Student Action Plans
Having a plan means understanding the DETAILS of that plan. This checklist will help you understand the many details of applying to your favorite colleges
College essays are important because they let you reveal your personality.
Often students don't realize how important your essays are in making a decision about your admission.
Remember, your essays are one of the few tools you can use to set yourself apart from other applicants
Learn how brainstorming and planning can help you write your best college essays.
(ApplyTX Essay Topics)
Your resume and essays usually stand alone as the few tools you have to truly separate yourself from a pool of applicants that often look identical to you in the application process.
Use your resume to BRAG; let these universities know just how you much have maximized your opportunities.
Don't only let them know what you did; but how you did it. What were your responsibilities? Where you just a member? Or did you LEAD
(Naviance Resume Builder)
From time to time students are required to interview for some of the most elite universities around the country. Also students are frequently interviewed for local, district, state scholarships.
Knowing how to prepare for an interview will increase your chances of making a "winning" impression.
(12 Questions to Prepare For)
Texas Success Initiative
High school students who wish to enroll in college level courses through Austin Community College’s Early College Start (ECS) program OR for colleges and universities in Texas after graduation from high school, must meet TSI standards showing basic college readiness in reading, writing and mathematics.
At William B. Travis we provide free TSI Testing for students who have not already placed out of this requirement .
The COMPASS/ACCUPLACER tests are provided at no cost to your son/daughter by ACC Austin and have been great tools in qualifying your student for college level courses.
BIG vs. Small
As you begin your college search, one of the first decisions you need to make — and one that helps narrow your list — is what size college you want to attend. U.S. colleges offer many options, from small colleges with fewer than 1,000 students to large state universities with more than 35,000 students. What's best for you depends a lot on your personality and academic goals.
(Sizing Up Colleges)
College visits are important. Before you commit years of your life and thousands of dollars to a school, be sure you're choosing a place that is a good match for your personality and interests. You can't get the "feel" of a school from any guidebook, so be sure to visit the campus. Below are a few tips for getting the most out of your college visit
(8 Tips for Campus Visits)
Key Admissions Terms
There will be a lot of new terms you will encounter along the process. This list may help you become familiar with what they mean