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PSAT Scores Release Date in December

Students will receive their 2017 PSAT/NMSQT scores December 12. Student will receive an email once their scores are ready.

Once you get your confirmation email, follow the instructions to create your College Board account. Then use the access code to view your scores.

Seniors

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!

Juniors

PSAT Scores Release Date in December

Students will receive their 2017 PSAT/NMSQT scores December 12. Student will receive an email once their scores are ready.

Once you get your confirmation email, follow the instructions to create your College Board account. Then use the access code to view your scores.

Save the Date: College Night for the Class of 2019

Please join College Counseling on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m. in the Hildebrand Athletic Center, Alumni Room located on the 3rd floor of the new building. We look forward to seeing you there!

Parent/Guardian Brag Sheet - It's TIME to complete it!

This form must be submitted before you may schedule your child's Junior Conference. Please answer all questions that apply to your student and return your completed form to Tena Ward (tward@ehshouston.org). Keep in mind that the more information you provide, the better informed our office will be in providing the best guidance for your child in this process. Please write in complete thoughts; single adjective responses limit our understanding of your child. Ultimately, the narrative you provide regarding your child is our most valuable tool in crafting his or her letter of recommendation.

Click on one of the links below to access the Microsoft Word document:

English version

Spanish version

We look forward to reading your thoughts!

Sophomores

PSAT Scores Release Date in December

Students will receive their 2017 PSAT/NMSQT scores December 12. Student will receive an email once their scores are ready.

Once you get your confirmation email, follow the instructions to create your College Board account. Then use the access code to view your scores.

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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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

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.

Test Prep Opportunities

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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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!

PSAT Information

PSAT Scores Release Date in December

Students will receive their 2017 PSAT/NMSQT scores December 12. Student will receive an email once their scores are ready.

Once you get your confirmation email, follow the instructions to create your College Board account. Then use the access code to view your scores.

Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report

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How to Link Your College Board & Khan Academy Accounts

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Other Off-Campus Events

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 12/8/2017