Senior Milestones Toolkit
Senior Milestones Toolkit
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission and Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation have partnered with the Tennessee Department of Education, The Ayers Foundation, and tnAchieves to create the Senior Milestones Toolkit.
The Senior Milestones Toolkit provides resources for schools and organizations to assist high school seniors as they complete three college-going milestones: Tennessee Promise application, college application, and FAFSA submission.
Use the videos, written instructions, and other resources below to help seniors complete these important tasks regardless if your school is in-person, hybrid, or remote. Consider sending these materials via text messages, communication apps like Remind, email, and the learning management platform being used by your school.
Tennessee Promise Application
- What is the Tennessee Promise?- Video Overview
- Tennessee Promise Checklist
- How to Create a TSAC Student Portal Account- Instructional Video
- How to Complete the Tennessee Promise Application-Instructional Video
- How to Create a Portal Account and Complete the Tennessee Promise Application- Written Instructions
- Explaining the Tennessee Promise Community Service Requirement- Video Overview (tnAchieves counties)
- Working with your tnAchieves Mentor- Video Overview (tnAchieves counties)
- Social Media Toolkit- Use these social media templates to encourage your seniors to submit a Tennessee Promise application.
- Student/Family Email Template – Use this template to send an email or letter to students and their families.
- Sample Tennessee Promise Student Communications and Calendar- Does your school use a communication app like Remind or Signal Vine? Do you have virtual students who are using a learning management platform like Google Classroom or Schoology? Use these quick messages to encourage students to complete a Tennessee Promise application.
- How to Pull the Tennessee Promise Application Status Report- Counselors who have access to e*GRandS can pull a report that shows which students in their school have completed the Tennessee Promise application. This document provides you with step-by-step instruction for pulling this report.
- Tennessee Promise Hallway Flyer
- College Application Toolkit- The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has partnered with Tennessee higher education institutions to provide institution-specific college application instructional videos. These videos, created by Tennessee colleges, walk students step-by-step through each college’s application process. This document provides links to the instructional video and college application for each participating college. The institutions listed are those that volunteered to create an application video. If the institution you or your students are looking for is not listed, please visit the institution's website for access to their college application.
- College Application and Exploration Week Resources
- Now That I've Applied, What's Next?- Student Handout
- Parts of A College Application- Student Handout
Coming soon! In the meantime, check out TNFAFSAFrenzy.gov
College and Financial Aid 101
- Senior Next Guide- The Senior Next Guide is a student workbook that includes a wealth of information about career exploration, FAFSA help, scholarship and job tips, selecting and applying for colleges, and more. Whether headed to a 4-year university, community college, technical school, the workforce, or the military, the Senior Next Guide helps with every step along the way.
- What is the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship?- Video Overview
- What is the TSAA?-Video Overview
- How to Complete the Dual Enrollment Application?- Written Instructions