College Preparation & Planning

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Am I taking the right classes?

Do you know if you're on the right path to college or career? Find out with a few helpful tips.

What can I do to get prepared and ahead for college and career?

Whether you are in middle school or high school, there is so much you can do to get ahead and be prepared.

Don't Leave it Up to Chance

Don't miss the opportunity to learn everything you know about paying for college and applying for the FAFSA.

Does a degree equal higher pay?

Career exploration is vital when making decisions regarding your future. Now is the time to look at what you love to do, what you're passionate about, and how you can make a living. There's alot to think about!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Planning for Life Succes

In SBISD we are helping students be college-ready and more. We believe no matter what our students are planning to do after high school, they can find their passion and spark a love of life-long learning and ultimately life success.

SBISD educators want to ensure that every student graduates from high school college-ready and ready to meet the challenges of a college curriculum or the demands of an increasingly knowledge-based workforce. Start planning now!

Do you know where you stand?

There are many factors involved in the college the admission process. However, a student's standardized test score and GPA are the biggest factors in determining acceptance into American universities.

According to College Board, as more and more students decide to attend college, competition is tougher, and factors such as GPA and SAT scores are becoming more important.   It's critical for current high school juniors to know their GPA, rank and testing scores so they can plan the work they need to do in the spring semester.  Click here to find out what you need to know.

Are you safe? Be informed and avoid financial aid scams.

Every year, several hundred thousand students and parents are defrauded by scholarship scams. Scam operations often imitate legitimate government agencies, grant-giving foundations, education lenders and scholarship matching services, using official-sounding names containing words like "National," "Federal," "Foundation," or "Administration."

Learn how to protect yourself from scholarship scams; and what to do if you are scammed.

FAFSA and TAFSA - Workshops

Did you know that more than $227 billion in financial aid is available to help students pay for college!? The first step in being able to use these funds to help pay for college is to fill out and file the correct federal and state applications. 

For most students, the FAFSA is the first step in applying to and being eligible for over 90% of available financial aid funds. 

Click here for more details >>

Do you know how you're going to pay for college?

Paying for college can be one of the toughest parts of earning your degree - but it doesn’t have to be. Use our tips, tools, and advice to learn the best ways to pay for college, including scholarships, savings, grants, loans, and more.
Once you have started your college search, start applying to scholarships, and saving money. Seek out federal financial aid, and make sure to investigate all your options when it comes to financial decisions about college.  Click here for more information.


Colleges will accept either the SAT or ACT. So which should you take?

There is not a right or wrong answer for which test you should take.  It's all about the numbers. Some students end up scoring substantially higher on the SAT; others do better on the ACT. The best option is to take both tests. 
Click here for information about both test that will assist you in planning for when to take it and how to prepare.

A New Online Tool

Welcome to myDigitial Counselor.

Are you planning for life after high school graduation?  We're here to help!  This site is designed to help you as you plan for a prepare for life after high school graduation.  From planning to testing tips and advise on financial aid, this site is just one of many tools you can use to effectively plan for college and beyond.