Upcoming Events

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ACT TEST DATE

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GSFC HOPE Programs Webinar

Tue, December 8, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

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Follow the journey of three Georgia students from high school to college as we travel with them through their experiences with Georgia’s HOPE Program. During this webinar, you will learn about the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) and the HOPE Program, including eligibility requirements, the application process, and award amounts. These students’ scenarios replicate real student challenges and are used to help participants better understand Georgia’s HOPE Program.


SAT TEST DATE

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OFFICE CLOSED

Holidays are a great time for test prep and scholarship applications!! Click HERE to access your Virtual Scholarship Center account.

OFFICE CLOSED

GAfutures Overview Webinar

Tue, November 17, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

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Explore the navigation of Georgia’s primary resource for career exploration, college planning, and financial resources. Users will learn to track their HOPE GPA, send transcripts, apply to colleges within Georgia, search for scholarships, and submit financial aid applications. Participants will leave with contact information for Outreach Representatives and links to free material.


Virtual College Fair: NACAC

Sign up now at virtualcollegefairs.org and start exploring.
Click below to see which colleges will be there on each fair date:
Oct. 12: 1-9 p.m. ET
Oct. 18: 12-8 p.m. ET
Nov. 8: 2-10 p.m. ET
Here’s a short video overview and a quick start guide on how to make the most of your fair experience.

SAT TEST DATE

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR DECEMBER ACT TEST

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Scholarship Bootcamp

Thursday, November 5th

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR DECEMBER SAT TEST

Click HERE for test and registration information.

Georgia Probe Fair Virtual Fair Day #2

Thursday, November 5 from 5 pm - 7:45 pm.

Click here to register for your sessions/colleges!

On virtual fair days, you will have the opportunity to hear from several different colleges and universities in one session and have the ability to ask questions to college reps:

Scholarship Bootcamp

Wednesday, November 4th

Thursday, November 5th

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Georgia Probe Fair Virtual Fair Day #1

Wednesday, November 4 from 5 pm - 7:45 pm.

Click here to register for your sessions/colleges!

On virtual fair days, you will have the opportunity to hear from several different colleges and universities in one session and have the ability to ask questions to college reps:

Georgia Probe Panel Presentations

Click HERE to register for the panel sessions of your choice.

Panel presentations will be hosted on Monday, November 2nd from 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm (approximately 1 hour sessions) where you will have the opportunity to hear from many different colleges & universities as well as admissions experts presenting on:

Scholarship Bootcamp

Thursday. October 29th

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Leadership and Service Series: Conflict Management

Join us each week for a discussion on skills and tips to prepare you for the future.

Click HERE to register!

Thursday, October 1st @ 6 PM: Budgeting

Thursday, October 8th @ 6 PM: Study Skills

Thursday, October 15th @ 6 PM: Personal Hygiene

Thursday, October 22nd @ 6 PM: Public Speaking

Thursday, October 29th @ 6 PM: Conflict Management


Scholarship Bootcamp

Wednesday, October 28th

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Kennesaw State University Virtual Info Session

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Click HERE to register by Oct 20th to participate!

Only students that pre-register can attend. Once you sign up, Kennesaw State University will send your specific Zoom Link to attend.


Career Exploration Series: Careers in Healthcare

​October 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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Projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that healthcare jobs are expected to increase by 18% from 2016 through 2026. This means that the industry will add about 2.4 million new healthcare jobs.

It’s an exciting time to pursue a career in healthcare. This field will add more employees than any other occupation in the coming years, according to the BLS.

Career growth isn’t the only reason many people work in the healthcare field. It’s also a field that lets you help many people. Healthcare professionals get to make a difference every single time they go to work. It can be a rewarding career path with a sense of personal fulfillment.


ACT TEST DATE

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ACT TEST DATE

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Scholarship Bootcamp

​Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Leadership and Service Series: Public Speaking

Join us each week for a discussion on skills and tips to prepare you for the future.

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Thursday, October 1st @ 6 PM: Budgeting

Thursday, October 8th @ 6 PM: Study Skills

Thursday, October 15th @ 6 PM: Personal Hygiene

Thursday, October 22nd @ 6 PM: Public Speaking

Thursday, October 29th @ 6 PM: Conflict Management


Cougar Conversations: Student Life

October 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm, Facebook Live

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On this episode of Cougar Conversations, Johnnae Roberts, Student Development Coordinator for Diversity Programs & Services will share the purpose of DPS and its services which promote successful college experiences for diverse populations.

These services aim to foster student development, increase cultural awareness, and provide learning outcomes that are globally focused. In addition, the office provides activities and programs that enhance the academic/social needs of a diverse and ever-changing university population.

Potential College Athletes

Oct 20 (Tue) 8:00pm (1 hr session)

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While applying to college as a student-athlete has never been simple, COVID’s adjustments to sports seasons and in-person visit has brought a new layer of complexity to the recruiting process. Coach Rosenholtz has been successfully helping student-athletes for over 20 years and has lectured all over the world about the unique challenges and solutions of being recruited in this highly competitive environment. He will be joined by former Duke University Admissions Officer, Ginger Fay, who will discuss the role standardized testing plays for athletes, even when so many schools have gone test-optional.

Learn about:

Career Exploration Series: Careers in Biology

​Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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Biological science is the study of life and is therefore one of the broadest subjects you can study. Biology encompasses everything from the molecular study of life processes right up to the study of animal and plant communities. People in research-oriented biology careers study the basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and function.

Join our panelists (oceanographer, microbiologist, and geochemist) to learn more about careers in biology.


Annual Statewide Partners Conference

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Click HERE for the Conference Guidebook.


Virtual College Fair: NACAC

Sign up now at virtualcollegefairs.org and start exploring.
Click below to see which colleges will be there on each fair date:
Oct. 12: 1-9 p.m. ET
Oct. 18: 12-8 p.m. ET
Nov. 8: 2-10 p.m. ET
Here’s a short video overview and a quick start guide on how to make the most of your fair experience.

ACT TEST DATE

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Thomas County Local Coordinating Council

Thomas County LCC Meeting

Thursday, October 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Cougar Conversations

October 15, 2020, at 6 pm, Facebook Live.

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During this episode of Cougar Conversations, Ms. Lauren Jones McKown and Ms. Sarah Floyd will be joining us from the Office of the Center for Accommodation and Access.

The Center for Accommodation and Access coordinates the compliance of Columbus State University with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The office does not merely exist to achieve legality but to foster academic potential through individualized plans tailored to the particular needs of students with disabilities.

Leadership and Service Series: Fresh & Clean

Join us each week for a discussion on skills and tips to prepare you for the future.

Click HERE to register!

Thursday, October 1st @ 6 PM: Budgeting

Thursday, October 8th @ 6 PM: Study Skills

Thursday, October 15th @ 6 PM: Personal Hygiene

Thursday, October 22nd @ 6 PM: Public Speaking

Thursday, October 29th @ 6 PM: Conflict Management


Purdue University, Olin College of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College and Georgia Institute of Technology: Virtual Engineering Tour

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM

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Join four nationally recognized Colleges, as they discuss their engineering programs and application process. Purdue University, Olin College of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College and Georgia Institute of Technology welcome you to the 2020 CUBE TOUR.

Pull up a chair, get comfortable and enjoy:


GSFC FAFSA Completion Webinar

October 13, 2020, at 5:00 pm

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Millions of dollars are left on the table each year because students do not submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information in this webinar will help make the FAFSA easier to complete. Follow along with Jessica as we guide her through the FAFSA process, from creating an FSA ID to comparing Financial Aid packages. Although the “F” in FAFSA stands for free, by the end of this webinar it will also stand for fun and fast!


Career Exploration Series: Careers in Sports

​October 13 at 6pm

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For many fans, their love for sports does not fade once they realize how narrow the playing field is for building a career as a professional athlete. Fortunately, now students have more ways than ever to incorporate their love for sports into day jobs—and not just as sports commentators or writers. Join us to learn about exciting careers in sports and hear from our panelists.

Jacqueline Freeman Johnson, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, Alabama State University

Rushia Brown, Director of Community Relations & Youth Sports, Los Angeles Sparks

Hank Cobb, Manager, Corporate Partnerships, Atlanta Braves

Virtual College Fair: NACAC

National Association for College Admissions Counseling Virtual College Fair
Sign up now at virtualcollegefairs.org and start exploring.
Click below to see which colleges will be there on each fair date:
Oct. 12: 1-9 p.m. ET
Oct. 18: 12-8 p.m. ET
Nov. 8: 2-10 p.m. ET
Here’s a short video overview and a quick start guide on how to make the most of your fair experience.


Cougar Conversations: Communications Department

October 12, 2020 at 6 pm, Facebook Live.

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During this episode of Cougar Conversations, Mr. Christopher Robinson, NPACE (Non-Profit and Civic Engagement Center) Director for Columbus State University, will share the following information with our listening audience:

CSU’s Communication Department and the 3 tracks that are offered (Comm Studies, Mass Comm, & PR), how the department combines 21st-century communication practices in public relations, integrated media, and core principles of communication both in the classroom and outside of it, how graduates of the program are entering careers in journalism, public relations, marketing, corporate communication, health communication and many, many more.

PSAT Reading & Writing Tutorial Session

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Sunday, September 27 at 2:30 pm

Saturday, October 3 at 1:00 pm

Thursday, October 6 at 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 11 at 2:30 pm

Reading + Writing: Get pumped‑up for reading and writing in this dynamic, 1‑hour online session. With high‑flying tips from an expert tutor, you’ll show up feeling confident on test day.

PSAT Math Tutor Session

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Sunday, September 27 at 1 pm

Saturday, October 3 at 2:30 pm

Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 11 at 1:00 pm

Mathlete Sessions: Flex your math muscles in this dynamic, 1‑hour online session. With high‑level strategies and tips from an expert tutor, you’ll know just what to expect on test day.

ACT TEST DATE

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Scholarship Bootcamp

​Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Student Success: Critical Thinking & Research Skills

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Student Success Web Series: Critical Thinking and Research Skills

Fri, Oct 9, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

A 30-minute web session for students on critical thinking and research skills hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman. We will host 30 minutes of Q/A after the presentation for those interested.

Topics include:
1. Characteristics of critical thinkers
2. Critically analyzing sources
3. Evaluating evidence to support claims
4. Identifying assumptions and biases
5. Understanding plagiarism

Leadership and Service Series: Study Skills

Join us each week for a discussion on skills and tips to prepare you for the future.

Click HERE to register!

Thursday, October 1st @ 6 PM: Budgeting

Thursday, October 8th @ 6 PM: Study Skills

Thursday, October 15th @ 6 PM: Personal Hygiene

Thursday, October 22nd @ 6 PM: Public Speaking

Thursday, October 29th @ 6 PM: Conflict Management


PSAT Reading & Writing Tutorial Session

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Sunday, September 27 at 2:30 pm

Saturday, October 3 at 1:00 pm

Thursday, October 6 at 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 11 at 2:30 pm

Reading + Writing: Get pumped‑up for reading and writing in this dynamic, 1‑hour online session. With high‑flying tips from an expert tutor, you’ll show up feeling confident on test day.

Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Conference

​The Georgia Tech Women in Engineering program is excited to announce the 21st annual Engineering Career Conference (ECC) for current female junior and senior high school students. ECC is designed to give high school girls information about the engineering disciplines offered at Georgia Tech to help them decide if they’d like to study engineering in college.

Held Virtually, October 8th, 2020

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Click HERE for more information.

Click HERE to apply.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER SAT TEST

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Georgia Probe Fair Virtual Fair Day #2

Tuesday, October 7 from 5 pm - 7:45 pm.

Click here to register for your sessions/colleges!

On virtual fair days, you will have the opportunity to hear from several different colleges and universities in one session and have the ability to ask questions to college reps:

PSAT Math Tutor Session

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Sunday, September 27 at 1 pm

Saturday, October 3 at 2:30 pm

Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 11 at 1:00 pm

Mathlete Sessions: Flex your math muscles in this dynamic, 1‑hour online session. With high‑level strategies and tips from an expert tutor, you’ll know just what to expect on test day.

Georgia Probe Fair Virtual Fair Day #1

Tuesday, October 6 from 5 pm - 7:45 pm.

Click here to register for your sessions/colleges!

On virtual fair days, you will have the opportunity to hear from several different colleges and universities in one session and have the ability to ask questions to college reps:

Georgia Probe Panel Presentations

Click HERE to register for the panel sessions of your choice.

Panel presentations will be hosted on Monday, October 5 from 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm (approximately 1 hour sessions) where you will have the opportunity to hear from many different colleges & universities as well as admissions experts presenting on:

Free PSAT Practice Test (Applerouth)

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Sunday, October 4

9:00 AM or 2:00 PM

The PSAT/NMSQT® is more than a practice test.

Your PSAT/NMSQT scores can open the doors to scholarships and also give you insight into how competitive you will be when applying to college. That’s why we’re kicking off the school year with FREE online prep for the PSAT/NMSQT.

SAT TEST DATE

Click HERE for test and registration information.

PSAT Reading & Writing Tutorial Session

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Sunday, September 27 at 2:30 pm

Saturday, October 3 at 1:00 pm

Thursday, October 6 at 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 11 at 2:30 pm

Reading + Writing: Get pumped‑up for reading and writing in this dynamic, 1‑hour online session. With high‑flying tips from an expert tutor, you’ll show up feeling confident on test day.

PSAT Math Tutor Session

Click HERE to register!

Sunday, September 27 at 1 pm

Saturday, October 3 at 2:30 pm

Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 11 at 1:00 pm

Mathlete Sessions: Flex your math muscles in this dynamic, 1‑hour online session. With high‑level strategies and tips from an expert tutor, you’ll know just what to expect on test day.

Student Success Web Series: Stress Management

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Student Success Web Series: Stress Management

  1. Fri, Oct 2, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Show in My Time Zone

A 30 minute web session for students on stress management strategies hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman.

Topics include:
1. Best practices for avoiding stress
2. Wellness strategies to cope with stress
3. How to make stress your friend
4. How time management and organization can relieve stress
5. Leveraging support resources

Leadership and Service Series: Budgeting

Join us each week for a discussion on skills and tips to prepare you for the future.

Click HERE to register!

Thursday, October 1st @ 6 PM: Budgeting

Thursday, October 8th @ 6 PM: Study Skills

Thursday, October 15th @ 6 PM: Personal Hygiene

Thursday, October 22nd @ 6 PM: Public Speaking

Thursday, October 29th @ 6 PM: Conflict Management


2021-22 FAFSA OPENS

Click HERE to Learn the 7 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Started.

Dell Scholarship Opens

Application is open October 1 - December 1, 2020.

Click HERE for more information and online application.

CRITERIA FOR APPLICATION

Career Exploration Series: FinTech

Join us to learn more about the fast-growing industry of FinTech and how the Georgia FinTech Academy is preparing students like you.

September 29 at 6:00 pm

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The Georgia FinTech Academy - a collaboration between Georgia’s fintech industry and the University System of Georgia - is a talent development initiative that gives learners the specialized educational experiences needed to enter the fintech sector regardless of where they live in the state or the college in which they enroll.

The Georgia FinTech Academy helps students find jobs in the 170+ fintech companies that operate in Georgia and beyond. We host weekly events with the fintech companies and conduct at least 4 fintech career fairs per semester.

PSAT Reading & Writing Tutorial Session

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Sunday, September 27 at 2:30 pm

Saturday, October 3 at 1:00 pm

Thursday, October 6 at 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 11 at 2:30 pm

Reading + Writing: Get pumped‑up for reading and writing in this dynamic, 1‑hour online session. With high‑flying tips from an expert tutor, you’ll show up feeling confident on test day.

PSAT Math Tutor Session

Click HERE to register!

Sunday, September 27 at 1 pm

Saturday, October 3 at 2:30 pm

Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 11 at 1:00 pm

Mathlete Sessions: Flex your math muscles in this dynamic, 1‑hour online session. With high‑level strategies and tips from an expert tutor, you’ll know just what to expect on test day.

SAT TEST DATE

Click HERE for test and registration information.

Free PSAT Practice Test

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Saturday, September 26

9:00 AM or 2:00 PM

The PSAT/NMSQT® is more than a practice test.

Your PSAT/NMSQT scores can open the doors to scholarships and also give you insight into how competitive you will be when applying to college. That’s why we’re kicking off the school year with FREE online prep for the PSAT/NMSQT.

Coast to Coast Information Session (Dartmouth, Northwestern, Princeton, Vanderbilt and UC-Berkleley)

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Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


The Coast to Coast College Tour is a joint travel partnership bringing together admissions representatives from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, the University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University. We travel together because each of our institutions practices a holistic admissions process in a highly selective environment. This program will provide you with the opportunity to learn about each individual institution, and receive insight on navigating the selective admissions process.

National GEAR UP Week: Thank You for Your Support

Students, parents, and staff will give shout outs to their favorite educators, mentors, family, or friends that have provided the greatest impact on their journey to postsecondary education using the “Thank You” printout.

Click HERE to register for the 6 pm Webinar: Best Practices on How to Ask & Receive Great Letters of Recommendation.

Completing your college and scholarship applications can be daunting. As you focus on checking off the “to-dos” and getting closer to having a completed application, it is easy to forget about the importance of adding a letter of recommendation to your application materials.

Come join us as we review the top best practices for ask and receiving letters of recommendation like when who, and how you should ask for a letter of recommendation and what you will need to provide to someone who is writing a letter recommendation for you!


Student Success Web Series: Study Skills

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Fri, Sep 25, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

A 30 minute web session for students on study skills strategies hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman.

Topics include:
1. Avoiding cramming
2. How to test yourself
3. Memorization strategies
4. How to effectively use notes, pictures, and mind maps
5. The power of wellness in studying

National GEAR UP Week: #ThrowbackThursday, GEAR UP the Early Years

Show us how much you have grown since GEAR UP started! Post your middle school GEAR UP pictures. #tbt

Register HERE for the Building Your Brag Sheet for Scholarships, College Admissions, and Employment Webinar with The Scholarship Academy at 6 pm.

Some of us tend to be humble and don’t like to talk about the great things we have done. However, you’ll have to get over being so humble when you start your scholarship and college search. In the competitive world of college admissions and scholarships, you have to set yourself apart from the other applicants. And, the best way to do that is to brag about everything you’ve done.

It is important to create a brag sheet that shows all of the great things you have done outside of the classroom. Take your time when putting together your brag sheet. This document will help you with your college admissions and scholarship processes. So, make sure you include all of your great activities.


National GEAR UP Week: College Exploration

Join the GEAR UP Georgia staff and partners on a virtual college visit. Pick the one you want and register

4 pm: Clayton State University

6 pm: Columbus State University

6 pm: Georgia Southern University

4 pm: Georgia State University (Booked, registration closed)

3:30 pm: Savannah State University

Students make sure to post pictures on social media representing your future college. Students can pose with gear on from their chosen college or use the “My future college” printout.

National GEAR UP Week: Career Exploration, Georgia Film Academy

Do you have an interest in the Georgia film production industry? Join us for our National GEAR UP Week student and parent event hosted by Georgia Film Academy students and staff on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6pm.

Sign-up HERE to register!

The Georgia Film Academy is a collaboration of the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia created by state leadership to meet education and workforce needs for high demand careers in Georgia’s film and creative industries. The GFA higher education program offers rigorous professional training and may lead to
union-covered film and television production internships and placement in creative industry apprenticeships and jobs.

What Kinds of Jobs does the GFA Training Prepare You For? Entry-level positions both on set and in production offices. On Set Production Assistant (PA), Art: set dressers, Props, Hair/Make-up/Wardrobe, Sound: mixer, boom operator, utility, Camera: operator, camera assistants (1st and 2nd), Electric: on-set lamp operators, Grip: on-set, dolly grip, Locations, Craft Services, Script, Supervision, Video Assist, Office PA


National GEAR UP Week: GEAR UP Georgia Pride Day & Virtual Game Night

Proclaim your love for GEAR UP by posting a picture in your favorite GEAR UP or college gear. Then, join GEAR UP Georgia students from across the state in a few friendly competitions where you can test out your college lingo, mascot recognition, and general college access knowledge.

Click HERE to register for Game Night at 6pm!



ACT TEST DATE

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September 19, 2020

#WhyApply Day

Educator resources can be found HERE to help promote #WhyApply Day.

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Student Success Series: Goal Setting & Decision-Making

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Student Success Web Series: Goal Setting and Decision-Making

  1. Fri, Sep 18, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Show in My Time Zone

A 30 minute web session for students on goal setting and decision-making strategies hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman.

Topics include:
1. Setting realistic and achievable goals
2. Examining how you spend your time
3. Strategies for properly road-mapping your goals
4. Making use of apps and gamification to help you achieve goals
5. Using goals to guide decision-making

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER ACT TESTS

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Taking the Test Webinar (Applerouth)

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Name Part 3: How to Show What You Know
Date Sep 17 (Thu)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Jed Applerouth

Speaker

John Cadenhead

Description

In school, it’s the final step - taking that test, handing in that assignment - that seals your academic fate. Too often kids, even those who know a lot, don’t deliver a final product that makes the grade or reflects their real abilities. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this final webinar, Jed Applerouth and John Cadenhead will help you hack the hardest part - how to show what you know.

Please submit your questions ahead of time through this form.

Price Free

DeKalb County Local Coordinating Council Meeting

DeKalb County Local Coordinating Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 16 at 10 am

Gates Scholarship Deadline

Click here for application information.

ACT TEST DATE

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September 13, 2020

ACT TEST DATE

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September 12, 2020

Student Success Web Series: Time Management

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Student Success Web Series: Time Management

  1. Fri, Sep 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Show in My Time Zone

A 30 minute web session for students on time management strategies hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman. Following the presentation, we’ll host a live q/a if you have time to stay online with us.

Topics include:
1. Developing organization models
2. Eliminating distractions
3. Creating workspaces
4. How to navigate work/life scheduling
5. How to prioritize your school schedule
6. Avoiding procrastination

Helping Your Students with Learning Disabilities Become Super Testers

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Name Helping Your Students with Learning Disabilities Become Super Testers
Date Sep 10 (Thu)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Jed Applerouth

Description

When it comes to high-stakes testing, students with learning differences benefit from specific interventions to help them optimize performance on the SAT, ACT, and other standardized tests. Students with executive
function issues or dyslexia, for example, can thrive in response to strategic adjustments in how they approach the test. Students with ADHD feel empowered by a variety of techniques for self-regulating their
attention. Join Dr. Jed Applerouth as he examines common learning differences and discusses how to coach your students toward peak test performance.

Deciphering Common Terms in the Admissions Process (Princeton Review)

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(Tip: Use your GEAR UP Georgia email address.)

September 9, 2020
8PM - 9PM ET

From ED to Test Optional - Deciphering Common Terms in the Admissions Process

EA, ED, superscore, demonstrated interest, and so many more! Join Emily Vaubel, The Princeton Review’s Director of College Admissions Counseling for a webinar on “College Lingo.” Emily will explain and clarify those mysterious acronyms and terms we often read about.

OFFICE CLOSED

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER SAT TEST

Click HERE for test and registration information.

Coast to Coast Information Session (Dartmouth, Northwestern, Princeton, UC-Berkeley and Vanderbilt)

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 5:00 PMEastern Daylight Time


The Coast to Coast College Tour is a joint travel partnership bringing together admissions representatives from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, the University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University. We travel together because each of our institutions practices a holistic admissions process in a highly selective environment. This program will provide you with the opportunity to learn about each individual institution, and receive insight on navigating the selective admissions process.

How to Prepare/Study Webinar (Applerouth)

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Name Part 2: How to Prepare
Date Sep 1 (Tue)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Jed Applerouth

Speaker

John Cadenhead

Description

Ever noticed how “studying” means very different things to different kids? While differences in style are natural, there are some tried and true ways to prepare for school - whether it’s a test, big project, or presentation - that will help you focus on learning and retaining what you need to succeed. Get the scoop on time-tested methods for developing organization skills, time management, reading, note taking, and more with Jed Applerouth and John Cadenhead, our Senior Director of Tutor Services.

Please submit your questions ahead of time through this form.

Price Free

Annual Statewide Fiscal Meeting

August 28, 2020

10: 00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 478-219-4222 United States, Macon (Toll)

Conference ID: 723 576 266#

SAT Power Session 3 (Princeton Review)

Click HERE to register. Must register 24 hours prior to session start time.

Friday, August 28 (5-8 pm)

Annual Statewide Data Meeting

August 27, 2020

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 478-219-4222 United States, Macon (Toll)

Conference ID: 303 140 240#

Fall Educator PD Webinar

August 26, 1 pm - 4 pm

To register click here!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER SAT TEST

Click HERE for test and registration information.

SAT Power Session 2 (Princeton Review)

Click HERE to register. Must register 24 hours prior to session start time.

Wednesday, August 26 (5-8 pm)

SAT vs ACT: The differences, the timelines, and the expectations of colleges

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Name SAT vs ACT: The differences, the timelines, and the expectations of colleges
Date Aug 25 (Tue)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Description

Join Applerouth Tutoring to learn about the SAT and ACT, as well as up-to-the-minute updates on the test administrations. Both tests have experienced updates and changes in recent years. Come learn about the main differences between the two tests, how to decide which one is better for your child, when to take them, how much to prepare for them, and more. Hear about how your child’s strengths can favor one test or the other. Learn about what college admissions officers expect from students during the pandemic and what you need to plan for.

Price Free

SAT Power Session 1 (Princeton Review)

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Saturday, August 22 (1-4 pm)

How Learning Works Webinar (Applerouth)

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Name Part 1: How Learning Works
Date Aug 20 (Thu)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Jed Applerouth

Speaker

Richard Vigneault

Description

When it comes to learning, your brain is the tool that gets the job done and you don’t have to be a neuroscientist to optimize this powerful tool. Jed Applerouth’s user-friendly crash course in basic brain science will empower you with insights about memory, motivation, the value of creativity and persistence, how to curb anxiety, and more. These skills are among the most important - but also most overlooked - keys to success, so don’t miss out.

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Price Free

Educator Micro-Module: Essay Writing for Scholarships and College Admissions

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August 20, 2020 (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

Topic: Essay Writing Lesson Plan for Scholarships & College Admissions Applications

Target Audiences: English/Language Arts Teachers

Educator Micro-Module: FAFSA4Caster

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August 19, 2020 (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

Topic: FAFSA4Caster Lesson Plan

Target Audiences: Math & Economics Teachers

Attn Parents: College Essays to Get Your Child Noticed

How Parents Can Help Without Overstepping


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Date Aug 18 (Tue)

7:00pm EDT / 4:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Kim Lifton

Description

The first college application deadline will be here before you know it; has your child started that college essay? Do you want to help but are afraid of overstepping? Kim Lifton, President of Wow Writing Workshop, will share her best tips and resources so you can help your child write meaningful essays without overstepping your role. Learn how your child can stand out inside the admissions office.