Knowledge for College
We are moving into fall and deeper into the college application process. This month FAFSA opened for students and we know the sooner they submit it, the more money available to help pay for college. To support your advising efforts, check out this month’s articles, videos, and downloadable resources on FASFA, financial aid, and more college application support. Check these resources out, pass them along to students, post them in your virtual classroom, or link them on your school website! Copy-and-paste emails will be sent weekly to be forwarded to your students or can be found in this package to be sent at your own pace.
Texas Content Downloads for the Knowledge for College Bundle
The following resources are available for free download. Send them to students, print them for your classroom, or incorporate them into a lesson plan or counseling session!
Content and Videos
How to Decide Where to Apply to College
Once you've built your college list, it's time to make some decisions!
Six Steps to Completing the Apply Texas Application
Six simple steps to completing the Apply Texas college application
Choosing the Perfect Apply Texas College Essay Prompt
Before you start writing your college essay make sure you are responding to the right prompt!
How to Outline and Write Your College Essay
Make your essay the star of your application! Here's how to outline and write a great college essay.
FAFSA: What It Is And Why It's Important [Video]
What is the FAFSA and why it's important for financial aid in college.
How to Send SAT Scores and ACT Scores To Colleges
You get up to four free score reports! Here's how to send SAT scores and ACT scores to colleges.
Mental Health and Self-Care Resources for Teens
Taking care of yourself is important. We can sometimes lose sight of our own needs when we're busy going to school, work, or other activities. Here is a short list of organizations, their websites, and if they have one, their phone/text lines.