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College Readiness Resources for 2020

College Applications
Many institutions are continuing to accept applications for summer and fall 2020. Contact your CollegeNow Coordinator or the college/university for assistance.

Apply to schools in Texas at www.applytexas.org.
Dual Credit Enrollment for Summer and Fall Courses
You may continue with the enrollment process at this time. Contact your College Now coordinator for more information. 

Admissions Testing
TSIA: At this time, all TSIA testing is on hold until further notice.

SAT/ACT: At this time, all SAT and ACT sessions have been cancelled until June.

The ACT will have test administration in June and July. You can sign up using www.act.org.

The SAT will have administrations in June and August. You can sign up using www.sat.org.

You are HIGHLY encouraged to sign up for one or both of these tests. If you are on free or reduced lunch, email your College Now Coordinator and they will send you a fee waiver code. Please include your name and ID.

Studying for SAT/ACT:  Use this extra time to put in some extra practice for the ACT at https://academy.act.org. Practice for SAT at www.khanacademy.org.

Financial Aid
The same people that bring you the SAT, have a list of colleges for you to go through.There is still time to complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Create an FSA ID: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.

Complete a FAFSA: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.

FAFSA Help: https://studentaidhelp.ed.gov Live Chat 1-800-433-3243

www.projectgradhouston.org
Scholarships
Contact the scholarship organizations directly to find out if there are any changes to scholarship deadlines. You may also contact your College Now Coordinator or check your school College Now website for any updates.

Opportunity Scholarship
Juniors don’t forget to keep working on the opportunity scholarship. You can earn money by doing what you are already doing. https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/.
Requesting Transcripts
You will be able to request your final transcript to be sent to your choice of college or university. If the transcript is needed for a scholarship, contact your College Now Coordinator.
Harris County Promise
The next deadline for FAFSA/TASFA completion has been extended to May 4. The deadline for enrollment is still July 15. See the Harris County Promise or San Jacinto College websites for more information.
www.harriscountypromise.org or
https://www.sanjac.edu/admissions-aid/paying-college/harris-county-promise-program.

Virtual College Advising
ADVi is a new virtual tool to support college advising from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. ADVi is a chatbot – free to use (data and message rates may apply based on the user's mobile phone plan) – that can answer college questions via a text message or web chat 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Check it out on askadvi.org.

Seniors planning to attend San Jacinto College:
Request an Advising appointment from San Jacinto College
Go to http://appointments.sjcd.edu/.
    Select "Campus: (you can choose South or Central, either can help you)"
    Select "Department"
    Select "Reason for Visit"
    Select "Advisor- you can select anyone (then click the yellow “select” button on right)"
    Select "Appointment Date" (then click the yellow “select” button on right)
    Select "Appointment Time" (then click the yellow “select” button on right)
    Fill in your personal info, San Jac G#, and your contact info (make sure you type it correctly!)
    Select "Book Appointment"
There will be drop boxes on campus for any FAFSA/TASFA IRS forms to be submitted.

University/College Updates: Check your future university/college website for their most updated information.

Application Fee Waivers: Many colleges/universities are still accepting waivers but may request both student and counselor/CNC signature and will be submitted electronically. Contact your College Now Coordinator for more information..

Check your email daily for updates and information.

If you have additional questions please contact your College Now Coordinator:
Dr. Carmela James, CSC, CJAMES@PASADENAISD.ORG, 832-429-8208