Juniors who enroll and complete five tasks by July will earn a $50 gift card!
Interact with colleges through their social media. Review your social media accounts and make sure you do not have inappropriate pictures and content because admission officers may view them. Set up a simple, conventional email address for college related correspondence and check it regularly.
It is extremely important to meet all deadlines, including financial aid, scholarship, and admission applications due dates. Enroll in McLennan County CAP and receive a free student planner!
Fees are required to take the ACT and SAT tests and to submit college applications. These can sometimes be waived so check with your guidance counselor.
A well written resume with a professional appearance lets the admission officer learn about your interests and accomplishments.
Your essays should be written only by you and in direct response to the specific question/prompt from the college or centralized admission applications.
Take ACT or SAT in the fall and retake in the spring if you think your scores can be improved. Most colleges will accept scores from either test.
All students who complete the tasks will be entered into a drawing for a $2,500 college scholarship!
Provide them with your resume and the colleges’ directions for submission well in advance of the due dates.
You must complete this to receive federal financial aid. The application should be submitted as soon as possible after October 1.
Scholarships are money from private and nonprofit entities, including colleges, that does not have to be repaid and can be based on financial need or merit, such as academic, musical, and athletic abilities.
Begin applying to the colleges that you are interested in attending between August and November. You may apply to as many as you would like, but consider the application fees and possible additional essays.
After you have submitted the FAFSA, colleges will send you letters letting you know of the amount of financial aid they will be able to provide.
The college you accept should be notified by May 1 that you intend to attend. You will be asked to pay fees and deposits for them to hold a place for you.
You must request that your high school submit a transcript with your final high school grades to the college that you have chosen.