Counselor’s Corner


Michele Carter • 601-859-5231 •

Preparing for College

ACT – Make sure you have taken and sent your scores to the colleges you are interested in.

Register and receive more information regarding the ACT here:

  • Go to
  • Click on blue Register Now button.
  • Next, click on Create Account and fill in the information.
  • The school code 250443 (This code will be used during the registration process).
  • You will be allowed to select date and location during the registration process.
  • The writing section is not required but it is recommended.

2018-2019 ACT Dates & Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)
September 8, 2018** August 10, 2018 August 11-26, 2018
October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2019* January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019

**See non-Saturday testing for information related to this test date.

Free ACT Workshops are available through the Get 2 College Center in Jackson. Website – Address – 2600 Lakeland Terrace, Jackson, MS 39216 Phone – 601-321-5533

ACT Prep Course being offered at Millsaps College by Leonard Blanton.
Link to Millsaps College Community Enrichment Series: link will take you to the Community Enrichment Online Order Form:

Online ACT Prep

Paying for College

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens October 1 for all seniors. It is highly encouraged to complete this application even if you do not feel you qualify. It is FREE! Set up an appointment with Get2College to help in filling out the application. Please visit this website to learn more:  (

Mississippi State Aid opens October 1: MTAG (2.5 GPA and 15 ACT), MESG State Grant (3.5 GPA and 29 ACT), HELP state aid (2.5 GPA and 20 ACT). Please visit to complete the application or contact Get2College for help.

Scholarship deadlines for universities are as soon as December 1st for some some Universities. Check with your recruiter or the university website to see when the deadlines are set. The scholarship application could require essay completion and/or recommendation letters. Do not wait until the last minute.

Scholarship Opportunities