The College Placement and Guidance Office at ELCA strives to provide parents and students information on college resources and to help students stay organized in the college planning process. We embrace the philosophy that a team approach is essential to reach a successful end. Here you will find resources for testing, college planning and admissions, and financial aid.
Parents can be active participants in the college exploration and application process. You should visit campuses with your child and participate in programs offered by admission offices. Other ways to be involved are: making certain your child has been thorough in his/her search; reviewing the admission and financial aid applications and offering guidance in their completion; making certain that tasks get completed and forms are submitted on time; being the support and counselor when decisions are made.
The College Placement and Guidance staff aims to:
Meet with students and parents to identify colleges of interest that compliment the student’s academic, extracurricular, and spiritual desires.
Write supportive letters of recommendation, where applicable, for student’s admission and scholarship applications.
Review students application and essay materials as requested.
Process application materials including transcripts, counselor evaluations, teacher recommendations and additional components for admission and scholarship applications.
Inform students about upcoming college representative visits and college fairs.
Guide students on the process of registering for college entrance exams and sending test scores to colleges.
Provide students with test preparation resources.
The College Placement and Guidance staff expects each student will:
Be his/her own advocate by utilizing the resources in the College Placement and Guidance Office and by meeting with college representatives who host programs in the Henry County and Atlanta area and at ELCA.
Stay in communication with the College Placement Office regarding class selection, the college search, testing opportunities, and application procedures.
- Take charge of his/her own application process by knowing application and scholarship requirements and deadlines and independently completing each part of the application.
DISCOVERING HIGH SCHOOL:
- ELCA College Handbook compiled by the College Guidance Office
TESTING FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS (test prep and registration) :
- Applerouth tutoring services
- Edison Prep
- Khan Academy
- Princeton Review
- More Information about Testing
SEARCHING FOR COLLEGES (college descriptions and majors):
- Affordable Colleges Online
- Christian College Guide
- College Mapper
- College View
- E-Campus Tours
- National Center for Fair and Open Testing (list of colleges that do not require SAT/ACT)
- Rankings of Best Christian Colleges & Universities (2017)
- US News & World Report College Rankings
- Colleges That Change Lives
- What Will They Learn