Clayton PROBE Fair

Date/Time: 09/29/2021, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Clayton State University, Gymnasium

Click HERE to register!

Probe is an annual program of college fairs and guidance counselor workshops that are held throughout the state of Georgia. The program is managed by the Georgia Education Articulation Committee (GEAC), whose sole mission is to disseminate information and stimulate interest in post-secondary education for students in Georgia. Hundreds of colleges from across the nation attend Probe each year to reach thousands of Georgia high school juniors and seniors.

Click HERE for the full PROBE schedule.

GEAR UP Georgia Savannah Senior Night DRIVE-IN Scholarship Bootcamp

Monday, September 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm

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Students and parents will crunch the college cost of their top school choices and identify funding gaps. They will also complete an intentional scholarship search specific to their needs and identify those awards that they are eligible to receive.

GEAR UP Georgia invites you to a complimentary Scholarship Workshop.

  1. – Find out about scholarship resources available to you.
  2. – Learn how to develop your own scholarship strategy.
  3. – Get your scholarship questions answered.

-Before FAFSA opens on October 1st hear “WHY the completion of FAFSA is so important”

Who can attend this Scholarship Workshop?

  1. – Current GEAR UP Georgia students
  2. – Current GEAR UP Georgia Parents
  3. -ALL 12th graders at Jenkins HS, Liberal Studies @ Savannah HS & Windsor Forest HS

What do you need for this event?

  1. -Download “The Virtual Scholarship Center App” before the event
  2. -Log into your Virtual Scholarship Center App to verify that your log-in credentials are accurate (If you have any trouble with your login information or you need your login information, please contact your School Coordinator)
  3. -Bring a technology device that can be used during the event
  4. -No worries! WiFi will be available

Usher’s New Look Virtual Open House

​Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm

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Join GEAR UP Georgia students from across the state to learn more about Usher’s New Look four different programs for GEAR UP students this year.

  1. Leadership Academy
  2. Ambassadors Program
  3. Moguls in Training
  4. (Summer Activity) Disruptivator Summit

National GEAR UP Week Day 5 #FinLit w/ Usher’s New Look

September 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm

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Join GEAR UP Georgia and Usher’s New Look as we get in the know and “lit” about FAFSA completion and the FAFSA kickoff date. This is a family event focused on financial literacy empowerment. UNL has been able to build out an incredible program that goes beyond the classroom and gives our students real-life exposure to consumer banking, credit protection, entrepreneurial opportunities, investment strategies, and post-secondary education options. The purpose: Provide students with the tools that are necessary for our students to take responsibility for their financial futures.

DeKalb PROBE Fair

Date/Time: 09/24/2021, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Dekalb Conference Center


Probe is an annual program of college fairs and guidance counselor workshops that are held throughout the state of Georgia. The program is managed by the Georgia Education Articulation Committee (GEAC), whose sole mission is to disseminate information and stimulate interest in post-secondary education for students in Georgia. Hundreds of colleges from across the nation attend Probe each year to reach thousands of Georgia high school juniors and seniors.

​Click HERE to register!

Click HERE for the full PROBE schedule.

National GEAR UP Week Day 4 #ThrowbackThursday

Show us how much you have grown since GEAR UP started! Post your middle school GEAR UP pictures.

Make sure to tag @GEARUPGeorgia and use #tbt, #GEARUPWorks


Hands-on Cosmetology Event

​September 23, 2021, at 6:00 pm

SOLD OUT

Join GEAR UP Georgia and the Central Georgia Technical College Cosmetology program. Learn how to use federal and state financial aid grants to help pay for school in cosmetology. Students will receive hands-on cosmetology instruction in color theory and up-do techniques.

National GEAR UP Week Day 3 #Wisdom Wednesday-College

Join the GEAR UP Georgia staff and partners on a virtual college visit from our YouVisit Link.

Students make sure to post pictures on social media representing your future college. Students can pose with gear on from their chosen college or use the “My future college” printout.

College Freshmen Check-In

September 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm

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Connect with your GEAR UP peers from high school and across the state to celebrate surviving and thriving in your first month of college. Virtual students will receive a Grubhub lunch credit and Southern Regional Technical Students that attend in person - we’re bringing the lunch to you. While you eat, learn what resources GEAR UP Georgia has for first-year college freshmen and what to do to prepare for mid-terms and the FAFSA renewal.



National GEAR UP Week Day 2

Students will post pictures of themselves representing their future career either dressing the part and/or use the “I’m a future…” printout to post their response to the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”


Mercedes-Benz Stadium Virtual STEAM Tour

Exciting GEAR UP Georgia National GEAR UP Week Event

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 6:00 pm

SOLD OUT

Join GEAR UP Georgia as we go behind the scenes of the world-class facility and experience Mercedes-Benz Stadium like never before. Mercedes-Benz Stadium has partnered with Big Thought to build out a STEAM-based curriculum that allows students to use tools and lessons provided during the presentation to learn more about the complex architecture, technology, art, and science interwoven at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

This event has limited seating (40 GEAR UP Georgia students). First-come, first-serve basis. Students that participate in the Virtual Tour webinar will receive a ticket to the Atlanta Falcons home game on October 3, 2021, vs Washington. GEAR UP Georgia students should click HERE to register for the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Virtual STEAM Tour.

Parents/family members can purchase discounted tickets by using this link.

National GEAR UP Week Day 1   #MotivationMonday & Family Game Night with Usher’s New Look

Monday, September 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Registration Link

Proclaim your love for GEAR UP by posting a picture in your favorite GEAR UP or college gear. Join GEAR UP Georgia students from across the state in a family-friendly event sponsored by Usher’s New Look. High school students will learn about the UNL Leadership Academy and college students will be introduced to the Moguls in Training program. Be prepared to laugh, dance, and have fun while preparing for college success!





ACT Registration Deadline for October 23 Exam

ACT Registration Deadline for October Exam

National ACT 2021-2022 Registration Deadline

Click HERE to learn more about the ACT exam, test dates, and register.

2021-2022 Test Dates (National)


College Planning & Life Skills Workshop

In these workshops, we will cover various elements of college & career planning along with some essential life skills.

GEAR UP Georgia students attending will be provided GrubHub credit towards dinner during the event. Must register for the event one day prior and attend the event to receive Grubhub credit.

Click HERE to register.

Here is our topic schedule for the Fall of 2021. All workshops are at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Savannah PROBE Fair

Date/Time: 09/16/2021, 10:15 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Savannah State University, Gymnasium

​Click HERE to register!

Probe is an annual program of college fairs and guidance counselor workshops that are held throughout the state of Georgia. The program is managed by the Georgia Education Articulation Committee (GEAC), whose sole mission is to disseminate information and stimulate interest in post-secondary education for students in Georgia. Hundreds of colleges from across the nation attend Probe each year to reach thousands of Georgia high school juniors and seniors.

Click HERE for the full PROBE schedule.

Gate Scholarship Application DEADLINE

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

To learn more watch this video or click HERE.

AVAILABLE

July 15

2021

DEADLINE

Sept 15

2021

SEMIFINALIST PHASE

Dec - Jan

2021

FINALIST INTERVIEWS

Mar

2022

SELECTION

Apr

2022

AWARDS

July - Sept

2022

Executive Functioning: The Hidden Curriculum

Date Sep 14 (Tue)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online. Click HERE to register.
Speaker

Jed Applerouth

Description

There’s an underlying set of skills required to successfully manage your school assignments. These skills include organization, prioritization, planning, time management, flexibility, starting tasks and sticking with them until they’re complete. It’s often assumed that students have these skills, but bright students can still struggle to get good grades because they’re lacking one or more of these key skills. Join Dr. Jed Applerouth for a deep dive into the hidden curriculum and how you can build and improve executive functioning skills.

Financial Aid Awareness Jonesboro High School (Clayton)

Date: Tue Sep 7 2021, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Organized By: Jonesboro High School

Location: Jonesboro High School - Jonesboro, GA

Location Details: Virtual

Description: A GSFC Outreach representative will speak to students of all ages about state and federal financial aid available to Georgians. Learn about the many scholarships, grants, and loans to help pay for university, college, technical college and trade school expenses and how to apply.

Please contact your GEAR UP Georgia School Coordinator, Dr. Hunter for more information.

October SAT Registration Deadline

Due to college admissions policies and scholarship requirements, taking the ACT/SAT is a must-to-do for high school seniors. GEAR UP Georgia has test prep and SAT fee waivers to help you.

For the SAT registration site click HERE. You’ll need to make a College Board account.

2021-22 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration

Deadline

Saturday, August 28, 2021 Friday, July 30, 2021 Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Saturday, October 2, 2021 Friday, September 3, 2021 Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Saturday, November 6, 2021 Friday, October 8, 2021 Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Saturday, December 4, 2021 Thursday, November 4, 2021 Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Saturday, March 12, 2022 Friday, February 11, 2022 Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022 Friday, April 8, 2022 Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022 Thursday, May 5, 2022 Wednesday, May 25, 2022

GAfutures Overview Webinar

​Thu, September 2, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Click HERE to register!

The GAfutures webinar is an overview and update of relevant features found on the official website including account creation, applications, assessments, HOPE GPAs, and much more.