GAcollege411 does not offer any degrees because it is not a college or a school of any kind. It is a website designed to help Georgia students, parents and educators navigate the process of planning and preparing for college for themselves or their children.
GAcollege411 directs the searcher to the appropriate section of the website by asking him to identify himself as a middle school, high school or college student, a parent, an educator, an adult interested in further education or a member of the military. The site asks users to set up an account to save information and build a portfolio.
The site gives detailed information on the Zell Miller and HOPE scholarship programs, which are offered to eligible students to defray tuition costs. Among other requirements, Zell Miller scholarship recipients must generally graduate with a 3.7 GPA and have made either a 1200 on the math and reading sections of the SAT or a 26 on the ACT. Alternatively, a student is eligible if he is the valedictorian or salutatorian of his graduating class, regardless of GPA or test scores. HOPE scholarship recipients must graduate from high school with at least a 3.0 GPA. To maintain these scholarships, students must have a 3.0 college GPA at 30, 60 and 90 semester hours or at 45, 90 and 135 quarter hours.
GAcollege411 also offers advice on scholarships and financial fitness in its Financial Aid Planning section. It provides information about financial aid applications, including the FAFSA, to help students determine eligibility for federal grants.
The Career Planning section of the website helps students focus on work fields in which they have an interest. The College Planning section helps students choose a major and apply online to the college of their choice.