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Mrs. Mary Warner, Lead Counselor (Mi-Rodriguez, Foreign Exchange Students) #22057

Mrs. Isabel Vead (A-Co, ESL students) #22055

Mrs. Elsie Salinas (Cr-Gom, AVID) #22060

Mrs. Jodi Brotherton (Gon-Me) #22056

Ms. Katharin Walker (Roe-Z) #22053

Mrs. Rose Mary Shepperd, College and Career #22058

 

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FALL SEMESTER

         Take SAT and/or ACT early in school year.

____  Attend Senior Parent Night (Cafeteria, Thursday, September28th, at 6:00 p.m.)   

____  Attend district sponsored College & Financial Aid Night. (Veterans Memorial High School, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.)                                     

_____  Apply for college admission. (www.applytexas.orgfor Texas public institutions,  www.commonapp.org  for out of state institutions)

_____ Prepare a resume for admission application and recommendation letters. (Career Cruising.com)

           Request recommendation letters. (Give letter writer at least two weeks’ notice.)

           Visit college/university campuses.

_____ Request Registrar send transcript to college or university of your choice.  

_____  Athletes register with NCAA Clearinghouse if you plan to play college sports.  (www.eligibilitycenter.org)

            Apply for scholarships (Scholarships websites on the reverse side of this page.)

           Order graduation invitations.

           Submit FAFSA application at www.fafsa.ed.govbeginning October 1st.

_____ Verify and make corrections to your FAFSA Student Aid Report.

_____   ASVAB, November 1 in King Library (Pre-register in College & Career Center)

_____  Take the TSI Assessment.  (Test on King campus available November thru May)

_____  FAFSA Application Assistance (Wednesday November 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. in the King Library)

SPRING SEMESTER

            Meet all application deadlines.

           Order cap and gown.  (Balfour 853-7110) Price goes up each month.

           Watch mail and email for acceptance and award letters.

            Sign and return admissions offers and financial award letters prior to deadlines.  

           Take Advanced Placement Test. (May)

_____ Register for New Student Orientation at the college/university you will attend.

_____ Request Registrar submit final transcript to college/university you will attend.

 

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ACT http://www.act.org/

CollegeBoard (SAT) https://www.collegeboard.org/

Apply Texas (Texas College/University  Admission Applications)  https://www.applytexas.org

Common App (Universal College Admissions Applications)  http://www.commonapp.org/

FAFSA (Federal aid application)  https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Career Cruising  https://public.careercruising.com/en/

College for all Texans  ( general info for Texas) http://www.collegeforalltexans.com

Khan Academy: Free Official SAT practice       https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

 

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Know which application to use. Texas public colleges and universities use the ApplyTexas application (www.applytexas.org) while other colleges may have their own applications or accept the Common Application (www.commonapp.org)

Apply early. Don’t wait until the deadline.

Colleges may require some or all of these items:

• application form

• application fee

• high school transcript

• SAT/ACT test scores

• letters of recommendation

• essays

• resume

• interview

Proofread your application before submitting.

Keep copies of everything you submit.

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College Entrance Exams 

*You may be eligible for a fee waiver to covers the cost of the ACT and SAT exams.  Go by the Career and College Center in room 152 to see if you qualify.

SAT Registration Dates

Register online at www.CollegeBoard.org

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

August 26, 2017

July 28, 2017

August 15, 2017

October 7, 2017

September 8, 2017

September 27, 2017

November 4, 2017

October 5, 2017

October 25, 2017

December 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

November 21, 2017

March 10, 2018

February 9, 2018

February 28, 2018

May 5, 2018

April 6, 2018

April 25, 2018

June 2, 2018

May 3, 2018

May 23, 2018

Registration Fee:  $60*

Late Registration Fee:  $89.00

  

ACT Registration Dates

Register online at www.ACTStudent.org

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

September 9, 2017

August 4, 2017

August 5-18, 2017

October 28, 2017

September 22, 2017

September 23-October 6, 2017

December 9, 2017

November 3, 2017

November 4-17, 2017

February 10, 2018

January 12, 2018

January 13-19, 2018

April 14, 2018

March 9, 2018

March 10-23, 2018

June 9, 2018

May 4, 2018

May 5-18, 2018

Registration Fee:  $62.50*

Late Registration Fee:  $92.00


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TSI Test Dates

TEST DATE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

November 30, 2017

November, 16, 2017

December, 14, 2017

December 7, 2017

January 25, 2018

January 18, 2018

February 22, 2018

February 15, 2018

March 29, 2018

March 22, 2018

April 26, 2018

April 19, 2018

May 24, 2018

May 17, 2018

 

 

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Get answers to common questions about college by watching videos on the “Prepare for College” playlist at www.YouTube.com/FederalStudentAid

Check out KnowHow2Go: The Four Steps to College, at www.knowhow2go.org  for more advice on actions you can take as you start thinking about education beyond high school.

Learn about managing your money in the “High School Youth” section of www.mymoney.gov/Pages/for-youth.aspx  

Work with your family to estimate your potential financial aid using FAFSA4caster at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/estimate and continue to save for college.

Refer to www.StudentAid.gov/fafsa  to learn about the FAFSA process.

You will use the FAFSA to apply for financial aid. Understand the FAFSA better by watching the videos in the “FAFSA: Apply for Aid” playlist at www.YouTube.com/FederalStudentAid.

Follow or like the office of Federal Student Aid at www.Twitter.com/FAFSA  and www.Facebook.com/FederalStudentAid  to get regular financial aid tips.

Make informed decisions about student loans; find important information at the “Why Get a Federal Student Loan?” and the “Federal Versus Private Loans” page at www.StudentAid.gov/federal-vs-private.

Create an FSA ID (a username and password ) at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/creating-using-fsaid.pdf

Beginning October 1st of your senior year, apply for financial aid at https://fafsa.ed.gov

You will need to submit a new FAFSA for each year to plan to go to college, so keep your FSA ID handy.


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Find and apply for as many scholarships as you can—it’s free money for college or career school!

Federal Student Aid       https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships Government website providing information on how to find and apply for scholarships, and also linking you to information on loans, work study jobs, how to estimate your aid, and avoiding scams.

Fin Aid       http://www.finaid.org/scholarships      Provides valuable information on scholarship fundamentals, scholarship scams, secrets to winning scholarships, unusual scholarships, etc. A great place to start the scholarship search process.

Fastweb    http://www.fastweb.com      Fastweb, a subsidiary of Monster, hosts more than 1.5 million scholarships that amount to more than $3.4 billion dollars. And it’s all so well organized! The search platform’s filters make it hard not to find exactly what you’re looking for. You have to fill out a profile to get started. But the profile helps match you with scholarships most likely to suit your needs, and the sign-up process is relatively painless.

Cappex     https://www.cappex.com     Cappex has a large scholarship database and they’re not afraid to brag a bit: “We’ve Got More Than $11 Billion in Scholarships.” Registering can be annoying, but you’ll be glad you took the time to get personalized results.

 Big Future      https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search    As with all of the best resources, The College Board offers much more than an extensive list of scholarships. It also has test prep, articles and college search tools, among others. And its “scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs” totals nearly $6 billion. Added bonus: While you’re perusing the site you can prepare for the SAT!

Scholarships.com     https://www.scholarships.com     Scholarships.com’s tagline says it all: “With more than 2.7 million scholarship and grant opportunities worth more than $19 billion, just about everyone is bound to find something.”   It’s one of the largest databases and is updated daily. You can browse by category, but if you really want to navigate the extensive list of opportunities, you’ll need to make a profile.

Scholarship Monkey     http://www.scholarshipmonkey.com     Scholarship Monkey offers three search options: personalized search, search by keyword and lists of scholarships. Results from any of these searches can then be further filtered by college, but unfortunately not by any other criteria.   It’s a great tool with a huge database of scholarships – even if it is trickier to use than others on the list.

Career Cruising.com     www.Careercruising.com        Internet program offered by CCISD and available to all students.  Provides interest, ability, learning styles survey, college & career exploration and a data base of scholarship information.

Coastal Bend Foundation  (Scholarships in our community)    http://www.cbcfoundation.org/ 

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 More scholarships below:

  2017-2018 Scholarship List.docx

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Wednesday, November 1st

9:00 a.m. in the King Library

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a multi-aptitude series of tests that assists students in better understanding how their skills and aptitudes relate to career choices and job performance. This test is recommended for juniors and seniors. There is no military obligation for students taking the test. Sign up in the Career and College Center (room 152).


 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

10/27/17 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Sam Houston State University
Rep will meet with seniors interested in applying to SHSU
11/01/17 9:00AM - 1:00PM
ASVAB
Interest Inventory an Aptitude Test for juniors and seniors. Sign up in the College & Career Center, room 152.
11/03/17 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Texas A&M Corpus Christi Auto Admit
Rep will meet with seniors interested in applying to TAMUCC to complete admissions process in one day.
11/17/17 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Texas Tech University
Rep will meet with seniors interested in applying to Texas Tech