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Bowdoin College, the Liberal Arts, and the Path to a Career in Anything - October 21

Hear from four Bowdoin graduates about how their liberal arts education provided a unique pathway to career success-and how those paths led each of them from coastal Maine all the way to the Lone Star State. Ask questions and get information about Bowdoin's application process. Learn about Bowdoin's commitment to meeting the full financial need of every admitted student.

Sunday, October 21
2:30-4:30 p.m. Central Time

JW Marriott Houston
5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

Register to attend

Register to watch live

(Get a text message reminder the day of the event or a copy of the video after.)

Behind the Curtain: An Intimate Conversation with 5 Admission Deans and Directors from Bates, Claremont McKenna, Franklin & Marshall, Lehigh and the University of Chicago - October 23

Five distinguished colleges and universities are coming to you!

Join Bates College, Claremont McKenna College, Franklin & Marshall College, Lehigh University and University of Chicago to learn more about the college admissions and financial aid process. Representatives from each institution will also be able to answer questions specific to their college or university during a mini college fair at the end of the program. We look forward to meeting you.

Houston Reception
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:30 pm Registration Opens
7:00 pm Program Begins

YES Prep Gulfton
6565 De Moss Dr.
Houston, TX 77074

Please register HERE.

Northern Arizona University Information - October 28

Please join Northern Arizona University for an exciting opportunity to learn more about their academic programs and campus life.

Houston Reception
Sunday, October 28, 2018
2:00 pm

Houston Marriott North
255 North Sam Houston Parkway
Houston, TX

Please register HERE.

Trinity University Dublin Information Session - November 8

All students who are interested in Trinity University Dublin are invited along with their parents and guardians to attend this special event. It is a unique opportunity to come and meet with a representative from Trinity University Dublin.

Houston Reception

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00 pm-8:30pm
The British International School (2203 N. Westgreen Blvd. Katy, TX 77449)

Preview Rice - November 19 (Morning and Afternoon Sessions)

Preview Rice is a fall half-day campus visit program for ninth through 12th-grade students. Join us on-campus for admission information sessions, student-led campus tours and immerse yourself in Rice academics through class visits and school of study information sessions.

Live a day in the life of a Rice student by:

  • Shadowing a class
  • Meeting our amazing faculty
  • Exploring our beautiful campus

To register for Preview Rice, click the "Register" and select either the morning or afternoon program. Both programs have similar offerings; we offer it twice for your convenience. Please note: Due to space limitations, students are only able to register for one Preview Rice program.

Seniors

Senior Parent Night Presentation

Did you miss our College Night Program for the Class of 2019? Please check it out below.
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College Application Workshops - Continue this week...

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. We'll be in the College Counseling offices unless otherwise noted in our daily email reminder.

Wednesday, October 24

Tuesday, October 30 (Anderson Lecture Hall during 5A and 5B lunch)

Wednesday, October 31 (Anderson Lecture Hall during 5A and 5B lunch)

Thursday, November 1 (Anderson Lecture Hall during 5A and 5B lunch)

All sessions take place from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Bowdoin College, the Liberal Arts, and the Path to a Career in Anything - October 21

Hear from four Bowdoin graduates about how their liberal arts education provided a unique pathway to career success-and how those paths led each of them from coastal Maine all the way to the Lone Star State. Ask questions and get information about Bowdoin's application process. Learn about Bowdoin's commitment to meeting the full financial need of every admitted student.

Sunday, October 21
2:30-4:30 p.m. Central Time

JW Marriott Houston
5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

Register to attend

Register to watch live

(Get a text message reminder the day of the event or a copy of the video after.)

Behind the Curtain: An Intimate Conversation with 5 Admission Deans and Directors from Bates, Claremont McKenna, Franklin & Marshall, Lehigh and the University of Chicago - October 23

Five distinguished colleges and universities are coming to you!

Join Bates College, Claremont McKenna College, Franklin & Marshall College, Lehigh University and University of Chicago to learn more about the college admissions and financial aid process. Representatives from each institution will also be able to answer questions specific to their college or university during a mini college fair at the end of the program. We look forward to meeting you.

Houston Reception
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:30 pm Registration Opens
7:00 pm Program Begins

YES Prep Gulfton
6565 De Moss Dr.
Houston, TX 77074

Please register HERE.

Northern Arizona University Information - October 28

Please join Northern Arizona University for an exciting opportunity to learn more about their academic programs and campus life.

Houston Reception
Sunday, October 28, 2018
2:00 pm

Houston Marriott North
255 North Sam Houston Parkway
Houston, TX

Please register HERE.

Trinity University Dublin Information Session - November 8

All students who are interested in Trinity University Dublin are invited along with their parents and guardians to attend this special event. It is a unique opportunity to come and meet with a representative from Trinity University Dublin.

Houston Reception

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00 pm-8:30pm
The British International School (2203 N. Westgreen Blvd. Katy, TX 77449)

Preview Rice - November 19 (Morning and Afternoon Sessions)

Preview Rice is a fall half-day campus visit program for ninth through 12th-grade students. Join us on-campus for admission information sessions, student-led campus tours and immerse yourself in Rice academics through class visits and school of study information sessions.

Live a day in the life of a Rice student by:

  • Shadowing a class
  • Meeting our amazing faculty
  • Exploring our beautiful campus

To register for Preview Rice, click the "Register" and select either the morning or afternoon program. Both programs have similar offerings; we offer it twice for your convenience. Please note: Due to space limitations, students are only able to register for one Preview Rice program.

New Concordance Tables for the SAT and ACT

Struggling to figure out which test to take officially? Want to compare your SAT and ACT scores? Check out the new updated, recently released ACT-SAT Concordance Guide and Tables.

Please click HERE to download a copy.

Juniors

The Importance of Junior Year Presentation

Did you miss our Importance of Junior Year Coffee and Conversation? For those parents/guardians who may have not had an opportunity to join us, Please check out the recording below.
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University of Texas at Austin Released Automatic Admission for Fall 2020

For Fall 2020 admission, The University of Texas at Austin will automatically admit eligible Texas students in the top 6 percent of their high school graduating class.

For more information, click here.

Bowdoin College, the Liberal Arts, and the Path to a Career in Anything - October 21

Hear from four Bowdoin graduates about how their liberal arts education provided a unique pathway to career success-and how those paths led each of them from coastal Maine all the way to the Lone Star State. Ask questions and get information about Bowdoin's application process. Learn about Bowdoin's commitment to meeting the full financial need of every admitted student.

Sunday, October 21
2:30-4:30 p.m. Central Time

JW Marriott Houston
5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

Register to attend

Register to watch live

(Get a text message reminder the day of the event or a copy of the video after.)

Behind the Curtain: An Intimate Conversation with 5 Admission Deans and Directors from Bates, Claremont McKenna, Franklin & Marshall, Lehigh and the University of Chicago - October 23

Five distinguished colleges and universities are coming to you!

Join Bates College, Claremont McKenna College, Franklin & Marshall College, Lehigh University and University of Chicago to learn more about the college admissions and financial aid process. Representatives from each institution will also be able to answer questions specific to their college or university during a mini college fair at the end of the program. We look forward to meeting you.

Houston Reception
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:30 pm Registration Opens
7:00 pm Program Begins

YES Prep Gulfton
6565 De Moss Dr.
Houston, TX 77074

Please register HERE.

Northern Arizona University Information - October 28

Please join Northern Arizona University for an exciting opportunity to learn more about their academic programs and campus life.

Houston Reception
Sunday, October 28, 2018
2:00 pm

Houston Marriott North
255 North Sam Houston Parkway
Houston, TX

Please register HERE.

Trinity University Dublin Information Session - November 8

All students who are interested in Trinity University Dublin are invited along with their parents and guardians to attend this special event. It is a unique opportunity to come and meet with a representative from Trinity University Dublin.

Houston Reception

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00 pm-8:30pm
The British International School (2203 N. Westgreen Blvd. Katy, TX 77449)

Preview Rice - November 19 (Morning and Afternoon Sessions)

Preview Rice is a fall half-day campus visit program for ninth through 12th-grade students. Join us on-campus for admission information sessions, student-led campus tours and immerse yourself in Rice academics through class visits and school of study information sessions.

Live a day in the life of a Rice student by:

  • Shadowing a class
  • Meeting our amazing faculty
  • Exploring our beautiful campus

To register for Preview Rice, click the "Register" and select either the morning or afternoon program. Both programs have similar offerings; we offer it twice for your convenience. Please note: Due to space limitations, students are only able to register for one Preview Rice program.

New Concordance Tables for the SAT and ACT

Struggling to figure out which test to take officially? Want to compare your SAT and ACT scores? Check out the new updated, recently released ACT-SAT Concordance Guide and Tables.

Please click HERE to download a copy.

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.

Sophomores

The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing for 2018 - 2019

This guide will provide helpful information that will help students determine which test, either SAT or ACT, to choose along with appropriate testing timelines, score ranges for popular colleges, and detailed test breakdowns. Check out the guide here.

Bowdoin College, the Liberal Arts, and the Path to a Career in Anything - October 21

Hear from four Bowdoin graduates about how their liberal arts education provided a unique pathway to career success-and how those paths led each of them from coastal Maine all the way to the Lone Star State. Ask questions and get information about Bowdoin's application process. Learn about Bowdoin's commitment to meeting the full financial need of every admitted student.

Sunday, October 21
2:30-4:30 p.m. Central Time

JW Marriott Houston
5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

Register to attend

Register to watch live

(Get a text message reminder the day of the event or a copy of the video after.)

Behind the Curtain: An Intimate Conversation with 5 Admission Deans and Directors from Bates, Claremont McKenna, Franklin & Marshall, Lehigh and the University of Chicago - October 23

Five distinguished colleges and universities are coming to you!

Join Bates College, Claremont McKenna College, Franklin & Marshall College, Lehigh University and University of Chicago to learn more about the college admissions and financial aid process. Representatives from each institution will also be able to answer questions specific to their college or university during a mini college fair at the end of the program. We look forward to meeting you.

Houston Reception
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:30 pm Registration Opens
7:00 pm Program Begins

YES Prep Gulfton
6565 De Moss Dr.
Houston, TX 77074

Please register HERE.

Trinity University Dublin Information Session - November 8

All students who are interested in Trinity University Dublin are invited along with their parents and guardians to attend this special event. It is a unique opportunity to come and meet with a representative from Trinity University Dublin.

Houston Reception

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00 pm-8:30pm
The British International School (2203 N. Westgreen Blvd. Katy, TX 77449)

Preview Rice - November 19 (Morning and Afternoon Sessions)

Preview Rice is a fall half-day campus visit program for ninth through 12th-grade students. Join us on-campus for admission information sessions, student-led campus tours and immerse yourself in Rice academics through class visits and school of study information sessions.

Live a day in the life of a Rice student by:

  • Shadowing a class
  • Meeting our amazing faculty
  • Exploring our beautiful campus

To register for Preview Rice, click the "Register" and select either the morning or afternoon program. Both programs have similar offerings; we offer it twice for your convenience. Please note: Due to space limitations, students are only able to register for one Preview Rice program.

College Admission Testing Presentation

Did you miss the College Admission Testing Presentation by Mr. Adam Ingersoll of Compass Educational Group? Check out what he shared with our 9th and 10th grade parents below.
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Highlights include: making the best choice between SAT and ACT, understanding PSAT scores and what they project, test score roles and weight in the college admissions process, successful calendaring of testing and test prep and much, much more.

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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Freshmen

College Admission Testing Presentation

Did you miss the College Admission Testing Presentation by Mr. Adam Ingersoll of Compass Educational Group? Check out what he shared with our 9th and 10th grade parents below.
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Highlights include: making the best choice between SAT and ACT, understanding PSAT scores and what they project, test score roles and weight in the college admissions process, successful calendaring of testing and test prep and much, much more.

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 2018-2019

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

August 25, 2018

SAT & Subject Tests

July 27, 2018

August 15, 2018

October 6, 2018

SAT & Subject Tests

September 7, 2018

September 26, 2018

November 3, 2018

SAT & Subject Tests

October 5, 2018

October 24, 2018

December 1, 2018

SAT & Subject Tests

November 2, 2018

November 20, 2018

March 9, 2019

SAT only

February 8, 2019

February 27, 2019

May 4, 2019

SAT & Subject Tests

April 5, 2019

April 24, 2019

June 1, 2019

SAT & Subject Tests

May 3, 2019

May 22, 2019

*You should register for the SAT plus writing exam.


Upcoming ACT* TEST Dates 2018-2019

Test Dates

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

September 8, 2018

August 10, 2018

August 11–26, 2018

October 27, 2018

September 28, 2018

September 29–October 14, 2018

December 8, 2018

November 2, 2018

November 3–19, 2018

February 9, 2019

January 11, 2019

January 12–18, 2019

April 13, 2019

March 8, 2019

March 9–25, 2019

June 8, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 4–20, 2019

July 13, 2019

June 14, 2019

June 15-24, 2019

*You should register for the ACT plus writing exam.

New Concordance Tables for the SAT and ACT

Struggling to figure out which test to take officially? Want to compare your SAT and ACT scores? Check out the new updated, recently released ACT-SAT Concordance Guide and Tables.

Please click HERE to download a copy.

Test Prep Opportunities

FREE SAT or ACT Diagnostic Test Opportunity

Having trouble deciding between the SAT or ACT? Schedule your FREE SAT or ACT diagnostic test with Choice Tutoring!

Register here!

The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing for 2018 - 2019

This guide will provide helpful information that will help students determine which test, either SAT or ACT, to choose along with appropriate testing timelines, score ranges for popular colleges, and detailed test breakdowns. Check out the guide here.

Compass also offers FREE practice tests for SAT, PSAT, ACT, and Subject Tests. Please check out the registration details here.

College Admission Testing Presentation

Did you miss the College Admission Testing Presentation by Mr. Adam Ingersoll of Compass Educational Group? Check out what he shared with our 9th and 10th grade parents below.
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Highlights include: making the best choice between SAT and ACT, understanding PSAT scores and what they project, test score roles and weight in the college admissions process, successful calendaring of testing and test prep and much, much more.

PSAT Information

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

College Financial Aid Seminar Hosted by Emery/Weiner School - Monday, November 26

Come hear directly from an expert, Mr. Mike Scott, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and former Director of Scholarships and Student Aid, at Texas Christian University who will share information about merit and need-based financial aid and also entertain audience questions.

Seminar Hosted by Emery/Weiner School

Monday, November 26, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Becker Theatre at Emery/Weiner School

9825 Stella Link Road Houston, TX 77025


EHS families that attended this presentation last year found it to be quite informative. We recommend attending this event if you are concerned about affording the cost of a college education.

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 2017 taxes to complete the FAFSA. Financial aid applications for students enrolling in college in the 2019-2020 academic year will be based on 2017 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. Complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA beginning on October 1, 2018 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 2019-2020 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 2017 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

Bowdoin College, the Liberal Arts, and the Path to a Career in Anything - October 21

Hear from four Bowdoin graduates about how their liberal arts education provided a unique pathway to career success-and how those paths led each of them from coastal Maine all the way to the Lone Star State. Ask questions and get information about Bowdoin's application process. Learn about Bowdoin's commitment to meeting the full financial need of every admitted student.

Sunday, October 21
2:30-4:30 p.m. Central Time

JW Marriott Houston
5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

Register to attend

Register to watch live

(Get a text message reminder the day of the event or a copy of the video after.)

Behind the Curtain: An Intimate Conversation with 5 Admission Deans and Directors from Bates, Claremont McKenna, Franklin & Marshall, Lehigh and the University of Chicago - October 23

Five distinguished colleges and universities are coming to you!

Join Bates College, Claremont McKenna College, Franklin & Marshall College, Lehigh University and University of Chicago to learn more about the college admissions and financial aid process. Representatives from each institution will also be able to answer questions specific to their college or university during a mini college fair at the end of the program. We look forward to meeting you.

Houston Reception
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:30 pm Registration Opens
7:00 pm Program Begins

YES Prep Gulfton
6565 De Moss Dr.
Houston, TX 77074

Please register HERE.

Northern Arizona University Information - October 28

Please join Northern Arizona University for an exciting opportunity to learn more about their academic programs and campus life.

Houston Reception
Sunday, October 28, 2018
2:00 pm

Houston Marriott North
255 North Sam Houston Parkway
Houston, TX

Please register HERE.

Trinity University Dublin Information Session - November 8

All students who are interested in Trinity University Dublin are invited along with their parents and guardians to attend this special event. It is a unique opportunity to come and meet with a representative from Trinity University Dublin.

Houston Reception

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00 pm-8:30pm
The British International School (2203 N. Westgreen Blvd. Katy, TX 77449)

Preview Rice - November 19 (Morning and Afternoon Sessions)

Preview Rice is a fall half-day campus visit program for ninth through 12th-grade students. Join us on-campus for admission information sessions, student-led campus tours and immerse yourself in Rice academics through class visits and school of study information sessions.

Live a day in the life of a Rice student by:

  • Shadowing a class
  • Meeting our amazing faculty
  • Exploring our beautiful campus

To register for Preview Rice, click the "Register" and select either the morning or afternoon program. Both programs have similar offerings; we offer it twice for your convenience. Please note: Due to space limitations, students are only able to register for one Preview Rice program.

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 10/19/2018