college and career center

Included below you will find:  (please scroll down)

  • King Counselor Contact Information
  • Senior Checklist
  • Helpful Websites
  • College Application Information
  • SAT & ACT Test Dates
  • TSI Test Dates
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Scholarship Websites
  • King's 17-18 Scholarship List (updated regularly)


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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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         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,  for out of state institutions)

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

           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.  (

            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)


            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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CollegeBoard (SAT)

Apply Texas (Texas College/University  Admission Applications)

Common App (Universal College Admissions Applications)

FAFSA (Federal aid application)

Career Cruising

College for all Texans  ( general info for Texas)

Khan Academy: Free Official SAT practice


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

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

Test Date Registration
Late Registration
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

Test Date Registration
Late Registration
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

Registration Deadline Test Date
November 16, 2017 November 30, 2017
December 7, 2017 December 14, 2017
January 18, 2018 January 25, 2018
February 15, 2018 February 22, 2018
March 22, 2018 March 29, 2018
April 19, 2018 April 26, 2018
May 17, 2018 May 24, 2018



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Get answers to common questions about college by watching videos on the “Prepare for College” playlist at

Check out KnowHow2Go: The Four Steps to College, at  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  

Work with your family to estimate your potential financial aid using FAFSA4caster at and continue to save for college.

Refer to  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

Follow or like the office of Federal Student Aid at  and  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

Create an FSA ID (a username and password ) at

Beginning October 1st of your senior year, apply for financial aid at

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 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      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      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     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    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!’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     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        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) 

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 More scholarships below:

2018 Scholarship List.docx

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01/25/18 9:00AM
TSI Test: Take Pre-Assessment on the Del Mar website prior to test date
Test to measure college-level readiness in reading, mathematics, and writing.
01/25/18 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio)
Rep will meet with seniors interested in applying to Our Lady of the Lake
Dual Credit Presentations
Presentations to Mrs. Johnson's classes
01/30/18 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Hurricane Alley Water Park recruiting
Hurricane Alley Water Park rep to meet with students interested in emplyoment
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