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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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Deadlines for scholarships are approaching. 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. 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



Start looking out for college acceptance correspondences. Check your mail and email regularly.

Continue to apply for scholarships that haven’t passed their deadline yet.

Focus and score as high as possible on your mid-term tests. Don’t start getting Senoritis!

Talk with your parents about the financial aid packages that you will you receive.

Create a list and start preparing to visit colleges you would like to attend during spring break or this summer.

Attend college fairs that are in your area.

Start requesting view books from the colleges you are considering.

Start planning potential summer jobs and/or internships.


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2020 Scholarship Camp


The Next Step Education partnered with Succeed With Drive and Charles Drew High School to host our Spring 2020 Scholarship  Boot Camp. Students received invaluable information to assist them in the scholarship search and application processes. Also, they were able to apply to scholarships on the spot. Parents received important information on how to fund their child's education. We look forward to hosting this event again in Clayton County. 

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

March 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.