There is not one path. There is not even the right path. There is only your path.

Featured Colleges of the Week

Virginia Tech

  • Location: Blacksburg, VA (335 miles)
  • Enrollment: 36,000
  • Programs of Study: 110+
  • Cost of Attendance 
    • Tuition & Fees: $32,835
    • Room & Board: $9,342
  • Athletics: NCAA Division I - Atlantic Coast Conference
    • 22 programs
    • Mascot: Hokies
    • Team Colors: Burnt Orange & Chicago Maroon
Virginia Tech

Murray State University

  • Location: Murray, KY (267 miles)
  • Enrollment: 9,500
  • Programs of Study: 100+
  • Cost of Attendance 
    • Tuition & Fees: $9,696
    • Room & Board: $8,794
  • Athletics: NCAA Division I - Ohio Valley Conference 
    • 15 programs
    • Mascot: Racers
    • Team Colors: Navy & Gold
Murray State University

Truett-McConnell University

  • Location: Cleveland, GA (144 miles)
  • Enrollment: 3,000
  • Programs of Study: 50+
  • Cost of Attendance 
    • Tuition & Fees: $21,122
    • Room & Board: $7,852
  • Athletics: NAIA - Appalachian Athletic Conference 
    • 15vprograms
    • Mascot: Bears
    • Team Colors: Blue & Gold
Truett McConnell University

"My College Experience"

Soddy Daisy High School Faculty & Staff share some thoughts on their own college experiences.

Jeanne Mochel

  • College/University: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Why did you attend this school: IUP is known as a good school for teaching in Pennsylvania (where I was raised.)
  • Degree/Major: Bachelor of Science in Education/ Elementary Education
  • Graduate Schools/Degrees:East Carolina University/Master of Library Science
  • Extracurricular Activities: Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity
  • Favorite college memories: Having fun with all of my various roommates!
  • Favorite class/professor and why: My pre-student teaching experience with Marsha Alico was amazing! Mrs. Alico was the perfect role-model for a future educator!
  • What do you know now that you wish you had known then: No one is perfect. It is okay to make mistakes and grow from the experience.
  • Best piece of advice for our current SDHS seniors: Step out of your comfort zone.

Hannah Watson

  • College/University: ETSU
  • Why did you attend this school: It is a state school far enough away from home.
  • Degree/Major: Fine Art- Sculpture
  • Graduate Schools/Degrees: Master of Education
  • Extracurricular Activities: Intramural Sports
  • Favorite college memories: Working on artwork after hours in the studios with other classmates
  • Favorite class/professor and why: Sculpture classes were my favorite because the professor pushed me to try new things and because sculpture is super fun :) 
  • What do you know now that you wish you had known then: I wish I had known how much fun and freedom I had at my fingertips and maybe I would have savored it more.
  • Best piece of advice for our current SDHS seniors: It’s ok to follow your gut sometimes. I majored in art (which many people told me was a bad decision). I knew that I would need a master’s degree if I wanted a more structured job someday, and that’s what ended up happening. If I were to do it over again I wouldn’t change a thing.

I Got Accepted!!!... Now What...

If you’ve received acceptance offers from more than one college, congratulations! Your hard work has paid off, and now you get to choose which college is best for you.

Don’t worry about choosing that one perfect college — there’s no such thing. The bottom line is that college is what you make of it: What you do while you’re there matters more than the college name on your diploma. Here’s how to make your decision.
I Got Accepted... Now What...

Alternatives to College

Watch as the College Info Geeks discuss various alternatives to college.

Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships...

  • We have cataloged both scholarships and scholarship databases on Naviance for your convenience. Log in to Naviance, go to Document Resources, and then to either Local Scholarship Applications for Chattanooga area scholarships OR Scholarships 2020 for national and other scholarships.
  • The Soddy Daisy Hall of Fame Scholarship application deadline is January 31. More details on Naviance
  • The application process for several local (Soddy Daisy) scholarships will open in January 2020. We will be providing all the necessary information once Spring Semester begins in January.
  • Also, contact the Financial Aid office at the college you're planning to attend for more information on their scholarship process.
Use the button below to go to the Naviance homepage. All seniors should already have their login information. Contact Mrs. Martin or Mr. Stone if you need assistance logging in.
Naviance Home Page
  • January 14 - Step Up Rep on Campus
  • January 15 - Local 43 Rep on Campus
  • January 16 & 17 - Finish Your FAFSA @ SDHS (10-11 am)
  • January 20 - MLK Holiday (no classes)
  • February 4 - Selective College Workshop
  • March 4 - Spring College Fair @ SDHS

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