IN-PERSON CAMPUS TOURS & VIRTUAL VISITS:
- UT Dallas: https://community.utdallas.edu/college-preparation-programs/future-comets-program/
- Texas A&M: https://visit.tamu.edu/register/in-person-campus-visits
- UT Austin: https://bealonghorn.admissions.utexas.edu/portal/campus_walking_tour
- Texas Tech University: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/admissions/visit-events/traveling-to-campus/index.php
- TCU: https://admissions.tcu.edu/visit/index.php
- Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX: https://www.hputx.edu/schedule-a-visit/
- Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA (virtual and in-person opportunities): https://www.mtholyoke.edu/admission/visiting-or-connecting-mount-holyoke
- Wichita State University in Witchia, KA: wichita.edu/visit - check out their website to view scholarship offerings!
- Virtual HBCU College Tour - the Chicago alumni chapters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities teamed up to bring you this event presented by the Chicago HBCU Alumni Alliance. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-hbcu-college-tour-tickets-102529446334
COLLEGE APPS & INFORMATION FOR THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
- Common Application
- One online application to over 600 different colleges and universities across the nation.
- Apply online to Texas colleges.
- School Profile 2023-2024
- The school profile is helpful in answering many of the questions that may be asked on your application.
- The School Code for FMHS is 442-434.
- Some applications may request the school code
HELPFUL WEBSITES AND PRESENTATIONS:
- The Common App Step-by-Step Guide - walks students step-by-step through each question of the Common Application, including why it’s asked and how to best answer. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/common-app-guide/
- FAFSA Step-by-Step: https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/fafsa-questions/
- Texas Scholarship Directory: https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/texas-scholarships/
- The Princeton Review
- College Essay Dos and Don'ts
- Cliche College Essays & How to Fix Them
- 7 Ways to Make Your Essay Stand Out
- College For Texans
- Everything a Texan needs to know about preparing for, applying for, and paying for college or technical school
- NACAC for Parents & Students
- Resources for college-bound parents and students.
- College Board
- Testing, planning and college search
- YOUniversity TV
- Online video resource community, where you can watch HD video campus tours of 100 of the top colleges & universities in the US. Get an "all-access" pass to venture into the dorms, classrooms, special project areas - everywhere on campus, and see interviews with students, faculty members, deans, admissions personnel, etc. You can also use the "Match Me" tool to match your personality with different colleges.
- Colleges That Change Lives
- A non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. Their goal is to help each student find a college that cultivates a lifelong love of learning and that provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college.
- Cappex - Where colleges apply to you!
- A free service that helps students connect with colleges that want them before they apply. Discover your chances of getting into the college of your choice.
- Offer help throughout the entire scholarship and college application process - filling out applications, writing essays, visiting colleges & interviewing.
- CollegeWeek Live
- The leading FREE online College Fair and admissions event website. Teens can connect to admissions reps from hundreds of colleges and see current college student video webcasting about campus life.
- My Majors
- Have you decided that you want to go to college, but don't know what you want to major in? If you aren't sure, MyMajors.com can provide useful advice on college and university majors that a high school senior with your interests and achievements might do well in.
HELPFUL COLLEGE SEARCH ENGINES:
Sites that locate universities and colleges in the United States:
Sites that locate colleges around the world:
Sites that locate community and 2 year colleges:
Sites that locate schools by special groups: