College Readiness - Transitioning to College
Transitioning to College

College Application Support What is the main driving force for higher education pursuit in Texas?
Read about the 60x30 Plan below.

Compare Texas Colleges from credit programs to tuition at the link below.  

Helpful Links
Academic Competitions
Official UIL Calendar
Texas Academic Competitions

Additional College Search Sites
Search colleges by type, location, and cost, with direct links to college websites.
Search for a College Program
Finding the Right College 
U.S. Universities by State
ACT College Search
Common Application Supplements for Colleges and Universities
Community College Review
Online Colleges - Search

Admission Factors
College Requirements
College Application Checklist

Admission Testing
9 Testing Tips for College Applicants
SAT Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, AP, & CLEP Testing Schedule
ACT Test Dates

Admissions Terms
US Higher Education Glossary
Admission Terms You Should Know
Admissions Glossary (Vanderbilt)

Choosing a College
10 Factors for Choosing Colleges
College Search

College Applications
Texas Common Application (Apply Texas)
Common College Application

College Essays
Writing College Essays

College Interviews
College Interviews: Practice Questions
12 College Interview Questions 

College Searches & Visits
College Visits
College Searches

College Timeline
College Application Calendar (College Board)
College Application Timetable (UNT)

Staying Motivated
Developing Academic Discipline

Community College
Community College FAQs
Utilizing your high school counselors to help plan your college experience. 
20 Questions to Ask Your Counselor

Early Decision
Some colleges and universities have an Early Decision admission policy. Students are limited to one Early Decision application and are committed to that school once they have received their letter of acceptance, usually no later than January of their senior year.
Facts: Applying Early

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -  Need some practice on FAFSA?  Try the Demo Link below! 
FAFSA Demo - Visit and login with the following credentials to
test the FAFSA.
User Name: eddemo Password: fafsatest

First Steps to Admissions Readiness
Applying 101 
The College Admissions Process 
College Admissions Guide 
5 Ways to Stay on Track in Summer 

First Steps to Personal Readiness 
Why Go to College
Getting Ready for College Early
Personal Readiness Checklist

NCAA Clearinghouse
Information for prospective student-athletes intending to enroll in an NCAA Division I or II college.
National Collegiate Athletic Association

Parental Expectations and Support
Education Planner for Parents
Summary of Parent Expectations from Government Survey
10 Steps to Prepare Your Kids for College

Student Organizations & Clubs
Importance of non-academic activities in the college admissions process.
Extracurricular Activities

Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) for college courses in Texas

8 Ways to Take Control of Your Time

Transition resources for students with disabilities
Best Colleges Resource