Mr. Chris Nash
Academic Counselor


College Information


Begin Applying to Colleges Now!  Many colleges/universities opened their fall application on July 1. Several of them have priority scholarship deadlines of December 1. You must apply for admission and be accepted before you may apply for scholarships. Several have housing application deadlines around the middle of October. Some colleges fill the housing slots based on when the college admission application was submitted.

Request for High School Transcript:  Once you have submitted your application to the college(s), go by Mr. Nash’s office and write your request in the Transcript Requests binder.

FAFSA:  Go to to complete your FAFSA application.(Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA application opens on October 1. Even if you think you may not qualify to receive a grant through FAFSA, you must complete the FAFSA in order to receive any college scholarships you may be offered and to receive MTAG/MESG. You may also begin applying for MTAG/MESG on October 1 as well. Go to

Voter Registration: You must register 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote.  If you are 18 or will be 18 prior to the election in November and have not registered to vote, go to this website to download an application: Or, go by Mr. Nash’s office to pick up an application.

Selective Service Registration: The law requires all male U.S. citizens and male immigrants residing in the U.S. (permanent resident aliens) to register within 30 days of their 18th birthday.   Therefore, to be in full compliance with the law, a man turning 18 is required to register during the period of time beginning 30 days before, until 30 days after his 18th birthday...a 60-day window. Go to to register.


East Rankin Academy

NCAA Eligibility Center (For Athletes)

NAIA Eligibility Center (For Athletes)


252304 (To send score to ERA)

9999 (To send score to NCAA)

9876 (To send score to NAIA)