College and Career Resources
By the fall of the senior year in high school, the shopping for a college should stop and the applying should begin. Many selective colleges and universities have fall deadlines. Others may have deadlines late in the spring, or may even continue taking applications through the summer. Always check the actual website of the college you want to apply to for the most accurate admission deadline and requirements!School Code for LHS is 444-135Below are some helpful resources:Choices360: is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, online career and academic planning resource that helps students graduate with a plan.Generation Texas: a community-based movement that provides Texas students, families, and their communities with the encouragement, knowledge resources, and support that they need to get on and stay on the path to college and career education beyond high school. Specifically, Generation TX seeks to increase awareness of and support for the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards; to clarify the processes of applying for college admission and financial aid; and to develop a commitment among stakeholders to create a college-going culture in Texas. The initial two years of Generation TX is funded by $3 million from a federal College Access Challenge Grant.Apply Texas: If applying to public supported colleges in Texas (also known as state schools), one application can work for all.Common Application: When applying to private colleges throughout the United States, many accept the common application. Go to:College For Texans: Everything a Texan needs to know about preparing for, applying for, and paying for college or technical school.Texas Common Application: Apply online to Texas colleges.Common Application: One online application to 347 different colleges and universities across the nation.NACAC for Parents & Students: Resources for college-bound parents and students.College Navigator: Search for colleges, build a list of schools for side-by-side comparisons, pinpoint school locations with an interactive map, export search results into a spreadsheet, save your session including search options, results, and favorites.Collegeboard: Resource for college entrance tests, college planning, college search, applying to and paying for college.YOUniversity TV: Online video resource community, where you can watch HD video campus tours of 100's of the top colleges & universityities 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: Non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and suport 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 studednts connect with colleges that want them before they apply. Discover your chances for getting into the college of your choice.Supercollege: Offers help throughout 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.*Most colleges publish their application for admission directly on their website. Always go directly to the source when trying to find information about a college.
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:
Resource site for undocumented students: Click here
Other College Information and Resources for Parents and Students
College Students Guide to Ergonomics (Tips on staying active/healthy and avoiding sedentary lifestyle post-high school)
What to Expect from Campus Life
Everything Has it’s Time - Including Fun
What to Expect at College and How to Put Together Your Dorm Room Checklist
What is Dorm Life Really Like?
Dorm Life 101
Advice for Living Away From Home