A Summer Merit Program for High School Students (currently in 10th through 12th Grade/post‐
12th precollege) who are interested in Industrial Microbiology and Chemistry and nano‐chemistry,
Computational Chemistry, Engineering, and Robotics, and 3‐D molecular Design Sofware & College‐
Workforce Success Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
Apply for Federal student aid online using the Department of Education's FAFSA on the Web.
(If you have been impacted by the recent hurricanes and are looking for more information, or to apply for assistance, please visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov)
The College Board will offer a free October SAT registration, and a CSS Profile fee waiver to students affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The free October SAT registration and CSS Profile fee waiver are for students who are experiencing hardship and/or displacement due to the hurricane and are in an area designated by FEMA.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is seeking the “best of the best” in
Houston to take on the 2018 Students of the Year fundraising challenge!
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year Fundraising Competition
Students of the Year candidates are high school students who are interested in and enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach, and leadership.
*See flyers for more information and the 2018 Student of the Year Application.
Apply Texas - (Rising Seniors – The Class of 2018)
With The Apply Texas application portal opening on July 1st, rising seniors (current juniors) will have the opportunity to order your transcripts in person or online.
Summer Transcripts - (All graduates and all other students)
ALL CAMPUSES AND OFFICES CLOSED ON FRIDAYS DURING THE SUMMER. MID-SUMMER REQUESTS (June 19 – July 18).
Students - Apply Now For Summer 2017 Internships
The Texas Internship Challenge is a partnership between the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Texas Education Agency (TEA) and The Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), who challenge employers to offer paid internships and make it easy for students to search and apply for them.
The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy
Senate Bill 175, passed by the 81st Texas Legislature allows The University of Texas at Austin to limit automatic admission to 75 percent of the university’s enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students.
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Seniors- Heads Up! FAFSA Opens Application Process Early, Oct. 1
Get Help Paying For College
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Colleges Offering Free Tuition Based on Family Income
Student MUST be accepted to the college in order to qualify for the free tuition offers. (Check the college/university websites as information, admissions requirements and deadlines are subject to change)
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|College Board Launches Free College Planning App for iOS and Android|
|Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)|
How to Get College Credit & Graduate Faster
For more than 40 years, College Board has been providing the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam series to help students earn college credit with their existing knowledge. Learners interested in using this method to bypass introductory classes can learn what the CLEP entails, how much it costs, when it can be taken and how to prepare. Follow the link below for more information.
By getting credits by exam you are giving yourself a self-awarded scholarship to college!
ACT (American College Testing) Will Offer Free Score Reports to Low-Income Students Starting in September 2018 http://leadershipblog.act.org/2017/12/act-will-offer-free-score-reports-to.html
New policy reinforces ACT’s commitment to expanding access and opportunities for underserved students.
IOWA CITY, Iowa—Starting in September 2018, students from low-income families who take the ACT with fee waivers will be allowed to send ACT score reports for free to colleges and/or scholarship agencies at any time during their college search process.
Currently, students may elect to send their scores to up to four colleges or scholarship agencies for free during the registration process and up to five days after they take the test. After that point, the fee for each additional score report they send is $13.
ACT’s new policy will waive that fee for students who register for the test with a fee waiver. The free score reports—up to 20 for each test students take with a fee waiver—will never expire, so students may use them whenever they wish.
To be eligible for a fee waiver, a student must meet one or more indicators of economic need, such as being enrolled in a free or reduced-price lunch program. Eligible students may receive fee waivers for up to two ACT tests.
Texas Colleges and Universities - https://comptroller.texas.gov/programs/education/msp/schools/
The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation has partnered with the Comptroller’s office to provide a list of Texas colleges and universities, so that students can access information about tuition, admission requirements, application deadlines, financial aid data, and scholarships.
For Fall 2019 admission, The University of Texas at Austin will automatically admit eligible Texas students in the top 6 percent of their high school graduating class. This change to 6 percent is a result of the continued and future projected growth of high school graduates across the state.
While our original application deadline was December 1, we will now be accepting both admissions and scholarship applications through January 2, 2018. Additionally, if the admissions application itself is submitted by the new deadline, we will accept required supporting documents (test scores, transcripts, etc.) through January 10, 2018.
These new deadlines apply to all prospective students, not just those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We hope this will help as many students as possible make their Aggie dream a reality.
NEW FALL 2018 DEADLINES
Admissions applications: January 2, 2018
Scholarship applications: January 2, 2018
Supporting documents for admissions applications: January 10, 2018
Teen Dating Violence Prevention
The Child Mind Institute has prepared resources to aid parents, educators, and other adults in talking to children and adolescents about traumatic events and identifying those who might benefit from more focused professional attention. “Helping Children Cope With Frightening News,” includes basic tips on talking about troubling events, and an in-depth guide Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event with age-by-age breakdowns on what to expect and how to encourage healthy responses.
See attached flyers:
Beginning in March of this year, the SAT will have a new look! The College Board has made content, format, & scoring changes to the college entrance exam, the largest change in 30 years! For this reason, the folks at BestColleges.com have compiled a guide that offers students and parents a look into the logistics & style of the new SAT as well as preparation resources!
Many are unaware of the major overhaul the SAT underwent this year.
The new SAT Prep Guide:
View the new SAT Prep Guide.
The Class of 2017 may submit a FAFSA Earlier & use Earlier Income Information. See a table that provides a summary of key dates as we transition to using the early FAFSA submission timeframe and earlier tax information at:
On May 10, 2015, FSA ID (Federal Student Aid) replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN. An FSA ID gives students access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. Create an FSA ID.
Compare the New SAT to the ACT
Taking the SAT is the best way to show colleges you have the skills and knowledge they want most. Find out how the new SAT, launching in March, compares to the ACT.*
Download the SAT Practice App
Make practice part of your routine — any place, any time. Answer a question a day on the Daily Practice for the New SAT app and get immediate feedback.