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FISD College FAir

  • Time/Location: September 11th - 6-8 p.m. 
    • The OC - 680 Innovation Blvd 
  • Who: Available to all HS students and parents 
  • Registration: Students must register prior to the event - see QR code on flier for registration 
  • Come and go event - when students register, it will do "match making" with the colleges that are set to attend. I will send out a list of participating colleges the week prior. 

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Unable to attend the College Fair?  Students can also use the TACRAO Virtual College Fairs to connect with colleges and universities. Students must register to attend the virtual fairs also. Use the links below to register and be prepared for one of the virtual fair options.

TACRAO Virtual Fairs

Virtual College Fair  - What to Expect

 

Looking for how to start your College Search?  Look here! 

Where Am I Going? What Am I Doing? Where Do I Even Start?

Use the resources below to kickstart your college search.  Each resource has the option for students to create an account and save/favorite programs and schools.  Use the resources to explore the colleges and universities across the nation. 

Big Future College Search - To search for a college that best fits your needs, wants, and lifestyle, click the gold 'College Search' button and begin selecting filters to narrow your college search. 

College Search

 

Minnie Stevens Piper Compendium - This site offers a list of all Texas colleges and universities with specific information such as application deadlines, admission requirements, as well as tuition and fees.

Minnie Stevens Piper Compendium

 

College Data - 

Cappex - Research schools, get scholarships, and understand where you fit — at any stage of your college journey.

Campus Reel - Find your best fit university or program by exploring over 15.000+ videos about the colleges and universities.  Find videos on admissions, scholarships, dorm life, student organizations, campus vibe, or other areas of interest. 

Texas Gear Up - Explore resources like college prep tools and career searches with details such as degrees required, average salary as well as future job growth. 

 

Texas Gear Up

 

 Launch My Career - Launch My Career TX is a web tool that provides students and parents with information about certificates or degrees from public post secondary schools, including technical schools, and community colleges. 

Launch My Career

 

Texas Genuine - Explore career fields and the college programs that get you there.

Texas Genuine

 

Looking to visit colleges?

Fall is a great time to take a road trip and see these colleges in person!  Check out these opportunities provided by colleges to visit their campuses for their Preview Days!  Colleges are able to showcase their campuses on these days to provide all of the helpful information about admissions, financial aid, majors and programs, residence halls and other special things about their campuses.  Don't miss the chance to participate in one of these days for the campuses you are interested in.  Most do require registration in advance to attend, so click on the links below for more information and details to register! 

Abilene Christian University Wildcat Preview Day: October 9th 

Angelo State GameDay Tour or Ram Preview Day: October 14th

Austin College Outback Day:  October 9th

Baylor University Campus Visits:  Varies

Dallas Baptist Patriot Preview: April 15

Houston Christian University Junior Saturday: April 15

Howard Payne University Yellow Jacket Previews: April 1 & April 22

Lamar University Cardinal View: March 4

Lubbock Christian University Chap Preview Day: March 27 & April 17

McMurry University War Hawk Preview Day: April 15

Midwestern State University Junior Day: April 14

Our Lady of the Lake University Campus Visits

Paul Quinn College Campus Visits

Prairie View A&M University Campus Tours

Rice University Campus Visits

St. Edward's University Campus Visits

Sam Houston State University Preview @ Sam: March 24, 31, April 14, 21

Schreiner University Campus Visits

Southern Methodist University Previews and SpringFest

Southwestern University Junior Visit Day: March 25

St. Mary's University Preview Day: May 20

 

FHS Colleges Visiting & Important Events

We have lots of colleges and military organizations that will be coming to FHS throughout the year to visit with our students! Please watch your student email for these opportunities and directions on how to sign up. 

College Admissions - How to apply?

ApplyTexas - Once you have found your college of choice, use the Apply Texas portal to apply to any Texas college or university. 

Common App - When applying to a university outside of Texas, explore the Common App. It gives instant access to almost 900 colleges and universities around the world.

The CoalitionUse this application to apply to one of the 150+partner top colleges and universities. 

 

Transcript Requests

Do you need your transcript sent to a college? Click on the "Transcript Requests" link above and create an account to send your transcripts.  This link to Parchment, our vendor, to safely send transcripts electronically to the schools of your choice.  Your first transcript is free, and any transcript after that is $1.00

 

College Portals

Once you apply to a college, they should send you information on setting up a student portal for their campus.  In this account, you will be able to check the status of your application and supporting materials, access scholarship applications, and in some cases, access scholarship applications.  If admitted, this account will either add additional access items or you will set up an admitted student portal that will allow you to apply for housing, check financial aid, and complete enrollment steps.  Please make sure you check your email for the colleges and check these portals REGULARLY.  This is where all of the important information and processes will happen for each campus.  WRITE DOWN YOUR USERNAME, PASSWORD and the link to access the site so you have them and can easily login.