offered at 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, and 7:00 PM EST.
Current 10th and 11th graders that are currently enrolled in Dual Enrollment: You may schedule a time to meet with your Counselors to plan courses you intend to take over the summer (6 hours or 2 classes is the max) or for your fall schedule. Your appointment dates are from February 16th-26th and after that it opens up for all new applicants. Stop by to see Mrs. Coleman to schedule your Counselor appointment.
Rising 10th, 11th & 12th grade students who are new applicants to dual enrollment: an introductory video will be sent to your class drive. Please view the video and then sign up to attend a Q&A session during your lunch on any date between February 23-25th to be held in the Seminar Room in the Arena. Feel free to bring your lunch and your questions, but make sure you watch the video first! After you complete these two items, you may schedule an appointment through Mrs. Coleman in Student Services to fill out your paperwork beginning March 1st and ending April 1st. All paperwork and online items must be completed no later than April 1st to be considered for approval.
HAPPY FEBRUARY!!! Hope you are taking good care of yourselves, as I know there is SO much going on for Seniors at the moment!
If you have not shared your college acceptance news with me yet, PLEASE take a quick minute to celebrate and complete the form at the link below:
EVEN if you do not plan to attend the college and have chosen another, the acceptance matters so please share it if you are able. This goes for any Technical College, 2 or 4 year college, public or private university.
Have GREAT day!
Below is a link to relevant article addressing potential trends of the college admissions process and the impact is has on students. I highlighted some points below that I felt were spot on, but I encourage you to read the article in its entirety. Please let me know if you have questions that I might help answer.
· Regarding test optional at selective colleges: “at some colleges, less qualified test-optional applicants will gain admission over students with more competitive coursework but lower GPAs.”
· Regarding access to BIPOC: “I’m more excited about seeing college counselors encouraging high achieving, low-income Black and Brown students to apply to schools they usually wouldn’t have a shot at, as selective colleges stay test-optional/test free.”
· Regarding universal admissions deadlines: He hopes that “a universal college
application deadline is the next frontier,” saying, “if we can have a consensus statement of intent to register on May 1, why not the same application deadline? Perhaps we can move towards a universal early deadline (somewhere in mid-November to early December) and a universal regular deadline (somewhere between January 15 and Feb. 1), with the hope of identifying one deadline for all.”
· Regarding resiliency: uplifted by “the resiliency of teens, the heightened self-awareness, their experience of having a high school schedule that more closely resembles a typical college schedule.” She adds, “many students have discovered that they are actually going to be okay if they are not involved in everything, or that they are actually okay being alone sometimes.
· Regarding the role of educators: What is encouraging is that students have thoughtful educators and school counselors who will continue pushing for the positive. We must keep working to level the playing field so that ALL students have equal access to this high-quality support. This will take intentional effort as we launch into 2021 but there can be no greater responsibility to our students.
Many public and private colleges in the state of Georgia offer incentives to apply by waiving the application fee. Each college sets their own dates and policies regarding this feature. I recommend that you google the admissions office of the college of your choice and locate the admissions office contact for the college you are interested in applying. Then, call or email to see if they are offering this incentive during November as well as how to access the fee waiver code.
Georgia Southern, Berry College, Young Harris, SCAD, Valdosta State and UNG are a few that are participating. Dates will differ among the colleges, so contact the admissions office to see how you can save some pocket change with application fees!
Ms. Holly H. McShane
Counseling Services Coordinator