FCS Innovation Academy Counseling
While applying to colleges and scholarships, you will need teachers, counselors, and community contacts to write recommendations for you. The counselors request that you complete an About Me form so they can write meaningful recommendation letters for you. As you complete the form, save a copy of it. You can give it to your teachers and others who are writing recommendations for you. You must be logged into your Fulton County student email to complete the form. Click here to access the form.
Due Date for About Me form - August 31st
Due Date for Requests for Letters of Recommendation - A minimum of 10 working business days before the deadline for submission.
Common App and Coalition App
The Common App and Coalition for College are two different organizations that offer a standardized streamlined application process. Some colleges and universities participate in only one application. Others participate in both. Explore their websites and find out which platform features the colleges and universities you would like to apply to. Choose the one with the most schools you are interested in and complete the core part of that application over the summer. Work on both if it looks like you'll need to apply through both.
Explore Our College and Career Page
We've posted a lot of information on our College and Career page about college visits, college fairs, HOPE and more. You will also find codes you may need to complete your college applications.
Princeton Review Summer College Planning, Essay Writing, and Test Prep
Summer is a good time for seniors to start writing their college essays. Princeton Review offers classes on college admissions counseling, essay writing and test prep for a fee. There are some discounts for being an IA student. Additionally, they are offering Visit our Test Prep Page for more information.
College Admission Planning Sessions Sponsored by University of Chicago
As a Coalition for College partner schools, University of Chicago is sponsoring multiple college admissions info sessions in May. These are virtual sessions.
Coalition Week: Look Inside the Admissions Committee - a Case Study Exercise
Coalition for College Summer College Admission Planning
Coalition for College is offering free virtual information sessions on multiple aspects of the college admissions process starting in June and going throughout the summer.