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Coffee & Conversation for 9th and 10th Grade Parents

Are you a 9th or 10th grade parent/guardian? Did you miss your chance to attend our informal Coffee & Conversation? Check it out below.
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College Application Workshops continue!

Do you have questions about your college applications? Are you dragging your feet on starting an application? Do you just want company as you work on an application? The college counselors will be available on these dates to answer any questions you may have and/or help you with the application process. Come and go as you please in Anderson Lecture Hall.

Tuesday, October 24 (2:45 pm - 4:00 pm)

Wednesday, October 25 (2:45 pm - 4:00 pm)

Monday, October 30 (during 5A and 5B lunch)

Tuesday, October 31 (during 5A and 5B lunch and 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm)

Applying for need-based financial aid to afford the cost of college?

If you are planning to apply for need-based financial aid to afford the cost of college, here are some helpful tips to get you through this process. Priority financial aid application deadlines are generally in February or March. Go to each college’s financial aid website for instructions on what documents they require to be considered for aid. Most schools will require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from US Citizens and Permanent Residents requesting financial aid.


Basic FAFSA Instructions:

  1. Students* and parents can use their prior year 2016 taxes to complete the FAFSA. Financial aid applications for students enrolling in college in the 2018-2019 academic year will be based on 2016 tax information.
  2. Create your FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. Students AND parents need a FSA ID to securely complete and sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) electronically.
  3. Submit the 2018-2019 FAFSA now (since it opened October 1, 2017) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm. You will need both student* and parent 2016 tax information.

Important Notes:

•The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows you to import your tax information directly from the IRS into your FAFSA electronically. Most colleges prefer (and some require) that you use this tool when filling out the FAFSA.

Additional Information:

Some schools will require the 2018-2019 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (found at http://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile). The PROFILE is a financial aid application that many private and some public colleges use. This document will ask you for 2016 financial information. The College Board charges a fee to send the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to schools. You may find a list of institutions that require the PROFILE on the above website; however, we recommend you go to each college’s financial aid website for document requirements and deadlines.

Some schools have their own financial aid application documents for you to submit. Be sure to check with each school to which you are applying.

If you have any additional questions about financial aid, FinAid.org is a great resource. Of course, you’re always welcome to contact us as well!

FREE November SAT Registration and CSS Profile Fee Waiver for Hurricane Harvey-Impacted Students

The College Board will offer a free November SAT registration, and a CSS Profile fee waiver to students affected by Hurricane Harvey.

College Board recognizes this is an incredibly challenging time as you work to recover from the storm. They are taking this step to support students and families who are struggling as a result of the hurricane.

The free November SAT registration and CSS Profile fee waiver are for students who are experiencing hardship and/or displacement due to the hurricane and are in an area designated by FEMA. Please scroll down for the list of FEMA counties.

  • Students who are registered for the November SAT should call Customer Service to receive a refund of their registration and late fee. Students can register and contact Customer Service through October 25. To reach SAT Customer Service, please call 866.756.7346.
  • For the CSS Profile fee waiver, students should go to cssprofile.org, complete their application, and the system will automatically apply eligibility rules. To reach CSS Profile Customer Service, please call 844.202.0524.

It's their hope this measure can ease some worry for students and help their college-going plans proceed as smoothly as possible. Their thoughts are with those affected by the recent hurricanes, and they hope for the safety of people in the affected areas.

Texas Counties Designated by FEMA: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Wharton

Seniors

College Application Workshops continue!

Do you have questions about your college applications? Are you dragging your feet on starting an application? Do you just want company as you work on an application? The college counselors will be available on these dates to answer any questions you may have and/or help you with the application process. Come and go as you please in Anderson Lecture Hall.

Tuesday, October 24 (2:45 pm - 4:00 pm)

Wednesday, October 25 (2:45 pm - 4:00 pm)

Monday, October 30 (during 5A and 5B lunch)

Tuesday, October 31 (during 5A and 5B lunch and 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm)

Applying for need-based financial aid to afford the cost of college?

If you are planning to apply for need-based financial aid to afford the cost of college, here are some helpful tips to get you through this process. Priority financial aid application deadlines are generally in February or March. Go to each college’s financial aid website for instructions on what documents they require to be considered for aid. Most schools will require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from US Citizens and Permanent Residents requesting financial aid.


Basic FAFSA Instructions:

  1. Students* and parents can use their prior year 2016 taxes to complete the FAFSA. Financial aid applications for students enrolling in college in the 2018-2019 academic year will be based on 2016 tax information.
  2. Create your FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. Students AND parents need a FSA ID to securely complete and sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) electronically.
  3. Submit the 2018-2019 FAFSA now (since it opened October 1, 2017) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm. You will need both student* and parent 2016 tax information.

Important Notes:

•The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows you to import your tax information directly from the IRS into your FAFSA electronically. Most colleges prefer (and some require) that you use this tool when filling out the FAFSA.

Additional Information:

Some schools will require the 2018-2019 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (found at http://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile). The PROFILE is a financial aid application that many private and some public colleges use. This document will ask you for 2016 financial information. The College Board charges a fee to send the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to schools. You may find a list of institutions that require the PROFILE on the above website; however, we recommend you go to each college’s financial aid website for document requirements and deadlines.

Some schools have their own financial aid application documents for you to submit. Be sure to check with each school to which you are applying.

If you have any additional questions about financial aid, FinAid.org is a great resource. Of course, you’re always welcome to contact us as well!

Class of 2018 Senior Parent Presentation

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Hurricane Harvey forced us to cancel our Senior Parent Night. Mindful of everyone's busy schedule as we all settled back into normalcy, we, in College Counseling, recorded our presentation to provide you with the necessary information about the college application process. Please enjoy, and as always, contact us with your questions and concerns.

FREE November SAT Registration and CSS Profile Fee Waiver for Hurricane Harvey-Impacted Students

The College Board will offer a free November SAT registration, and a CSS Profile fee waiver to students affected by Hurricane Harvey.

College Board recognizes this is an incredibly challenging time as you work to recover from the storm. They are taking this step to support students and families who are struggling as a result of the hurricane.

The free November SAT registration and CSS Profile fee waiver are for students who are experiencing hardship and/or displacement due to the hurricane and are in an area designated by FEMA. Please scroll down for the list of FEMA counties.

  • Students who are registered for the November SAT should call Customer Service to receive a refund of their registration and late fee. Students can register and contact Customer Service through October 25. To reach SAT Customer Service, please call 866.756.7346.
  • For the CSS Profile fee waiver, students should go to cssprofile.org, complete their application, and the system will automatically apply eligibility rules. To reach CSS Profile Customer Service, please call 844.202.0524.

It's their hope this measure can ease some worry for students and help their college-going plans proceed as smoothly as possible. Their thoughts are with those affected by the recent hurricanes, and we hope for the safety of people in the affected areas.

Texas Counties Designated by FEMA: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Wharton

Houston STEM College & Career Fair - Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

Hosted by the University of Houston, Student Center South

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is an opportunity for secondary school students at any grade level to have in-depth conversations about majors, career options, research, summer opportunities, internships, scholarship programs, and more. College representatives from a range of colleges and universities are available to speak individually about college admission requirements, the application process, and college life in general.

Students can register FREE here.

For more information, please visit HoustonSTEM.

Juniors

The Importance of Junior Year Workshop

Did you miss The Importance of Junior Year workshop? Please check out our video recording below.
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Houston STEM College & Career Fair - Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

Hosted by the University of Houston, Student Center South

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is an opportunity for secondary school students at any grade level to have in-depth conversations about majors, career options, research, summer opportunities, internships, scholarship programs, and more. College representatives from a range of colleges and universities are available to speak individually about college admission requirements, the application process, and college life in general.

Students can register FREE here.

For more information, please visit HoustonSTEM.

Sophomores

Coffee & Conversation for 9th and 10th Grade Parents

Are you a 9th or 10th grade parent/guardian? Did you miss your chance to attend our informal Coffee & Conversation? Check it out below.
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College Admission Testing Presentation - 9th and 10th grade students and parents

EHS College Counseling invited Adam Ingersoll, Compass Educational Group co-founder, to provide expert guidance on college admission testing.
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Houston STEM College & Career Fair - Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

Hosted by the University of Houston, Student Center South

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is an opportunity for secondary school students at any grade level to have in-depth conversations about majors, career options, research, summer opportunities, internships, scholarship programs, and more. College representatives from a range of colleges and universities are available to speak individually about college admission requirements, the application process, and college life in general.

Students can register FREE here.

For more information, please visit HoustonSTEM.

Freshmen

Coffee & Conversation for 9th and 10th Grade Parents

Are you a 9th or 10th grade parent/guardian? Did you miss your chance to attend our informal Coffee & Conversation? Check it out below.
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SAT and ACT Test Dates

FREE November SAT Registration and CSS Profile Fee Waiver for Hurricane Harvey-Impacted Students

The College Board will offer a free November SAT registration, and a CSS Profile fee waiver to students affected by Hurricane Harvey.

College Board recognizes this is an incredibly challenging time as you work to recover from the storm. They are taking this step to support students and families who are struggling as a result of the hurricane.

The free November SAT registration and CSS Profile fee waiver are for students who are experiencing hardship and/or displacement due to the hurricane and are in an area designated by FEMA. Please scroll down for the list of FEMA counties.

  • Students who are registered for the November SAT should call Customer Service to receive a refund of their registration and late fee. Students can register and contact Customer Service through October 25. To reach SAT Customer Service, please call 866.756.7346.
  • For the CSS Profile fee waiver, students should go to cssprofile.org, complete their application, and the system will automatically apply eligibility rules. To reach CSS Profile Customer Service, please call 844.202.0524.

It's their hope this measure can ease some worry for students and help their college-going plans proceed as smoothly as possible. Their thoughts are with those affected by the recent hurricanes, and they hope for the safety of people in the affected areas.

Texas Counties Designated by FEMA: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Wharton

Upcoming SAT* & SUBJECT TEST Dates 2017-2018

Test DatesTestU.S. Registration Deadlines
RegularLate
(a fee applies)

August 26, 2017

SAT & Subject Tests

July 28, 2017

August 15, 2017

October 7, 2017

SAT & Subject Tests

September 8, 2017

September 27, 2017

November 4, 2017

SAT & Subject Tests

October 5, 2017

October 25, 2017

December 2, 2017

SAT & Subject Tests

November 2, 2017

November 21, 2017

March 10, 2018

SAT only

February 9, 2018

February 28, 2018

May 5, 2018

SAT & Subject Tests

April 6, 2018

April 25, 2018

June 2, 2018

SAT & Subject Tests

May 3, 2018

May 23, 2018

*You should register for the SAT plus writing exam.


Upcoming ACT* TEST Dates 2017-2018

Test Dates

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

September 9, 2017

August 4, 2017

August 5–18, 2017

October 28, 2017

September 22, 2017

September 23–October 6, 2017

December 9, 2017

November 3, 2017

November 4–17, 2017

February 10, 2018

January 12, 2018

January 13–19, 2018

April 14, 2018

March 9, 2018

March 10–23, 2018

June 9, 2018

May 4, 2018

May 5–18, 2018

July 14, 2018

June 15, 2018

June 16-22, 2018

*You should register for the ACT plus writing exam.

AP Test Information

If your child took an AP Exam in May, they will get access to their AP scores between Wednesday, July 5, and Sunday, July 9, depending on their location.

To help your child get ready for AP scores, encourage them to:

Create a College Board account here. It's required to access scores. If they already have an account, have them sign in now to make sure they remember their username and password. Keep in mind that this College Board account is the same account used to register for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and for retrieving and sending scores for those exams. We recommend that students create a safe place to store passwords for log-ins such as this as they will need to access these sites often.

Make sure they have their 2017 AP number. This is the eight-digit number on the barcoded labels in the AP Student Pack booklet provided during this year's exams. They may be asked for this number when accessing their scores. They may also use their student ID number if they provided it on their AP answer sheet.

PSAT Information

How to Link Your College Board & Khan Academy Accounts

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Test Prep Opportunities

Paying For College

Applying for need-based financial aid to afford the cost of college?

If you are planning to apply for need-based financial aid to afford the cost of college, here are some helpful tips to get you through this process. Priority financial aid application deadlines are generally in February or March. Go to each college’s financial aid website for instructions on what documents they require to be considered for aid. Most schools will require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from US Citizens and Permanent Residents requesting financial aid.


Basic FAFSA Instructions:

  1. Students* and parents can use their prior year 2016 taxes to complete the FAFSA. Financial aid applications for students enrolling in college in the 2018-2019 academic year will be based on 2016 tax information.
  2. Create your FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. Students AND parents need a FSA ID to securely complete and sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) electronically.
  3. Submit the 2018-2019 FAFSA now (since it opened October 1, 2017) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm. You will need both student* and parent 2016 tax information.

Important Notes:

•The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows you to import your tax information directly from the IRS into your FAFSA electronically. Most colleges prefer (and some require) that you use this tool when filling out the FAFSA.

Additional Information:

Some schools will require the 2018-2019 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (found at http://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile). The PROFILE is a financial aid application that many private and some public colleges use. This document will ask you for 2016 financial information. The College Board charges a fee to send the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to schools. You may find a list of institutions that require the PROFILE on the above website; however, we recommend you go to each college’s financial aid website for document requirements and deadlines.

Some schools have their own financial aid application documents for you to submit. Be sure to check with each school to which you are applying.

If you have any additional questions about financial aid, FinAid.org is a great resource. Of course, you’re always welcome to contact us as well!

Other Off-Campus Events

Houston STEM College & Career Fair - Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

Hosted by the University of Houston, Student Center South

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is an opportunity for secondary school students at any grade level to have in-depth conversations about majors, career options, research, summer opportunities, internships, scholarship programs, and more. College representatives from a range of colleges and universities are available to speak individually about college admission requirements, the application process, and college life in general.

Students can register FREE here.

For more information, please visit HoustonSTEM.

Arts in the College Process

The Art of Admission: Arts in the College Admission Process


Did you miss it? Watch it below.

Featuring Guest Speaker Tamara Siler, Senior Associate Director of Admission, Rice University


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Additional Information

Additional Information


You may find additional information, as well as documents for download in the College Counseling group on the EHS Portal. Once you are logged into the EHS Parent Portal, select the College Counseling group with the appropriate graduation year (e.g. CC2017, CC2018, etc). Documents may be found under the Resources tab.


Updated 10/20/2017