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Senior Parent College Night Presentation

For those parents/guardians of seniors who may have missed our Senior Parent College Night presentation, please view the video above.

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. All sessions take place 2:45 - 4:00 p.m. in Anderson Lecture Hall.

Wednesday, November 13

Preview Rice - November 25th

Preview Rice is a fall half-day campus visit program for sophomores and juniors. 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 "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.

The University of Alabama Information Session - December 2nd

The University of Alabama will host an information session for area high school students during which they can discover everything UA has to offer. More specifically, students can learn about our application process, financial aid, our variety of academic programs and the unique benefits of attending Bama.

Houston Reception
Monday, December 2, 2019
7:00 pm
JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria
5150 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056

Please register here.

College Admission Testing Webinars Hosted by the experts at Compass Education Group

Want to ease test anxiety? Or better understand the format of the SAT and ACT? Did you miss our College Admission Testing presentation in early March? Adam Ingersoll, co-founder of Compass Education Group, is now providing webinars. These webinars will examine topics including the role and weight of tests in college admission, why colleges’ testing policies vary so widely, harm caused by myths about testing and admission, importance of choosing correctly between SAT and ACT, relevance of subject tests at highly competitive colleges and developmentally appropriate timelines for testing.

Register today for an upcoming webinar here.

Seniors (Class of 2020)

Senior Parent College Night Presentation

For those parents/guardians of seniors who may have missed our Senior Parent College Night presentation, please view the video above.

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. All sessions take place 2:45 - 4:00 p.m. in Anderson Lecture Hall.

Wednesday, November 13

The University of Alabama Information Session - December 2nd

The University of Alabama will host an information session for area high school students during which they can discover everything UA has to offer. More specifically, students can learn about our application process, financial aid, our variety of academic programs and the unique benefits of attending Bama.

Houston Reception
Monday, December 2, 2019
7:00 pm
JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria
5150 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056

Please register here.

Juniors (Class of 2021)

Coffee and Conversation with College Counseling

For those parents/guardians of juniors who may have missed our Coffee and Conversation , please view the video above.

Compass Education Group Offers Proctored Practice Tests

Need a bit more practice on the SAT or ACT before you take the official test? Consider taking advantage of the Compass Education Proctored Practice Tests. Take a practice test in an in-person group setting supervised by a proctor. Regular-time testing is about 3 hours (4 hours with the optional essay.)

Aloft Houston by the Galleria
5415 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77056

Saturday, November 23 — 9:00 A.M.
Saturday, December 14 — 9:00 A.M.
Saturday, January 25 — 9:00 A.M.
Saturday, February 29 — 9:00 A.M.
Saturday, March 28 — 9:00 A.M.
Saturday, April 25 — 9:00 A.M.

TO REGISTER

Call (713) 335-3528
-or-
Email houston@compassprep.com

Available tests include the ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Tests.

Students with extended time will be accommodated if advance notice is provided.

Space is limited and reservations are required. You will receive an email confirmation with further instructions the week before your test date.

There is a $50 fee for all proctored practice tests.

The Importance of Junior Year Presentation - Class of 2021

Already anxious about what's important for junior year? Grades? Activities? Service? Testing? Are you worried about which standardized test to take between the current SAT, the newly redesigned SAT or the ACT? Do you just want a plan for the year? The college counselors and the Academic Dean, Mark Mitchell, shared their insight during this evening session and answered questions.

Did you miss our presentation? For those juniors and parents/guardians of juniors who may have missed our workshop on The Importance of Junior Year, please view the recording of the presentation here.

For those juniors and parents/guardians of juniors who may have missed our presentation and would like detailed information, please click here for Guidelines for Junior Year.

Preview Rice - November 25th

Preview Rice is a fall half-day campus visit program for sophomores and juniors. 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 "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.

The University of Alabama Information Session - December 2nd

The University of Alabama will host an information session for area high school students during which they can discover everything UA has to offer. More specifically, students can learn about our application process, financial aid, our variety of academic programs and the unique benefits of attending Bama.

Houston Reception
Monday, December 2, 2019
7:00 pm
JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria
5150 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056

Please register here.

College Admission Testing Webinars Hosted by the experts at Compass Education Group

Want to ease test anxiety? Or better understand the format of the SAT and ACT? Did you miss our College Admission Testing presentation in early March? Adam Ingersoll, co-founder of Compass Education Group, is now providing webinars. These webinars will examine topics including the role and weight of tests in college admission, why colleges’ testing policies vary so widely, harm caused by myths about testing and admission, importance of choosing correctly between SAT and ACT, relevance of subject tests at highly competitive colleges and developmentally appropriate timelines for testing.

Register today for an upcoming webinar here.

Sophomores (Class of 2022)

Preview Rice - November 25th

Preview Rice is a fall half-day campus visit program for sophomores and juniors. 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 "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.

The University of Alabama Information Session - December 2nd

The University of Alabama will host an information session for area high school students during which they can discover everything UA has to offer. More specifically, students can learn about our application process, financial aid, our variety of academic programs and the unique benefits of attending Bama.

Houston Reception
Monday, December 2, 2019
7:00 pm
JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria
5150 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056

Please register here.

College Admission Testing Webinars Hosted by the experts at Compass Education Group

Want to ease test anxiety? Or better understand the format of the SAT and ACT? Did you miss our College Admission Testing presentation in early March? Adam Ingersoll, co-founder of Compass Education Group, is now providing webinars. These webinars will examine topics including the role and weight of tests in college admission, why colleges’ testing policies vary so widely, harm caused by myths about testing and admission, importance of choosing correctly between SAT and ACT, relevance of subject tests at highly competitive colleges and developmentally appropriate timelines for testing.

Register today for an upcoming webinar 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.

Freshmen

SAT and ACT Test Dates

Upcoming SAT* & SUBJECT TEST Dates 2019-2020

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

August 24, 2019

SAT & Subject Tests

July 26, 2019

August 13, 2019

October 5, 2019

SAT & Subject Tests

September 6, 2019

September 24, 2019

November 2, 2019

SAT & Subject Tests

October 3, 2019

October 22, 2019

December 7, 2019

SAT & Subject Tests

November 8, 2019

November 26, 2019

March 14, 2020

SAT only

February 14, 2020

March 3, 2020

May 2, 2020

SAT & Subject Tests

April 3, 2020

April 21, 2020

June 6, 2020

SAT & Subject Tests

May 8, 2020

May 27, 2020

*You should register for the SAT plus writing exam.


Upcoming ACT* TEST Dates 2019-2020

Test Dates

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

September 14, 2019

August 16, 2019

August 17–30, 2019

October 26, 2019

September 20, 2019

September 21–October 4, 2019

December 14, 2019

November 8, 2019

November 9–22, 2019

February 8, 2020

January 10, 2020

January 11–17, 2020

April 4, 2020

February 28, 2020

February 29–March 13, 2020

June 13, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 9–22, 2020

July 18, 2020

June 19, 2020

June 20-26, 2020

*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.

PSAT Information

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 2018 taxes to complete the FAFSA. Financial aid applications for students enrolling in college in the 2020-2021 academic year will be based on 2018 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 2020-2021 FAFSA beginning on October 1, 2019 at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm. You will need both student* and parent 2018 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 2020-2021 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 2018 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!

Test Prep Opportunities

Get Your Best Score Possible on the ACT Test

ACT Academy™ is a free online learning tool and test practice program designed to help you get the best score possible on the ACT test, and well on your way to college and career success.

Through video lessons, interactive practice questions, full-length practice tests, educational games, and other materials targeted to your academic needs, ACT Academy provides you with a personalized study plan based on your previous scores from:

  • The ACT® test
  • PreACT®
  • Official ACT practice tests
  • In platform diagnostics.

ACT Academy features:

  • Personalized resources
  • Accessible anytime/anywhere there is an internet connection
  • Both a full length ACT test option as well as ACT test sections
  • Educational games to drive mastery of content

Start practicing today - click here.

Compass Education Group Offers Proctored Practice Tests

Need a bit more practice on the SAT or ACT before you take the official test? Consider taking advantage of the Compass Education Proctored Practice Tests. Take a practice test in an in-person group setting supervised by a proctor. Regular-time testing is about 3 hours (4 hours with the optional essay.)

Aloft Houston by the Galleria
5415 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77056

Saturday, November 23 — 9:00 A.M.
Saturday, December 14 — 9:00 A.M.
Saturday, January 25 — 9:00 A.M.
Saturday, February 29 — 9:00 A.M.
Saturday, March 28 — 9:00 A.M.
Saturday, April 25 — 9:00 A.M.

TO REGISTER

Call (713) 335-3528
-or-
Email houston@compassprep.com

Available tests include the ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Tests.

Students with extended time will be accommodated if advance notice is provided.

Space is limited and reservations are required. You will receive an email confirmation with further instructions the week before your test date.

There is a $50 fee for all proctored practice tests.

College Admission Testing Webinars Hosted by the experts at Compass Education Group

Want to ease test anxiety? Or better understand the format of the SAT and ACT? Did you miss our College Admission Testing presentation in early March? Adam Ingersoll, co-founder of Compass Education Group, is now providing webinars. These webinars will examine topics including the role and weight of tests in college admission, why colleges’ testing policies vary so widely, harm caused by myths about testing and admission, importance of choosing correctly between SAT and ACT, relevance of subject tests at highly competitive colleges and developmentally appropriate timelines for testing.

Register today for an upcoming webinar here.

The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing for 2019 - 2020

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.

Other Off-Campus Events

Preview Rice - November 25th

Preview Rice is a fall half-day campus visit program for sophomores and juniors. 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 "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.

The University of Alabama Information Session - December 2nd

The University of Alabama will host an information session for area high school students during which they can discover everything UA has to offer. More specifically, students can learn about our application process, financial aid, our variety of academic programs and the unique benefits of attending Bama.

Houston Reception
Monday, December 2, 2019
7:00 pm
JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria
5150 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056

Please register here.

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 11/11/2019