Freshman year is when you want to protect your GPA and start thinking about college. Below are useful links and documents that can help you take the first steps toward making a college plan. I especially want to make sure all of my students know about the HOPE, the Georgia program that gives you free college education for keeping a 3.0 GPA in high school.
If you're interested in using online GPA Calculators, I will put a list of the best GPA Calculators below.
Georgia College 411
This is the premiere site for gathering information on colleges in Georgia. I highly recommend setting up a profile as a freshman, because you can gather, store, and rank college information. If you start planning this early, it's only a bit at a time rather than coming up with an entire plan at the end of your high school career.
About has put together VERY useful comprehensive information on colleges nationwide. This is the place I go to to get my data, including the GPA/SAT/ACT Graph you see on the college posters in my classroom. Thank you About!
This site stuns me with its easy-to-use design and powerful search engine. For me, it's a one-stop-shop of college data, and you will be able to browse colleges on this site most easily. Also, I have included links to College Data's information on the Common Application and Universal Application, both of which are programs that allows you to fill out one application and submit it to several schools.
Colleges: Click here
Scholarships: Click here
Common Application: Click here
Universal Application: Click here
Student Stories: Click here
College Admission Sites
I am going to also include some direct links to the admission information pages for different colleges in Georgia. Once you have linked to that page, you can navigate through the college's webpage.
University of Georgia: Click here
Contact Your Guidance Counselor
We have an incredible staff of counselors, so it make sense to use them! Reach out and ask them any specific questions about what you need to be doing to prepare for college admission or become career ready. Ms. Ogle runs the College and Career Center and will be a great contact to email at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) is a free way to go to college. Yes, I repeat. A free way to go to college. Hope pays for four years of full tuition and fees for students who graduate from a high school in the state with a 3.0 or "B" average. Click here
Gossett's Georgia Posters
I have hung college posters in my classroom that showcase several Georgia schools. Students will also keep track of their GPA Calculator. Below is a list of the schools featured as well as a link copies of the poster and a GPA Calculator form.
GPA Calculator: Click here
College Posters: Click here