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 this 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 2021-2022

SAT National Testing Dates

ACT National Testing Dates

September 11, 2021 

October 23, 2021

December 11, 2021

February 12, 2022

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June 11, 2022

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May 1st is the day for commitment statements and pay deposits for your college of choice.

Make sure to have your final transcripts requested and sent to your college of choice.

Call any college that you were waitlisted for that you “really want to attend” to see if you can get more information.

Look into college applications and familiarize yourself with the required information you will need to gather. 

Compile a list of teachers, counselors, and administrators that could possibly write your letters of recommendation next year.

Start planning community service activities that you can complete over the summer. This will be helpful for your college applications.


College Readiness 101

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Congratulations Brannon!


The Next Step Education team would like to congratulate our Executive Director, on the launch of his new website and podcast. As Brannon continues to create opportunities for college-bound families, we are executing impactful program activities for the communities we serve. You can learn more about Brannon's upcoming endeavors at and you can stream his new College Readiness 101 podcast on your favorite streaming services. 

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


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