Life After Wheeler

Prepare for Life after Wheeler

preparing for life after wheeler

What do you need to do as a freshman, a sophomore, a junior and a senior to prepare yourself for graduation and for the college application process? 

College Visits


College representatives visit Wheeler throughout the school year – a calendar of visits can be found in Naviance and posted outside the Counseling office. Students who wish to meet with the representatives should obtain a pass from the Counseling Office if they need to miss class. Check out the bulletin board in the main hallway for other college visits around the Atlanta area.

College Admission Essays

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Here's a great link full of helpful advice on writing a great essay for college admissions


“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.”

– George Sheehan




New this year, the Academic Booster Club is offering two scholarships to graduating seniors!

One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Wheeler senior who has plans to attend a four- year college degree program next year, and another $500 scholarship will go to a student who plans on pursuing a two-year degree or technical certificate.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Application and transcript accepted until midnight April 23, 2017.

Questions? Email:

For information on other scholarships, visit the Counseling Office or log in to your Naviance account. 


Financial Aid

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It is up to the student and his parents to look for financial aid. You must be active in the search process. Don't wait until spring to decide how you plan to pay for college!

If the Georgia HOPE Scholarship is the only scholarship you want to receive, parents and students should complete the electronic HOPE application (eHOPE) at Georgia Student Finance Commission website as soon as possible during your senior year.

To qualify for other types of financial aid such as Federal Pell Grants or federal student loans, parents must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid) form using updated and correct income tax information. In 2016, the FAFSA opened on October 1. Completing the FAFSA may also serve as the Georgia HOPE Scholarship application for students. Check FAFSA online for complete information.

When you apply for admission to a college, apply for financial aid. Deadlines vary from college to college. There are many types of loans and grants. Use College Corner resources and websites to find what is available.