College Parents

Congratulations on your child being accepted into and enrolling in college!!

Hopefully, your child already has an account with GACollege411 soon to be GAFutures.org! If not, encourage them to sign up today!! GACollege411 will help them Explore Careers and Search for Financial Aid.

Need to make sure your child is on top of all their College/Career Prep tasks? Be sure they are working through their GACollege411  college prep checklist for high school students:

  • Encourage them to continue with good study habits and work ethic.
  • Remind them to go to class!
  • Help them stay organized buy purchasing organization tools for them.
  • Check to make sure they are meeting with their advisor every year.
  • Do not contact their professors! However, encourage them to do so.
  • Ask to see midterm and semester grade reports.
  • Make sure they know to apply for federal, state, and school financial aid every year using the  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)
  • Ask the school they attend what other financial help they can offer: Do they have scholarships or payment plans available? Can they get a job on campus?
  • Remind them to keep in touch with the school regarding any paperwork you need to turn in.
  • Review their resume.
  • Ask them to be sure to take care of their health