Class of 2022
You can start applying for college as early as July 1st 2021 for some universities.
Alamo Colleges applications open in mid-October of your senior year.
*Remember you are applying as an UNDERGRADUATE FRESHMAN for Fall 2022*
For information including essays, deadlines & scholarships go to
GoApplyTexas.org for colleges and universities in Texas
CommonApp.org for some private and out of state universities
Did you take Dual Credit or OnRamps courses? You will need to submit transcripts for Northwest Vista College and/or UT. Please keep in mind, after you graduate, you will need to request final transcripts as well!
For Dual Credit, log into your ACES account, click on the student link and request official transcripts.
For OnRamps, log into your UTDirect account to request transcripts.
You will want to check with the college you plan to attend to see requirements and exemptions for the TSI test. Click on the above link for practice tests and sample questions.
SAT/ACT Test Information
This year it is a graduation requirement for the State of Texas! See Texas House Bill 3 for additional information. https://tea.texas.gov/academics/college-career-and-military-prep/financial-aid-requirement
Applying for Financial Aid
The 2022-2023 financial aid (FAFSA/TASFA) application will open on October 1st 2021
You will use the 2020 1040 tax information for parents and students.
The first step in the financial aid application process will be to create an FSA ID for the student and one for one parent. Once you have both FSA ID's, you will go to studentaid.gov (see image below) and begin the FAFSA.
Below are different types of financial aid you may be eligible for when you complete the FAFSA.
TASFA is for students without a social security number. If you have questions regarding your eligibility to apply for financial aid contact Mrs. Torres in the career center or the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.
This is not a complete list of scholarships! Sign up for Remind or follow our socials to receive scholarship info as it is received from Mrs. Torres
It is a good idea to create a high school resume to assist you with your college and scholarship applications and to request letters of recommendation.