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2002 American Way
Columbus, GA 31909
Phone: 706-748-2920
Counseling Fax: 706-748-2932

Transcript Requests

Current Students

In-State Colleges/Universities: If you are applying to colleges or universities within the state of Georgia, we recommend making an electronic request through www.gafutures.org. This streamlined process will ensure your transcripts are sent to your chosen in-state institution without delay. (OUT OF STATE COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES AND PICKUP ONLY): For current students who are planning to attend out-of-state colleges or universities, as well as those who require physical transcript pickup, you must fill out the form linked below. This form is only for students applying to colleges or universities located outside the state of Georgia. Do not use this form for in-state institutions.

Transcript Requests

Alumni

Muscogee County School District is now offering a secure website for former students and corporations to request transcripts and student records online. There is a 3 business day processing period. Click the following link to submit your order https://muscogeega.scriborder.com. For detailed information go to the MCSD Records Management Website. 

*Please note that requests are not processed at the high school for past graduates*

What We Do

The Northside High School Counseling Department is dedicated to assisting all students in achieving their post-secondary goals. We collaborate with students, parents, and teachers by facilitating conferences, assisting with schedule planning, providing curriculum and scholarship guidance, and addressing personal and social needs.

To schedule an appointment, please contact your counselor directly.

2024 Gap Year Programs

Each year, high school seniors face a growing world that is full of possibilities and uncertainties. After spending over 10 years of their lives in a rigid academic institution, college-bound students may wonder if something more could be gained before they enter higher learning. Click on the link below to view the 2024 Gap Year Program Guide.

Guide to Gap Year Programs 2024

Washington Youth Tour

Diverse Power will sponsor three local high school students on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The three students, along with other participants from around the state, will begin the tour on June 14, 2024 and will conclude the tour with their arrival back in Atlanta on June 21, 2024.

The tour is an excellent chance for the students to see the Capitol of our nation, as well as meet other high school students from around the country. It is an opportunity to learn about our government and the history of our nation – all this for free! Please review the enclosed entry rules and guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 706-845-2000, extension 347.

Deadline: January 26, 2024
Submit applications to:
Ken Pope
Diverse Power
P.O. Box 160
1400 South Davis Road
LaGrange, GA 30241

Washington Youth Tour Application

Free Online Tutoring for Georgia High School Students!

This is a free opportunity for High School Students in Georgia only. Tutors are certified teachers from varying schools in Georgia. Tutors are prohibited from doing assignments, projects, or coursework for you. If you schedule a session, make sure you show up. Repeated failure to show up to your scheduled sessions can get you banned from this great opportunity. Appropriate behavior is expected. If students behave inappropriately with tutors, they are required to report it to GaTutors which is then reported back to our administration.

For more information, and to sign up, click here.

Teen Exhibition Council, Columbus Museum

The Columbus Museum invites your students to become members of the Teen Exhibition Council.  This group of students from across the Chattahoochee Valley region will work closely with Museum staff to go behind the scenes to learn about career opportunities in the Museum sector.  Students will put the skills they gain to practical use by creating labels and social media content, as well as planning a reception, educational program, and interpretive resources for an exhibition that will be on view when the Museum reopens to the public in 2024.

Applications can be found on our website at www.columbusmuseum.com.

ACT WEBSITE
Registration Fee: $63 Late Registration Fee: $36
ACT Test Preparation
*Fee Waivers are available for students who qualify
 

Dual Enrollment (DE) provides opportunities for high school students to enroll in secondary institutions and earn both high school and college credits simultaneously.

How do you apply for Dual Enrollment?
First, click here to visit the Dual Enrollment Website for more detailed information.
Then, check with your school counselor to make sure you meet GPA/behavior/attendance requirements.

Are you ready to take the next big step towards your future? The college application process can seem daunting, but fear not! We’ve broken it down into seven manageable steps to help you successfully navigate this exciting journey.

Step 1: Research Your Options

The first and crucial step is to research colleges that are the right fit for you academically, financially, and in terms of your personality. You can start by visiting the college websites to gather information about programs, campus life, and admission requirements. GaFutures is also a valuable resource for comprehensive college information.

Step 2: Submit Your Application

Once you’ve identified your dream colleges, it’s time to apply. Most colleges offer online applications through their websites or via GaFutures. However, if an online application isn’t available, you can typically find a printable version on the college’s website. Pay close attention to application deadlines and aim to submit your applications two to four weeks in advance. Some colleges may require you to apply through Common App, so be sure to check.

Important Application Information:

  • School Name: Northside High School
  • Address: 2002 American Way, Columbus, GA 31909
  • Main Number: (706) 748-2920
  • CEEB School Code: 110-838

Step 3: Send Your Test Scores

If required by your chosen colleges, arrange for your SAT/ACT scores to be sent electronically directly from the issuing agency. You can find more information about sending SAT scores at www.collegeboard.com and ACT scores at www.act.org. Keep in mind that colleges typically do not accept test scores from high schools.

Step 4: Secure Teacher Recommendations

For colleges that require teacher recommendations, make your requests at least four weeks before the application deadlines. To ensure everything arrives together, include teacher recommendations with your transcript request packet. Each recommendation should be sealed in an envelope with the teacher’s name signed on the back flap.

Step 5: Counselor Letters of Recommendation

If you need letters of recommendation from your counselor, complete a high school resume and provide it to your counselor at least two weeks before the college’s deadline.

Step 6: Request Your High School Transcript

For Georgia colleges, you can request your high school transcript electronically through GAfutures while logged into your account at https://www.gafutures.org/. For out-of-state colleges, visit the NHS Website, go to the Counseling tab, click on Transcript Requests, and follow the directions for “Current Students” and “Out of State Colleges and Universities.” Remember that you’ll need to do this twice, once for admission purposes and again after graduation with your final transcript.

Step 7: Immunization Records

Don’t forget to send a copy of your immunization records to the college you plan to attend. You can obtain a copy from your physician or visit the health department.

If you have any questions or need guidance during this process, don’t hesitate to reach out to your school counselor. They’re here to support you on your journey to higher education. Good luck, future college student!

The most common place to search for scholarships is from the institution you will be attending. Be sure to check out their website for scholarships. You can also search within your community for scholarships–where your parent works, your church, organizations you belong to, hobby clubs, etc. Throughout the year, we will post scholarships for which you can apply on this page! Scholarship notifications, including the applications, are also posted for students on Canvas.

AUSA Scholarship

The Chattahoochee Valley – Fort Moore Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (CV-FM AUSA) will be awarding at least $15,000 in college tuition scholarships for students enrolling in the Fall 2024 academic semester. The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is a nonprofit educational and professional development association serving America’s Total Army, its Soldiers, Army Civilians, families, industry partners and supporters of a strong national defense. AUSA provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in advancing the security of the nation. Locally, the CV-FM AUSA chapter has awarded annual scholarships for decades.

Award Amount: $15,000

Deadline: April 27, 2024

2024 AUSA Scholarship Application

Mosbey and Bryan Scholarships

The scholarshgip is offered to incoming freshmen men at the University if Geogia or Georgia Tech!

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: May 10, 2024

Mosbey and Bryan Scholarships

Gamma Psi Foundation Scholarship

Gamma Psi Boule in Columbus, Georgia, a component of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, has established the Gamma Psi Foundation to promote excellence in academic achievement among young people while also advocating for gender and ethnic diversity on college campuses and in the leadership roles of the country. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors whose presence on college campuses would further their goal of increasing ethnic diversity. Therefore, the majority of recipients are from ethnic minority groups.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

GPF Scholarship Student Application

Student Movement Against Cancer’s 4th annual Cancer Fighter Scholarship

Student Movement Against Cancer’s mission is to empower, encourage, and inspire the generation that ends cancer. The Cancer Fighter Scholarship seeks to honor up to ten (10) graduating high school seniors from around the nation who have been leaders in the fight against cancer. This includes students who have battled cancer themselves, helped loved ones/friends through cancer, or led the fight against cancer in their school and community.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Click here for SMAC’s Website

Kappa Alpha Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc. Scholarship Application

Kappa Alpha Sigma Scholarship awards $500 to female students who exemplify excellence in academic performance who participates in extra-curricular activities seeking post-secondary education and who demonstrates a financial need. This scholarship was created in 2019 to promote and influence female scholars. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded on November 12, 1922, at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven young educators. Kappa Alpha Sigma Alumni Chapter was started in 2005 in Columbus, Georgia. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development.

Award Amount: $5,00

Deadline: April 11, 2024

KAS Scholarship Application

The American Legion Scholarship

Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a parent who served in the military and is a member of The American Legion in the Department of Georgia.

Deadline: June 9, 2024.

The American Legion Scholarship

Samuel G. Cooke American Legion Scholarship

The Samuel G. Cooke,  American Legion Post 267, Inc., is pleased to announce its annual scholarship! This scholarship is for local high school seniors with the intent to enter a College, University, or Technical School in the Fall of 2024.

Deadline: April 12, 2024.

Samuel G. Cooke American Legion Scholarship

Chattahoochee Valley Alumni Chapter Scholarship

The ASU Chattahoochee Valley Alumni Chapter (CVAC) is offering scholarships for students who attend Albany State University during the 2024-2025 academic year. This scholarship opportunity encourages students who plan to attend Albany State University to apply. Scholarship(s) will only be awarded to applicants who are accepted as full-time students to ASU for fall 2024.

Deadline: April 30, 2024.

The Successful Applicant for the Annual CVAC Scholarship

Scholarship Application

SISTERS, Inc & Gamma Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc Scholarships

SISTERS, Incorporated and Gamma Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will award several merit and financial needs-based scholarships to graduating female students in the Chattahoochee Valley and surrounding areas.To  considered as an applicant you must complete the materials contained in the scholarship packet.

Deadline: March 24, 2024.

SISTERS Scholarship App Rev 2024

SISTERS Scholarship Ltr Rev 2024

Greater Columbus GA Club of NANBPWC Book Scholarship

Student must be a current 2024 graduating high school senior. Student must provide a current high school transcript indicating a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or above on a 4.0 scale. Student must fully complete the attached scholarship application.

Deadline: April 5, 2024.

Book Scholarship Requirements Letter 2024

Greater Columbus Scholarship Application

Columbus Georgia Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc 2024 Scholarship Application

The Columbus (GA) Alumni Chapter is committed to increasing the merits of academic scholarship for young boys and girls in our community. Because of this, the Achievement Foundation was created as a nexus between the chapter and the community as a means of preserving and progressing the values of education that we hold so dear. Columbus (GA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and the Achievement Foundation will award several academic scholarships to deserving graduating high school seniors in the Tri-County area. Scholarships Application is available at the link below:

Deadline: April 30, 2024.

Scholarship Application

Georgia Foundation for Agriculture Scholarships

The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture strives to provide students with an opportunity for success as they pursue agriculture-related courses of study. There are several scholarship opportunities available to students, each with varying criteria and eligibility requirements.

Deadline: March 1, 2024.

Georgia Foundation for Agriculture Scholarships

Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley Scholarships

The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley’s 2024 scholarship applications are now open! CFCV is proud to hold and administer multiple scholarship programs that benefit students throughout the Chattahoochee Valley. Be sure to carefully read the criteria and eligibility of each scholarship.

Deadline: All applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2024.

Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley

Pearls for Life Foundation Scholarship

It is with great excitement that the Pearls for Life Foundation, Incorporated in collaboration with the Rho Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will award scholarships to graduating seniors of Chattahoochee, Muscogee, Harris, Talbot, Marion, and Russell Counties; Central High School, and Smith Station High School.

Deadline: March 9, 2024

Pearls for Life Foundation Scholarship

The Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship

The Society of American Military Engineers is offering scholarships for high school senior or college freshman students. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kevin White at 706-653-2733 or KWhite@cwwga.org.

Deadline: March 1, 2024

2024ScholarshipPackage

Hagan Scholarship Foundation

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, providing recipients with the opportunity to achieve their goals and graduate college debt-free. Applicants must graduate from a high school located in the United States. The intended recipient is a high-achieving goal-driven student having substantial financial need. You can visit haganscholarships.org for more information!

Deadline: March 1, 2024

Hagan Scholarship Brochure

Fulfilling Dreams Foundation “Making A Difference” Scholarship

This program will award a recipient or recipients book/tuition assistance. This program is available to current high school seniors who will matriculate to a four (4) year Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the Fall.

Deadline: April 19, 2024

Making A Difference Scholarship Application

Service for Humanity Scholarship

The Education Committee of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is committed to encouraging young people to pursue the highest possible scholastic achievement. This scholarship is for seniors who are interested in attending a four-year college/university.

Deadline: March 30, 2024

Service for Humanity Scholarship Application 2024

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Sigma Lambda Zeta Chapter Scholarship

The Sigma Lambda Zeta Chapter has created this scholarship program to recognize outstanding students in the Muscogee County & Harris County area. The chapter will award three scholarships, 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place winner to a male or female currently enrolled in a high school. The student must have obtained a letter of acceptance into a college/university.

Deadline: March 27, 2024

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Sigma Lambda Zeta Scholarship Application

Dr. Melvin D. Matthews Sr. Lambda Iota Chapter Scholarship Award

The objective of the program is to increase and retain the number of high school students graduating and entering college to sustain growth, and improvement, and make a positive contribution to society. Students must be nominated by a counselor, teacher, or any member of Lambda Iota Chapter in good standing. Students are responsible for reaching out to their recommender.

Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline: All nominations must be postmarked and mailed by April 15, 2024

Dr. Melvin D. Matthews Sr. Lambda Iota Chapter Scholarship Application

2024 Patricia Jackson Howard Scholarship

The scholarship was created to honor the memory of one of our past directors, Patricia Jackson Howard. Mrs. Howard promoted the mission of Historic Columbus for many years as a volunteer and employee of the organization. It was her wish that the scholarship be awarded based on merit and need. It will also be provided directly to the recipient for the use to purchase items associated with attending a university or college. The requirements for scholarship consideration are

A graduating senior from a public school in Muscogee County;
A completed application by the deadline;
A copy of the student’s transcript;
A copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR);
A completed essay on the topic provided
A letter of recommendation; and
A photo of yourself in front of the building holding a “This Place Matters” sign.

Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline: April 12, 2024

PJH 2024 Scholarship Guidelines

PJH Application 2024

Delta Life Development Foundation Scholarship

The Delta Life Development Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Columbus (GA) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. awarded more than $300,000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors in the Chattahoochee Valley Area. The Delta Service Award is awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership and service in the community. The scholarship application is available online.

Deadline: January 26, 2024

Delta Life Development Foundation Scholarship

Ronald J. Mahoney Kinetic Scholarship

Each year Kinetic Credit Union presents the Ronald J. Mahoney Kinetic Scholarship to a deserving high school senior. This scholarship honors Kinetic Credit Union which has established a reputation of excellence and exceptional service to the members and the community and to Ronald J. Mahoney who dedicated a part of his life to serving the needs of Kinetic Credit Union. Mr. Mahoney was committed to excellence and service as demonstrated by his dedication to our credit union and community projects. Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Applicant must be a member of Kinetic Credit Union.
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from high school in the spring of the year of the scholarship.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA).

Award Amount: $2,500

Deadline: April 12, 2024

Ronald J. Mahoney Scholarship 2024

AOU Foundation Scholarship

The Alpha Onward and Upward Foundation, Inc. presents its 2024 scholarship application to the surrounding area. AOU will accept online submissions, emailed submissions, and postage submissions. Whether online, mailed, or emailed, the application must be ‘RECEIVED” no later than March 31. Postmarks on or before March 31 will not be accepted after March 31. Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Academic Potential
  • Community Service
  • Leadership Ability
  • Personal Interview with the Scholarship Committee

Deadline: March 31, 2024

2024 AOU Scholarship Application

International Virtual Learning Academy College Scholarship

IVLA understands the importance of a college education for students! We also understand the expense to families in providing a college education for their children. We are proud to announce that we are offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student who will be attending a post-secondary school in the Fall of 2024.

  • Scholarship Guidelines
  • U.S. resident accepted to an accredited U.S. university, community college, or trade school
  • Submit a 300 – 500 word essay
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Must be a high school senior or undergraduate student with 1+ school year(s) remaining
  • Must be submitted on or before April 30th, 2024

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Click here to apply!

The Five Pearls Foundation of Columbus Georgia, Inc. & Epsilon Eta Zeta Chapter Of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship Application

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:
1. Possess a minimum GPA of 2.75
2. Be accepted to a 2 or 4-year college or university (attach a copy of acceptance letter)
3. Submit the completed application packet to the sorority by April 12, 2024

Deadline: April 12, 2024

Scholarship Application 2024

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

Each year the Columbus (GA) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Delta Life Development Foundation, Inc. award scholarships to deserving high school seniors who attend high schools in our service areas. Last year, to celebrate our 75th chapter anniversary we awarded $75,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors!

Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2024

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship Application

2024 Walter Harrison Scholarship

Students applying for this scholarship must live in a house that receives electric service from Diverse Power.

Deadline: January 12, 2024

Walter Harrison Scholarship Application

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The 2024 Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) scholarship application is now open! JRF Scholars receive grants of up to $35,000 over four years to supplement the financial aid they receive from their colleges or universities. In addition, Scholars receive extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, and attend JRF’s annual multi-day “Mentoring and Leadership Conference” in New York City and other regional events throughout the year.

JRF Staff will be hosting a Q&A session on Tuesday, November 28 to answer any questions you have about the application process. Drop by any time using this link between 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET.

Deadline: January 10, 2024

Award Amount: up to $35,000.00

For more information about how to apply, click here.

BigSun Organization Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student-athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in or what their capacity in that sport is. The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.

Deadline: June 19, 2024

Award Amount: $500.00

Please visit their website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

Supporting Our Veterans, Mentoring Our Youth Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: 2024 graduating High School Seniors between the ages of 17 and 19 years old, from Fort Mitchell, AL; Phenix City, AL; Smith Station, AL; Columbus, GA; Fort Moore, GA, and surrounding communities.

Deadline: July 24, 2024

Click here to download the SOVMOY Application

In order to be eligible to receive HOPE scholarship, a student must have at least a 3.0 academic GPA (as calculated by GSFC) and meet specific course rigor requirements. In order to receive Zell Miller Scholarship, a student must have at least a 3.7 academic GPA (as calculated by GSFC), meet specific course rigor requirements and have a SAT score of 1200 (Math and Reading only) or a minimum ACT Composite score of 26 on a single national or state/district administration. Students can view their HOPE GPA on GaFutures.org. The GPA listed on the NHS student transcript is not the HOPE GPA. The student’s social security number must be entered in their student profile with Gafutures to view their HOPE GPA. Visit the “HOPE Scholarship” section of GaFutures to view more information about the requirements and/or the qualifications for the HOPE Scholarship.

**It is important to remember that counselors and teachers can give advice about the HOPE program, but the final decision about who is eligible for the award is determined by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. They receive the final transcript from our registrar and then review it to determine eligibility.

BigFuture

BigFuture is the College Board’s free college planning tool, designed to support students with handling the college planning process, finding a college where they’ll thrive, and taking a look at interests and career options.

www.fastweb.com

Fastweb was designed to simplify the scholarship search for high school and college students. Students create a profile and get personalized scholarship recommendations. Fastweb isn’t just for scholarships. They provide students and their parents with helpful information to help them navigate the college journey– from college-bound status through college, graduate school, and career.

GaFutures.org

Explore the navigation of Georgia’s primary resource for career exploration, college planning, and financial resources. Students can utilize GaFutures to track their HOPE GPA, send transcripts, apply to colleges within Georgia, and search for scholarships!

Abbie Rasmus

Abbie Rasmus

Counseling Clerk/ Registrar

Teresa Dean

Teresa Dean

Lead Counselor, serves students last names A-GO

Auburn Randolph

Auburn Randolph

Serves students last names Gr-O

Ashley Redondo

Ashley Redondo

Dual Enrollment Coordinator

Nikki Rolison

Nikki Rolison

Serves students last names P-Z