Important Dates

This is a reminder that the Early Action deadline is about 2 weeks away!! Please make sure any student interested in applying for Early Action submit their online application, official high school transcript, and official ACT/SAT test scores by November 1st.


·         Application- It consists of 1 essay and 2 short answer questions à

o   If students have forgotten their login information, please have them email meThey do not need to start another application.

·         Test Scores- We only look at the highest composite score per student and scores must be sent from the testing agency. We also don’t need the writing portion.

·         Transcripts- An official high school transcript can be mailed or sent electronically (Parchment, Naviance, National Clearing House, SCOIR, etc.). We use the weighted and cumulative GPA from 9th-11th grades.

o   Mailing Address: Admissions Processing, 1550 East Glenn Avenue, Suite 1210, Auburn, AL 36849


Competitive applicants generally fall between a 25-30 ACT and a 3.5-4.1 GPA. Please have students falling below this contact me before they submit an application.


Early Action decisions will go out December 1st. Students can check their application status online. Accepted students then have 2 weeks to apply for scholarships before December 15th. Accepted students will also have access to the on-campus housing application in early December. Please feel free to share the following timeline with your students.


Fall 2020 Application Open

August 15, 2019




October 1, 2019



Early Action Deadline(non-binding)

November 1, 2019

Early Action Decisions Released

December 1, 2019



Scholarship Application Deadline

December 15, 2019

Deadline to submit the FAFSA for need-based scholarship consideration

December 15, 2019



Priority FAFSA Deadline

February 1, 2020



Regular Decision Deadline

February 3, 2020

Regular Decisions Released

March 2, 2020



$250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit Due

May 1, 2020



Alabama Residents Freshmen Merit Scholarships

*Students must be accepted during Early Action to apply for scholarships. Students accepted during Regular Decision are unable to apply for scholarships as a freshmen. Therefore, all freshmen scholarship eligible students must apply for Early Action.



Test Score


Estimated Annual

Award Amount

Estimated Four-Year Award Amount

Scholarship Application Deadline

33-36 ACT

1450-1600 SAT


Value of Resident Tuition

Value of Resident Tuition

December 15th

30-32 ACT

1360-1440 SAT




December 15th

28-29 ACT

1300-1350 SAT




December 15th

26-27 ACT

1230-1290 SAT




December 15th




The Pre ACT is October the 9th
here at GHS...
ALL 10th grade students will be taking the exam.  
Make sure your 10th grader is here that day for this
As of October 1st...the
is now open! 
Head over to my Helpful Websites Page 
and go to the FAFSA website.


 Etowah County College Fair

September 26th
9 - 12pm
Gadsden State Community College
Beck Conference Center
Parents, please stop by at your convenience!


The PSAT/NMSQT is October 16th, 2019

It will be given here on GHS campus.
The cost is $17 and is due September 17th.
Any 9th, 10th, 11th grade student can take the exam.
Only 11th grade scores can qualify for National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist status. 
Taking it in the 9th and 10th grade can be good preparation for the 11th grade year for students who are strong test takers that are willing to apply his/herself.
Click on the following link for important information re: the test:

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