College Planning

GA Futures:
Extensive site that allows you to research colleges, explore different qualities about yourself (and link them to careers), and even apply to college. All BASA students will need a GA Futures account to check their HOPE GPA and apply for Dual Enrollment.

Big Future:
Big Future is an excellent site provided by the College Board that allows students to search for colleges based on a number of different characteristics.

Interested in the military? What branch are you thinking about? Have you taken your ASVAB?

Choosing a Major:
Choosing a major to study for four years is an important but difficult decision. Some students have no idea what they want to do, while others daydream about their dream job but aren’t really sure how to get there. To help students through the process, this guide highlights the important factors to consider when choosing a field of study and looks at top majors as well as the potential careers they can lead to. Before committing to a program, find out everything you need to know.

Uses an algorithm that combines aptitudes, interests, and 21st century careers to make the highest quality career and educational recommendations. Previously, this was only available through professional counselors costing thousands of dollars. It uses 5-to-8 minute performance based exercises for each aptitude to capture true areas of highest potential. The assessment does not rely on self-reported user data, which can be ‘gamed’ or manipulated. It shows exactly where your personal abilities are best aligned with over 500 career options, and it’s all in one online experience. Students can access YouScience from their student portal as well as their SCOIR account.

Georgia Probe:
Probe is an annual program of college fairs and guidance counselor workshops that are held throughout the state of Georgia. BASA will host a Probe fair during the fall, and there are numerous other local Probe fairs you can attend. These are a great way for juniors and seniors to meet college representatives.

College-bound Athletes:
To play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, this resource will have information you need.

Dual Enrollment:
Interested in earning college credit that also takes care of graduation requirements? Georgia's dual enrollment program may be perfect for you. This allows you to take college classes and receive high school and college credit simultaneously. Courses may be taken before, during, or after schools hours on the college campus or online. Approved courses may count toward high school graduation requirements. Check out the dual enrollment rules on GA Futures in regards to eligibility and funding. See your school counselor to begin the process.

Work-Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship:
Have a job? Want to do your job during your school day AND receive high school credit for working? What about gain experience in your intended career field? Work-Based Learning or Youth Apprenticeship may be just for you!

College Entrance Exams:

If you have free or reduced lunch, you may qualify for fee waivers for these exams. Free exam prep materials are available through ACT or College Board. Visit the Counseling Office for information on the Accuplacer exam.

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