Senior Information

SAT/ACT Dates

Make sure to register well before the deadline so that you can make sure you have a seat at a school nearby. 

Check with Miss Mena to see if you are able to register with a fee waiver. 

The following are the deadlines for both tests. IF you need to register AFTER a deadline, then you are responsible for the LATE FEE, which is about $25 for the ACT and $75 for the SAT (the waiver DOES NOT cover the cost of the test if you are registering late). The fees must be paid via credit card.  

SAT

Test Date  Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline 
 October 1  September 1  September 20
 November 5   October 7  October 25
 December 3  November 3  November 22
 January 21  December 21  January 10
 March 11  February 10  February 28
 May 6    April 7  April 25
 June 3  May 9  May 24

ACT

Test Date  Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline 
 September 10  August 5  August 19
 October 22  September 16  September 30
 December 10  November 4  November 18
 February 11  January 13  January 20
 April 8   March 3  March 17
 June 10  May 5  May 19




Online Applications

Apply online using these sites:

You will need to create an account, so be sure to save your logins and passwords someplace you will be able to find them (or your folder at the Go Center). Communication from colleges about the status of your application will come through email, so use an account that you check regularly.


Essay Topics
Get a head start on your college application essays by writing rough drafts over the summer.

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Sending Transcripts to Colleges

To have your transcript sent to the colleges you have applied to, make sure to go to Ms. Torres in the Counseling office and fill out the appropriate form to have your transcripts sent. Request your transcript at least 3 weeks before a deadline to ensure delivery.


Recommendation Letters

Read instructions carefully to see whether or not your college wants letters of recommendation, how many they want, and who they want to write those letters (counselor, teacher, etc).  Generally, Texas public colleges and universities do not need counselor recommendations.  Private institutions and colleges/universities found outside of Texas are more likely to want a counselor recommendation.  

It is polite to ASK someone first if they will write a letter for you.  Once they've agreed, be sure to give your recommenders 2-3 weeks notice before your letter is due. Writing a good letter takes time.

To request a letter of recommendation from your COUNSELOR, submit a detailed resume along with this form: Counselor Recommendation Form

To request a letter of recommendation from your TEACHER, submit a detailed resume along with this form: Teacher Recommendation Form

Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS come from a variety of sources, including the college you plan to attend.  Be sure to fill out the scholarship application when you complete your application for admission.  Scholarships are awarded based on merit and/or need.  Money is typically distributed quickly, so waiting to apply for scholarships is not a good idea.

Here are a few websites to look for scholarship opportunities:

-   The Zinch Website
-   The Los Fresnos High School Counselors' Page
- The link to the left labeled "Scholarship Info" 

*** Most local scholarships can be found on the Scholarship Corner in front of Mrs. Barreda's office in the Counseling Office.***
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