Planning for life after Hereford ISD. (College and Career Readiness)
To learn more about planning your future (click here)
Click here for: Texas Genuine
JOBS AND CAREERS | COLLEGE PLANNING
Texas Genuine enables students to explore future careers and take an assessment to understand their skills and interests. Students can use that information to explore college programs.
Click here for: Texas Wages
JOBS AND CAREERS | FINANCES
Help students explore the difference between future careers and how much they pay with this simple tool from the Texas Workforce Commission.
Click here for: My Next Move
COLLEGE PLANNING | JOBS AND CAREERS
In this resource from the US Department of Labor, explore the skills, education, and even the personality traits necessary for various careers.
Click here for: Texas Reality Check
JOBS AND CAREERS | FINANCES
Curious how your college and career path will impact your future income? How easy it will be to pay off student loans? Find out.
Click here for: Texas Career Check
JOBS AND CAREERS
Learn about hundreds of careers with this career search for high school students. Explore salaries, popularity, and more.
Choosing a college
The 2019-20 Ratings Are In!
The search for the right college can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, most rankings don't tell you what matters most: what students are learning. This resource does tell you by grading colleges and universities in seven core areas of knowledge.
Finding money for school
College for All Texans
COLLEGE PLANNING | FINANCES
Find out your options on how to pay for college education costs. Understand tuition and fees, financial aid, and scholarships and loans.
Applying for college
Steps in Applying for College
Choose a college. Consider size, location, cost, admission requirements, a course of study, family tradition, physical facilities, extracurricular activities, honors programs, transfer of credits, etc. It is strongly recommended that you visit college campuses before finalizing your decision.
Meet admission requirements: a) grades; b) testing. These can be found on the colleges' websites.
a) admissions - Public colleges in Texas www.applytexas.org
Over 300 other colleges at www.commonapp.org
File applications: If an essay is required, use correct spelling and punctuation. Make the best impression possible.
b) housing - Usually requires a deposit and at some universities, on-campus housing is limited. Be aware of any deadlines for housing applications.
c) financial aid - Financial aid forms must be accurate, and complete. www.fafsa.gov
Meet all deadlines. It is a good idea to mark these on your calendar.
Keep a record of all correspondence with the college.
Sign and return the letter of financial offers.
Request a final transcript from your high school registrar. This final Academic Achievement Record will have a state seal.