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.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has just released information that changes the deadline for priority application filing for financial aid programs across the state.
"Beginning with the 2019-20 academic year, all General Academic Teaching Institutions (GATIs) in Texas must publicize and use January 15 as the state priority deadline for identifying eligible students to be given priority in receiving awards through the state financial aid programs. All other public and private/independent institutions are encouraged to use this deadline, but are not required.:
This means all FAFSA and individual college financial aid applications should be completed by January 15, 2019, for all seniors applying to college for the Fall of 2019. If you file later, your financial aid applications will still be processed, but you may not be awarded as much funding, if any.
Please be aware of this new regulation change and get your FAFSA and college applications for financial aid processed by January 15, 2019.
Big Future - College - How to Get There from Here
We know you are ready for college - your academic track record has proven that. Now it's time to apply. Here are some tips to get you started.
1. Use ApplyTexas.org to make applying easier! Create your free account and enter your information, upload your essays and other documents, and use their system to apply to multiple colleges without re-inventing the wheel each time. It's a lifesaver!
2. Apply to AT LEAST 4 colleges:
1 "reach" school that you might have a chance to get into, but it could be a
2 "good fit" schools you believe you have a pretty good chance of getting into
1 "safety" school that you KNOW you will be accepted to
3. Never rule out a college because it is private or too expensive. Scholarship and financial aid packages vary widely from school to school, and some private schools give better deals than public ones!
4. Consider the college from all points of view...academic, size, graduation rate, location, campus life, majors, and other areas that are important to you and your goals. Take tours of the ones you are really interested in attending. You get two college days per year that are excused absences for taking college tours. Bring back proof that you were there and we can excuse the absence!
Use these tips and others found at www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org to make college planning less stressful on you and your family. Let us know if we can help in any way.
College and Career Planning for 9th and 10th graders:
College and Career Planning for 11th and 12th graders:
Texas CREWS - Texas Consumer Resource for Education & Workforce Statistics
Texas CREWS is an interactive dashboard tool providing comparative information about Texas public 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions. By evaluating programs and institutions on the basis of resultant wages and student loan levels, Texas CREWS will allow parents and students to make informed decisions about college and get the best return on their educational investment.
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.
FHS students in grades 10-12 will have the opportunity to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB, in March. ASVAB scores along with their interest codes help students explore the variety of occupations that appeal to them.
Research has shown that students who participate in the ASVAB Program experience less career indecision, enjoy greater confidence in making career decisions, and consider more thoughtfully their options than do students who do
not participate in the ASVAB Program.
ASVAB participants are not under any obligation to the Military as a result of taking the ASVAB. But a junior or senior can use their scores from the ASVAB to enlist in the Military after graduation. The scores are good for two years. Many students
take the ASVAB for career exploration and have no interest in military occupations.
We will provide more information soon about the upcoming ASVAB administration. If you have questions, please contact the school.
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.
The ACT costs $46.00 with no writing section, $62.50 with the writing section. *Late registration fee is an additional $29.50.
- To register for the SAT, create an online account at sat.org.
The SAT costs $47.50 with no writing section, $64.50 with the writing section. *Late registration fee is an additional $29.00.
Our school code for either test is 445767. Please use this code to report scores to our campus so that we can add your scores to your transcript.
Fee waivers are available from Mrs. Blair and Mrs. Scott. You qualify for a waiver if you receive free or reduced lunch, or if your family receives any sort of assistance such as EBT, TANF, or WIC.
Our SAT Site Code is 44719. Please use this code when selecting our campus to take your test.
IMPORTANT NEWS! New ApplyTexas.org Admission Essay Topics Released!
Topic A (U.S. Freshman and International Freshman) for applicants applying Summer(s) 2018 through Spring 2020:
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.
Topic A (U.S. Transfer, Transient, Readmit, International Transfer) Statement of Purpose:
The statement of purpose will provide an opportunity to explain any extenuating circumstances that you feel could add value to your application. You may also want to explain unique aspects of your academic background or valued experiences you may have had that relate to your academic discipline. The statement of purpose is not meant to be a listing of accomplishments in high school or a record of your participation in school-related activities. Rather, this is your opportunity to address the admissions committee directly and to let us know more about you as an individual, in a manner that your transcripts and other application information cannot convey.
Topic B (U.S. Freshman and International Freshman) for applicants applying Summer(s) 2018 through Spring 2020:
Most students have an identity, an interest, or a talent that defines them in an essential way. Tell us about yourself.
Topic B (U.S. Transfer, Transient, Readmit, International Transfer):
If you are applying as a former student and were suspended for academic reason, describe briefly any actions you have taken to improve your academic abilities and give reason why you should be readmitted. If you are applying as a nondegree seeking or postbaccalaureate applicant, briefly describe the specific objectives you wish to accomplish if admitted, including the courses in which you would like to enroll.
Topic C (U.S. Freshman and, International Freshman) for applicants applying Summer(s) 2018 through Spring 2020:
You've got a ticket in your hand - Where will you go? What will you do? What will happen when you get there?
Topic C (U.S. Transfer, Transient, Readmit, International Transfer):
There may be personal information that you want considered as part of your admissions application. Write an essay describing that information. You might include exceptional hardships, challenges, or opportunities that have shaped or impacted your abilities or academic credentials, personal responsibilities, exceptional achievements or talents, educational goals, or ways in which you might contribute to an institution committed to creating a diverse learning environment.
Please Note: The essay in this section is specific to certain college majors and is not required by all colleges/universities that accept the Apply Texas Application. If you are not applying for a major in Architecture, Art, Art History, Design, Studio Art, Visual Art Studies/Art Education, you are not required to write this essay.
Personal interaction with objects, images and spaces can be so powerful as to change the way one thinks about particular issues or topics. For your intended area of study (architecture, art history, design, studio art, visual art studies/art education), describe an experience where instruction in that area or your personal interaction with an object, image or space effected this type of change in your thinking. What did you do to act upon your new thinking and what have you done to prepare yourself for further study in this area?
Topic E (U.S. Transfer, Transient, Readmit, International Transfer):
Choose an issue of importance to you - the issue could be personal, school related, local, political, or international in scope - and write an essay in which you explain the significance of that issue to yourself, your family, your community, or your generation.
Last updated June 21, 2018
PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CTE PROGRAMS
Quinlan ISD offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Arts, AV, and Communication, Business Management and Administration, Public Service, Health Science, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Admission to these programs is based on interest and aptitude, age appropriateness, course pre-requisites, and class space available.
It is the policy of Quinlan ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of Quinlan ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Quinlan ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Alice Lafferty, 401 E Richmond, Quinlan, Texas 75474, 903-356-1234, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Sheila Jones, at 401 E Richmond, Quinlan Texas 75474, 903-356-1221.