Counseling Center

Preparing for life after high school can be a big step – whether you plan on going to college, pursuing technical skills, enlisting in armed forces or going straight into the workforce. The Counseling Center is here to help you make those decisions and ensure that you get the high school credits you need for success after graduation. Stop by any time to browse materials or talk with your counselor about your plans for the future.

 

Graduation Requirements

Are you on track to graduate? Wondering why you ended up in a class you didn’t sign up for? Check out the high school graduation requirements to make sure you’re getting all the credits you need to earn your diploma.

 

College Admissions Requirements

Before you decide where you’re going to college, make sure you’re aware of the admissions requirements for universities that you’re interested in. There may even be different admissions requirements based on the degree you want to pursue. Knowing deadlines, planning your high school credits and being aware of the admissions process will help get your freshman year at college off to a good start. Below are links to admissions requirements for the most popular colleges among GCHS graduates. You may also want to check out the Useful Links section on this page for information about scholarships, federal aid and preparing for college in general.

Columbia State Community College

Martin Methodist College

Middle Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Dual Enrollment & Other College Credit Opportunities

Dual enrollment courses give students the opportunity to begin earning college credit before they finish high school. GCHS current offers dual enrollment courses with Martin Methodist College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. Stop by the guidance center to learn more about what credits you can earn. Many colleges also allow high school students to earn college credit or skip some required classes by attending summer programs, taking placement tests, and earning high ACT scores.