Decisions to be made now
• Type of institution – two year, four year, trade school,
military, public / private
• Geographic location (distance from home)
• Size of institution
• Selectivity of institution – rank / gpa
What counts in college admissions?
% citing “considerably important”1992 NACAC Survey
College Admissions Officials
THEA / ACCUPLACER
• Certain score not required for admittance
• Score determines whether or not the student
is ready for college level work
• Based on the scores students may be required
to take remedial classes prior to starting their
ACT / SAT
• Either test is acceptable at 99% of colleges. They
are looked at equally by the college.
• ACT has half the math and vocabulary sections
of the SAT and it also includes Science.
• Both test applications may be completed on-line
(preferred) or by completing a paper application
sometimes available in the counseling center.
• SAT Customer Service: 866-756-7346
ACT Basic Information
3 hour college entrance exam
• Score range 1-36 for each area
• Writing score range 2-12
SAT Basic Information
• 3 hour and 45 minute college
• Scores range 200-800 for each area
SAT / ACT INFORMATION
• Test scores must be sent to colleges directly
from ACT and /or College Board
• Many schools will no longer accept scores
that are placed on transcripts.
• Contact your institution to see what your
student needs to make on either exam for
September 21, 2013
October 26, 2013
December 14, 2013
February 8, 2014
April 12, 2014
June 14, 2014
October 5, 2013
November 2, 2013
December 7, 2013
January 25, 2014
March 8, 2014
May 3, 2014
June 7, 2014
PSAT / SAT Boot Camp
• Horn High School
• September 24th
• 8:30 – 3:00 pm
• Test is Wednesday, October 16th
• Cost is $14.00
• Deadline to register is September 30th
• More information to follow
• This test is required before registration in all public colleges
(2 and 4 year in Texas)
• It is recommended that this test be taken during the student’s
senior year so you will have the scores back before college
registration times in the summer.
• Students may be exempt from the THEA if the student
scores high enough on the TAKS, SAT, or ACT.
• Contact your college choice to see scores they require for
Scholarship / Financial Aid
Most scholarship money will come from the school you choose
to attend. That is the reason it is important to be accepted early.
Once schools run out of money they are out.
No limit on how many scholarships a student can get.
As soon as your student is accepted to a school, call the financial
aid office to let them know you need financial aid.
As scholarships become available they are announced during the
school announcements, through their English 4 teachers, and
posted in the counseling center.
Local Scholarships will be on
the MISD website and will be
available to fill out around
October of your student’s
Complete and print one copy, bring to your student’s counselor
Counselors will copy and place applications in the pools for which
1. Exchange Club
2. Rotary Club
4. Food Services
5. Para Professionals
The range of local scholarship money is from $500 - $1,000.
There is one $10,000 scholarship given out.
Booster Club is a separate application – available in the spring of
Complete the FAFSA in January of your student’s
senior year. (Free Application for Federal Student
Aid). This information will allow the school of your
choice to offer (if you qualify) www.fafsa.ed.gov or
call 800-433-3243 to request a hard copy
2. Pell Grants – money you don’t pay back
3. Student Loans and Parent Loans – low interest
4. Work Study Program - job on campus
**Financial Aid Night Available in January of
student’s senior year**
NCAA Guide for the College – Bound Student
Best place for student to start to familiarize
themselves with the rules, philosophy, and
organization of the NCAA is to go online at
eligibilitycenter.org. (9999 – on SAT registration)
Must take SAT / ACT before senior year for colleges
to consider your student.
See Coach Webb or Coach Wheeler for more
2 COLLEGE DAYS during
junior and senior year– does not
affect exemption policy (Per School
College Night- Eastfield College
• Students’ 1st five TRANSCRIPTS are free,
additional are $1.00 each.
• Sign up for number of transcripts needed at
Mrs. Methered’s desk.
Transcripts can be picked up after 24 hours
Student mails off transcript
Most schools require transcripts to be official and
sealed in an envelope.
• Each student at Horn can be registered for this
program. This website administers career placement
assessments and students can see what fields that they
could possibly look into as a career. You can also find
colleges and compare tuition and costs / college
options. www.tbecachievetexas.org We encourage all
juniors to register for this program.
• See handout, activation code will expire sometime in
September. Call your counselor for a new code.
The collegeboard.com site contains information on
approximately 4000 two year and four year colleges.
It enables students to explore colleges that match
certain factors selected by students, such as degree
desired, geographic location, school size and more.
Once a list is obtained, students can explore
individual colleges to and learn about degree
offerings, entrance requirements, student life on
campus, and extracurricular activities.
Things to be thinking about now
• Principal’s Distinction Breakfast
Held in May
Students receive an invitation if they
are on the All A Honor Roll, Honor
Roll, perfect attendance, and no
More things to think about…
• Continue to focus on making good grades
• Take the SAT and/or the ACT in June (if you
• Begin to research college; know the entrance
requirements and deadlines for each one.
(Start a folder where you keep all this
• Choose challenging classes for your senior
• Get involved (stay involved) in organizations
that promote community service
• Visit with the college representatives when
they are here (in the cafeteria during lunch)
•We are looking
forward to a great
year with the class
• Bruce Perkins Principal 972-882-5201
• Ahnekii Tanner Registrar / Assistant Principal 972-882-5263
• Madelyn Hill Counselor A-D 972-882-5223
• Paul Ballard Counselor E-K 972-882-5222
• Karri Pritchard Counselor L-R 972-882-5243
• Tonia WestbrookCounselor S-Z 972-882-5221
• Yolanda Deatherage Career and Technology 972-882-5224