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 Transcript  Current Course Schedule  Credits  Senior Checklist  FAFSA Info  Scholarship Outline  Outline for writing a scholarship essay  Senior.

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2  Transcript  Current Course Schedule  Credits  Senior Checklist  FAFSA Info  Scholarship Outline  Outline for writing a scholarship essay  Senior Portfolio  Transcript Request

3  You have choices:  Minimum/Recommended/Distinguished  Foundation Plan (22 credits)  Foundation Plan with Endorsement(s) (26 Credits) Business and Industry-Agricultural Food and Natural Resources Business and Industry-Manufacturing Business and Industry-Technology Public Service-Human Services STEM Endorsement-Math STEM Endorsement-Science Multidisciplinary Multidisciplinary-College Prep

4 Minimum- You must have special permission from Principal/Counselor. Will have to begin classes at a 2 year college or technical school. Recommended- 26 Credits Distinguished Achievement Plan- 28 Credits (4 advanced measures) Foundation Plan- 4ELA, 3 Math, 3 Science,3 Social Studies,2 Foreign Language, 1 Fine Art, 1 PE, 5 Electives Foundation Plan with Endorsement(s): 1 additional Math, 1 additional Science, and 2 additional credits from your endorsement area

5 I will meet with all Seniors in October to discuss GPA, Class Rank, and Graduation Plans

6  4 year College/Universities  Public: UT, Texas A&M, SFA, SHSU, Lamar  Private: ETBU, LeTourneau, Schriener  2 year College Associates Degree  Transferable to a 4 year College/University  Examples: Angelina, Kilgore  Technical Colleges  2 year degree in a specialized program like HVAC, Dental Hygienist  Examples: LIT, ITT Tech

7  Military Recruiter-Excellent way to pay for your education  Career 1. Texas Workforce Solutions Reality Check 2. College Board-Big FutureCollege Board-Big Future 3. ACT-Career Interest InventoryACT-Career Interest Inventory 4. Occupational Outlook HandbookOccupational Outlook Handbook

8 You need to register for these test!!!! Dates are posted outside my office or you can go to or *Fee waivers are available to those who meet the requirements.

9  You must get registered with the NCAA Eligibility CenterNCAA Eligibility Center  Must take ACT/SAT  Must have at least a 2.3 GPA

10  Contact Financial Aid Office at the College or Jr. College that you wish to attend.  Complete Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)  You will need your parent/guardian gross financial earnings for 2014 year.  Complete form ASAP after Jan. 1.  You will be given a PIN number. You need to keep up with that number!!!  You will get a report that tells you what financial aid you are eligible to receive. (Grants, Loans, Work Study)

11  Posted outside my office.  You should not pay to apply for a scholarship.  You are responsible for turning in scholarships on time. Do not procrastinate!!! Get all information early!!  Get letters of recommendation and ask to make copies. Give a Senior Resume to who you will be having write your letters.  Complete Scholarship Outline.  Read over tips for writing a college essay.

12  College’s Website-Admissions  Apply Texas  College for All Texans College for All Texans  The Common App (8 Texas Schools. Mainly Private Colleges) The Common App APPLY TO MORE THAN ONE SCHOOL!!!!

13  Wait for your acceptance letter.  After you are accepted: Bring Mrs. Stephens a copy of your acceptance letter, contact housing and financial aid office ASAP, schedule your Freshman orientation, and finish out the school year!


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