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General Counseling Informaion

 

College Entrance Examination Board
          Code Number   for CHS: 111043

Transcript Request Procedures:

Current Students – Complete the transcript request form  located in the counseling office.  You  must an envelope and two stamps.  Please allow 24 to 48 hours for processing.  If you would like to pick up your transcript,  you must bring in a blank envelope.  If  you have any questions, please contact the counseling department.

Graduate Students – Complete the transcript request form  located on the website or at Columbia High School, there is a $2 processing fee.  Please allow 48 to 72 hours for processing.    If you have any questions, please contact the counseling department.

Work Permit Procedures:

Students must complete the work  permit student data form located in the attendance office. 

SAT and ACT Test Fee Waiver Procedures:

Students must meet the  requirements established by SAT/College Board and ACT in order to qualify to  receive a test fee waiver.  Students may  sign up in the counseling office to see if they qualify and to receive a test waiver.

Procedures for College Recommendation  Letters and Forms:

Current students who need letters  of recommendations for college applications must complete a “Student Resume”  and attach it to the form.  If a general  recommendation letter is needed, please complete the student resume form and include  the contact name and address for the college and include a blank envelope.

Elizabeth Andrews High School (Formerly Open Campus) Registration is   available August, October, January, and March of 2017-18. A student must be 16   with 6 units (3 must be core) or more to attend. Please see your counselor for   more information and registration. 

FAFSA
    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms are available January 2018.   If you are interested in receiving financial aid through grants, student loans, Hope Scholarship, and/or work-study, this is the form that must be completed and submitted to the College Scholarship Service.

College Entrance Examination Board
          Code Number   for CHS: 111043

SAT & ACT

Registration deadlines and costs are printed on the registration packets for the SAT and ACT exams available in the Counseling Office.  Schools in the University System of Georgia now accept either the ACT or the SAT for admittance. You may register to take the SAT online at www.collegeboard.com.

You may register to take the ACT online at www.act.org.   For any ACT test, students may "stand by" at a test center on the day of the test. FYI: MLK is a testing site for ACT.  Admittance will depend on availability of test materials and seats.

2016-17 SAT and ACT Test Dates

    Helpful Websites:
  • Gacolleg411.org and Careercruising.com provide students with information on the following:
    • occupations
    • two year and four year schools
    • financial aid
    • programs of study
    • other occupational and educational information.
  • www.collegeboard.com - The offical SAT website.
  • www.act.org - The offical ACT website.
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Accel/Formerly Joint Enrollment
Seniors who have registered for Accel classes must meet with their counselor once an   acceptance letter is received from the college.   Students are responsible for requesting the final transcript from the college to receive credit for their classes

MOVE ON WHEN READY
  Move on When Ready provides  opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to enroll full-time in   postsecondary institutions to earn both high school and college credits   simultaneously. Students are eligible to participate in Move on When Ready if they are entering 11th or 12th grade, as determined by the system, and spent the prior school year in attendance at a public high school in Georgia. Institutions eligible to participate in Move on When Ready include: a unit of the University System of Georgia, a branch of the Technical College System of Georgia, a private independent nonprofit postsecondary institution eligible for tuition   equalization grants, or a private proprietary postsecondary institution eligible for tuition equalization grants. For more information on 2017-2018 participation   in this program, please contact the Columbia High School Counseling Department at 678-874-0826.

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