College and Career Counseling
Post-secondary planning is a process that involves gathering information, exploration, decision-making, and commitment. School Counselors provide college guidance to assist students with acquiring the information and skills necessary to plan for post-secondary opportunities.
School counselors provide college guidance in the areas of:
College guidance activities take place in the form of individual meetings with students, classroom guidance, and parent programs.
college search and planning process
college admission testing
college application process
financial aid and scholarships
Financial Aid Night 2019-20
The relationships between students and staff is a lot more caring than I previously thought. Knowing this now makes me more sympathetic towards teachers and counselors. - Alexis Sanders
On Tuesday, November 12th, the Cambridge Counseling Department hosted a Financial Aid Night in the auditorium. A representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission spoke about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the HOPE Scholarship, and additional resources regarding the financial aid process. Below is a copy of the presentation.
Senior Information Sheets 2019-20
If you need a recommendation for a college or scholarship application, please complete and submit your
Senior Information Sheet to your counselor no later than Monday, September 16th. Make sure that you provide as much detail as you can!
You may email a PDF attachment directly to your counselor or submit a hard copy to Ms. Theriault in Counseling. Counselors require a minimum of fifteen school/business days advanced notice to write a letter of recommendation.
Letters will be written in order of students’ upcoming application deadlines. Please note your first application deadline and specify schools with rolling admission practices on your senior information sheet.
Standardized Testing 2019-20
SAT and ACT Scores need to be requested directly through the respective testing agencies. It is the student’s responsibility to have SAT and ACT scores sent directly to the college/university/NCAA.
Fulton County DOES NOT print SAT and ACT scores on the transcript. Send scores early to colleges.
College admission tests supplement the secondary school record to help admission counselors put local data – such as coursework, grades, and class rank – in a national perspective.
The SAT and ACT are two national admission tests used by colleges for this purpose.
SHOULD STUDENTS TAKE THE SAT OR ACT?
Students should consult the institutions to which they are applying to determine which tests are required for admission. Either the SAT or the ACT is required for admission to all University System of Georgia universities and colleges (and many private universities and colleges). Students planning to attend college should take the SAT, ACT, or both by the spring of the junior year.
HOW CAN YOU PREPARE?
Test Preparation companies such Princeton Review offer test preparation courses for a fee.
Please see the flyer below for information regarding standardized test prep with Princeton Review.
SAT and ACT preparation books are available for check-out from the Media Center.
Several websites offer free resources online.
HOW DO STUDENTS REGISTER?
Students can register for the SAT online at www.collegeboard.com
or the ACT at www.act.org.
CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL CODE : 112129
WHEN ARE THE TEST DATES AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES?
WHAT ARE SAT SUBJECT TESTS?
The SAT Subject Tests measure your knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, and your ability to apply that knowledge. Many selective colleges use the SAT Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. All SAT Subject Tests are one-hour, multiple-choice tests.
For more detailed information, visit the Subject Tests Preparation Center.
WHEN SHOULD YOU TAKE THE SAT SUBJECT TESTS?
Most students take SAT Subject Tests toward the end of the school year after completing the course in the subject, while the material is still fresh in your mind.
WHAT ARE THE CONTACT NUMBERS?
SAT- http://www.collegeboard.com ; phone: 1-866-756-7346
ACT-http://www.act.org ; phone: 319-337-1313