COLLEGE GUIDANCE

 

Naviance is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.  Use the link below to connect.  Please contact Mrs. Purcell with questions. Use your email address to login.

LINKS

APPLY TEXAS and SAT, ACT FBCA CEEB CODE is:  445-380

Alice Purcell
Academic Counselor
Secondary Social Studies
alice.purcell@fbcatx.org

BestColleges.com

The transition from high school to college can be a rigorous journey, one where preparation is key.  With the application process underway now, try the following guide for students beginning the college application process, a guide that outlines the process from beginning to end!

  • Admissions exams 
    Personal statements and entrance essays
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Interviews and campus visits

Click here to visit bestcolleges.com

PSAT, ACT and SAT College Entrance Exams

WHAT IS PSAT?

The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. More than 3.4 million high school students (mostly juniors and sophomores) take this nationwide, multiple-choice test every year.

What is the PSAT and why is it important?

The PSAT won’t count towards your college admissions applications, but it is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. Some of the highest scoring students may win scholarship money, so while you shouldn’t stress out about the PSAT, you certainly shouldn’t ignore it either. Use the PSAT as practice for the SAT and ACT and an important guidepost on your college admissions journey.

The PSAT is offered nationally every year in October. Ask Mrs. Alice Purcell about upcoming testing date.

* from www.collegeboard.com

WHAT IS ACT?

The ACT® test is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities and colleges in the United States. The ACT is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning.

Go to website:  www.act.org

WHAT IS SAT?

The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by the College Board. 

GO to SAT website:  www.collegeboard.com

Scholarship opportunities