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Exploring College Options Tour: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard College, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania

Exploring College Options is a unique program featuring five of the country's leading universities: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard College, Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania. At each event, representatives from the five schools will offer brief slide presentations about their institutions and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn about what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.

Houston Reception (Galleria)
Monday, May 21, 2018
7:00pm
JW Marriott Houston
5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

For this event, please register HERE.

OR

Houston Reception (Memorial City)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:00pm
The Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024

For this event, please register HERE.

FREE ACT Science Prep - May 30th

If you are registered for the June ACT and need a little more help with the Science section, please make plans to attend the free ACT Science Prep with Ms. Beverly Rutledge.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 12:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m. - full ACT Science Prep course (A221)

To RSVP for the ACT Science Prep, please email Beverly Rutledge at brutledge@ehshouston.org

College Essay Writing Workshops Coming Soon!

Get a jumpstart on your college essays before the summer gets away from you. Join EHS College Counseling for a 2-day college essay jumpstart program where you'll unpack the essay prompts for the Common Application, Apply Texas and the University of California system.

Sessions will be held May 31st and June 1st from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Anderson Lecture Hall.

Houston Area Recruiter's Network - College Search Series 2018 - Coming this June!

The Houston Area Recruiter’s Network is hosting a College Search Series to provide you with all of the information you need to navigate the college search. Please join us for one of the events listed to learn more about admissions, academics, housing, financial aid, student life, and other important topics for prospective students to consider as you begin your journey.

Tuesday, June 19 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Woodlands High School
6101 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77382

Wednesday, June 20 — 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

San Jacinto South Campus
13735 Beamer Rd.
Houston, TX 77089

Thursday, June 21 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

University Library (Sugar Land)
14010 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77279

Monday, June 25 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Cinco Ranch Library
2620 Commercial Center
Katy, TX 77494

For more information or see a listing of participating colleges, click here.

College Application Workshop Days - SAVE THE DATES!

College Application Workshop Days – August 1-2, 7-9, and 14-16

Choose a block of time each day to spend with College Counseling or come and go as you please during these times. We will remind you of important tips and techniques in college essay writing, help you brainstorm and offer opportunities for one-on-one revision, begin working on individual college applications, start your Common Application and/or begin completing the application on Apply Texas.

Daily times: 9:00 – 11:00 am OR 11:00 am – 1:00 pm OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Anderson Lecture Hall)

Your Friends in College Counseling

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.

Seniors

Applying for need-based financial aid to afford the cost of college?

If you are planning to apply for need-based financial aid to afford the cost of college, here are some helpful tips to get you through this process. Priority financial aid application deadlines are generally in February or March. Go to each college’s financial aid website for instructions on what documents they require to be considered for aid. Most schools will require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from US Citizens and Permanent Residents requesting financial aid.


Basic FAFSA Instructions:

  1. Students* and parents can use their prior year 2016 taxes to complete the FAFSA. Financial aid applications for students enrolling in college in the 2018-2019 academic year will be based on 2016 tax information.
  2. Create your FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. Students AND parents need a FSA ID to securely complete and sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) electronically.
  3. Submit the 2018-2019 FAFSA now (since it opened October 1, 2017) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm. You will need both student* and parent 2016 tax information.

Important Notes:

•The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows you to import your tax information directly from the IRS into your FAFSA electronically. Most colleges prefer (and some require) that you use this tool when filling out the FAFSA.

Additional Information:

Some schools will require the 2018-2019 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (found at http://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile). The PROFILE is a financial aid application that many private and some public colleges use. This document will ask you for 2016 financial information. The College Board charges a fee to send the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to schools. You may find a list of institutions that require the PROFILE on the above website; however, we recommend you go to each college’s financial aid website for document requirements and deadlines.

Some schools have their own financial aid application documents for you to submit. Be sure to check with each school to which you are applying.

If you have any additional questions about financial aid, FinAid.org is a great resource. Of course, you’re always welcome to contact us as well!

Juniors

Exploring College Options Tour: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard College, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania

Exploring College Options is a unique program featuring five of the country's leading universities: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard College, Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania. At each event, representatives from the five schools will offer brief slide presentations about their institutions and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn about what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.

Houston Reception (Galleria)
Monday, May 21, 2018
7:00pm
JW Marriott Houston
5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

For this event, please register HERE.

OR

Houston Reception (Memorial City)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:00pm
The Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024

For this event, please register HERE.

FREE ACT Science Prep - May 30th

If you are registered for the June ACT and need a little more help with the Science section, please make plans to attend the free ACT Science Prep with Ms. Beverly Rutledge.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 12:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m. - full ACT Science Prep course (A221)

To RSVP for the ACT Science Prep, please email Beverly Rutledge at brutledge@ehshouston.org

College Essay Writing Workshops Coming Soon!

Get a jumpstart on your college essays before the summer gets away from you. Join EHS College Counseling for a 2-day college essay jumpstart program where you'll unpack the essay prompts for the Common Application, Apply Texas and the University of California system.

Sessions will be held May 31st and June 1st from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Anderson Lecture Hall.

Houston Area Recruiter's Network - College Search Series 2018 - Coming this June!

The Houston Area Recruiter’s Network is hosting a College Search Series to provide you with all of the information you need to navigate the college search. Please join us for one of the events listed to learn more about admissions, academics, housing, financial aid, student life, and other important topics for prospective students to consider as you begin your journey.

Tuesday, June 19 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Woodlands High School
6101 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77382

Wednesday, June 20 — 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

San Jacinto South Campus
13735 Beamer Rd.
Houston, TX 77089

Thursday, June 21 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

University Library (Sugar Land)
14010 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77279

Monday, June 25 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Cinco Ranch Library
2620 Commercial Center
Katy, TX 77494

For more information or see a listing of participating colleges, click here.

College Application Workshop Days - SAVE THE DATES!

College Application Workshop Days – August 1-2, 7-9, and 14-16

Choose a block of time each day to spend with College Counseling or come and go as you please during these times. We will remind you of important tips and techniques in college essay writing, help you brainstorm and offer opportunities for one-on-one revision, begin working on individual college applications, start your Common Application and/or begin completing the application on Apply Texas.

Daily times: 9:00 – 11:00 am OR 11:00 am – 1:00 pm OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Anderson Lecture Hall)

Your Friends in College Counseling

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!

Sophomores

Exploring College Options Tour: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard College, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania

Exploring College Options is a unique program featuring five of the country's leading universities: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard College, Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania. At each event, representatives from the five schools will offer brief slide presentations about their institutions and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn about what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.

Houston Reception (Galleria)
Monday, May 21, 2018
7:00pm
JW Marriott Houston
5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

For this event, please register HERE.

OR

Houston Reception (Memorial City)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:00pm
The Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024

For this event, please register HERE.

Houston Area Recruiter's Network - College Search Series 2018 - Coming this June!

The Houston Area Recruiter’s Network is hosting a College Search Series to provide you with all of the information you need to navigate the college search. Please join us for one of the events listed to learn more about admissions, academics, housing, financial aid, student life, and other important topics for prospective students to consider as you begin your journey.

Tuesday, June 19 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Woodlands High School
6101 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77382

Wednesday, June 20 — 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

San Jacinto South Campus
13735 Beamer Rd.
Houston, TX 77089

Thursday, June 21 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

University Library (Sugar Land)
14010 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77279

Monday, June 25 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Cinco Ranch Library
2620 Commercial Center
Katy, TX 77494

For more information or see a listing of participating colleges, 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.
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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 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

FREE ACT Science Prep - May 30th

If you are registered for the June ACT and need a little more help with the Science section, please make plans to attend the free ACT Science Prep with Ms. Beverly Rutledge.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 12:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m. - full ACT Science Prep course (A221)

To RSVP for the ACT Science Prep, please email Beverly Rutledge at brutledge@ehshouston.org

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

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

Exploring College Options Tour: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard College, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania

Exploring College Options is a unique program featuring five of the country's leading universities: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard College, Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania. At each event, representatives from the five schools will offer brief slide presentations about their institutions and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn about what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.

Houston Reception (Galleria)
Monday, May 21, 2018
7:00pm
JW Marriott Houston
5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

For this event, please register HERE.

OR

Houston Reception (Memorial City)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:00pm
The Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024

For this event, please register HERE.

Houston Area Recruiter's Network - College Search Series 2018 - Coming this June!

The Houston Area Recruiter’s Network is hosting a College Search Series to provide you with all of the information you need to navigate the college search. Please join us for one of the events listed to learn more about admissions, academics, housing, financial aid, student life, and other important topics for prospective students to consider as you begin your journey.

Tuesday, June 19 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Woodlands High School
6101 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77382

Wednesday, June 20 — 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

San Jacinto South Campus
13735 Beamer Rd.
Houston, TX 77089

Thursday, June 21 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

University Library (Sugar Land)
14010 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77279

Monday, June 25 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Cinco Ranch Library
2620 Commercial Center
Katy, TX 77494

For more information or see a listing of participating colleges, click 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


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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 5/21/2018