Students should be aware of GHC resources

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Art by Joseph McDaniel

As current college students, we often find it difficult to be aware of every deadline and keep up with every detail.

When it comes to completing a college degree and graduating on time, there are a lot of things to check off the list and many helpful opportunities from the college that some students may be unaware of.

For instance, the GHC Foundation has a list of scholarships specifically for current GHC students. According to the Highlands website, the Foundation awards over $100,000 in scholarships every year. The site has a scholarship search engine that will use an individual’s information to match him or her with different scholarships based on varying criteria. While graduation might seem far enough away, each student who plans to graduate must complete the Graduation Application Form at least two semesters prior to anticipated degree requirement completion. Also, petition for graduation and records should be completed the semester prior to the semester of completion of the requirements.

Curriculum substitution, program catalog, residency, GPA, Georgia Constitution, Georgia History and Computer Literacy requirements, name changes and financial obligations are some things to keep in mind that should all be taken care of before the deadline.

With classes and heavy course loads, it can seem hard to remember all of the “extra stuff,” but these requirements are just as important as the coursework needed to complete a given degree.  There are always advisers available to help students get on track and stay on a pathway to success. We need to make use of them.