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College Visit

Currently none scheduled

Attention Junior-year Parents and Students! Please schedule a meeting with either Marcia Murphy or myself during the month of February or March to make sure you are on track for your SAT and ACT testing, selecting the colleges you want to apply to in the fall and have your summer plans laid out with time for writing your college essays. This is the time to create your strategy for getting into college next year! The more you can prepare now, the easier it will be to enjoy your senior year next year. Please made your appointment with us soon. Our office hours are usually Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and sometimes Fridays from 8:30am – 2:30pm. We can make arrangements to meet before or after school with enough advance notice….please schedule your appts by calling us or emailing us. Marcia’s email is: We look forward to getting to know each of you personally!

Video This video walks students through the PSAT/NMSQT Score Report Plus and My College QuickStart

Summer Camps

The Thomas Aquinas College is offering a two-week Summer Great Books Program to rising seniors.  Students will also have the opportunity to visit the beach, the Getty Center museum and Hollywood Bowl/  Masses are offered twice daily in the College’s chapel.  Visit the website at  See the counselors for more information.

Lone Star Scholars Academy at Texas Lutheran University, July 13 – 25.  Students will take two course for transferable college credit.  Rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply.  See Ms. Marrs or Mrs. Murphy for details.

Stephen F. Austin State University high School Summer Theatre Workshop, July 20 – August 2. 
Rising juniors or seniors can get more information by e-mail to or log on to website:

New York University Precollege for High School Students, July 6 – August 15.  Scholarship Deadline:  April 1. 
For more information visit

Christendom College Summer Programs, June 15 – 21, June 22 – June 28, July 6 – 12, July 13 – 19, for rising Juniors and Seniors.  To register  visit

June 3-6
Texas Christian University

more info...


Burger King Scholars offering $50,000, $25,000, $5,000 and $1,000 scholarships.  Visit for Eligibility and How to Apply.

B. Davis Scholarship
Creators of Student Award Search Aid website is offering this scholarship.  You can browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.
Students in grades 11-12 are eligible for $1,000 scholarships
Deadline:  May 28, 2012
Apply at


Suggested Web Sites

Scholarship and College Search

Department of Education


Q&A format with info like paying college tuition and apply for financial aid.

Free Application for Fed. Student Aid

Think Ahead Inc.


Private company that sells software to assist in college planning.



Free info about scholarships and loans

The Wired Scholar


Scholarship database, includes info about careers, colleges, and financial aid.

Fast Web


Scholarship database

Jackie Robinson Foundation


Scholarships for minority youths

Hispanic Scholarship Fund


Scholarship opportunities for Hispanic youth

Federal Trade Commission (

Information about scholarship scams

College Board


College search engine

College Locator


Directory of college by location



Over 1500 college links

Hobson’s College View


College search engine

Peterson’s Education & Career Center


College search engine with campus news and test prep info

Intercollegiate Studies Institute


A non-profit, non-partisan college guide with a host of helpful information

My Majors


Recommends majors for student’s interest and gives info about them

College For Texans


Scholarship info for students whose mother or father was a police officer or

firefighter killed in the line of duty.

SAT Test Prep


FA & Scholarship Sites
Register SAT

Register ACT


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