The KHS College Resource Center
Hours: Open daily during One Lunch/Mustang Hour
We are available to you during the summer!
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**Please contact us using your non-school email. We are unable to reply to Humble ISD student accounts.**
A few useful guides to the entire college admissions process
These sites contain information about various college admissions topics.How to find the *right* school-College search engines – Searches can be narrowed by various indicators including geography, majors, test scores, etc.Registering at some sites allows for better matching and more information (registration is free)-Campus Visits – Always, always visit a college’s or university's Admissions page for current information on campus tours, general information sessions, and school/departmental information sessions.-College Fairs, Open Houses, Recruiter Visits at KHS - These are held throughout the school year and provide a valuable opportunity to meet with campus representatives without having to travel.College AdmissionsOnce you have identified colleges where you might apply, make sure that you meet all the college’s requirements. Always check each college’s admission page for details on academic requirements, application information and deadlines, required standardized tests, financial aid information, and scholarships.Standardized testsThis "test optional" environment changes the weight of some things in an application. That said, we still recommend that students take the necessary standardized tests in time for applications. You most likely will need:
There are several ways you can prepare for these tests. Free practice tests are available via:
If you need or want additional tutoring, options include classes, private tutoring, online tutoring, and prep books. We also recommend taking each test, under timed conditions, over back-to-back weekends to determine preference/performance. This is a cost-free opportunity to see which test is more comfortable for you.
Preparing your application
There are different vehicles by which to apply to your chosen schools. Many Texas colleges and universities participate in the ApplyTexas common application. Nationwide, more than 700 schools participate in the Common Application. A growning number of schools are participating in the Coalition Application. Other schools require a separate, or school-specific, application. Refer to your chosen school’s admission’s site for direction.
Preparing your essay
Current year's prompts for:
- Common Application, you will need to select an essay topic from the prompts listed, and be sure to check supplemental writing requirements for each school.
- ApplyTexas common essay prompts
- Coalition Application essay prompts
The following may help in with the essay writing process:
Paying for College
Financial Aid from the College
"Need based" – most colleges require a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Check the college’s financial aid page to be sure.
FAFSA4caster – estimates expected family contribution
Fafsa.ed.gov – official application, open in October
"Merit based" – academic, athletic, service, etc.
Find listings of scholarships your chosen college's admissions and/or financial aid page. Colleges may still require you to complete a FAFSA.
Scholarships – may be need based, merit based, or both. Can be national, state, local, or KHS-specific. Keep in mind, the larger the scholarship applicant pool, the more competitive the scholarship.
Online scholarship searches
College Room postings – Local or area scholarships applicable to KHS students
Kingwood High School- or Humble ISD-specific packets are available in January or February of senior year and are usually due before Spring Break.
Raiseme.me - microscholarships to specific schools
The resources listed here are just a few of the many options available online. College room volunteers provide information based on experience and research. Even though every attempt is made to verify posted information, things do change. Neither the school nor the volunteers accept liability for the accuracy of information. Always check official sources for the most up-to-date information.
Note: You should not have to pay for general information. Try to make sure the information you are looking at is unbiased. Many sites are for profit and some exist solely to sell you their product.
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