Jennifer Spivey

Advise TN-College Advisor

Jennifer Spivey

Advise TN College AdvisorSchool Phone: 931-836-3214Email: jennifer.spivey@whitecoschools.net

Class of 2020-Upcoming Deadlines/Dates:

WCHS Events/Updates:

  • Throughout Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Semesters, & Summer after Graduation: One-on-One meetings & College Check-ins for all Seniors
  • Spring Semester:
    • College Email/Portal Set-up Workshops: Tuesdays/Thursdays: See scheduling link to left of screen for available Zoom meeting times.
    • College Questions/Assistance Workshops: Assistance with any college issues/items, financial aid & FAFSA verification requirements, etc.
    • Monday-Friday: See scheduling link to left of screen for available Zoom meeting times.

TN Achieves/TN Promise Deadlines:

    • TN Achieves MANDATORY Webinar:
      • Follow the link listed below to TN Achieves website to log in a watch required webinar that takes the place of the previously scheduled mandatory meeting. Students must log in and watch this webinar by or before May 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM CT to remain eligible for the TN Promise scholarship.
      • TN Achieves/TN Promise Mandatory Webinar Link
    • TN Achieves/TN Promise Community Service Hours:
      • TN Achieves has waived the 8 community service hour requirement for the Fall 2020 semester. Any hours already completed/submitted will be applied for the Spring 2021 semester.

Class of 2021-Upcoming Deadlines/Dates:

  • Pre-Senior Year Info Form (ongoing through August 2020):
    • Sent as a link in your WCHS email.

Helpful Resources/Links:

FAFSA Resources:

FSA ID Account Creation Link

FAFSA Application/Corrections Link

**See below for videos with more information on various FAFSA steps**

TN Promise/TN Achieve Resources:

TN Promise Program Information Link

TSAC Student Portal Log-in/Account Creation Link

TN Achieves Link

  • Student & Parent TN Achieves Handbooks available online

*See below for a PDF listing of White County/Sparta Community Service Opportunities.*

College & Career Planning Resources/TN College Info:

CollegeforTN.org Link

  • CollegeforTN.org offers a wide range of college & career planning/exploration tools for students & parents/families. Students have accounts created during their 10th grade year; parents/families are welcome to create an account as well. If you do not remember your login information, contact your school counselor or Mrs. Jennifer Spivey.

ECampus Tours-Online Campus Tours/Videos

YouVisit-Virtual College Tours

UT Promise Program Information Link

The Common App Resources:

The Common App

Common App Overview Tutorial Video

Financial Aid Packages & Scholarship Resources:

Financial Aid Process Infographic

NASFAA Award Letter Comparison Worksheet

TuitionFit.org Link

SwiftStudent-Financial Aid Appeal Information/Resources

Going Merry Scholarship Portal Link

FastWeb Scholarship Search Portal Link

Peterson's Scholarship Search Portal Link

Unigo Scholarship Search Portal Link

Cappex Scholarship Search Portal Link

*Local Scholarship applications for Seniors are released each Spring via email/Google Classroom. See any School Counselor or Mrs. Spivey for more information & assistance. *

**See below for several short videos with more detail on the financial aid process & components of award packages.**

ACT/Career Exploration/Personality Tests:

CollegeforTN Link

Earnings by College Major/State Interactive Map

ACT.org Resources Link

Miscellaneous Helpful Links:

Chegg.com Link: Used College Textbooks/Tutoring Materials

Amazon.com New & Used College Textbooks & Rentals Link

CollegeforTN.org Student Success Course Link


White County_Sparta area TN Promise Community Service Ideas & Options_2-4-2020.pdf

TN Promise/TN Achieves: White County & Sparta (In-Person) Community Service Opportunities List PDF


CO 2021-Virtual College Visits_Online College Planning Resources & Activities .pdf

CO 2021-Online College Visit/Admission Events Information

PDF Listing of online college campus tours/admission events for 4 year/university, 2 year/community colleges, & TCATs

NextGuide2020_Introduction.mp4

CO 2020-Next Guide Resources:

2020 Next Guide Digital Copy Link

2020 Next Guide Introduction Screen-cast (See provided video to left).

Financial Aid Packages 101-CollegeforTN

Jonathan from TSAC reviews major highlights/components of financial aid award packages.

Overview of Financial Aid Process-Federal Student Aid

This short video details the major components of the financial aid process.

How to Fill Out the FAFSA-Federal Student Aid

This short video details the steps involved with completing the FAFSA.

After the FAFSA-Federal Student Aid

This short video details the steps/things that occur after submitting the FAFSA.

TCAT Financial Aid Process

This short video details the steps for obtaining financial aid for TCAT-bound students.

Community College Financial Aid Process

This short video details the steps for obtaining financial aid for Community College-bound students.

Public 4 Year Colleges/Universities Financial Aid Process

This short video details the steps for obtaining financial aid for Public 4 Year colleges/universities-bound students.

Private 4 Year Colleges/Universities Financial Aid Process

This short video details the steps for obtaining financial aid for Private 4 Year colleges/universities-bound students.