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Hammack Scholar reflects on her first semester at Oglethorpe

Adeline Horton knew she wanted to attend Oglethorpe after she spent a January weekend competing for the Hammack School of Business Scholarship. In February, she solidified her choice with a tennis recruitment visit. Then in March, the bottom fell out for everyone in the form of a pandemic. “I have immensely enjoyed my time at […]

Supporting veterans and service members this Veterans Day

Did you know that Oglethorpe is a proud yellow ribbon school, offering tuition discounts to service members and veterans? The Yellow Ribbon Program can help pay for some out-of-state, private school, or graduate school tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill doesn’t cover. Prospective students can find out if they are eligible for the program and […]

OU student featured in Yahoo Finance short documentary

Oglethorpe University freshman Kimberly Heard was recently featured in a short documentary on Yahoo Finance about managing her full-ride scholarship. In the documentary, Heard and her family discuss her experience working towards college as a first-generation college student. Heard has always had a laser-focused motivation towards what she wanted to achieve. By the time she […]

Making the most of your virtual college search

If you’re in the midst of your college search process, I’m fairly certain it’s different than you imagined it would be. The journey of finding your dream school was never intended to be fully virtual, and clearly this format presents some challenges. That said, there are still ways to get to know the college where […]

Michael Morgan ’21 named National Transfer Student Ambassador

Oglethorpe University’s Michael Morgan ’21 has been selected to serve as a National Transfer Student Ambassador by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students. He is one of only four students to be selected out of a competitive, country-wide application process. National Transfer Student Ambassadors hold a variety of responsibilities throughout the year, the […]

Petey is ready to answer your questions!

Visit Oglethorpe’s website, and a helpful new assistant is now at your service—Petey! The university has launched a new AI chatbot in an effort to expand customer service. Students, families, and other website visitors can now get answers to their questions anonymously and 24/7/365. The chatbot, named after Petey the Petrel, can answer common questions […]

Insider tips for a great college application

If you’re currently applying to college, or even preparing to apply, you might be feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. That’s understandable! There’s so much conflicting information out there about how to complete your college application—including myths and misconceptions—about the admission process. Truth is, there’s no perfect college application that will get you admitted to every college, […]

Oglethorpe’s Financial Aid TV offers hundreds of how-to videos

Get answers to your financial aid questions on your schedule! Oglethorpe has partnered with Financial Aid TV to give students 24/7 access to a free library of informational videos to answer financial aid questions. Visit Oglethorpe’s Financial Aid TV for hundreds of short, easy-to-digest videos available anytime to help students and families learn more about […]

FAFSA for 2021-2022 financial aid now available

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-2022 academic year is now open! Completing the FAFSA is required to be eligible for federal grants and loans, such as the Pell Grant and Stafford Loan. Submission of the FAFSA can also be used to receive state awards, such as Hope and Zell Miller […]