The College Advisement office is focused on guiding students through the college selection process. The college advisor offers support and experience to ensure LCA students and parents are well versed in the nuances of the steps to college application and admission.
Students have many opportunities to talk with college representatives who visit LCA. In addition, families and students may contact Mrs. Davis, the college advisor, at any time to answer questions.
9th-10th GRADE STUDENT AND PARENT INFORMATION
Students have a fresh start in the 9th grade. High school courses and grades form the transcript that will be sent to colleges during the application process. College admission is based most strongly on a student’s high school grades and the rigor of the courses taken within the context of school course offerings.
The time to visit and apply to college may seem far away, but everything a student does beginning in 9th grade, including grades, activities, leadership roles, travel, jobs, and accomplishments, will be a part of that application process. College and scholarship applications often request information about a student’s extracurricular activities. Via Georgia Career Information Center, LCA works with parents and students to keep a record of all honors and awards, activities including sports and clubs, community service, church activities, travel, hobbies, jobs, camps, courses, and anything else that sets the student apart. It is important to note leadership positions.
11th-12th GRADE STUDENT AND PARENT INFORMATION
Juniors and seniors have access to LCA’s College Planning Handbook via iLearn. The handbook includes planning calendars, college fair dates and locations, SAT and ACT dates and strategies, college profiles, campus visit questions, and financial aid helps.
Juniors and seniors may take three days for college visits, bringing in the signed college visit form so that the visit will be an excused absence. Students needing additional days should contact the principal before planning the visit.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
While this is not an all-inclusive list, the following is a sampling of colleges and universities LCA graduates have been accepted to: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Agnes Scott, Anderson University (SC), Auburn University, Baylor University, Belmont University (TN), Berry College, Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, Covenant College, Emmanuel College, Emory University, Emory at Oxford, Erskine College (SC), Furman University, Gainesville State College, Gardner Webb, Georgia College and State University, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Lee University (TN), Liberty University (VA), Mercer University, Mississippi State University, North Georgia College & State University, Oglethorpe University, Piedmont College, Presbyterian College, Samford University (AL), Shorter College, Southeastern University (FL), Toccoa Falls College, Truett-McConnell College, University of Alabama, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, University of Mississippi, University of North Florida, University of North Georgia, University of Tennessee, University of West Georgia, West Virginia University, Wingate University, Valdosta State, Young Harris College, and West Point Military Academy.