Applying to College

  • The Common Apps

    common app

    The Common Application is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of more than 800 member colleges and universities in 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, China, Japan, and many European countries.

    Common App

     GET EDUcated! EDU, Inc. Common Black College Application

    The Common Black College Application is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply up to 54 colleges and univerisities for one application fee of $20. 

    Common Black College Application

  • Going to College In-State?

    Create your Georgia Futures account today. Your HOPE GPA will be available there.

  • First Gen

    First Generation College Students

  • Fair Opportunity Project

    Fair Opportunity Project

    "We've created the highest-quality college application and financial aid guides and resource tools that we send to every public high school in America--for free. We're getting students from every background and zip code a fair opportunity."

  • College Navigator

    College Navigator Research Tool

    Narrow down your college options and review numerous opportunities. 

  • College Scorecard

    Want to narrow down your college choices? College Scorecard is a great tool.

  • Seniors Step-by-Step Guide to Applying to College

    1. Take either or both exams -SAT /ACT

    Ideally summer before your 12th grade year starts or 1st semester

    Review TEST OPTIONAL Colleges opportunities

    1. Start the College Application Process

    (Know the College Minimum Admission Requirements)

    Choosing a College

    1. Ask for Recommendation Letters (In advance of application deadlines)

    Recommendation letters should be from Academic Sources: Teachers/Counselors

    1. Complete your Educational Resume (ONLY if College Requires)

    Try to complete the summer before you senior year begins

    1. Write a standout College Essay (ONLY if College Requires)
    2. Finalize your College Applications by Submitting
    3. Complete the FAFSA (ParentsOctober of your senior year, the aFAFSA application opens.
    4. Locate & Apply for Scholarships to Pay for College (Start your search at the colleges you have applied to.)

  • Early vs. Regular Application Decision

    Early vs. Regular Application Decision

  • Test Optional Colleges & Universities


    USG waives test score requirement for Spring, Summer, Fall ’21

    Test-Optional 2020-2021: COVID-19

    Colleges & Universities extending Test Optional (ACT/SAT can be waived)

    for Class of 2022

    *This might not be appicable to scholarships that require test scores 

    Yale University

    Emory University

    Columbia University

    Univ. of Maryland

    Univ. of Pittsburgh

    Univ. of Vermont

    Wellesley College 

    Ohio State University

    University of Alabama

    Rice University

  • College Board Check Lists By Grade Level

    College Planning Checklists for Every Grade

    White heavy check mark  Freshman

    White heavy check mark Sophomore

    White heavy check mark Junior

    White heavy check mark Senior

  • Track your HOPE GPA

    Keep track of your HOPE Scholarship GPA with the tools on this site.

    GaFutures HOPE GPA

  • Career Quiz

    What career path will you take? Take the Career Assessment

  • Academic Common Market

    Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Is out-of state tuition a barrier to a major offered at a college in another state? 

    You’re in the right place. For more than 35 years, SREB’s Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities.

    With the SREB Academic Common Market search, get results from more than 1,900 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 15 states. 

  • Out-of-State Students - In-State Tuition

    How Out-Of-State Students Can Get In-State Tuition

  • College Green Light

    College Green Light

  • College Application Fee Waivers

    College Application Fee Waivers: Search for Colleges on BigFuture

    Make sure you thoroughly read the information provided at this site.

  • Latina American Association College Resources

    LAA College Bound Resources