We’re growing and needed to find a new location to meet those demands, so we found it in the heart of Peachtree City! This new location is conveniently located across the street from McIntosh High School and easily accessed by all of Fayette County’s other high schools.
This new address will involve several changes. Over the next several months, we’ll be announcing ACT/SAT test prep opportunities, ACT/SAT practice tests nearly every weekend, academic tutoring, and much more to complement our already successful and favored college admissions consulting.
When it comes right down to it, Capstone has been a growing presence in Fayette County, assisting families and students far and wide. With this new location, we are positioned to provide the same quality and respected service at a sweeter value without the hassle of those congested roadways.
When it comes to attending a local college fair, is it a good idea or simply a big waste of time? Sometimes it’s difficult to determine. After all, it’s a night out, usually at a local high school gymnasium and filled with scores of people . . . some of which may even recognize you! Heaven forbid!
Regardless of whether you are a high school sophomore, junior or senior, attending a local college fair can actually be a waste of your time, but it can, and should be the best use of two hours as an investment towards your future. The key to which it becomes is found in how you manage the moment.
The evening only becomes a waste of your time if you show up, walk around, pick up brochures from this college or that college, grab a complimentary cookie and dart for the exit sign. The only thing of any value added to your college journey is nothing more than what you could have gained by spending an equal amount of time drifting through some college websites. Oh, but you did get a cookie!
Great value in the evening comes when you engage the college representatives and make a point to learn about the many possibilities and opportunities that simply wait for you around each corner. So truly, hitting your local college fair is never a true waste of time so long as you are walking away with information, conversations and insight — perhaps a personal connection even.
In fact, as you engage the college representatives, here are the top 5 things you should consider asking them:
Top 5 Things To Ask A College Representative At A College Fair
What are your strongest majors and why?
What do students typically do on the weekends?
How much help is available from the professors outside the classroom?
Why should I consider attending this college/university?
How would you describe the student culture on campus?
By asking these top questions both you and the representative will have a great deal to talk about together! You’ll have a better understanding of the college and their answers will likely cause you to think of something else that piques your curiosity further!
It’s exciting to have Pinewood Atlanta Studios right in our backyard – literally!! And what if your student is dreaming about one day being on film or work behind the scenes? We are asking that question too!! And that’s why in April, Capstone Educational Consultants is heading to Los Angeles, California!
We will be visiting:
California Institute of the Arts — Valencia, CA
Chapman University — Orange, CA
Loyola Marymount University — Los Angeles, CA
Pepperdine University — Malibu, CA
University of California, Los Angeles — Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California — Los Angeles, CA
It is that time of year! Temperatures are cooling down, leaves are scattered about and colleges are assembling at thousands of locations throughout the United States in preparation of the new recruiting season. The great news is there are a few of these fantastic fairs coming to the Atlanta area and Fayette County and you’ll not want to miss this great opportunity to get a taste of colleges from all over the country.
Georgia PROBE College Fair
Fayette County Fair
Thursday, September 18, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Sandy Creek High School, Jenkins Road, Tyrone, GA, United States
While this may come as a surprise to many, the law changed in 2011 by the Georgia Legislation to give the HOPE scholarship more hoops before any student can cash in. Georgia students are looking ahead to an even greater and more rigorous academic load while preparing for college.
It’s not just the grade point averages anymore. It’s the added requirement of including up to four dual-enrollment, advanced placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or others from a small list of legislatively approved courses by 2017.
“Qualifying for the HOPE scholarship is going to become more difficult. Students graduating after May 1, 2015, will be required to take at least two classes from among college dual-enrollment, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and advance foreign language classes to specific classes approved by lawmakers (tinyurl.com/GSFClist) if they want to qualify for the scholarship. They must still have the required GPA.
Sophomores who will graduate after May 1, 2016, will be expected to take three advance courses if they want to qualify, while freshmen graduating after May 1, 2017, will have to take four classes.”
Planning for the HOPE scholarship became more calculated and having a plan in place for college just became more critical. Both students and their parents should be looking ahead and preparing for making some more calculated and intentional decisions that could have a surprising and positive impact on the student’s college admission plans.
These new requirements will actually allow more students to be more admissible to a broader selection of colleges. When you apply for college, your academic resume makes a huge difference with regard to attending many colleges and universities. A rigorous high school academic schedule speaks volumes these days!
The Daily Citizen also quotes Jennifer Phinney, director of school support for Dalton Public Schools saying, “regardless of which classes they take, students should “get a plan now” if they’re banking on HOPE scholarship money to help pay for college.
”It’s going to require careful planning,” Phinney said. “If you wait … you’re not setting yourself up for success.”
Capstone Educational Consultants, LLC — Fayette County’s personal and comprehensive college planner can assist in developing an educational action plan that makes sense now, but makes even more sense now for college. Creating a plan during high school, where every decision is intentional and makes the case for college is brilliant.