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Here you will find resources to assist you in applying to college, taking the ACT and/or SAT, and information related to scholarships and financial aid. 
 
 Here is an online list of every Texas public college and university, with one click to see their deadlines, requirements, costs, etc:
https://www.comptroller.texas.gov/programs/education/msp/schools/

If you would prefer a hard copy, see me or Mrs. Scott. There are only a few remaining.


Scholarships with November Deadlines: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/deadline/deadline-in-november

Scholarships with December Deadlines: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/deadline/deadline-in-december
Los estudiantes indocumentados que deseen asistir a una universidad pública en Texas deben completar el TAFSA, en lugar de la FAFSA, que luego se enviará directamente a la universidad en lugar de completarse en línea.
 
* Solicitud de Ayuda Económica Estatal de Texas para 2018-2019 (TASFA)
 
* Los transcriptos de declaracion de impuestos suyo y de sus padres del año 2015 tendran que ser presentados.
 
* 2018-2019 Forma de Verificacion de la Composición Familiar é Ingresos (Verification Worksheet) – para estudiantes dependientes. Usted es considerado estudiante dependiente si es necesario que usted declare los ingresos paternales en su Solicitud de Ayuda Economica Estatal de Texas (TASFA).

* 2018-2019 Forma de Verificacion de la Composición Familiar é Ingresos (Verification Worksheet) para estudiantes independientes. Usted es considerado estudiante independiente si no se require la información de los ingresos paternales en su Solicitud de Ayuda Económica Estatal de Texas (TASFA).
 
Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) and Instructions for 2018-2019
 
* Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) and Instructions for 2018-2019
 
* You and your parents’ tax return transcripts (for example, 2016 tax return transcripts for the 2018-2019 academic year)
 
* 2018-2019 Verification Worksheet – Dependent Student. You are a dependent student if you were required to report your parents' tax information on your TASFA form.
 
* 2018-2019 Verification Worksheet – Independent Student. You are an independent student if you were not required to include parents' tax information on your TASFA form.
 
To register for the ACT, create an online account at www.actstudent.org.
To register for the SAT, create an online account at www.sat.org.
 
The ACT costs $39.50 with no writing section, $56.50 with the writing section. Late fee is an additional $25.00.  Registration deadlines are 30 days prior to the date of the exam.  
The SAT costs $43.00 with no writing section, $54.50 with the writing section. Late fee is an additional $28.00.  Registration deadlines are 30 days prior to the date of the exam.  
 
Fee waivers are available from Mrs. Blair and Mrs. Scott. You qualify for a waiver if you receive free or reduced lunch.  You may receive one waiver each your junior and senior years for each test.  

The FHS school code for score reporting is 445767 for both tests.
 
The SAT is offered in Quinlan on October 7, 2017 and December 2, 2017 at Ford High School in the Commons.
 
If you require 504 or other accommodations for testing, please let your counselor know 60 days in advance of taking the test so proper arrangements can be made. 
 
 
IMPORTANT NEWS!  New ApplyTexas.org Admission Essay Topics Released!
 
At its March 29, 2016 meeting, the Apply Texas Advisory Committee adopted a new set of essay prompts to be used with the Apply Texas Freshman applications for the 2017-18 academic year cycle that opens on August 1, 2016. This change will affect applications for Summer 2017- Spring 2018. We were asked to share this information now so that you help your junior class students plan and prepare.

A message with a link to the prompts has been added to the application site, https://www.applytexas.org.

The new prompts are as follows:

Essay A: What was the environment in which you were raised? Describe your family, home, neighborhood, or community, and explain how it has shaped you as a person.
Essay B: Some students have an identity, an interest, or a talent that defines them in an essential way. If you are one of these students, then tell us about yourself.
Essay C: You’ve got a ticket in your hand – Where will you go? What will you do? What will happen when you get there?

On the College for all Texans website, http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/Publications/?PubType=s there is a link to General Application Information for freshman applicants. The spreadsheet displays the 2016-7 academic year application instructions regarding essays for each participating university or health-related institution. (2-year colleges do not require essays.) The table can give you an idea of which institutions have required essays in the past. Final application instructions for the 2017-18 cycle will not be known and posted until late this summer.
If you have any questions, please contact the ApplyTexas help desk at applytexashsc@austin.utexas.edu.
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