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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

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The holiday season is a great time to apply for scholarships. Some students have already began the process, but for those who have not, it's time to see if you will receive extra funding to pay for your college education. Make a list and begin completing applications over your holiday break. Have a trusted adult proof-read your essays. Good Luck! 

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National Testing Dates 2019-2020

SAT Testing Dates & Deadlines

National Test Date                      Registration Deadline

ACT Testing Dates & Deadlines

August 24, 2019                          July 26, 2019

October 5, 2019                          September 6, 2019

November 2, 2019                      October 3, 2019

December 7, 2019                      November 8, 2019

March 14, 2020                           February 14, 2020

May 2, 2020                                 April 3, 2020

June 6, 2020                                May 8, 2020

National Test Date                      Registration Deadline

September 14, 2019                     August 16, 2019         

October 26, 2019                          September 20, 2019

December 14, 2019                      November 8, 2019 

February 8, 2020                          January 10, 2020


April 4, 2020                                  February 28, 2020  

June 13, 2020                                May 8, 2020


July 18, 2020                                 June 19, 2020



Continue to apply and submit required paperwork for colleges that have a later application date.

If you have not received the score you are looking for, register for the February ACT.

Continue to apply for scholarships whose deadlines have not passed.

Meet with your counselor to discuss your senior schedule and potential dual enrollment courses. 

Prepare to register and take the ACT or SAT this semester. 

Start researching summer college program options at your top college choices.

​Start researching when college fairs will be in your area this semester.


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Dougherty Co. Camp


The Next Step Education team was happy to host a College Readiness Boot Camp at Dougherty Comprehensive High School. The seniors received valuable information to assist them in preparing for post-secondary education and met recruiters from many colleges at the afternoon college fair.  

We look forward to a continued relationship with the Dougherty County School System. 

We would like to also thank Mr. McCrary and his media students for creating the highlight video. 

June 1, 2019

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

Oct 10, 2019

The Next Step Education team will host our Georgia Southern

Meet & Greet Session at the Riverdale Centre.

June 8, 2019

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

Oct 1, 2019

The FAFSA Opens!

Oct 30, 2019

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