COLLEGE FAIR REGISTRATION INFO
Due to COVID-19, our traditional October College Fair is moving to a virtual format. The good news is there are various days and times for the event, so you can choose the time that best fits your schedule. Evening fairs will also feature live virtual presentations from Get2College about college fit/admissions requirements and financial aid. You will need to select a date and time and REGISTER using this link: https://macrao.swoogo.
com/MACRAOVirtualThis video gives you helpful instructions on how to register and what to expect during the virtual college fair https://youtu.be/ FaOXWLzjviAHere's more information from MACRAO......
Due to our COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, the MACRAO Executive Board has created virtual college fair opportunities for our students in Mississippi. These events will be statewide, open registration events with our affiliated colleges and universities in attendance. We have scheduled various times when your students can visit with college representatives, either during the school day or in the evening. Our evening fairs will also include live virtual presentations given by Get2College counselors.
MACRAO Virtual College Fair Dates:
September 30, 2020 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October 13, 2020 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October 27, 2020 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
November 12, 2020 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Get2College Live Virtual Presentations:
College Fit/Admissions Requirements
September 30, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
October 13, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
October 27, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
November 12, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
September 30, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
October 13, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
October 27, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
November 12, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual college fair registration can be completed at the link listed below:
These events are FREE for students, parents, and high school counselors. Students can register individually for these events, and they are both computer and phone-compatible.
College Prep Resources
- List of All Colleges/Universities in Mississippi
- Institutions of Higher Learning for Mississippi (IHL)
The IHL consist of the eight public universities: Alcorn State University, Delta State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi Valley State University, The University of Mississippi, and The University of Southern Mississippi.
- MS Junior/Community Colleges
This site has links to all 15 Junior/Community Colleges in Mississippi.
- ACT Website
This is the ACT's website. You can register for the ACT on-line here and view sample tests. Meridian High School’s code is 251-915. You must put the high school code on your registration if you want your scores to be on your transcript.
- SAT, PSAT, AP Exams
This is the website for the SAT, PSAT, and also Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. Meridian High School’s code is 251-915
- US Department of Education Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
This is the application for the Pell Grant and Student Loans
- Mississippi Financial Aid
This is where you can apply for the HELP Grant, MTAG, and/or MESG. You must complete the FAFSA first.
Get2College specializes in college planning and financial aid in Mississippi. They serve any student seeking a post-secondary education, with a special focus on students who have been traditionally underrepresented in college.
- Know How 2 Go
This website includes useful information on how to get to college.
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Student-athletes must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to be eligible to play NCAA Division I or II sports in college. Athletes playing in Division III do not have to register.
- National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
The NAIA is a college athletics association for small colleges and universities in North America. Student-athletes must register with PlayNAIA.org to discover and connect with NAIA schools, coaches and athletic scholarships. PlayNAIA is also the official clearinghouse for NAIA eligibility. Every student-athlete must register with the NAIA Eligibility Center to play sports at an NAIA college or university.
- College Scholarship Search Engine
On this site, you will find articles and advice on college selection and careers, choosing a major field of study, financing your education with scholarships and financial aid, earning an online degree, becoming a top student, writing good admission and scholarship essays, avoiding the ten biggest mistakes college students often make, dealing with exceptionally demanding professors, and a lot more.
- Fastweb Scholarship Search Engine
Once you complete your profile, you'll have access to Fastweb's database of more than 1.5 million scholarships.
- College Board's Scholarship Search!
Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. Enter as much information as possible to find the most matches.
Scholarship information is based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs.
Outside Scholarship Opportunities
These scholarships are not associated with, nor endorsed by, Meridian High School and/or Meridian Public Schools. Inclusion in this list does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation of any kind. Students and parents should review all scholarship information carefully, especially before submitting an application fee of any kind.To avoid being a victim of a scholarship scam, students and their families should keep the following in mind:
- If you have to pay money to get money, it might be a scam.
- If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- Spend time, not money.
- Never invest more than a postage stamp to get information about a scholarship.
- Nobody can guarantee that you will win a scholarship.
- Legitimate scholarship foundations do not charge a fee.
- If you are suspicious of an offer, it is usually with good reason.
Below are some of the more popular personalized scholarship search websites:
- Financial Aid for Minorities
- Going Merry
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
- Sallie Mae Scholarship Program
- Scholarship Hunter
Get 2 College
Get2College is fully open for business and ready to help your students, parents, and educators in multiple ways!
- Your students and parents can make individual virtual appointments for any college-related guidance such as FAFSA completion, financial aid review, or college checklist questions.
- Students or educators can use Get2College ACT prep free resources.
- Get2College is offering several live events with our college partners on Zoom, Facebook, and Instagram.
- To keep your school district informed, check out the Get2College COVID-19 response page for all updates regarding Mississippi colleges, ACT, and The College Board.
A Message About Transcripts
A message from your Registrar....
Transcripts are mailed weekly !
All transcript requests are made through the Registrar’s office via email.
Class of 2007 to last graduating class, use the transcript request form that is on the MHS webpage, under Programs and Services or click here: https://www.mpsdk12.net/domain/162
Class of 2006 and prior, please contact the Archives Department at 601-512-0499 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org