College Readiness is defined as a level of high school preparedness a student has in order to enroll and succeed in college or university, without having to take remedial college classes (courses that do not count towards a degree program). College-ready students have the skills and ability to succeed academically and culturally in a post-secondary setting. After selecting several colleges/universities of interest, a student begins the application process. Additional College Readiness information can be found at:
College Application Process
Applying for college is both exciting and frustrating. Prior planning can help make the process a more seamless endeavor. The key is knowing what needs to be submitted to have a complete application and most importantly, meeting all deadlines. Applying to College 101 link: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/applying
The first step in the application process is exploring and deciding what college/university you plan first. Exploring colleges/universities online and through college visits is a good start. Two excellent websites to start your search and to narrow down your list are:
Big Future - www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org
College Express - www.collegexpress.com
Nearly every college in the United States can be found on Big Future. By reviewing the college/universities, you can determine if you are a good candidate for that school and if the school has the career/subject pathway of interest. Once you have investigated several colleges and universities it is time to apply!
For most students the application process will require you to complete three items:
If applying to one or multiple Texas college(s)/university(ies): www.applytexas.org
Several schools use the Common Application: www.commonapp.org
For Historically Black Colleges and Universities: www.commonblackcollegeapp.com
When applying, always check the school’s website as there may be special instructions or a reduced-price (even free) application.
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