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College Counseling

Whitesburg Christian Academy provides support to all students in their exciting yet sometimes intimidating transition from high school to college. From standardized admissions exams to the application to scholarships & financial aid, this page provides many resources to supplement in-person time with the college counselor and to guide students along the way. 
Check back often as this listing will be regularly updated!
AI Scholars Live Online: Artificial Intelligence Intensive for High School Students. 

At Inspirit AI, students participate in live online video sessions where they work in small groups (4:1 student-instructor ratio) with mentors from MIT and Stanford to learn the fundamentals of artificial intelligence, participate in critical discussions about ethical implications, and develop a socially impactful project in domains such as healthcare, media, art and more. Students can apply their diverse interests to trace different strains of COVID-19, identify exoplanets using NASA datasets, prevent the spread of fake news online, conduct algorithmic stock trading, and more. Students of all levels (from complete beginners to advanced coders) in grades 9 to 12 are invited to apply here by April 30th for our spring or summer sessions. Check out their brochure.

Auburn Engineering: Would you like to know more about Auburn Engineering? Click HERE to schedule a virtual or in-person visit!

Birmingham-Southern College: Have two minutes? Watch this video for updates from Birmingham-Southern College Office of Admission. Click here to view your video

Virtual Christian College Fairs: Your STORY. God's DESIGN. Engage with and learn about dozens of colleges! College Prep webinars on a variety of topics! Multiple prizes given away including $10,000 in scholarships! These fairs are administered by NACCAP (North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals). Click here for more information!
Common App: Earlier this month, Common App announced that the 2021-2022 essay prompts will remain the same, with one exception. 

We will retire the seldom used option about solving a problem and replace it with the following:

Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you? 

We hope that this new prompt will inspire impactful student stories, and spark a bit of joy.

Drive-Thru College Fair hosted by Athens State! Athens State University is excited to invite you to attend a Drive-Thru College Fair hosted on their campus on Thursday, April 15th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Representatives from top area colleges and universities will be onsite to provide information and help you decide on your next adventure –without even getting out of your car! PRE-REGISTER TODAY!

Emory University has extended its test optional policy for another year. This impacts all applicants who plan to enroll as first-year or transfer students in Fall 2022.

Live Q&A sessions with admission staff. Conversations with current students taking your questions live about the transition to college. An overview of financial aid from financial aid advisors. Or an introduction to the scholar programs and scholarship award process. Whether you know you want to apply to Emory or are still investigating selective college admission, we've got you covered. Go to

Samford University's Junior Preview Days: Juniors, don’t miss out on your opportunity to tour Samford while learning about the admission and scholarship process. We invite you to hear from professors and current students as you consider if Samford could be your future home. Junior Preview Days will be held March 19, March 22, April 10 and April 16. Please click on the date below to register. We hope you’ll join us on campus! Click here to register.

Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy:

A career in pharmacy is a natural fit for students who have a love of science and a passion for caring for others. With COVID-19, pharmacists not only served on the frontlines—being one of the most accessible health care professionals to the community—but they now play a critical role in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. As the profession continues to make headlines, you may have students ask you: Is pharmacy right for me?

At Samford, we offer a prepharmacy curriculum, which allows students to complete the required prerequisites within two years before entering pharmacy school. With our traditional application process, prepharmacy students can apply and be accepted to McWhorter School of Pharmacy during their sophomore year. But through our early assurance program, qualified students can apply and be accepted to McWhorter School of Pharmacy as a high school senior.

I encourage you to visit our prepharmacy website to learn more.

I recognize that this has been a year like no other, but know that I am here to be a resource for you and your students. If you would like to learn more about career opportunities within pharmacy for your students, I would be happy to schedule a conversation over the phone or by Zoom. 

Contact Me


Jonathan Parker, M.A., Ed.S.
Director of Pharmacy Admission
[email protected]


Troy University: This spring we will be offering a few more Residual ACT opportunities. Current seniors can take this exam in hopes of increasing scholarship awards, and juniors can take it to add more score opportunities to increase their super score. The Residual ACT is taken on campus at Troy University, and we are the only institution that will accept the score. The dates for these exams are March 19, April 23, and May 14.

UAB Scholarship deadline extension and upgrades: We have extended our merit-based scholarship deadline to June 1 and can now accept the March SAT and April ACT and SAT scores for scholarship upgrade consideration.

We have also increased the award amount of our UAB Academic Achievement Scholarship to $3,500 per year.

University of Montevallo: The University of Montevallo will remain test optional for all freshmen entering Spring, Summer and Fall 2022 semesters. Students who do not submit ACT or SAT scores will not be disadvantaged in the application or scholarship review process. Montevallo's admissions application will become available on June 1, 2021.

UM will also be hosting two in person Summer Preview Days on June 18 and July 30. Your students can register at

The other big project we have been working on is an updated virtual tour. You can check it out by clicking the link below.

University of Montevallo Summer Preview Days!

University of Montevallo Virtual Tour!


University of South Alabama is hosting several information sessions for students interested in majoring in business - March 16, March 20, April 13, April 24, and May 11. Students can sign up here:  Also, it's free to apply to South for the next three months! Students can simply use our free application code, SOUTHFORME. 


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