- Keep your grades
up! Senior grades are still important, even early acceptances are
contingent on final transcripts!
- Attend Junior/Senior
Night and College Night in the Fall.
- Take the Fall
SAT and/or ACT if your junior year scores were not high enough, or
if you haven’t taken it at all. You can still take a test prep
course to help boost your scores.
- Take SAT Subject
Tests if needed. See our SAT/ACT
Information & Programs Page for test dates and links to
- Decide which
teachers you will ask for college application recommendations.
Pick up the forms in Guidance and allow the teachers at least 2-3
- Watch for visits
to Wheeler by colleges you are considering.
- Attend the Fall
PROBE College Fair
– information in Guidance.
- Make a list
of all the colleges you are considering. Find out more by visiting
their websites and visiting our College
Information & Programs Page.
- Review Wheeler’s
College Application Procedure form. Pay close attention to deadlines
on the college applications! Apply online. You will need official
transcripts ($2 each) for each application.
- Be sure your
SAT/ACT scores were sent to all schools you applied to.
- Remember, you
must pass all 5 parts of the GHSGT (GA High School Graduation Test)
to graduate in Georgia.
- Continue your
scholarship/financial aid search. Our Links
Page lists many web sites to help you with scholarships
and financial aid.
- 18 year-old
males must register with Selective Service in order to receive HOPE
funds. Forms are available at your post office or you may register
online at Selective
- FAFSA - Your
parents need to send in your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student
Aid) as soon as possible after January 1st. This is required for most
colleges nationally and also for the HOPE scholarship. Forms are available
in Guidance after January 1st or you may register online at
FAFSA On The Web. Wheeler hosts an
evening FAFSA workshop for parents and students. Check our
Calendar Page for the
time and location.
- Make your final
decision about college/career/technical college.
- Sign permission
card in Guidance for your final transcript to be mailed to the school
of your choice. It’s free!