• You've completed your college application, now what??
     -complete a transcript request form and turn it into the HS office
     -check your email daily - read anything from schools carefully & follow directions
     -upload all documents needed
    - get your bacterial meningitis vaccination
    -check your email
    -check your student portal at least once a week when you get it
     -complete your housing application and send in your deposit
    -Complete your FAFSA as soon after Ocotber 1 as possible! 
    -check your SAR - it will tell you if you have been selected for verification, you will be required to submit additional document. 
    -continue your scholarship search/applications
    Check your email! 
     
     
     Transcripts must be requested from the office to send to colleges or universities.
    Print out a Transcript Request Form or pick one up in the Counseling Office.
     
     
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     Students should begin taking their college entrance exams in the spring of their Junior year. It is recommended to take the test more than once. Student scores often increase each time they take the exam.
     
    SIGNING UP FOR THE ACT? they won't let you in without....
     
    ID Requirements at Registration for ACT:

                         Students will upload a photo and provide gender when they register online.

                    Photo and gender will be printed on all tickets, rosters, and score reports.

     Photo ID Required   Only these forms accepted on test day:

                    Government issued photo ID (such as a driver¡¦s license).

                     School ID card with photo.

                    School ID letter with photo.

                    Notarized statement with photo.

      Stringent ID Requirements for Admission:

                    Students must bring BOTH an acceptable photo ID and a paper copy of their ticket.

     
     
    ACT Test Dates can be found at the following link...
    http://www.actstudent.org/regist/dates.html  From this page you can also find fee information, the registration link, as well as the Test Prep link.
    The best way to prepare for the ACT is to take practice tests. The test is curriculum based, meaning it is over information students learn in school. It is also timed, this is not something we are accustomed. If the student becomes acquainted with the test format, they will have a much better chance of showing their true potential. There are also practice tests available in the Counseling Office.
    SHOULD MY STUDENT TAKE THE WRITING PORTION? That depends upon which universities the student is applying for admission. Not all schools require the writing portion. ASU does not; Texas Tech & Texas A & M do. You will need to check the admissions page of the different university websites.
     
    SAT Test Dates & Fees can be found at the following link...
    http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-dates From this page you can also find the registration link, as well as the Practice link.
    The SAT is an assessment of higher level thinking & reasoning skills. Again, the best way to prepare for this test is to PRACTICE SAT questions. The test is timed & is a good idea to know what kinds of questions are on the test so the student can spend their allotted time showing what they know & not trying to figure out what the question is asking.
     
     
     
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    TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE (TSI) - The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Program is required by state law to ensure students enrolled in Texas public colleges possess the academic skills needed to perform effectively in college-level coursework. TSI includes a testing component designed to identify and provide information about your reading, writing, and math skills. All students taking college classes must meet the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).  Institutions may have college readiness standards higher than the minimum standards set by state unless a student is exempt from TSI...
    EXEMPTIONS to TSI - One of the Following
        SAT SCORES -  Combined Math & Verbal 1070 or higher with at least -  Math 500 or greater; Reading AND Writing 500 or greater on Verbal
        ACT SCORES - Composite score of 23 with at least a 19 on the English & 19 on Math
    If you do not meet these standards you can take an alternate assessment such as the Accuplacer.  The Accuplacer can be taken here at ICHS in the Counseling Office.
     
    For more TSI information please view this College Board ACCUPLACER BROCHURE.
     
     
     
    PRACTICE, get the study app here  http://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org.
     
     
    TSI Accuplacer Sample Questions Here
     
    REALLY GOOD PRACTICE HERE TOO....TSI PREPARATION at ACC
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    Practice for Accuplacer, ACT or SAT on one site.... http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests
      
     
    LINKS for HELP.... free
    ACT practice questions... http://www.acttestquestions.com/
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    If a student is homeschooled, can he/she still take an AP exam with  the school?
    Yes, homeschoolers are ellibigle to take these tests.  Contact the High School for more information.
     
    If a student is homeschooled, can he/she participate in the PSAT/NMSQT testing?
    Yes, students that are homeschooled are elligible to participate in this testing.  The test is generally given in October.  Contact Ms. Rutherford at the High School for more info concerning the PSAT/NMSQT.