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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. Please click on the following links to access the Parent/Guardian "Brag Sheet".

Parent/Guardian "Brag Sheet" - In English

Parent/Guardian "Brag Sheet" - En Español

SMU SpringFest Preview - Saturday, April 6

SpringFest is an introduction to SMU and the college admission process designed exclusively for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and their families. You will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, attend an information session with insights on the application process, scholarships and financial aid, get in-depth information about the academic school of your choice, and hear real-life perspectives from some current SMU students. You'll also have the opportunity to hear more about all of the campus activities that make being a Mustang so great!

This one-day event starts at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast and concludes around 3:30 p.m. after a campus tour. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

To register for Saturday, April 6, please click here.

College Admission Testing Presentation - March 5th - For 9th and 10th Grade Parents

Want to ease test anxiety? Or better understand the format of the SAT and ACT? Curious about when your student should begin test prep?

Back by popular demand! Adam Ingersoll is the co-founder of Compass Education Group, a provider of one-on-one tutoring for several thousand students annually around the world. Now in his third decade in the college admission testing arena, Adam is recognized as a leading voice in this field and is a frequently requested guest speaker at schools and conferences. Adam is even invited to lead training workshops for the admission staff at colleges and universities, most recently USC and Caltech. He is here to share insights on how to help parents successfully navigate the testing requirements of college admission. He has presented at EHS the past two years and our families (and college counseling staff) appreciate his wise insight.

Presentation
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12:00 noon
Alumni Room, Hildebrand Athletic Center

University of Edinburgh Information Session hosted by The British International School - Wednesday, March 13th

The University of Edinburgh will be offering an information session about studying in the UK at the British International School (2203 N. Westgreen Blvd. Katy, TX 77494) on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 beginning at 6:30pm.

They aim to provide information, advice and guidance to students, parents and guidance counsellors about undergraduate study in the UK in general, and opportunities to study undergraduate programmes at the University of Edinburgh. The information session format will be as follows:

  • Presentation (1 hour) – introduction to University and City of Edinburgh, academic structure, accommodation, student funding, visas and the student experience;
  • General and individual Q&A (30 minutes)

To register, please click here.

National College Fair - Houston

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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, March 28, 2019 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

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.

Seniors

Senior Parent Night Presentation

Did you miss our College Night Program for the Class of 2019? Please check it out below.

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

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. Please click on the following links to access the Parent/Guardian "Brag Sheet".

Parent/Guardian "Brag Sheet" - In English

Parent/Guardian "Brag Sheet" - En Español

Coffee & Conversation for Parents and Guardians of 11th grade students

Are you a parent or guardian of a junior? Please join the college counselors for Coffee & Conversation as we field your parental questions about college counseling at Episcopal High School.

The Coffee will take place 8:00-9:00 a.m. in Hildebrand Athletic Center, Alumni Room (3rd floor). This date is open to parents/guardians of all 11th grade students.

SMU SpringFest Preview - Saturday, April 6

SpringFest is an introduction to SMU and the college admission process designed exclusively for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and their families. You will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, attend an information session with insights on the application process, scholarships and financial aid, get in-depth information about the academic school of your choice, and hear real-life perspectives from some current SMU students. You'll also have the opportunity to hear more about all of the campus activities that make being a Mustang so great!

This one-day event starts at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast and concludes around 3:30 p.m. after a campus tour. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

To register for Saturday, April 6, please click here.

University of Edinburgh Information Session hosted by The British International School - Wednesday, March 13th

The University of Edinburgh will be offering an information session about studying in the UK at the British International School (2203 N. Westgreen Blvd. Katy, TX 77494) on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 beginning at 6:30pm.

They aim to provide information, advice and guidance to students, parents and guidance counsellors about undergraduate study in the UK in general, and opportunities to study undergraduate programmes at the University of Edinburgh. The information session format will be as follows:

  • Presentation (1 hour) – introduction to University and City of Edinburgh, academic structure, accommodation, student funding, visas and the student experience;
  • General and individual Q&A (30 minutes)

To register, please click here.

National College Fair - Houston

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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, March 28, 2019 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

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.

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.

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.

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.
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

SMU SpringFest Preview - Saturday, April 6

SpringFest is an introduction to SMU and the college admission process designed exclusively for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and their families. You will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, attend an information session with insights on the application process, scholarships and financial aid, get in-depth information about the academic school of your choice, and hear real-life perspectives from some current SMU students. You'll also have the opportunity to hear more about all of the campus activities that make being a Mustang so great!

This one-day event starts at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast and concludes around 3:30 p.m. after a campus tour. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

To register for Saturday, April 6, please click here.

College Admission Testing Presentation - March 5th - For 9th and 10th Grade Parents

Want to ease test anxiety? Or better understand the format of the SAT and ACT? Curious about when your student should begin test prep?

Back by popular demand! Adam Ingersoll is the co-founder of Compass Education Group, a provider of one-on-one tutoring for several thousand students annually around the world. Now in his third decade in the college admission testing arena, Adam is recognized as a leading voice in this field and is a frequently requested guest speaker at schools and conferences. Adam is even invited to lead training workshops for the admission staff at colleges and universities, most recently USC and Caltech. He is here to share insights on how to help parents successfully navigate the testing requirements of college admission. He has presented at EHS the past two years and our families (and college counseling staff) appreciate his wise insight.

Presentation
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12:00 noon
Alumni Room, Hildebrand Athletic Center

University of Edinburgh Information Session hosted by The British International School - Wednesday, March 13th

The University of Edinburgh will be offering an information session about studying in the UK at the British International School (2203 N. Westgreen Blvd. Katy, TX 77494) on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 beginning at 6:30pm.

They aim to provide information, advice and guidance to students, parents and guidance counsellors about undergraduate study in the UK in general, and opportunities to study undergraduate programmes at the University of Edinburgh. The information session format will be as follows:

  • Presentation (1 hour) – introduction to University and City of Edinburgh, academic structure, accommodation, student funding, visas and the student experience;
  • General and individual Q&A (30 minutes)

To register, please click here.

National College Fair - Houston

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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, March 28, 2019 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

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.

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.

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.
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.

Freshmen

SMU SpringFest Preview - Saturday, April 6

SpringFest is an introduction to SMU and the college admission process designed exclusively for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and their families. You will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, attend an information session with insights on the application process, scholarships and financial aid, get in-depth information about the academic school of your choice, and hear real-life perspectives from some current SMU students. You'll also have the opportunity to hear more about all of the campus activities that make being a Mustang so great!

This one-day event starts at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast and concludes around 3:30 p.m. after a campus tour. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

To register for Saturday, April 6, please click here.

College Admission Testing Presentation - March 5th - For 9th and 10th Grade Parents

Want to ease test anxiety? Or better understand the format of the SAT and ACT? Curious about when your student should begin test prep?

Back by popular demand! Adam Ingersoll is the co-founder of Compass Education Group, a provider of one-on-one tutoring for several thousand students annually around the world. Now in his third decade in the college admission testing arena, Adam is recognized as a leading voice in this field and is a frequently requested guest speaker at schools and conferences. Adam is even invited to lead training workshops for the admission staff at colleges and universities, most recently USC and Caltech. He is here to share insights on how to help parents successfully navigate the testing requirements of college admission. He has presented at EHS the past two years and our families (and college counseling staff) appreciate his wise insight.

Presentation
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12:00 noon
Alumni Room, Hildebrand Athletic Center

University of Edinburgh Information Session hosted by The British International School - Wednesday, March 13th

The University of Edinburgh will be offering an information session about studying in the UK at the British International School (2203 N. Westgreen Blvd. Katy, TX 77494) on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 beginning at 6:30pm.

They aim to provide information, advice and guidance to students, parents and guidance counsellors about undergraduate study in the UK in general, and opportunities to study undergraduate programmes at the University of Edinburgh. The information session format will be as follows:

  • Presentation (1 hour) – introduction to University and City of Edinburgh, academic structure, accommodation, student funding, visas and the student experience;
  • General and individual Q&A (30 minutes)

To register, please click 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.
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.

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

College Admission Testing Presentation - March 5th - For 9th and 10th Grade Parents

Want to ease test anxiety? Or better understand the format of the SAT and ACT? Curious about when your student should begin test prep?

Back by popular demand! Adam Ingersoll is the co-founder of Compass Education Group, a provider of one-on-one tutoring for several thousand students annually around the world. Now in his third decade in the college admission testing arena, Adam is recognized as a leading voice in this field and is a frequently requested guest speaker at schools and conferences. Adam is even invited to lead training workshops for the admission staff at colleges and universities, most recently USC and Caltech. He is here to share insights on how to help parents successfully navigate the testing requirements of college admission. He has presented at EHS the past two years and our families (and college counseling staff) appreciate his wise insight.

Presentation
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12:00 noon
Alumni Room, Hildebrand Athletic Center

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.
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

PSAT Score Release Information

For those sophomores and juniors who took the PSAT on October 10, your PSAT scores were released Monday, December 10th. You should have received an email directly from College Board once the scores are available. For more information on how to access the score report online, understand the scores or to link the student's College Board account to Khan Academy for test preparation, please check out the videos posted below.

Accessing your PSAT Score Report Online

Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report

How to Link Your College Board & Khan Academy Accounts

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 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

SMU SpringFest Preview - Saturday, April 6

SpringFest is an introduction to SMU and the college admission process designed exclusively for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and their families. You will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, attend an information session with insights on the application process, scholarships and financial aid, get in-depth information about the academic school of your choice, and hear real-life perspectives from some current SMU students. You'll also have the opportunity to hear more about all of the campus activities that make being a Mustang so great!

This one-day event starts at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast and concludes around 3:30 p.m. after a campus tour. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

To register for Saturday, April 6, please click here.

University of Edinburgh Information Session hosted by The British International School - Wednesday, March 13th

The University of Edinburgh will be offering an information session about studying in the UK at the British International School (2203 N. Westgreen Blvd. Katy, TX 77494) on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 beginning at 6:30pm.

They aim to provide information, advice and guidance to students, parents and guidance counsellors about undergraduate study in the UK in general, and opportunities to study undergraduate programmes at the University of Edinburgh. The information session format will be as follows:

  • Presentation (1 hour) – introduction to University and City of Edinburgh, academic structure, accommodation, student funding, visas and the student experience;
  • General and individual Q&A (30 minutes)

To register, please click here.

National College Fair - Houston

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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, March 28, 2019 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

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


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 2/19/2019