Counselor's Corner

Welcome to the Dawson High School Counselor's Corner
 
 

2020-2021  ACT Test Dates

 

(Tests are NOT offered at DISD

(Register at actstudent.org)

 

Test  Date:                             Register  By                              Late Fee Deadline               

September 12, 2020 August 14, 2020 August 15-August 28
October 24, 2020 September 18, 2020 Sept. 19-Oct. 2
December 12, 2020
November 6, 2020
November 7-20
February 6, 2021
January 8, 2021
January 9-15
April 17, 2021
March 12, 2021
March 13-26
June 12, 2021
May 7, 2021
May 8-21
July 17, 2021
June 18, 2021
June 19-25

 

 

 

2020-2021 SAT Test Dates

Tests are NOT offered at DISD

(Register at sat.org)

 

 

Test  Date:                                Register  By                         Late Fee Deadline              

August 29, 2020 July 31, 20202 August 11, 2020
September 26, 2020 August 26, 2020 September 15, 2020
October 3, 2020
September 4, 2020

September 22, 2020

November 7, 2020
October 7, 2020

October 27, 2020

December 5, 2020
November 5, 2020

November 24, 2020

March 13, 2021
February 12, 2021

March 2, 2021

May 8, 2021
April 8, 2021

April 27, 2021

June 5, 2021
May 6, 2021

May 26, 2021

                                               

 

                                                               Test Dates for Credit by Exam

October 31, 2019               February 14, 2020                   June 5, 2020                      August 14, 2020

 

 

Thinking About Your Career

Big Future by the College Board

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Career Exploration from Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/k12/content/students/careers/career-exploration.htm

Generation Texas

http://gentx.org/resources/gentx-way-to-pay/

Choosing a College Major and/or a Career

https://www.mymajors.com/

Texas Genuine—Explore career fields and the college programs that prepare you for those careers

http://texasgenuine.org/

Texas Genuine Assessment:  Career Guidance Tool to help you identify areas of career interest

http://assessment.texasgenuine.org/

 

Career Quizzes to Help You Understand You

Job Outlook Career Quiz will help you understand your work style and explore careers you might enjoy.

https://joboutlook.gov.au/CareerQuiz.aspx

Career Quiz Personality Test--5 minutes

 https://www.opencolleges.edu.au/careers/career-quiz

Major Choices

http://www.aie.org/pay-for-college/understand-college-costs/major-choices/

Career One Stop

http://www.careeronestop.org/

What Career Is Right for Me?

https://www.whatcareerisrightforme.com/

Career Quiz--Princeton Review

https://www.princetonreview.com/quiz/career-quiz

 

Choosing a College

https://www.myfuture.com/college/applying/choosing-a-college

https://www.cappex.com/media/fitkit.pdf

https://www.collegexpress.com/articles-and-advice/admission/articles/find-college/finding-right-college-match/

https://www.petersons.com/college-search.aspx

https://www.fastweb.com/college-search/articles/finding-a-college-that-fits-you

https://www.unigo.com/college-match

 

Applying to College

Apply Texas Website—Online Application for Texas Colleges

https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX

You might choose to visit the website of specific colleges and view their application process.

 

 

Testing for College

TSI Testing Temporarily Postponed

 

 

Financial Aid Information

FAFSA  Financial Aid--File as early as October 1

https://fafsa.gov/

The FAFSA is the application that college and career school students must complete to determine eligibility for federal student aid.  In addition, many scholarships require that students complete FAFSA.   To learn more, visit  https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 Videos to help understand the FAFSA process: 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL23B9A23CD8DD82DD&feature=plcp

 Questions?  Please call Mrs. Bragg at 254-578-1031  ext. 206

 

Paying for College--Understanding Financial Aid and the Scholarship Process

https://www.salliemae.com/

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/an-ultimate-guide-to-understanding-college-financial-aid

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid

https://www.fastweb.com/financial-aid/articles/the-beginner-s-guide-to-financial-aidhttps://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/student-resource-center/paying-for-college/understanding-financial-aid

 

Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information for Texas Students

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-state/texas-scholarships

http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/funding/aid/faidalpha.php

http://www.collegescholarships.org/states/texas.htm

http://www.fastweb.com/

https://www.cappex.com

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

https://www.scholarships.com/

https://www.collegenet.com/

https://www.niche.com/

https://www.petersons.com/

http://www.scholarshipmonkey.com/

** https://scholarshipbuddytexas.com/newsletter  -site just for Texas students of all ages

 

College for All Texans

http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/

http://knowhow2go.acenet.edu/