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HOPE/Zell Miller





WHS Hope & Rigor Courses-  A list of WHS Courses that Count Towards the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship GPA 


Financial Aid and Paying for College

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal student aid.

Financial Aid Essentials This guide offers the basics on financial aid award letters and a glossary of common terms.

FAFSA Checklist

After the FAFSA Checklist

Compare your Aid Awards Tool- This tool by CollegeBoard provides students with an online worksheet to assist with understanding costs, types of aid, and net price.

Understanding Student Loans

Filing the FAFSA Check out this informative graphic about recent FAFSA changes!


College Planning Websites and Resources

GAfutures: College and career planning, HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship info, Dual Enrollment info, and Transcript Request service for students applying to in state colleges.

CollegeBoard: SAT registration, SAT score submitting services, SAT prep, college and career planning.

CollegeBoard Big Future: College Search engine which helps you narrow the list of colleges down based on your preferences (ex- location, size, major, GPA). 

Georgia's College Connector: Your guide to college and career success.

A Complete Guide to the College Application Process- An excellent article by U.S. NEWS that goes over college admission terms, application platforms, and parts of the college application.

Staying on Course, University System of Georgia High School Requirements

University System of Georgia Admission Requirements 

The Common Application

GATRACS- With the GATRACS college credit transfer tool you can search for credit transfer opportunities at Georgia’s University System, Technical College System, and Independent colleges. GATRACS saves your course history, which you can access from any computer or device connected to the internet using your GAfutures login credentials.


College Essay Guide- This link can provide support for questions like "How to write an essay?", "How to write a personal statement?", and "Who to ask for a recommendation?"

Information on Student Debt in Georgia

Check out CampusReel – 10,000+ student-made videos showcase dorm rooms, dining halls, student life and more on college campuses. It’s like YouTube for college search. It's a fun and effective way to experience a college campus and community.