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Dean of Students 770-243-2263
Dean of Academics  770-243-2263
Freshmen Dean 770-243-2322
Attendance 770-243-2249
Counseling Office 770-243-2360
Admissions 770-243-2274

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Tue 3:15-4:45pm
Thur 7:15-8:45am
Thur  3:15-4:45pm
Fri 7:00-7:50am




 

 
College and Career Counseling

Choosing a college is an exciting and anxious time for both parents and students as they prepare for this next step in life.  College Counseling at Greater Atlanta Christian School operates on the core belief that  college admissions is a match to be made rather than a prize to be won. We consider an "appropriate" college choice to be one which matches a student's goals, needs, interests, and abilities. Our counselors meet frequently in one on one settings with students beginning early in the spring semester of the Junior year to help guide students and parents in finding the right match, considering requirements through the testing season in the spring and early summer, and then the application process itself beginning in the fall of the senior year.


     Planning  |  Exploration  |  Applying  |  Special Considerations |  Scholarships


The links above include the following information:

w   Planning - Yearly Plan, Testing Information, and The Importance of Grades
w   Exploring - College Search, College Representative Visits, Financial Considerations, and Links for Interests and Opportunities
w   Applying - Application Process and Deadlines, Link to the Common Application, Information on Decision Plans
w   Special Considerations - Athletics and the NCAA, Suspensions and Discipline Reporting, and Learning Disabilities
w   Scholarships - Check this page regularly for updated scholarship opportunities. Details and deadlines will be posted as we receive notice of offerings. These scholarship offers come from a variety of sources: businesses, non-profit groups, alumni groups, and others. Come by the Counseling Office for assistance as needed in completing your applications.
 


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A Special Program for GAC Juniors
3/24/2014

 

THE 2014 ATLANTA INVITATIONAL CASE STUDIES
SUNDAY, APRIL 27 at GAC

We are excited to announce the 2014 Atlanta Invitational Case Studies Program, which will be held here on Sunday, April 27 at Greater Atlanta Christian School, 1575 Indian Trail Road, Norcross, Georgia 30093. Registration begins at 1:45 and the program concludes at 5:00. Additionally, it is recommended that each student be accompanied to the program by at least one parent.

Please keep in mind that this invitation is not to be passed on to others. It is an invitation only event for juniors and their parents from Greater Atlanta Christian School and the other participating schools. 

The Atlanta Invitational Case Studies Program is a unique opportunity for junior students and parents from several Atlanta-area independent schools to meet with admissions officers from over 40 colleges across the country to learn first-hand how college admissions decisions are made.

What happens at the Atlanta Case Studies Program?
During the event, participants will be guided by admissions professionals in small committees to ultimately decide which applicants should be admitted to the sample university. This exercise will acquaint you with the college application reading process that the Class of 2015 will experience in the very near future. In order for the program to be effective, students and parents must review sample applications prior to attending the program. After the case studies session, students and parents are encouraged to attend the college fair where they can speak directly to the college representatives participating in the program.

 A few items you must do should you wish to attend: 

  1. RSVP online right away, but please, no later than, Tuesday, April 22 using the following link:   http://tinyurl.com/p2jce4g
  2. If you have trouble with this link, please email Michele Davis at michele.davis@woodward.edu.
  3. Once registered, attendees will see a confirmation message appear on the screen. A confirmation email will be sent beginning on Friday, March 28, including more information about the event, and a link to download the actual case studies.
  4. Each student and each parent must either download and print, or save the sample applications to an electronic device. You will receive the link to download the case studies when you complete the RSVP.
  5. You are expected to read the case studies in advance and bring them with you to the Case Studies Program. The applications average about 15 pages in length, and both the student and parent(s) will need separate copies since they will be serving on different mock admissions committees.


It is rare to get such a valuable glimpse into a process that often seems a mystery from the very people who make the decisions. We are excited to present this unique opportunity that allows for students and parents to engage with a diverse group of admissions professionals, and it is our expectation that we will have a strong showing from our school at the Atlanta Invitational Case Studies Program. If you have any questions about the program, please contact your college counselor.

COLLEGES ATTENDING THE ATLANTA INVITATIONAL CASE STUDIES

Agnes Scott College

Birmingham-Southern College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Bucknell University

Case Western Reserve University

Centre College

Clayton State University

Colgate University

College of Wooster

Colorado College

Dickinson College

Eckerd College

Elon University

Franklin University Switzerland

Furman University

George Washington University

Georgia College

Georgia Southern University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Goucher College

Grinnell College

Hamilton College

Hollins University

Johns Hopkins University

Lafayette College

Loyola University New Orleans

Mercer University

Millsaps College

Oglethorpe University

Presbyterian College

Rhodes College

Rice University

Samford University

Sewanee: The University of the South

Skidmore College

Southern Methodist University

St Lawrence University

Sweet Briar College

The University of Alabama

Tufts University

Tulane University

University of Georgia

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champa

University of Miami

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

University of Virginia

Vanderbilt University

Wake Forest University

Washington University in St. Louis


 

Colleges and Universities visit GAC
7/10/2013
Colleges Visit GAC 
               
Be sure to check the bulletin board in the Senior Hallway for colleges and universities scheduled to visit our campus each week.
 
A complete list of our upcoming scheduled college visits are listed in Naviance under the "colleges" tab and the "visits" link.  Please contact the Counseling Office with any questions.


On-Campus College Visits              

Seniors are allowed three excused days for college visits.  Prior approval is required from the Academic Dean's Office and should be requested at least two weeks prior to the date of your visit. Additionally, we encourage seniors to use 10/16, the day that the PSAT is administered to all 9th-12th graders for a college visit as well since seniors do not report to school on this day.

Juniors are allowed two excused days for college visits.  Prior approval is required.

Sophomores are allowed one excused day for a college visit.  Prior approval is required.

 
 
 
Student Attendance Policy for College Meetings
8/28/2011

 

Student Attendance Policy for on-campus College Meetings

Students must be in the college meeting before 11:40 AM for Monday, Tuesday, and Friday meetings, or by 9:00 AM on Thursdays, to be admitted to the meeting.

Students must sign in on the GAC College Counseling Attendance Sheet in order to be excused from Chapel. Otherwise, the office will record the time as an unexcused absence affecting exemption status at the end of the semester. 

Students will have 5 days to correct chapel attendance if for some reason your name is not on the list of attendees.  This issue cannot be revisited at the end of the semester if you still have an unexcused absence, a UA, but claim to have been in a college meeting. 

Meetings that are scheduled at times other than chapel require permission from your teacher BEFORE the meeting. These are rare but do occasionally occur due to scheduling difficulties.

Juniors may attend college meetings only after getting permission from the Counseling Office. 

Anyone being disruptive during a college meeting will be asked to leave.