COLLEGE VISITS - Students are allowed two (2) college days during the junior year and two (2) days during their senior year. The parent must call in the absence the day of the college visit, and when the student checks in the day they return to school, they must bring a dated letter on school letterhead from the college they visited. The student will be not be counted absent, and the absence will not count towards the final exam exemption policy. This applies to military visits as well. (dated military letterhead from service visited)
ON CAMPUS COLLEGE VISITS: Interested in having a TX college come to visit to meet with students in the College Room? Email Mrs Herbst and she will try to make it happen! firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Houston State- http://www.shsu.edu/~visitor/saturday.html
Texas A&M- http://www.oar.tamu.edu/aggielandsaturday/
Texas State- http://www.admissions.txstate.edu/visit/bobcat-days.html
Texas Tech- http://www.visit.ttu.edu/
U of H - http://www.uh.edu/academics/catalog/profile/campus_tours/index.php
Lonestar College, 2 times a month-KPHS Commons, all lunches
Don't see a college listed? Contact Ms Herbst inthe library for more information
Common Application for Texas Public Universities
http://app.commonapp.org/ Private University or College Application for online applications or to print. Accepted by over 250 colleges, some exclusively.
College Board Online
http://www.collegeboard.com/Excellent tool for college admissions: planning, searching, applying and paying for college.
http://www.collegeview.com/index.htmlOne of the better college search-engines, comprehensive college planning site. Has an excellent database that"s easy to use. Best place to find addresses, e-mail, telephone and fax numbers. Look for Key Facts for each college.
The Princeton Review
http://www.princetonreview.com/Guides for undergraduate, graduate, medical, law and business schools. Advice for career exploration. Home of 351 Best College Rankings, students vote on the greatest profs, worst food, and poshest dorms and more! Check how schools rate online.
http://www.nextstepmagazine.com/NSMPages/home.aspxNextStepMag.com is a FREE (we know what it"s like to be cashless!) online resource for: high school students, parents of high school students, school counselors,community college transfer students,
Peterson"s Colleges and Universities
http://www.petersons.com/Total college-planning site including search, test prep and financial aid.
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
http://www.kaptest.com/index.jhtmlExplore this site for testing, admissions, college life, health and medical degrees and professional degrees.
U.S. Universities, Alphabetic -
U.S. Universities, by State -
Global Computing Links to American Universities
IPEDS College Opportunities On-line
http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/coolCollege Opportunities On-Line by the National Center for Education Statistics in the U.S. Department of Education. NCES was authorized by Congress in 1998 to help college students, future students, and their parents understand the differences between colleges and how much it costs to attend college.
National Association for College Admission Counseling
http://www.nacac.com/College admissions and college counselors belong to this national association. For all the latest changes and innovations in admissions and financial aid, check here.
College Board Online
http://www.collegeboard.com Register online for the SAT, view and send your SAT scores, and find all the information you need -- including exam dates and fees -- for the SAT I, SAT II: Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, AP, and CLEP.
ACT Home Page
http://www.act.org Register online for the ACT.
THEA Exam (Texas Higher Education Assessment)
http://number2.com is an absolutely free test prep that is lots of fun, and will send you reminders to practice.
Educational Testing Service
http://www.ets.org is the world"s largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research. Has links for the AP, SAT, Toefl, and more. Has the capability for online registration for many tests.
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
FREE Practice Tests on-line available to Harris County Library card holders.
http://www.learnatest.com/LearningExpressLibrary/Home.cfm?CFID=&CFTOKEN=&Refresh=1&HR= Your library card number is the username.
Lonestar College offers SAT prep classes- click here for dates and details
Students AND Parents should explore these websites:
CHECK THESE OUT -
http://mapping-your-future.org- A guided tour for preparing and entering college
CollegeSource- An online catalog to information on over 27,000 private, public, 2 and 4 year schools international schools and more. Only accessible from Bracken Library.
www.college.gov - lots of information and a great starting point if you plan to use Federal Student loans. (Your tax dollars- let them work for you!)
http://www.zinio.com/reader.jsp?issue=416098614&o=ext Texas Monthly"s Guide to Texas Colleges
http://www.stateuniversity.com/ There"s a new site for University Information, including Admission Credits Accepted - AP exams, dual credit, etc; faculty salaries, majors, costs and a lot, lot more.
http://www.ecampustours.com/ Check out the college of your choice with a virtual tour of the campus! Also provided- college planning info, student financial aid, campus life, career exploration, student loans, scholarships and more! Use their free scholarship search or register for a chance to win a scholarship. ALL FREE.
www.youniversityTV.com More video campus tours- Lots of cool facts with a "student friendly" spin....
http://www.collegeboard.com/splash/ - look at college matchmaker. This site will tell you all the specifics about every college in America. It will tell you what the minimum scores required are etc.
http://www.campustours.com - more virtual tours, webcams, maps photos and links to college websit es.
College Rankings are found here:
Best value for Public Colleges here:
Best colleges yearly here:
This site is very interesting because it is based on surveys
directly from STUDENTS....
Federal Student Aid PIN Registration site
http://http://www.pin.ed.gov/PINWebApp/pinindex.jsp . Getting your PIN early before Christmas will hasten the application and determination process with the FAFSA. Corrections and updates are much easier too.
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov Has online forms and filing with information about FAFSA
www.meritaid.com and www.zinch.com Excellent scholarship websites for students who will qualify for merit-based scholarships.This website will allow you to look up colleges of interest and find out about their merit awards and match them to YOU. WORTH THE LOOK!
Students Gateway to the Government
The Student Guide
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html A comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them. Paper copies are available in the college room and in the counselor"s office with the FAFSA Application forms.
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation
http://www.tgslc.org/ Private, non-profit corporation designated to administer the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP).
http://www.finaid.org (The SmartStudent"s Guide to Financial Aid), was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.
http://www.fastweb.com (Financial Aid Search through the Web) is a searchable database of more than 275,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 10,000 sources worth more than $775 million. It has a facility to notify you by e-mail when new scholarships meeting your qualifications come available.
www.scholarshipExperts.com Providing help to find scholarships and free money since 2001. Consstantly updated database.
www.schoolsoup.com Help with scholarship database, loans, career center, online degrees and cheap textbooks
http://www.scholarshipcoach.com "I"m your virtual Scholarship Coach! As you use this site, my goal is to help you find and win college cash. So are you ready? The road to scholarship success begins now. By Ben Kaplan author of "How to go to College for Free". Turn up your sound, it talks to you!
2010 Colleges, College Scholarships, and Financial Aid
College Aid Calculator
http://www.adventuresineducation.org/cac/cac72C142start.html Plan and estimate your share of college costs.
PRINCETON REVIEW http://www.princetonreview.com/college/testprep/
Offer sessions in Kingwood about 3 times a year, cost about $899. Houston OfficeStaff (713)688-5500 e-mail mailto:email@example.com
COLLEGE BOARD http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/newsat/prep/prep.html
Download, print, and take a free, full-length practice test. Then review a free score and skills report, and explanations to all test answers.
TESTMASTERS www.testmasters.com 281-564-7700 Offer sessions in Kingwood and Humble.12 classes, about $699. Guarantees a 300 pt improvement.Can try first two classes free. $25.00 off coupons available in college room after 11/12/08.
KAPLAN http://www.kaptest.com/ Offer sessions in Kingwood3 times a year,14 sessions, 3 hoursCost about $899 1-800-KAP-TEST or 713-520-7223. Sometimes offered at Kingwood High School.
KINGWOOD COLLEGE CONTINUING EDUCATION SAT Preparation $39 or $160, one day or one week session. Click here for more information , or please call (281) 312-1660 or (281) 312-1661.
KINGWOOD LIBRARY- FREE Practice Tests on-line available to Harris County Library card holders. Go to , Click on Databases scroll down to Education, click on Learning Express Library . Type in your library card bar code.If this doesn"t work contact theKingwoodbranch library.
Great on-line prep site.Give it a try, it will remind you to practice .INCLUDES SAT, ACT, GRE practice exams.
http://www.INEEDAPENCIL.COM : Free SAT practice and insight from current college students.
NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete -
http://www.ncaa.org/library/general.html to view and/or save to your computer. OR - Call the NCAA publications hotline at 800/638-3731 and ask for a free copy of the "Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete" which contains the registration forms and a Clearinghouse brochure
NCAA Clearinghouse for online Registration
The NCAA Sports Library
http://www.ncaa.org/library/ Official Publications of the NCAA
http://www.njcaa.org/ National Junior College Athletic Association NAIA -
http://www.naia.org/ National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
http://www.naia.org/local/memberschools.html for a list of member NAIA schools
Student/Athlete Educational Association
Aggie Corps of Cadets: @ Texas A&M https://www.tamu.edu
Check out "Spend the Night with the Corps". Get a feel for the Aggie Corps of Cadets by spending an overnight with an outfit on the A&M College Station Campus. (Being a member of the Aggie Corps of Cadets does not require a military committment.)
list of colleges/universities with ARMY ROTC programs:
and scholarship application:
US Military Careers http://armedforcescareers.com/
The Defense Link http://www.defenselink.mil/
The United States Navy http://www.navy.mil/
The National Guard http://www.ngb.army.mil/
The Marines http://www.usmc.mil/
The Army http://www.army.mil/
All Academies have summer programs for Juniors in High School. Check out the Academy webpages for details. Information is generally posted in January. Attendance in these summer programs does not guarantee admission upon HS graduation.
When applying to the Academies for admission pay very close attention to deadlines.
Air Force Academy
http://www.usafa.af.mil Candidates must have a nomination in order to be considered for appointment. Contact your congressman or Senator in the Spring of junior year or by the middle of September of senior year.
Coast Guard Academy
http://www.cga.edu/ A nomination is not required but are very competitive on a nationwide basis.
Merchant Marine Academy
http://www.usmma.edu/ Candidates must have a nomination in order to be considered for appointment. Contact your congressman or Senator in the Spring of junior year or by the middle of September of senior year.
Naval Academy http://www.usna.edu/ Candidates must have a nomination in order to be considered for appointment. Contact your congressman or Senator in the Spring of junior year or by the middle of September of senior year.
United States Military Academy ( West Point) http://www.usma.edu/ Candidates must have a nomination in order to be considered for appointment. Contact your congressman or Senator in the Spring of junior year or by the middle of September of senior year.
For students who would like to experience a military environment while getting a first-class education, a Senior Military College (SMC) offers the best of both worlds. SMCs are among the most prestigious and famous education institutions in the world. You can learn more about each SMC by visiting their official Web sites:
Norwich University http://www.norwich.edu/
Virginia Military Institute http://www.vmi.edu/
The Citadel http://www.citadel.edu/
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets http://www.vtcc.vt.edu/
North Georgia College & State University http://www.ngcsu.edu/
Texas A&M Corps of Cadets http://www.aggiecorps.org/
Mary Baldwin Women"s Institute for Leadership http://www.mbc.edu/vwil/
KPHS is not responsible for the content/information on any non-Humble ISD website listed above. These websites are provided as a service to our students. If you have any questions about any of the outside sites listed here, please contact them directly.