College Advising

As a college prep school, we are confident that our students leave Wesleyan prepared for college. In turn, we want to help students find a college where they will leave prepared for the real-world. The excitement we feel over a child choosing Samford University is no different than the excitement we have over one that chooses University of Georgia, Yale, Davidson College, Georgia College, or University of Virginia. Our end goal is not a certain number of “highly ranked” schools or a certain number of UGA acceptances, but rather hundreds of unique students continuing on the path God has marked for them.

College Acceptances for the Class of 2019

Congratulations to the class of 2019! Click here to view the full list of where Wesleyan seniors have been accepted.
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Yearly Plan

List of 4 items.

  • 9th Grade

    • Work hard! Remember that you begin compiling your cumulative GPA this year.
    • Take five core classes!
    • Create a four-year plan with your grade chair. IF recommended, challenge yourself with appropriate advanced or honors courses.
    • At your winter conference, evaluate your academic record. Are you still on track for meeting your goals? Have your goals changed?
    • Create a Naviance resume.
    • Get to know your teachers and coaches.
    • Make a commitment to one or more extracurricular activities. Seek depth not breadth.
    • Look into summer academic programs and service opportunities.
  • 10th Grade

    • Continue to work hard! Maintain good attendance and grades and keep challenging yourself with appropriate advanced courses.
    • Take five core classes!
    • Evaluate your time-management skills. Make sure that you have a balance between school and extracurricular activities.
    • Take the Pre-ACT and the PSAT.
    • Re-evaluate your course selection and academic progress. Are you still on track? Have your goals changed?
    • Update your Naviance resume.
    • Register to take an SAT Subject Test in May or June for any AP classes you are taking this year.
    • Visit colleges when you are traveling.
    • If you are considering a military academy, speak to a college advisor no later than March.
    • Look into summer academic programs, service opportunities, and/or jobs.
  • 11th Grade

    • Continue to work hard! Earn the highest grades possible in the most challenging courses.
    • Take five core classes!
    • Take the PSAT. This test, and other criteria, could qualify you as a National Merit or Achievement Scholar.
    • Attend college fairs and visit with college representatives who come to our campus.
    • If you are considering a military academy, speak to a college advisor in August.
    • Meet your college advisor in November and complete junior conference forms in a timely manner.
    • In second semester, establish a baseline for the SAT and ACT. The preferred approach is to register and take both the actual ACT and SAT test. Take at least one of them with writing.
    • Meet with your grade chair and college advisor to plan for senior year and discuss a list of colleges you’d like to explore.
    • Update your Naviance resume.
    • Use your spring and summer breaks to visit college campuses. Schedule visits for tours online.
    • Register to take an SAT Subject Test in May or June for any AP classes you are taking this year.
    • Begin discussing finances, as they relate to college choices, with your parents.
    • Look into summer academic programs, service opportunities, and/or jobs.
    • Read interesting books over the summer. They make great material for essays and/or interviews.
  • 12th Grade

    • Continue to work hard on your studies. Colleges care about your course work and grades throughout your entire senior year.
    • Take five core classes!
    • Attend visits from college representatives held on our campus.
    • Visit the colleges you are serious about.
    • Meet with your college counselor to review your list of colleges.
    • Create a spreadsheet with all application and scholarship deadlines as well as required documents for each school to which you plan to apply. You can download a template from the College Advising website.
    • Prepare applications, write essays, send test scores. Adhere to guidelines. Keep a record of everything.
    • If necessary, retake the ACT or SAT in the fall.
    • Research and apply for financial aid and scholarships.
    • Read your mail and email for admissions decisions. Be sure to return promptly any other forms, housing agreements and deposits. Only put an enrollment deposit down at the one school you plan to attend.

College Advising News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Fall Brings More than Sixty College Representatives to Wesleyan’s Campus

    Wesleyan’s college rep visit season is in full swing. Since late August, Wesleyan has welcomed nearly 60 college admissions representatives to campus with more to visit over the next month. These visits provide a unique opportunity for students to learn about schools in a more intimate setting than college fairs and develop a one-on-one relationship with the representatives who often play a role in reviewing application files. During most sessions, the representative will share prepared remarks on topics such as academic programs, campus life, scholarships, and financial aid, and then open the floor to students for questions. Representatives are also able to continue building relationships with the college advisors and share important updates if there have been notable changes to their admissions processes.

    This year, Wesleyan has hosted representatives from as far away as China (Duke Kunshan University) and from every region of the United States from the University of Southern California to Baylor University in Texas to Colby College in Maine. Some of the highest attended sessions to date have been with representatives from schools closer to home including Auburn University, Clemson University, the University of Georgia, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Juniors and seniors are invited to attend the visits, which are listed in the high school daily announcements and Naviance, and must secure teacher permission to miss class. Wesleyan is grateful to all college representatives who make visiting our campus a priority!
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  • Wesleyan Names Mains and Rappe as Morehead-Cain Scholarship Nominees

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that both Lindsey Mains and Lindsay Rappe have been nominated by a faculty committee as Wesleyan’s nominees for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Morehead-Cain Foundation seeks competitive applicants, who demonstrate moral force of character, academic scholarship, physical vigor, and leadership. The scholarship process is extremely selective; only three percent of nominees are awarded the scholarship each year.
    In addition to her numerous academic honors, Lindsey Mains is editor-in-chief of Wesleyan School’s Literary magazine, founder of Wesleyan’s Garden Club, and a four-year member of the swim team. Representative of her love for reading, she serves on the Teen Advisory Council for Peachtree Corners Library, and she was selected to attend the prestigious Governor’s Honors program this past summer with a focus on communicative arts.
    Wesleyan’s second nominee for the Morehead-Cain scholarship is Lindsay Rappe. In addition to her strong academic record, Rappe serves as vice president of Wesleyan’s student council, is captain of the swim team, serves with the Hand-in-Hand program in Wesleyan’s lower school, and is a four-year member of the volleyball, swim-and-dive, and track-and-field teams.
    Both ladies serve as Wesleyan Ambassadors for admissions tours and help lead SALSA (Students Advocating for Life without Substance Abuse) programming to lower and middle-school students.
    If awarded, the Morehead Cain scholarship covers the full cost of attendance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill along with unique learning and travel opportunities. Our nominees have completed a rigorous application process including writing essays, securing recommendations, and if invited to be semi-finalists, will interview with the scholarship selection committees. Congratulations to the Mains and Rappe families for this tremendous honor and best wishes to our nominees in their quests to become Morehead-Cain scholars!
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  • National Merit Scholarship Corporation Honors Nine Wesleyan Seniors and Names Three Semifinalists

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized nine Wesleyan seniors. Meredith Mangum, Braden Thorne, and Andy Yang were named National Merit Semifinalists, an honor that only 1% of seniors (approximately 16,000 total) nationwide receive based on their PSAT scores. These students will now submit essays in the hopes of becoming finalists and earning scholarship money. Finalists will be announced in February 2020.
    In addition, Wesleyan has six National Merit Commended Students. Approximately 2% of seniors nationwide receive this recognition. Our Commended Students are Isaiah Erb, Lindsey Mains, Adam Rogers, Jacob Walton, Abby Weatherly, and Holden Wilder.
    Congratulations to these students and their families!
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