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Category: Planning for College

New Fund Established to Increase College Access

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi has received a grant of $50,000 from the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) to fund activities that increase college awareness and create pathways to postsecondary education among high school students in the following 18 Mississippi Delta counties: Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Desoto, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, Warren, Washington, and Yazoo. “Our top... Read More

New Options for the ACT Test Offer Students More Choices

by Brandi Lyndall   Beginning with the September 2020 national ACT test, students will have more choices, a flexible test-taking experience, and greater opportunity that their ACT test scores best reflect their overall academic achievement. ACT will implement these four major changes next year. Section Retesting:   Students who have taken the ACT test on a national test day will have the opportunity to retake one or more... Read More

Counselor Resource Alert: Social Media Toolkit

This year, Get2College is launching a new social media toolkit, designed to help counselors, college admissions staff, parents, and community leaders engage students by sharing news and college access information. The toolkit will be available on our website and will include information about the FAFSA, ACT dates, College Signing Days, state financial aid deadlines, degree and college types, sources of financial aid, and more. The Get2College social media toolkit is free and easy-to-use and... Read More

Camp College Helps Make Summer Count

Mississippi students have an opportunity to use their summer to get ahead in the college process by participating in Camp College, a free, week-long program designed to help rising seniors prepare for the transition from high school to college. Funded by the Woodward Hines Education Foundation, Camp College is held each summer at the three Get2College centers, located in Jackson, Southaven and Ocean Springs. Camp College begins the week of June 10 and registration is currently open. Camp... Read More

Phi Theta Kappa Podcast

Get2College Assistant Director and Project Manager Kierstan Dufour sat down with Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner this week to talk FAFSA on the Phi Theta Kappa CEO Podcast. Take a listen to learn how to determine if you are a dependent or independent student, important information on FAFSA deadlines, how to complete the FAFSA if you are a DACA student, and more. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST Read More
at Thursday, December 20, 2018

New “Counselor Corner” Newsletter by Get2College

Earlier this week, we debuted our new email newsletter for Mississippi high school counselors called Counselor Corner. Inside this first edition, counselors found information regarding new local college programs, professional development events at their nearby Get2College Center, the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP), ACT Fee Waivers, Advanced Placement Test scores, and more. To sign up for the spring edition of Counselor Corner, email Lisa Potts, Communication and Impact Coordinator... Read More
at Friday, November 9, 2018

Ready for College?

Are you thinking about attending a two or four-year college/university next year? If not, you should be! Unfortunately, many high school students believe college is not for them. As a higher education administrator with over 14 years of experience, I am saddened when talking to high school students who believe they would not do well in college. Almost all high school graduates can succeed in post-secondary education if they are committed and willing to work hard to achieve their degree. I am... Read More
at Wednesday, June 13, 2018