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Remember that if your graduating senior is interested in an honors program, most universities offer some kind of honors track or classes. Have your students check with the schools they are interested in to find out application procedures, deadlines and specific scholarships available for that program.
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Information for parents of Juniors and all grades below:

Senate Bill 175, passed by the 81st Texas Legislature allows The University of Texas at Austin to limit automatic admission
to 75 percent of the university’s enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students.

The University has determined that it will automatically admit all eligible 2014 summer/fall freshman applicants who
rank within the top 7% of their high school graduating classes, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review.
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Simple Tuition: has over 100 related articles explaining the financial aid process, tips from first-time college parents, student loan comparisons, and much more. Take a look at the site and see for yourself!

Standout Student College Scholarship. There is more to getting into college than good grads and test scores! Plus, by our school placing this link on our site you will get an extra $100 if you win. Go here to find out more.
  Free Scholarship of the Day A scholarship is posted each day and a brief overview is given. Go to  While not all scholarships will apply to all students this will give them a way to determine in about 20 seconds if the day's posting is one they should pursue. Many that are posted are little known, therefore, less competitive.

If there is a college or university you are interested in attending and would like information regarding specific scholarships that the college may offer please see Gwen Orr.
"Paying for Your College Education"
is a guide designed to walk parents and students through the process of applying for financial aid and student loans.  Copies are available in the counselor's office.
career forwardFree online course helps students plan careers
A free online learning program from Microsoft is helping middle and high school students think about careers they might like to pursue and the skills necessary to attain those careers. Called CareerForward, the course has students examine their skills and interests as they investigate potential career paths and other aspects to independent living, such as financial management skills. Its four components address specific aspects of 21st-century careers. | Full Story
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