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2002 American Way
Columbus, GA 31909
Counseling Fax: 706-748-2932
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.
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
- General Announcements
- SAT & ACT Testing Information
- Dual Enrollment
- Navigating the College Application Process: Step-by-Step
Northside High School’s Counseling Department is committed to supporting all students in pursuit of their post-secondary goals. We will work collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers by facilitating conferences, helping to plan schedules, giving curriculum and scholarship guidance, and addressing personal and social needs.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact your counselor directly.
United States Senate Youth Application
The 2024 U.S. Senate Youth Program application window is open from August 1 to September 29. High school juniors or seniors may apply provided they meet all program qualifications as outlined by the U.S. Senate Youth Program. The application, program criteria, and informational brochures are found on the Excellence Recognitions USSYP webpage at www.gadoe.org/USSYP. Applications are due by September 29 at 5:00 p.m.
Application Link: 2024 USSYP Application
Required Verification Forms: Click Here
Student Application Guidance: Click Here
National USSYP Brochure: Click Here
Presidential Scholars Program
The 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program nomination window is open from September 1 to November 1. Any high school senior may complete the application, provided they meet all program qualifications outlined by the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The student informational brochure includes information on the application criteria and the two required essays. The application, program criteria, and informational brochure are on the Excellence Recognitions USPS webpage. Applications are due by November 1 at 5:00 p.m.
Application: 2024 USPS Application
Required Verification Forms: Click Here
Student Informational Brochure: Click Here
U.S. Presidential Scholars website: Click Here
Delta Gems & Delta Academy
The Columbus Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter is currently accepting applications for its mentoring programs, Delta Gems and Delta Academy. The leadership programs are open to all school-aged girls between 11-18. Applicants do not have to be related to a member of Delta Sigma Theta to participate. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 26, 2023. Orientation is scheduled for September 30, 2023. More information is forthcoming. Click Here To Download Application
Peach State Tour
Join Augusta University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia this fall for the Peach State Tour! This is your chance to learn more about their admission processes and university offerings. Click Here To Register For The Peach State Tour
PSAT, National Merit Scholarship
Any junior who would like to take the PSAT to try to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship needs to fill out the form below to register to take the PSAT at Northside on October 11th. Juniors must register by September 4th. There is a $20 fee to take the test and it is due to Mrs. Rolison in the counseling office by October 10th. Click Here To Register
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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!
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Lead Counselor, serves students last names A-GO
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Dual Enrollment Coordinator
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