College Preparation


    About ApplyTexas     www.applytexas.org

    ApplyTexas was created through a collaborative effort between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the colleges and universities represented on the site. The goal of the project is to offer a centralized means for both Texas and non-Texas students to apply to the many outstanding postsecondary institutions available in Texas.

    On ApplyTexas you can accomplish a multitude of tasks including:

    • Apply for admission to any Texas public university, as well as to participating community and private colleges.
    • Apply for undergraduate, international and graduate admission.
    • Copy a submitted application to another institution.
    • Submit your application essays online.
    • Apply for scholarships from participating universities.
    • Apply for housing with participating universities.
    • Search for and view both general and university/specific information.


    When making your decision about continuing your education, here are some questions to consider...


    * Will I attend a college/university or technical school?

    * What testing will be required for entrance into the institution?

    * How will I finance my education?



    College Board


    Your link to information about the SAT and CLEP testing.  (registering for tests, testing dates, testing sites, study guides, past scores, reporting scores to colleges) 


                           ACT INFORMATION


              SAT INFORMATION



    Federal Student Aid--US Dept. of Education


    A government career/college counseling site providing information about available career choices, financial aid, repayment of loans, and programs available to the      



    How to Appeal Your Financial Aid Offer from the College and Get More Money:


    Click on the following link to find steps on how to appeal a finanacial aid decision from a college you are wanting to attend. Click Here for Article

    FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)                                                                                                                                                                                     

    Every student planning to continue their education after high school will need to complete a FASFA application.  This link will provide all the information to get started on your way to applying for financial aid.  Most scholarships require all applicants to apply through this website before being considered for their awards.


    How to Apply for FAFSA Video



     A comprehensive listing of available scholarships and helpful tips for financing your college education. 




    Career Choices




      Have you identified your "best fit"?  


     Choosing a career path can be overwhelming and the TISD Counseling Department is prepared to help you navigate the many options available to you.  Many times students do not know where to begin.  It is our hope that the following websites provide a springboard for you to begin exploration

    into the many career opportunities available.







    Career and Technical School Information 


    Informational Career Videos


    Texas Cares - provided by the Texas Workforce commission



     I-Seek Careers