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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 2018

Congratulations to the class of 2018! Click here to view the full list of where Wesleyan seniors have been accepted.
 

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.

  • Jennifer Nolan named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

    February 25th, 2019

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Jennifer Nolan has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, an honor that only 1% of high school seniors nationwide receive. Jennifer now moves to the final round of competition in the hopes of becoming a National Merit Scholar and earning scholarship money. National Merit Scholars are evaluated on a myriad of criteria including the finalist’s academic record, history of activities and leadership, school rigor, test scores, written recommendations, and an essay response.
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  • Jennifer Nolan, Wesleyan's 2019 STAR Student

    Jennifer Nolan Named Wesleyan STAR Student

    February 5th, 2019

    The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce has honored Jennifer Nolan as Wesleyan School’s STAR student for the 2018-2019 school year. In turn, Jennifer was able to select the teacher who has had the greatest influence on her academic life to be named Wesleyan’s STAR teacher, and she selected Joseph Cooper.
     
    Beyond stellar academics, Jennifer is a four-year member of Wesleyan’s state-champion softball team, the varsity track team, and Mock Trial. She is also a three-year member of Team Omicron and Wesleyan’s math team and serves as a peer leader for freshmen. Jennifer is Wesleyan’s nominee for the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia and is currently a semi-finalist for the Stamps President’s Scholarship Program at Georgia Institute of Technology.
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  • Conley Named Wesleyan's First Posse Scholar

    January 22, 2019

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Donald Conley III has been selected as a Posse Scholar to the College of Wooster, a private liberal arts college in Ohio. As a Posse Scholar, Donald has been awarded a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. Donald is one of sixty Atlanta Posse Scholars chosen from more than 1,400 applicants, and one of ten students who will attend the College of Wooster from the Atlanta Posse cohort. Donald and his family were honored at a reception earlier this month at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, which High School Principal Jeff Plunk and Assistant Director of College Advising, Erica Engsberg, were grateful to attend. Congratulations to Donald for this honor and for being Wesleyan School’s first Posse Scholar!
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