Individual Graduation Plan Meeting (click the words for links to resources.)
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Individual Graduation Plans are designed to guide students toward their education, career, and employment goals. During your individual Graduation Plan meeting we will discuss general graduation requirements, career resources, coursework, and opportunities related to the student’s future goals. IGPs also help students align their high school course with college entrance requirements and career goals. These plans are flexible and can change based on the student’s aspirations, abilities, and interests.School of the Arts Program of Studies - course offerings and descriptionsCollege Resource Guide - Info and stats from a few South Eastern colleges, universities, and technical schools.
Dual Enrollment (Trident Technical College)Info session for 2023-2024
"Next Steps" - Explains the steps Dual Enrollment students should take after graduation.
College Planning Resources
Big Future - How to Build a College List
SCCango videos from College Process Ambassadors- current students sharing information about the college planning process.
Get Smart SC - Resources to help you find the right path
Great resources from ACT to help students and parents through high school.
Help for Seniors at SOA!
College Essay Advising for the Class of 2024 will be available on a first come, first served basis!
SOA Creative Writing Teacher, Mrs. Beth Webb Hart will be available during high school lunch to help seniors draft and polish their college essays.
SACAC College Admission Workshop: Personal Essays & Supplemental Essays(recorded webinar)
Charleston Southern University has launched Buc Promise, a new renewable scholarship for Pell-eligible South Carolina residents with a minimum 3.5 high school unweighted GPA. This is our promise: if a student is admitted to CSU and qualify for Buc Promise, CSU will pay their tuition.
Students eligible for Buc Promise must:
- Hold at least a 3.5 unweighted GPA
- Complete the FAFSA
- Be Pell-eligible for more than the “Minimum Pell Grant”
- Enroll full-time in a traditional degree program
- Be pursuing a first bachelor’s degree
More info on the CSU website.
Trident Technical College Virtual Open House - December 6 @4pm
Check out the following advantages for students attending Trident Tech.
Over 150 majors grouped in 10+ areas of interest.
Five campuses around the Tri county area, making it as convenient as possible for you to access services and attend classes.
Flexible classes – traditional, online, hybrid, compressed (seven- and three-week classes) and more!
Many student clubs and organizations in which students can become involved.
As you can see, there are many benefits to attending Trident Tech. To learn more, register for and attend one of our monthly Virtual Open House events.
Students will get an overview of the college, receive great information from one of our Navigators and a financial aid representative, and be able to ask any questions that you may have.
Georgia Southern University is offering No Fee November until November 30 as part of Georgia Apply to College Month!
During November, students can apply to our 80+ undergraduate degree programs without the $30 application fee.
Also, first-year students applying to Georgia Southern University can be admitted without an ACT or SAT score if they have at least a 3.2 unweighted GPA (using the 17 Required High School Curriculum courses). Students must meet all other admission requirements, including satisfactory completion of the Required High School Curriculum and providing all other requested documentation.Winthrop UniversityEagle STEM Scholars Program
- Looking for incoming freshman in STEM majors:
- Computer science
- Data science
- Environmental science
- Our focus is on these groups of students but this is not required:
- First generation
- Have unmet financial need (based on FAFSA)
- Scholarship option
- Recommended minimum Math SAT 590/ Math ACT 25 – Winthrop is admitting with test scores optional but if students have scores, we want to know them.
- Looking for students who hope to earn a PhD or masters in STEM or a health profession
- Summer Bridge program
- Application available at www.winthrop.edu/eaglestem
- Priority deadline by February 15
*****Newberry College Dyslexia ProgramThe Dyslexia Program at Newberry works directly with students who have a dyslexia diagnosis. This program allows students to receive support individually on a weekly basis, as well as in the classroom using multisensory learning disciplines. Support services include assistance with scheduling organization, pacing, and study skills. Students will also continue to develop their executive skills, improving their self-advocacy. Professors are involved in continuous training, engaging in strategies specifically aimed at supporting students with dyslexia. Students will experience college life with extra support along their Newberry College journey. Financial aid is available for students in the program.QuestBridgeQuestBridge is a national nonprofit based in Palo Alto, California that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading colleges and opportunities. By working with these students — beginning in high school through college to their first job —QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best colleges and to support them to achieve success in their careers and communities.The College TourEvery week, The College Tour brings you the authentic stories of colleges and universities across America through the eyes of their current students. Watch new episodes on their website and App.BigFuture - Real TalkBlack students can get expert advice about choosing colleges, paying for college, and exploring career options through the BigFuture free on-demand video library.HBCU EditionPaying for College EditionNY Careers Edition - Black in TechSACAC Recorded workshops:American College of Building Arts
- Qualified applicants will have an interview
You can check out our entire list of events on our Campus Visit & Events Page
College How to apply videos - South Carolina colleges explain how to navigate their applications.
South Carolina State University
SC State University accepts Education Benefits for Veterans and their Dependents.
Guide about the different application timelines — early decision, early action, early decision II, rolling admission and regular decision
Interested in applying to a Military Academy?
Nancy Mace’s office is now accepting Service Academy Nominations for U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Academy. Click here for more information and to request a Military Academy Nomination.Virtual tour of the new TTC SC Aeronautical Training Center
trident-techs-south-carolina- aeronautical-training-center- offering-virtual-tours/More info: https://www.tridenttech.edu/ SCATC.htmTour Booking Link: https://outlook.office365.com/ owa/calendar/SCATCTourRequest% 40tridenttech.edu/bookings/Big Future College FairsGO to College Fairs - http://blog.gotocollegefairs.com/5-reasons-to-attend-a-college-fair/Clemson UniversitySPECTRA PROGRAMClemson University was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant which they are calling “SPECTRA”. This program is in place to academically and financially assist students who transfer from SC Technical Colleges into one of their Engineering or Computing majors. Students would spend one year (or two) at TTC, taking the same coursework they would take at Clemson as a freshman, then transfer to us for 3 years to complete their BS degree. They can apply to receive financial funding at both TTC and Clemson, which is dependent on grades and financial need.GENERAL INFORMATIONCommon Black College Application - Apply to any number of the 65 HBCUs for only $20.Common App ToolKitGetting StartedPreparing Your ApplicationTelling your storyWorking with recommenders & advisorsPaying for collegeCollege search and information available when students log into Naviance - Find Naviance through Clever in your CCSD PortalSouth Carolina Colleges - https://www.sciway.net/edu/colleges/alphalist.htmlSC Independent Colleges & Universities Guide https://www.scicu.org/scicu-guide-to-private-colleges-and-universities-in-south-carolina/Colleges by state - https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search/state
Academic Common Market Program
The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program for college students who want to pursue degrees that are not offered by public institutions or are at least 50 percent different in curricular content than programs offered in South Carolina. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions and pay the institution’s in-state tuition rates for more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate programs. The ACM is not competitive or merit based, but applicants must meet state residency and college admission requirements. Participating states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia (Florida and Texas participate at the graduate level only).
The SC Commission on Higher Education, has developed a “Palmetto Calculator” to help students understand the cost of attending some of SC public colleges or universities. Students can enter their FAFSA “Estimated Family Contribution” as well as other scholarships, loans, etc. to help determine cost. Visit the Palmetto Calculator for more information.Don’t see the college you want to attend on the “Palmetto Calculator”? Every college has a “net price calculator” so visit the financial aid page of your chosen colleges/universities website for more information
Johns Hopkins University - Resources for studentsStudent Athletes:NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete There are worksheets included that will help to make sure students are taking the correct classes to meet NCAA requirements.