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Preparing for College


1. Check with counselor to see if you qualify for a fee waiver prior to starting the process of applying and taking entrance exams.

2.  Apply for college:

​3.  Register for a college entrance exam.  

  • Junior College/Technical School: 
    • TSI (Texas Success Initiative) exam includes Math, Reading, and Writing.  Schedule with the TSI testing center on the college campus.
  • 4-Year University (Check with your college to see what score meets admissions requirement.  Every universities’ requirements vary.  The quartile found on your transcript will determine the needed score)

 4.  Apply for financial aid:

      Watch FAFSA video 

 5.  Apply for Local and College Scholarships:

 6.  Request a transcript be sent to the college of your choice.  The forms are located outside the office in a black 3-ring binder.

 7.  Dual credit students will request a transcript be sent to the college of their choice in addition to their high school transcript.

 8. Get a meningitis vaccine and mail/fax a copy to the college.

 9.  Once accepted, apply for student housing on campus.  A meningitis vaccine is required.

10. Sign up for your college’s orientation.







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