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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 […]

Oglethorpe once again recognized for transfer student success

Oglethorpe University is among only 150 U.S. colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2021 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes the most transfer-friendly schools. This is the third consecutive year Oglethorpe has made the list. The premier honor society for two-year college students, Phi Theta Kappa annually selects those four-year colleges and […]

Oglethorpe a ‘best value,’ with grads’ earning potential above peer institutions

PayScale, a data-driven software company focused on employee compensation, has released its 2020-2021 College Salary Report, which evaluates four-year colleges by earning potential for its graduates, as well as its 2020 College Return on Investment report of best value colleges. PayScale rated Oglethorpe University among the top 35% educational institutions nationwide in median salaries of […]