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)
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
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)
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.
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
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
Proofread your application before submitting.
Keep copies of everything you submit.
*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
|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
|September 9, 2017
||August 4, 2017
||August 5-18, 2017
|October, 28, 2017
||September 22, 2017
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
TSI Test Dates
|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
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.
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/
More scholarships below:
2018 Scholarship List.docx