FAFSA Opened Oct 1
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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

Atlanta middles schools to offer girl's flag football in 2019 academic year. 

October 1st is a big day for each senior class. It is the day that families can begin applying for Federal financial aid, including the Pell Grant. Students and parents will need to prepare to complete the FAFSA application as soon as possible. To assist, the Next Step Education team has partnered with the Georgia Student Finance Commission to host a FAFSA 101 Workshop on September 28th. 

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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



Early Decision and Early Action applications should be finalized and submitted this month. Have a parent, teacher, counselor, or other adult review the application before it is submitted.

Every college will require a copy of your transcript from your high school. Follow your school’s procedure for sending transcripts.

Make sure testing companies have sent your scores directly to the colleges to which you are applying.

Continue to research and visit colleges.

Continue preparing for the PSAT. If you have taken it, get ready for the SAT or ACT next semester.

Start positioning yourself for leadership roles in extracurricular activities


College Readiness 101

Workbook Series

Click the book to be directed to collegereadiness101.com

The Harvey Foundation


The Next Step Education team was happy to be invited to facilitate a college preparatory session for the Harvey Foundation students and parents. 

"This is a great partnership for both organizations." stated Brannon Jones.

Look out for more collaborations between the Next Step Education team and the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation. 

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.