Plan Ahead! Get your planning guide for each year:
College Bound Resources!
- Texas common college application that your student can fill out and send to colleges (and some 2 year colleges as well) - www.applytexas.org
- LendEdu Video Courses:
-Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Student Loans 101 Course & Quiz
-Searching for Scholarships 101 Course & Quiz
-College Student Personal Finance 101 Course & Quiz
-Student Credit Cards 101 Course & Quiz
-Private Student Loans 101 Quiz (only a quiz)
- College Scorecard- This site helps ensure that students and families have the most up to date, reliable information on colleges throughout this process, in an easy-to-use format. For every college, students can learn about how much they're likely to pay, whether they're likely to graduate, find good jobs, and pay off their loans. - collegescorecard.ed.gov
- Graduation Toolkit - www.tea.state.tx.us/
- Student & Parent Resources from The National Association for College Admission Counseling - www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/Pages/Default.aspx
- Tips on what you should be doing to prepare for college - www.ownyourownfuture.com
- College for All Texans - www.collegeforalltexans.com
- Texas College and Career Planning System -
- College & Career Planning from ACT Profile - www.act.org/profile
- Step-by-step guide to college planning - www.bigfuture.org
- Find a school that is right for you - www.petersons.com/college-search.aspx
- "Your College Decision Headquarters" - www.cappex.com
- Adventures in Education- Tips on planning for your college and career - www.aie.org
- Exploration of career fields and the college programs to get there - texasgenuine.org
- Texas College and Career Readiness Support Center- www.txccrsc.org
- White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics: ¡Gradúate! A College Planning Guide to Success- sites.ed.gov/hispanic-initiative
- National Center for Learning Disabilities- Checklist for Transitioning From High School to College - www.ncld.org/learning-disability-resources/checklists-worksheets/checklist-for-transitioning-from-high-school-college
- Online Colleges- Database of fully or partially online postsecondary programs in Texas - www.onlinecolleges.net/texas
- Best Online Colleges- List of the highest-ranking online schools - www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/online-colleges
- Guide to Trade & Vocational Schools - www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school
Did you know?
Did you know that most Texas state universities grant automatic admission to students who rank within the top 10% of their high school graduating class? WOW!
The exception is the University of Texas at Austin (UT), where they grant automatic admission to the top 8% (http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=2147509790).