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College Night Program for the Class of 2019

Did you miss our College Night Program for the Class of 2019 and our guest speaker, Mr. Rick Bischoff? Please check it out below.
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Rick Bischoff is the current Vice President for Enrollment at Case Western University and has led a 185 percent growth in first year applications at Case since 2009. In addition to his work at Case, Rick has served as the Director of Admissions at Caltech, spearheading their enrollment growth in women and Latino first-year students. Rick has also worked at Macalester College and the University of Chicago, and is a graduate of Macalester College and the Carson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Rick's wife, Renee, is the Director of College Counseling at the Hawken School in Cleveland, and together they have begun the college process with their son. He is an expert in the field of college admissions, and we are so pleased that he shared his wealth of knowledge about the college search and application process with our EHS community.

Sorority Rush Information Session - Feb. 28

Senior Women and their Parents

If you are thinking about possibly being in a sorority in college, we have a guest speaker coming to EHS soon to help you understand the ins and outs of preparing for sorority rush.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 28th 2:45 p.m. in Anderson Lecture Hall.

College Admission Testing Presentation for Parents of 9th and 10th grade students - Tuesday, March 20th

EHS College Counseling has invited Compass Educational Group to provide expert guidance on college admission testing. Adam Ingersoll, Compass co-founder, will be joining our parents of 9th and 10th grade students for an insightful discussion on this anxiety-ridden component of the college search process.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hildebrand Athletic Center, Alumni Room

Presentation Highlight

Attendees will gain important insights on the following and more:

  • SAT or ACT: Making your best choice
  • Understanding PSAT scores and what they project
  • Test scores role and weight in college admissions
  • Why colleges' testing policies vary so widely
  • Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing and admission
  • The relevance of Subject Tests at elite colleges
  • Sane and successful calendaring of testing and test prep
  • Hallmarks of high-quality test prep and strategies for self-study

For more information, please click here.

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!

Junior Conferences: January 22 - April 1

Junior Conferences will begin in late January, but can be scheduled once parents submit the Parent/Guardian “Brag Sheet.” This meeting will begin the process of forming a college list and address individual questions or concerns.

Seniors

Sorority Rush Information Session - Feb. 28

Senior Women and their Parents

If you are thinking about possibly being in a sorority in college, we have a guest speaker coming to EHS soon to help you understand the ins and outs of preparing for sorority rush.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 28th 2:45 p.m. in Anderson Lecture Hall.

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

College Night Program for the Class of 2019

Did you miss our College Night Program for the Class of 2019 and our guest speaker, Mr. Rick Bischoff? Please check it out below.
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Rick Bischoff is the current Vice President for Enrollment at Case Western University and has led a 185 percent growth in first year applications at Case since 2009. In addition to his work at Case, Rick has served as the Director of Admissions at Caltech, spearheading their enrollment growth in women and Latino first-year students. Rick has also worked at Macalester College and the University of Chicago, and is a graduate of Macalester College and the Carson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Rick's wife, Renee, is the Director of College Counseling at the Hawken School in Cleveland, and together they have begun the college process with their son. He is an expert in the field of college admissions, and we are so pleased that he shared his wealth of knowledge about the college search and application process with our EHS community.

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!

Junior Conferences: January 22 - April 1

Junior Conferences will begin in late January, but can be scheduled once parents submit the Parent/Guardian “Brag Sheet.” This meeting will begin the process of forming a college list and address individual questions or concerns.

National College Fair - Houston

Thursday, April 12, 2018

NRG - Center

Learn More

Free Registration for Students and Parents

Register Now

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will hold the Houston National College Fair at the NRG Center on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The fair is free and open to the public and offers students and their families the opportunity to meet face to face with college representatives from throughout the country.

About the Program

Now in its 44th year, the National College Fair program annually helps more than 675,000 students and families explore their options for higher education, making it one of the most visible college recruitment tools in the United States. NACAC hosts 79 college fairs each year.

Why Attend?

Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information, first hand, about colleges and universities, especially those in distant cities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college selection process. At the fair’s counseling center, students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts. Students and parents are encouraged to register prior to attending the event. Register Online.

PSAT Scores Release Date in December

Students will receive their 2017 PSAT/NMSQT scores December 12. Students received an email once their scores were available. Paper copies were mailed home the last week before winter break.

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

Sophomores

College Admission Testing Presentation for Parents of 9th and 10th grade students - Tuesday, March 20th

EHS College Counseling has invited Compass Educational Group to provide expert guidance on college admission testing. Adam Ingersoll, Compass co-founder, will be joining our parents of 9th and 10th grade students for an insightful discussion on this anxiety-ridden component of the college search process.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hildebrand Athletic Center, Alumni Room

Presentation Highlight

Attendees will gain important insights on the following and more:

  • SAT or ACT: Making your best choice
  • Understanding PSAT scores and what they project
  • Test scores role and weight in college admissions
  • Why colleges' testing policies vary so widely
  • Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing and admission
  • The relevance of Subject Tests at elite colleges
  • Sane and successful calendaring of testing and test prep
  • Hallmarks of high-quality test prep and strategies for self-study

For more information, please click here.

National College Fair - Houston

Thursday, April 12, 2018

NRG - Center

Learn More

Free Registration for Students and Parents

Register Now

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will hold the Houston National College Fair at the NRG Center on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The fair is free and open to the public and offers students and their families the opportunity to meet face to face with college representatives from throughout the country.

About the Program

Now in its 44th year, the National College Fair program annually helps more than 675,000 students and families explore their options for higher education, making it one of the most visible college recruitment tools in the United States. NACAC hosts 79 college fairs each year.

Why Attend?

Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information, first hand, about colleges and universities, especially those in distant cities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college selection process. At the fair’s counseling center, students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts. Students and parents are encouraged to register prior to attending the event. Register Online.

PSAT Scores Release Date in December

Students will receive their 2017 PSAT/NMSQT scores December 12. Students received an email once their scores were available. Paper copies were mailed home the last week before winter break.

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

College Admission Testing Presentation for Parents of 9th and 10th grade students - Tuesday, March 20th

EHS College Counseling has invited Compass Educational Group to provide expert guidance on college admission testing. Adam Ingersoll, Compass co-founder, will be joining our parents of 9th and 10th grade students for an insightful discussion on this anxiety-ridden component of the college search process.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hildebrand Athletic Center, Alumni Room

Presentation Highlight

Attendees will gain important insights on the following and more:

  • SAT or ACT: Making your best choice
  • Understanding PSAT scores and what they project
  • Test scores role and weight in college admissions
  • Why colleges' testing policies vary so widely
  • Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing and admission
  • The relevance of Subject Tests at elite colleges
  • Sane and successful calendaring of testing and test prep
  • Hallmarks of high-quality test prep and strategies for self-study

For more information, please click here.

National College Fair - Houston

Thursday, April 12, 2018

NRG - Center

Learn More

Free Registration for Students and Parents

Register Now

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will hold the Houston National College Fair at the NRG Center on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The fair is free and open to the public and offers students and their families the opportunity to meet face to face with college representatives from throughout the country.

About the Program

Now in its 44th year, the National College Fair program annually helps more than 675,000 students and families explore their options for higher education, making it one of the most visible college recruitment tools in the United States. NACAC hosts 79 college fairs each year.

Why Attend?

Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information, first hand, about colleges and universities, especially those in distant cities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college selection process. At the fair’s counseling center, students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts. Students and parents are encouraged to register prior to attending the event. Register Online.

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 for Parents of 9th and 10th grade students - Tuesday, March 20th

EHS College Counseling has invited Compass Educational Group to provide expert guidance on college admission testing. Adam Ingersoll, Compass co-founder, will be joining our parents of 9th and 10th grade students for an insightful discussion on this anxiety-ridden component of the college search process.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hildebrand Athletic Center, Alumni Room

Presentation Highlight

Attendees will gain important insights on the following and more:

  • SAT or ACT: Making your best choice
  • Understanding PSAT scores and what they project
  • Test scores role and weight in college admissions
  • Why colleges' testing policies vary so widely
  • Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing and admission
  • The relevance of Subject Tests at elite colleges
  • Sane and successful calendaring of testing and test prep
  • Hallmarks of high-quality test prep and strategies for self-study

For more information, please click here.

PSAT Information

PSAT Scores Release Date in December

Students will receive their 2017 PSAT/NMSQT scores December 12. Students received an email once their scores were available. Paper copies were mailed home the last week before winter break.

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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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

National College Fair - Houston

Thursday, April 12, 2018

NRG - Center

Learn More

Free Registration for Students and Parents

Register Now

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will hold the Houston National College Fair at the NRG Center on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The fair is free and open to the public and offers students and their families the opportunity to meet face to face with college representatives from throughout the country.

About the Program

Now in its 44th year, the National College Fair program annually helps more than 675,000 students and families explore their options for higher education, making it one of the most visible college recruitment tools in the United States. NACAC hosts 79 college fairs each year.

Why Attend?

Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information, first hand, about colleges and universities, especially those in distant cities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college selection process. At the fair’s counseling center, students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts. Students and parents are encouraged to register prior to attending the event. Register Online.

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 2/21/2018