Columbia High School

Dekalb County Schools

November Principal's Corner

As students begin this important step towards their future, here are a few key reminders and resources to help them along the way:

1. **Research Your Options:** Take some time to explore different colleges and universities that align with your interests and career goals. Make a list of the ones that stand out to you.

2. **Meet with Your School Counselor:** Your school counselor is a valuable resource. They can provide guidance, help you understand application requirements, and assist with any questions you may have.

3. **Prepare for Standardized Tests:** If required by your chosen colleges, prepare for standardized tests like the SAT or ACT. Consider registering for these tests if you haven't already.

4. **Gather Your Materials:** Ensure you have your transcripts, letters of recommendation, and personal statement or essay ready. These documents are essential for your applications.

5. **Financial Aid and Scholarships:** Start exploring financial aid options and scholarships. Research opportunities that can help ease the financial burden of college.

6. **Stay Organized:** Create a checklist or use an application tracking tool to stay organized and on top of deadlines.

7. **Submit Applications:** When you're ready, submit your applications, making sure to meet all deadlines and follow the instructions carefully.

If you have any questions or need assistance during the application process, please don't hesitate to reach out to your school counselors, the post secondary specialist, librarian, teachers, or mentors. They are here to support our students!

One Team One Dream