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Senior Information

Important Information for Seniors from the Guidance Department

 

Senior Students and Parents:
Have you completed the FAFSA
(The FAFSA provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.)
 If your family has not completed the FAFSA, please come to Northgate January 19th 6-8 pm Room 217 for help from a Georgia Student Finance Commission representative. Parents, you will need to bring your 2015 tax return information and social security numbers for parent and student.

Transcripts

Each college you apply to will need to receive an official transcript. To request transcripts, you must sign up in the career center. Please allow about 3-4 days for them to be prepared.  You are responsible for picking up transcripts and mailing them. You may receive 5 transcripts at no charge during high school.  Each additional transcript will cost $3.00 cash or money order. If you are applying to a college in Georgia, we can submit transcripts electronically via GAFutures. You will just need to list those schools on the transcript sign-up sheet, or you can request transcripts online via the GAFutures website. There is no charge for a transcript submitted electronically. 

ACT/SAT scores are not on the transcript. Those will need to be sent electronically from the testing company. ACT scores are available from www.actstudent.org and SAT scores are available from www.collegeboard.org

Counselor Recommendation Forms and Letters

If the college you are applying to has a counselor recommendation form that is not online,  you will need to bring it to your counselor. Please include a copy of your resume or you may use the Request for Letter of Recommendation form available in the career center.  Once you have completed the form, make copies to have on hand for future use. You will need multiple letters of recommendation when you begin applying for scholarships.

If you need your counselor or teacher to write a recommendation letter for you for a college or scholarship application, you will need to drop off your resume or completed Request for Letter of Recommendation form to your counselor or teacher along with information about who/where the letter is going.

Scholarship Applications

Most local groups and clubs will send scholarship applications to the school in mid-January. Most of these will have a deadline of March 1st. These applications will be available on the NGHS website

http://www.cowetaschools.org/nghs/index.php/guidance/scholarship-application

as well as in the scholarship filing cabinet in the Career Center. If you need letters of recommendation, please don’t wait until the last minute to ask…you will want to give the person you are asking plenty of time to write that letter!  Also important is to check with the college you are applying to for scholarships that may be applicable to you.

FAFSA is now available for Seniors (and parents) to complete for those attending college in Fall 2017. More information is available here: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/2017-18-fafsa-updates-students-parents.pdf

Diploma Information

Diplomas are ordered in January. You will be responsible for making sure your name is spelled correctly. There will be a sign off list in the career center in September for you to check the spelling of your name. If your name has an error, is missing your middle name or suffix (ie. Jr. or II or III) or any diacritical marks, you will need to let Mrs. Lumme know as soon as possible so the changes can be made.

Senior Dues and Outstanding Fees and Fines

Senior Dues are part of graduation. The fees for this year are $100. All seniors are required to pay Senior Dues. You are also responsible for taking care of all outstanding fees, fines, books etc. before graduation. You will not be permitted to participate in graduation activities or receive your diploma or final transcript until all fees have been paid.

Honor’s Night

Graduation