CLASS OF 2021 SENIORS

Check the website regularly for updates on scholarships, college application tips, reminders, and other important information!

MAKE SURE YOU JOIN THE SENIOR GROUPME! 

See Miss Cannon for more information!

Refer to High School Page for college visits and other important dates! 

**The University System of Georgia will waive test score requirements for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 admission due to uncertainty about the scheduling of SAT/ACT testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.**

However, students must STILL meet other eligibility requirements such as minimum GPA. Students are still free to submit ACT/SAT scores and must submit such scores to compete for many scholarships, INCLUDING ZELL MILLER, which sets a minimum one-time SAT score of 1200 or ACT score of 26 for eligibility.

College Application Process

Early vs. Regular Admissions

There are different types of applications processes (early decision, early action, regular decision, rolling admissions). The early action/decision application process is available for certain colleges. This is where seniors submit their applications early in the fall (typically October or November) and find out their acceptance decision prior to the second semester of their senior year.

Students who apply early action/early decision and get accepted typically get to choose their residential plans before the other students. This can be beneficial if there is a certain dorm or area where you would like to live. It also removes the stress early on, so you can fully enjoy the last semester of high school!

Students who are not accepted during early action/decision may be able to re-apply for regular decision. Do not get discouraged if you get deferred to the regular application deadline. This just means they need more time to look at your application to make a decision. 

The early decision process and early action process have some differences. The early decision process is a binding process where students must attend the school if they are accepted. If you are accepted for early decision, you must withdraw other applications. Only apply for early decision if you are 100% certain you want to go that college.  On the other hand, early action comes with the same benefits, but is not binding! You are still free to choose a different college to attend with no penalty.

Some students choose to wait until the regular decision deadline because they want more time to raise their ACT/SAT scores, which is okay! Regular admissions usually end in January, but can sometimes stay open until the summer after graduation. However, there is a firm deadlinewith this process, so make sure you know when your application is due ahead of time!

What is Rolling Admissions?

Rolling admissions is a different type of admission process. With this process, students can apply to a college at any time during the application time frame. This process usually opens up in early fall. Sometimes, rolling admissions are open until the summer after you graduate! With rolling admission, students can apply at any time and receive a decision after a few weeks of submitting their application. There is no firm deadline. Colleges with rolling admission will continue to accept students until they are full. ​

Where do I go to apply to college?

Most students go directly to the college website to find the application. This is my recommendation! However, you can also apply through your GA Futures account, or you can use the Common Application to apply to some colleges. 

If you are using Common App, please remind your counselor about upcoming deadlines. These deadlines and notifications are not sent to the counselor, so be proactive!

What do I need for my college application?

APPLICATION

  • Personal information (Name, Address, Date of Birth, etc.)

  • Athletics and Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Leadership Positions

  • Community Involvement

  • (Make sure you are keeping your resume updated. Sometimes, you can just attach a copy!)


OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT

  • ​See Miss Cannon or click here to fill out an online request form.


OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT

  • ​See your college registrar/advisor if you are a dual-enrollment student


APPLICATION FEE

  • ​Amount depends on college


OFFICIAL STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES

  • ​Send from your ACT or College Board account. A $12 fee may be required. It is best to wait until you have finished testing so that the fee will be as minimal as possible.

  • Trinity CANNOT send your test scores. This must be done through your own account portal.


SENIOR SCHEDULE

  • ​See Miss Cannon or Mrs. Horne


IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

RECOMMENDATION LETTERS

  • Click Here for tips on requesting a letter of recommendation.


ESSAY

  • Some colleges require an application essay that will set you apart from other students.

 

**Make sure that you have extra copies made in case a college were to need something resent.

Are you wanting to play sports in college?

If you are planning on participating in collegiate athletics NCAA I or NCAA II level, you will need to register at www.eligibility.org and send your test scores through your ACT/SAT account.

NAIA also has an eligibility portal. 

Please let Miss Cannon this as soon as possible, so she can fill out the appropriate paperwork. 

Selective

Service

All young men are required by law to register for the Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday.  Many colleges and universities require confirmation of registration in their application and/or course registration process.  Registering for the Selective Service is easy; it can be done in less than 2 minutes online.  You can also complete a registration form at your local post office.  It's as simple as providing your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, and social security number.  After registering, you will receive a Selective Service registration number which should be kept as proof of registration. You must do this to qualify for Federal Student Aid

Register Online for Selective Service Here

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