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Effingham County High School to host college night Monday

POSTED: December 5, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Effingham County High School will host college night for both tech career and college prep seniors as well as college prep juniors from 6-8 p.m. on Monday. Students and their parents are encouraged to come. College night this year will include:

Representatives from Armstrong Atlantic State University, Georgia Southern University, East Georgia College, Savannah Tech, Ogeechee Tech, Savannah State, Young Harris College, Middle Georgia, University of South Carolina in Bluffton, and Georgia Tech – Savannah Campus will have booths set up and admissions representativess available to give information. Each will have a brief group presentation.

Representatives from all branches of the armed services will be present to answer questions about how a military career can not only help serve one’s country but can also help to fund a college education.

Online application information will be available for both the SAT and the ACT. Students will have an opportunity to discuss whether they need to take one of these tests or the COMPASS test for admissions purposes. They may sign up to take the COMPASS test that night. Students and parents will learn about how the tests are alike and different and what the scoring means for admissions purposes.

Counselors will have student transcripts and a counselor be able to assist students and parents in estimating the student’s potential HOPE scholarship eligibility.

Students will be able to establish a GACOLLEGE411 account to use for financial aid purposes as well as to investigate the site. Students and parents will use this site for applying for PIN number for the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance.

Students who hope to play college sports will have an opportunity to talk with a counselor about NCAA Clearinghouse regulations and learn to access web information.

Students and parents may read sample essays and ask questions about writing the college essay.

Counselor information session on financial aid  at 6:45 – time for questions and answers
ECHS counselors will be available for questions.

Refreshments will be served. Door prizes will be given.

College booths, transcript verification, HOPE estimation and testing information will be available all evening.

Presentations in the lunchroom by college groups will continue throughout the evening.

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