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TN Hope Scholarship Information
TN Education Lottery Scholarship Information

Visit this link to learn about the TN Hope Scholarship and a variety of other scholarships offered to students pursuing post-secondary education in TN. 

 

http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/article/tennessee-hope-scholarship

TN Student Assistance Corporation
TN Student Assistance Corporation

The TN Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) website is your source for information about financing your college education in the state of Tennessee! 

 

https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/section/money-for-college

TN Promise Scholarship

High school seniors can apply for Tennessee Promise here between August 1 and November 1, 2016.

 

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet the following deadlines and requirements:

 

  • Apply to the program by November 1, 2016.
  • File the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 17, 2017 at www.fafsa.gov. For families who have not yet filed taxes for the prior year, estimates can be used on the FAFSA and updated once taxes have been filed.
  • Attend two mandatory meetings led by the local partnering organization. Failure to attend the mandatory meeting will result in loss of the Tennessee Promise.
  • Complete and submit 8 hours of community service for each semester to maintain eligibility for the Tennessee Promise. The initial community service must be completed and submitted by July 1, 2017. Partnering organizations will assist students in finding community service opportunities in their area.
  • Apply to and enroll in an eligible institution. Some partnering organizations may ask students to apply to an eligible college program by February 15, 2016. Though this deadline is not an official requirement, it is highly encouraged.
  • Submit documentation for FAFSA verification, if required by the student's institution, by August 1, 2017.

 

http://tennesseepromise.gov/

FAFSA
Federal Student Aid YouTube Channel

Federal Student Aid, an Office of the U.S. Dept. of Education, provides videos on this website to educate students on the FAFSA, preparing for college, types of available aid, and more. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/FederalStudentAid

Student Financial Aid
Student Aid GOV

This federal website provides official information on preparing for college, types of aid, who qualifies for aid, how to apply for aid, how to manage loans, etc. Check out the site for assistance with post-secondary financial aid planning!

 

 

http://studentaid.ed.gov/

College & Career Planning
TN Transfer Pathway

 

Tennessee Transfer Pathways are advising tools designed to help community college students plan to transfer to a Tennessee public or private four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree. Tennessee Transfer Pathways constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges and universities to assure that community college courses will transfer seamlessly and meet major preparation requirements.

http://www.tntransferpathway.org/

SREB Academic Common Market

This program allows students who would to like to pursue a major which is not available in their home state to apply for in-state tuition rates while studying at certain out-of-state universities and colleges. 

http://www.sreb.org/academic-common-market

The Common Application

The Common Application (informally known as the Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of nearly 700 member colleges and universities ranging in geographic location from across the United States to 14 countries around the world. Click here to see a list of member colleges. 

 

https://www.commonapp.org/

College Search Tools

Visit this website to view a list of college search engines, databases, and other tools specific to the college search process.

http://collegelists.pbworks.com/w/page/16119409/College%C2%A0Search%C2%A0Tools

College Board's BigFuture

The website to help your student plan for college.

BigFuture™ by the College Board is a free, comprehensive website that
guides families — step by step — in preparing for, finding and enrolling
in college.

At bigfuture.org, you can:
• Use intelligent search-and-match tools and informative videos
to find colleges that are a good fit for your student;
• Learn how families like yours have paid for college; and
• Create a personalized plan for college so you and your student
know what to do and when to do it.
Help your student navigate the steps to college using BigFuture.

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

JCHS College & Career Planning LiveBinder

Check out the JCHS Counseling LiveBinder for many college and career planning links all in one place!!

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1226441

5 Ways Teens Can Make Their College Applications Stand Out

 

Check out these tips for making your college application stand out during the admissions process! 

 

http://www.weareteachers.com/5-ways-teens-can-make-college-applications-stand/?utm_source=WEARETEACHERS&utm_campaign=Article&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=LLS_SOY_Art

Foster Care to Success

Foster Care to Success (FC2S) is the oldest and largest national nonprofit organization working solely with college bound foster youth. Check out this website for more information.

http://www.fc2success.org/

Testing
ACT Test Information/Registration

ACT Student Web is the official ACT testing site. Students can learn more about the test, complete test prep, and most importantly REGISTER to test through this site!

 

http://www.actstudent.org/

SAT Test Information/Registration

Students electing to take the SAT should visit this site to learn more about the test and to register for a specific test date. To view dates and registration information, click here

http://sat.collegeboard.org/home

AP Testing

Visit this site to learn about Advanced Placement (AP) courses and testing. 

http://student.collegeboard.org/

Fair Test

 

The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) advances quality education and equal opportunity by promoting fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial evaluations of students, teachers and schools. FairTest also works to end the misuses and flaws of testing practices that impede those goals.

 

http://www.fairtest.org/

Khan Academy: SAT Prep
The partnership between Khan Academy and the College Board directly addresses one of the greatest inequities around college entrance exams: the culture of high-priced test preparation. Now, for the first time, all students have the opportunity to practice for the SAT with completely free, best-in-class materials.

https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

TN Governor's Schools
2017 TN Governor's School Information/Applications

TN Governor's Schools

Tennessee provides 11 summer programs for gifted and talented high school students. These programs provide challenging and intensive learning experiences in the following disciplines: Agricultural Sciences, Arts, Computational Physics, Emerging Technologies, Humanities, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, International Studies, Prospective Teachers, Sciences & Engineering, Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, and Scientific Models and Data Analysis.

https://www.tn.gov/education/topic/tdoe-governors-schools

Military
Future Soldiers

This website contains information to prepare you, the Future Soldier mentally, physically, and emotionally for the rigors of Initial Entry Training and Beyond. This site also provides information to your family members and influencers by providing links to agencies that support the family as well as answering many commonly asked questions.

http://www.futuresoldiers.com/

Advice on Enlisting in the Military

There are two main ways to join today’s volunteer Military: enlisting directly after high school or finishing college and joining as a commissioned officer. Enlistment is the most common way to join. Familiarizing yourself with the enlistment process can be helpful, as there are a few things that you’ll likely go through no matter which course you choose. Visit this site to learn more. 

http://www.myfuture.com/military/articles-advice/enlisting-in-the-military

Bullying
Prevent Cyberbullying

Parents and kids can prevent cyberbullying. Together, they can explore safe ways to use technology. Check out this website to learn more!

http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/prevention/index.html

TN Career Technical Education (CTE)
TN Career Clusters/Programs of Study

With One Common Culture, One Common Vision and One Common Approach, the Division of Career & Technical Education shall be responsive, relevant and innovative in the promotion of the nationally recognized 16 Career Clusters and the state’s corresponding Programs of Study across Tennessee.

http://www.tn.gov/education/cte/

Resources for TN Parents
KidCentral TN

Tennessee parents have a one-stop shop when researching health and education resources for their kids. The website helps parents locate state services, shares information on topics such as immunization, and provides tips on how parents can ensure their child is ready to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

http://www.kidcentraltn.com/