Additional Resources

College Prep | Career Planning | Financial AidScholarships | Testing Deadlines 


College Prep

Preparing for the ACT, testing dates and locations, ACT registration, test scores
Big Future   College comparison tool  
College for Texans
Advice on preparing, applying, and paying for college, getting through college, career planning
Compare College TX   Information on college admissions information, costs, graduation & transfer rates, graduate success, classes, and first year earnings  
Sample test questions in Mathematics, Reading, and Writing skills.
Education Planner
Career assessment tools, test prep tips, college search, application tips, advice on paying for college
High School Hub
Study skills tips, subject guide, links to additional reference sites, news, and college information
National Center for Education Statistics   College search tool. Information such as programs, student population, housing, financial aid, athletic teams, admission requirements. and tuition and fees  
SAT, ACT, GRE prep

Princeton Review

College rankings, searchable database of colleges and majors, career quiz, college application advice
Preparing for the SAT, testing dates and locations, SAT registration, test scores, Advice on college applications and paying for college, college search

TSI Assessment

Information explaining the need for the TSI Assessment, how to determine eligibility for exemption, how the assessment works and what it covers. 

TSI Pre-Assessment

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Career Planning

Galveston City
Current job opportunities for the City of Galveston
Galveston County
Current job opportunities for the County of Galveston
Mind Tools
Articles on time management, stress management, communication skills, project planning, decision making, etc.
Provides guidance on determining a career path that meets your needs. Tips on job hunting, resume writing, and job interviewing techniques.
Texas Workforce Commission
Provides a constantly updated list of available jobs in Texas. There are several additional links provided that offer tips on resume building and career planning.
Reality Check
Provides interactive tools that assist users in an estimation of cost of living, potential income for a career, and detailed job descriptions sorted by industry.

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Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Student Guide to Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Loans.
Galveston College: Available Aid
Available Aid including additional grants, loans, and scholarships. Many of the listed scholarships are exclusive to Galveston College students.

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Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation   The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors recognized for their capacity to lead and serve and their committment to making an impact on their schools and communities  
Dell Scholars
The Dell Scholar program enables more underserved students with financial need to achieve their greatest potential through higher education.
Fast Web
Provides searchable database of local, national, and college specific scholarships.
Gates Millennium Scholars
The Gates Millennium Scholars program provides outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarships    Awarded to those meeting the criteria of citizenship, residence, academic standing, college/university plans, demonstration of leadership, character, and economic need  
Lulac National Scholarship Fund   The LNSF helps students in underserved communities make the dream of college enrollment a reality  
Ronald McDonald House Charities   Offers scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement  
United Negro College Fund
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the nation’s most comprehensive minority higher education assistance organization. UNCF administers more than 400 scholarships and fellowships that support students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level.
Provides information on a variety of available scholarships along with a college search tool

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Testing Deadlines*

Test Date Test Name Regular Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline (a fee applies)

March 5, 2016 SAT
February 5, 2016

May 7, 2016 SAT & Subject Tests April 8, 2016

April 9, 2016 ACT March 4, 2016
March 5-18, 2016
June 11, 2016 ACT May 6, 2016
May 7-20, 2016

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Updated 2/12/2016 - Content Author awiste