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How to maximize your college visit experience

Visiting a college campus is more than just taking a stroll across the quad. The one-to-two-hour first impression of a college campus influences one of the biggest decisions of your life. College is not only a time to expand your knowledge, it’s a chance to experience and explore a new environment. No matter how much […]

Oglethorpe dual enrollment gives incoming students a head start

When Maria Coles ’25 entered her senior year in fall 2020 at Riverwood International Charter School, not far from Oglethorpe’s campus, the university was on her college search list. She decided that taking some classes as a dual enrollment student would help her get ahead academically—and help her decide whether to apply for admission at […]

Parenting through your child’s college search

One of the strongest predictors of a college student’s success is parental support and involvement. So just by asking the question “How can I support my college-bound child?,” you’re already helping to get them on the right track! The more complicated question is: How do I help my child in their journey to college AND […]

A new Petrel’s guide to Atlanta

So you’ve arrived on campus for your first semester — now what? Here’s a list of some fun spots to get you started in your exploration of Brookhaven and beyond — all just a short drive from campus! Let’s all go to the lobby! AMC North DeKalb Mall 16: This is the perfect theatre to […]

Why we still need humanities in a STEM-focused world

As I was growing up in rural Northwest Georgia, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to be, but I knew what I loved — to make music, write, read, paint, and learn about other cultures. An eternal jack of all trades, I didn’t know at the time that I was actually a burgeoning humanities […]

How do I apply to college as an undocumented student?

The college application process presents a lot of unknowns. For an undocumented student it can be even more challenging, but there are people and processes in place to help! Here are some tips on how to get started: Look up the admission policies for undocumented students at your state’s public colleges. In Georgia, undocumented students […]