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Welcome to Brock High School Counseling

Please contact me using the email link above or through my email whudson@brockisd.net

 

 

College Information

 

All state universities and colleges are using the common application for Texas.
Private School Common Application

College Visit Permission Form

Texas Colleges' Application Deadlines

Texas Common Course Numbering System

Accredited Online Colleges and Universitites

A comprehensive resource that provides a database of accredited online colleges and universities along with many other features resources such as searching for specific online degree programs from schools throughout the nation and those found within the State of Texas.

You University TV

This site has video college tours.

What Colleges Want to See on Your Application

10 Things Colleges Look for in a High School Student

Choose a College Right for You

List of American Universities

 

 

 SAT/ACT Information

 

PSAT Flyer

SAT/ACT Dates 2015-2016

Register for the SAT

Register for the ACT

SAT/ACT Math Prep Courses

 

Scholarship Information

Three websites that are great places to start looking for scholarships:

www.fastweb.com

www.studentscholarships.org

www.meritaid.com

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Aid Information

PIN: pin.ed.gov

Studetns must obtain a PIN to apply for federal student aid.

Federal Student Aid: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

The Financial Aid Information Page: http://www.finaid.org

This site is sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and is an excellent resource for information on all types of financial aid. Students can also subscribe to a free FinAid Newsletter that will provide tips and advice.

Department of Education, Student Financial Assistance Information: http://www.ed.gov/

This homepage links you to some of the major publications on student financial aid. On the homepage, click on Visit the U.S. Department of Education website and then click on Parents and Families and scroll down to find the section on helping my child prepare and pay for college.

 

 

 A Timeline for College Planning

SeniorsJuniorsSophomoreFreshmen
 

September-November

1. Continue taking challenging courses and keep up your grades. (GPA and class rank?)

2. Decide which colleges you will apply to and meet the deadlines.

3. FINANCIAL AID deadlines may vary. Find out what they are and get your application in!!

4. Use your 'college days' to visit the college you are deciding on.

5.  Submit early action or early decision applications.

6. Take or retake the SAT or ACT in the early fall.

December-February

7. Request transcripts and test scores be sent to the colleges of your choice.

8. Complete the necessary financial aid forms, including the FAFSA! The FAFSA can be submitted beginning Jan. 1.

9. Continue finding and applying for scholarships.

10.  Plan a visit or phone conversation with the Financial Aid Office of your college to see if there are institutional scholarships for which you qualify.

March-May

11.  Notify people who will be writing letters of recommendation for you. Supply them with a neatly written resume of your activities and awards received over the past four years.

12.  Talk with your high school counselor and the college admissions office to make sure you have all necessary forms submitted.

13.  Tell your high school counselor where to send your 'final transcript'. This one will have your GPA, class rank, state graduation plan, and tests scores.

14.  Read as much as you can!!!!

During the summer continue service projects, paid employment, or internship opportunities.
 

1. Continue with challenging courses and keep your grades high! (What is your GPA?)

2. Take the PSAT in October to practice for the SAT and to be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship awards.

3. Discuss with your parents how you will finance your education. Attend college and financial aid information sessions to learn about federal financial aid. Begin researching scholarship opportunities, local and national.

4. Get to know your favorite teachers well. Start thinking about whom you might ask to write letters of recommendation for you. (Update your resume)

5. Don't forget extracurricular and volunteer activities. You need to show that you are a well-rounded individual.

6. Continue researching colleges and begin to focus on your top 4 to 5 choices.

7. If you think you may play Division I or II athletics, register at the NCAA Eligibility Center at ncaastudent.org.

8. Talk to your counselor about taking the SAT or ACT in the spring.

9. Read as much as you can!!!!

Summer-- Volunteer work or paid work: try to find something in the field that you plan to major in.
 

1. Keep your grades up! Grade Point Average (GPA) is one criterion used by colleges and scholarship programs to judge applicants.

2. Continue extracurricular activities. (For college and scholarship applications)

3. Take the PSAT in October. Scores won't count, but it will help you get familiar with the test.

4. Start researching colleges that you might like to attend. Go to their website. Check for entrance requirements and degree requirements.

5. Find a summer job or do volunteer work! (Also for college and scholarship applications)

6. Update your written account of activities and awards (resume).

7. Read as much as you can!!!!

Summer-- Find volunteer opportunity or paid employment.

 

1. Challenge yourself by taking difficult courses.

2. Participate! Explore various extracurricular activities. Colleges want well-rounded students.

3. Plan your high school academic course requirements. If you plan to take college classes during high school, don't forget that you must pass a college entrance assessment.

4. Meet with the counselor to discuss college and career choices. What do you want to be doing for the next 50 years?

5. Begin keeping a written account of activities and awards (resume). This will be needed for college and scholarship applications and for letters of recommendation.

6. Read as much as you can!!!!

Summer-- Find a place to volunteer! You need this for your college applications.