College Planning Checklists
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
CHAT TECH CAREER GUIDE- EXPLORE THE VARIOUS CAREER DEGREES AT CHAT TECH
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?"