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2017-2018 FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) Preview Presentation

Apply for Federal student aid online using the Department of Education's FAFSA on the Web.

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(If you have been impacted by the recent hurricanes and are looking for more information, or to apply for assistance, please visit

Free October SAT Registration and CSS Profile Fee Waiver for Hurricane Harvey-Impacted Students

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.

Get more information on the free Oct. SAT registrationand CSS Profile fee waiver.



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.


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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)
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.
Introducing Micro-Scholarships Introducing Micro-Scholarships - Get scholarships from colleges for your achievements in high school.
Seniors- Heads Up! FAFSA Opens Application Process Early, Oct. 1
Get Help Paying For College
From College Board
Daily Practice for the New SAT
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)
Attention Juniors …..Free PSAT Prep!
College Board Launches Free College Planning App for iOS and Android
Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)

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The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

Texas Colleges and Universities -

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.

Juniors!  What you need to know

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.

News from Texas A&M UniversityNew Deadlines!

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.


Admissions applications: January 2, 2018

Scholarship applications: January 2, 2018

Supporting documents for admissions applications: January 10, 2018

Community Resources

Youth Suicide Prevention

Teen Dating Violence

  • True Recovery - Healthy Mind and Body: A Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Guide (Noticing the Signs, Precautions You Can Take, What to Do After an Attempt, Other Mental Health Resources) 
    True Recovery Website

Teen Dating Violence Prevention | 713.521.4600 | [email protected]

  • Teen Dating Violence defined
  • How to Report a Tip
  • What Teen Dating Violence looks like
  • Factors that increase the risk for harming a dating partner
  • Relationship Red Flags
  • Tips for parents
  • Tips for a healthy relationship

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The Child Mind Institute

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 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:

    • Takes an in-depth look at updates made to the SAT test
    • Breaks down the test, test sections, & test questions
    • Covers test preparation from registration to test day

     View the new SAT Prep Guide.


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