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Congrats! You've finished the FAFSA, but there may be a few more steps to complete to make sure your admissions and financial aid process goes smoothly. Check out these tips to save you a bit of the hassle.
You don't have to be a senior to get ready for your next step after high school! This checklist can help you plan as early as sophomore and junior year. Teachers and counselors, pass this to your class or anyone who needs to make a plan to satisfy traditional admission standards.
High school students can use this checklist to stay on track during the college planning process.
Can you believe it's already summer time and after your sophomore year? Time is flying and believe it or not, the time to start planning for graduation is now. This checklist is geared to help you with your senior class schedule, ACT prep, and suggestions so you can start visiting your favorite college campuses. Let's get into it!
You've been active in your local Girl Scout Troop and working at the local store in a management position. Maybe you've been a key player on your schools sports team. This guide will show you how to curate a list of your greatness so that you can wow admissions with your academics and community involvement.
THIS is our bread and butter! With every counseling session, virtual appointment, and workshop, we strive to answer your financial aid questions in detail from beginning to end. This flyer gives a brief overview of the four ways that traditional students can receive aid for college in Mississippi. Some are based on your merit and academics, while others have different factors. Learn how and when to apply so that you can get all the cash you can for college.
Federal Financial Aid is one of the four ways to find funds for school. Learn the difference between grants that you don't have to pay back and campus employment options that you or your student may be eligible for. Every year, there are hundreds of billions of dollars left on the table that students don't collect, so remember-- to get federal dollars First-U-Hafta-FAFSA!
This is crucial in deciding which college to attend. Do you need a sports team to cheer for? Do you prefer being in an urban city or closer to the great outdoors? What is there to do when you're not in class or want to plan for a career? Get your questions answered with a guided campus tour or maybe visit for a weekend with your family. This list gives you the rundown of what to look for.
Do you plan to join a sorority? Perhaps you want to live off campus? Add those to the budget! This checklist will help you factor the big and small expenses so you and your family will be prepared to see what college will cost you after federal or state financial aid. Let Get2College help you do the math! Calculate your Estimated Family Contribution or EFC in the link below!
This is a step-by-step guide for Mississippi students approaching high school graduation and beyond. Start your journey with Get2College, our counselors, and resources with these tips to pave the way to college.
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This will help you with tips and questions as you prepare for your college tours.
How do you determine the right college for you? Use this sheet to guide you through evaluating colleges.
You can use this sheet to keep track of your FSA ID login information. It also explains the steps after completing your FAFSA.
This sheet lists helpful interview tips and questions to prepare you for scholarship, admissions, or job interviews.
You can use this worksheet to list your activities and involvement prior to creating your resume.
Get your students engaged in a fun way to learn about the college admissions process and maybe learn something new yourself! Do you remember who is represented with the Fighting Okra or where Mississippi author, Eudora Welty went to college? You may not earn "big money" but you will have big fun. Looking for correct answers? Contact our office for details.
This is where you call the shots and see what it's like to create your own institution. Who will you accept? What are your top programs? Biggest decision-- How much will it cost for your college tuition?
College admissions may sometimes seem confusing. Student will learn about systems and rules in place to help with student selection for colleges and universities. While not every institution is the same, they each have an important decision to make about how they recruit and select students. It's time to take a step in an admissions counselor's shoes...
College admissions and scholarship committees look at all 5 P's: program, performance, potential, participation, and personality.
The HELP Grant is a Mississippi grant that pays full tuition at any MS public school for students who qualify. Students must meet an income requirement, have a 20 ACT score, 2.5 GPA, and have completed the HELP core curriculum. Use this guide to determine if you qualify!
Inspire others with a single photo or caption. The selfie template is great for college fairs and fun events where students can dream and envision the best version of themselves. Bring high school counselors or other mentors together to share their story and make an impact. Say cheese!
Wonder what questions you'll be asked in an interview? Use our list of sample questions to prepare.
Counselors and teachers can use this game to show how colleges use GPA, extracurricular activities, curriculum choices, and more when evaluating students for admissions or scholarships.
GPA Game Instructions
GPA Game Cards
If you are attending a school that requests you complete the CSS profile, use this video as a guide.
CSS Profile Video
O*NET Interest Profiler
Are you having trouble deciding on your major in college? The O*NET Interest Profiler is a free career interest survey that can help you discover your interests and how they relate to kinds of careers you might want to explore. It is completely free and takes only minutes. The results produced by this assessment are very similar to the results of our in-center career assessment appointments.