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
HARN- The Houston Area Recruiers Network-
Offers students so much information about their member colleges and and for the process of applying to college.
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.
Naviance: Are You Ready for College? 7 topics and timelines to prepare for college. Specifically for Texas High School students http://areyouready.hobsons.com/tx/
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.
HARN- The Houston Area Recruiers Network- offers students so much information about their member collegeand and for the process of applying to college. Click here for a list of member schools and for the guide for their admission requirements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students AND Parents should explore these websites:
CHECK THESE OUT -
http://mapping-your-future.org- A guided tour for preparing and entering college
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....
Best colleges yearly here:
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.