At Mount Paran Christian School our goal is to find colleges offering the best possible fit for each of our graduating seniors. We help students cultivate their talents and interests to find their academic and extracurricular strengths and passions, then zero in on those colleges which will serve them best. What can often be confusing and even intimidating for families, our college counselor help make manageable and exciting. By answering questions and providing advice, our college counselor will guide you toward the college that is just the right fit for you.
 

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  • Encounter Week

    The first introduction to our college admissions process comes in eighth grade when the college counselor addresses rising freshmen and their parents during Encounter Week. The counselors provide general information relevant to college admissions throughout the freshman and sophomore years.
  • YouScience

    In spring of sophomore year, students are introduced to an online assessment called YouScience, a scientific program taking students through a series of assessments designed to determine their results in the 14 key aptitudes utilized in the working world. Results include a review of the student’s strengths, suggested environments where they will succeed, detailed information on possible careers that match those skills and interests, majors that map to those careers, and much more.
  • PSAT / SAT / ACT

    Juniors take the PSAT inthe fall each year and receive feedback on their performance. Juniors who take the PSAT compete for the prestigious designation of Commended Scholar or National Merit Scholar, designations awarded to top performers on the PSAT each year by the College Board. Juniors and seniors take the SAT and/or the ACT.
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  • College Planning and Kick-off

    In the spring of their junior year, students and their parents are invited to a college planning kick-off night to learn about the college admission process. Juniors and their parents then attend an individual college conference with our counselor where the college admissions process is formally launched.
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  • Scholarship Resources

    Scholarship Resources and Financial Information
    Paying for college is not easy, but can be accomplished by exploring all of the resources available such as scholarships, grants, and student loans. The best strategies are to apply early for the best financial aid from a college, as many awards are given on a first come, first-served basis. Click "read more" below to see a list of recommended websites to start your college scholarship search.
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  • Senior Year

    Seniors have opportunities every week in the fall and early winter to visit with college representatives visiting our campus. Students work closely with the college counselor to meet college application deadlines. Virtually every senior applies to multiple colleges, some deemed to be reach schools and some safety schools. Our goal is for every senior to have more than one exciting acceptance. MPCS is proud of the 100 percent college acceptance rate of our students.

College Matriculation

Colleges represented by MPCS graduates:
Agnes Scott College* | Anderson University* | Appalachian State University Arizona State University | Arkansas State University^ | Auburn University* | Baylor University* | Belmont University*~ | Berry College* | Bethany College^ | Birmingham-Southern College | Boston College | Boston University | Butler University | Centre College* | Chicago College of Performing Arts | The Citadel * | Clemson University*^ | College of Charleston*^ | College of William and Mary* Columbia University* | Columbus State University | Cornell University^ | Colorado State University* | Covenant College^ | Duke University | Elon University | Emerson College | Emory University* | Flagler College* | Florida Institute of Technology* | Florida State University* | Furman University* | Gardner-Webb University | George Washington University* | Georgia College* | Georgia Institute of Technology*^ | Georgia State University^ | Gordon College | Grand Canyon University* | Indiana University* | Jacksonville University* | King College* | The King’s College* | Kennesaw State University^ | Lee University* | Lenoir-Rhyne University*^ | Liberty University | Life University* | LIM College | Lipscomb University*~ | Loyola University* | Lyon College* | Maryland Institute College of Art* | Marymount Manhattan College*~ | Marymount University | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Mercer University* | Michigan State University | Middle Tennessee State University* | Mississippi State University* | Montclair State University* | Montana State University | North Carolina State University* | Oglethorpe University | Ohio Northern University* | Oklahoma City University*~ | Olivet Nazarene University*^~ | Oxford College of Emory University | Pace University* | Pennsylvania State University | Pepperdine University* | Point Park University | Pratt Institute~ | Presbyterian College* | Princeton University | Purdue University* | Reinhardt University*^ | Regent University | Rhode Island School of Design~ | Rhodes College*^ | Rider University*~ | Rollins College* | Roosevelt University~ | Rutgers University^ | Saint Louis University* | Samford University*~ | Savannah College of Art & Design* | Southern Methodist University* | Spelman College* | Stony Brook University | The State University of New York | Syracuse University* | Texas State University* | The University of the South-Sewanee* | Towson University^ | United States Air Force Academy*^ | United States Coast Guard Academy *^ | United States Military Academy-West Point* | United States Naval Academy*^ | University of Alabama | University of Alabama-Huntsville | University of California-Davis | University of California-Los Angeles* | University of California-San Diego | University of California-Santa Cruz | University of Central Florida | University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music*~ | University of Connecticut | University of Delaware | University of Denver | University of Florida* | University of Georgia* (Average 20% of class accepted) | University of Hartford*~ | University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign | University of Iowa | University of Kentucky^ | University of Mary Hardin-Baylor* | University of Miami*~ | University of Mississippi* | University of Missouri*^ | University of North Carolina-Wilmington*^ | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill*^ | University of North Carolina at Charlotte^ | University of North Carolina-Wilmington | University of North Georgia* | University of North Texas | University of Northern Colorado*~ | University of Notre Dame^ | University of Oklahoma | University of Pittsburgh* | University of South Carolina* | University of Southern California | University of Tennessee*^ | University of Virginia | University of Washington | University of West Alabama* | University of West Georgia | Valdosta State University | Vanderbilt University* | Virginia Commonwealth University* | Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University | Wake Forest University | Washington and Lee University* | West Florida University | Western Carolina University~ | Wheaton College*^ | Wingate University* | Wofford College*^ | Wright State University | Worcester Polytechnic Institute Xavier University* | Yale University | Young Harris College*
 
*Denotes Academic Scholarship
^Denotes College Athletes
~Denotes Art Scholarship

College Counselor

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College Rep Visits

College representatives schedule visits to Mount Paran Christian School in the fall to meet with high school students to promote different colleges and universities. These visits are an excellent opportunity for our students to ask questions about the different colleges and get to know the college admission representatives, who often have input into the admission process at their college.

Visits are typically held during student lunch. Visits will be posted on Remind101 text, Dozier Hall message board, posted on the website, as well as announced weekly.
 
October 25– Auburn University
October 26– The University of Mississippi
October 30– Wofford College
November 1– Agnes Scott College
November 1– Wesleyan College
November 5– Campbell University
November 5– Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
November 6– Birmingham-Southern College
November 6– Andrew College
November 15– Lee University
November 15– Libscomb University
November 27– The University of Alabama
November 27– Georgia Highlands College

Are you a College Rep?
If you are a college rep and interested in visiting MPCS, please use this link to schedule your visit.

 
 
 
 

College Acceptances

ALEXANDER BARTON – Berry College (Dean’s Scholarship)
JAKE BELL – Belmont University (Academic Merit Scholarship)
SUZY BUEHLER – University of West Georgia
NATHAN DOYLE – Kennesaw State University
HANNAH DUNCAN – Georgia Southern University
HAILEY FELDMAN – Kennesaw State University
MADISON FLOWERS – Auburn University (Samuel Ginn College of Engineering); Gordon College (Honors Program)
CAITLIN GALLOWAY – Auburn University
JACOB HAYGOOD– University of Minnesota
CARSON HOYME– University of Alabama; University of Mississippi; University of Arkansas; University of North Georgia; University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Auburn University
TIMI IDOWU– University of Alabama; University of Tennessee; Mercer University
HAILEY JOHNSON – Xavier University (Academic Achievement Scholarship)
SETH LATON – Campbell University (Presidential Scholarship) (Out-of-State Scholarship) (Housing Scholarship)
CHRISTIAN MANIONFaulkner University
JONATHAN MORROW – University of Kentucky; The University of Alabama-Birmingham; University of Central Florida
MASON MCCOYUniversity of Montevallo (Fishing Scholarship), Young Harris College (Fishing Scholarship)
FIONA RAINWATER – Liberty University; University of North Georgia; Young Harris College; University of Mississippi; Berry College (Dean’s Scholarship)
JOHN SESS – Reinhardt University (Athletic Scholarship)
ELIZABETH SMITH – Mercer University (Academic Merit Scholarship)
AMBER STONE – The University of Alabama-Birmingham (Blazer Gold Scholarship); Mercer University (Academic Merit Scholarship); Kennesaw State University
MARI THROWER– Georgia Southern University
LAUREN WEAVER – Kennesaw State University; Auburn University; University of Alabama (Capstone Scholar Scholarship)