The New Normal
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High school students need to expose themselves to many experiences that can assist them in making a more informed decision about post-secondary options and career opportunities. Attending college fairs and preview days can help students get a feel for a college. Shadowing a few professionals can give insight to potential career options.

Exposure is Important

Students and parents from all over the country are navigating this new normal for the upcoming academic year. Regardless of the instructional format of your school, the college readiness process does not stop. You are still expected to be prepared to transition to the next level. We are here to assist you with that process by creating opportunities to become more informed and better prepared.

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National Testing Dates 2020-2021

SAT National Testing Dates

ACT National Testing Dates

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Take a look at some college applications and consider all of the different pieces of information you will need to compile.

The ACT test date most popular with high school seniors is this month.

Take every opportunity to get to know colleges: meeting with college representatives who visit your high schools during the fall, attending local college fairs, visiting campuses

Talk with your high school counselor to make sure you are on track.

If you are ahead of schedule, consider taking dual enrollment courses at a local university or community college to get a jump start on college credit.


Build a rapport with your teachers and focus on starting the beginning of this semester strong.


College Readiness 101

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Congratulations Brannon!


The Next Step Education team would like to congratulate our Executive Director, who was the recipient of the 2019 Education Author of the Year Award for his College Readiness 101 Workbook Series, for the new release of his 8th Grade High School & College Readiness Workbook and the 5-Part College-Bound Parent Mini Series. These resources will be used all over the country to assist families with their journey to to post-secondary education. You can learn more at and by following College Readiness 101 on Facebook and Instagram.

June 1, 2019

The Next Step Education team would like to wish students taking the SAT Good Luck!

March 15, 2020

The Next Step Education team will transport students to the NACAC College Fair at the Georgia International Convention Center

June 8, 2019

The Next Step Education team would like to wish students taking the ACT Good Luck!

Oct 30, 2019

The Next Step Education Team will participate in a Student & Parents Night at Creekside High School. 

March 28, 2020

The Next Step Education team will transport students to the Black College Expo at the  Cobb Galleria

Physical Events Cancelled
The Next Step Education Team has cancelled all physical college preparatory events due to concerns surrounding the current  COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to check our website and follow our social media accounts for updates to our activities. 

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