College and Career Readiness

Talk to your counselor about your options after high school graduation. They can assist your parents, and you with college and university information. Working with your counselor will help you be better prepared as you plan for college

  • School counselors can help you with:

    • Career Explorations
    • College Admission Assistance 
    • College Applications
    • Financial Aid Information
    • Scholarships
    • SAT/ACT Registration

Other Resources

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ACT 

An independent, not-for-profit organization which provides assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development.

Adventures in Education 

A nonprofit, public benefit program developed that helps their plan and complete their journey through higher education. By providing a web site and other free resources to students, parents, counselors, and educators, AIE encourages individuals to discover and pursue educational opportunities.

Apply Texas 

Provides a centralized location for both Texas and non-Texas students to apply to the many outstanding postsecondary institutions available in Texas.

College Board 

A not-for-profit membership association designed to connect students to college success and opportunity. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®).

College for all Texans 

Here is everything a Texan needs to know about preparing for, applying for and paying for college or technical school.

College Forward 

College Forward provides college preparatory services to motivated, economically-disadvantaged students, in order to facilitate their transition to college and make the process exciting and rewarding.

Community Colleges 

U.S. community college tuition and fees are approximately 50% lower than those at 4-year colleges and universities. If you intend to pursue a bachelor's degree, you can lower the total cost of earning your degree by taking the first 2 years of a university program at a community college. Most U.S. community colleges have “articulation” agreements with 4-year colleges and universities to allow students to transfer their community college credits to a bachelor's degree program. State universities often guarantee entry as a third-year student if the student has completed all course requirements for the first 2 years of study.

Every Chance, Every Texan 

The Every Chance, Every Texan Web site provides Texans with key information to plan and pay for college. Use their tools and resources to identify potential careers, help sort out the many options to pay for college, plus access information about scholarships, grants and student loans.

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities 

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) has developed a free, consumer-informed college information website.  For the first time, institutions of higher education have come together to develop and deliver key college information directly to consumers.

NCAA 

The NCAA is committed to the quality education of student-athletes. That commitment is expressed through efforts to improve student-athlete academic success, strengthen campus responsibility and increase overall accountability. They oversee Division I, II & III Programs.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 

The THECB was created by the Texas Legislature in 1965 to "provide leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system to achieve excellence for the college education of Texas students."

Texas Scholars 

Texas Scholars — High School and Beyond is an initiative of Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC). It is a community-based initiative through which volunteers and educators working together motivate students to take a more purposeful approach in high school, and to plan for and work toward a career of their choosing after high school.

US Department of Labor - Youth Programs and Services

The Division of Youth Services is primarily responsible for coordinating all youth-related workforce programs including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Formula, YouthBuild, and Reentry Employment Opportunities.  Their programs primarily serve young adults ages 16-24 that face a variety of barriers to employment.  They provide leadership to the workforce system and their grantees, policy direction and guidance, support for program administration and technical assistance.  

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