Wildcat Counseling Newsletter

Plano Senior High School- August 2022


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Plano ISD has a new College and Career program- SchooLinks! All students have access to an account through an icon on their webdesk. Students will receive more information on how to use SchooLinks at the start of the year.

Fall 2022 Collin College Dual Credit

Dual Credit classes start on Monday August 22. Check your schedule online for your updated classroom.

Plano ISD College Night

Join us for Plano ISD's annual College Night! Representatives from over 200 colleges, universities, trade schools, and military branches will be there to talk to students, provide information and answer questions.

Monday September 19, 6-8pm

Plano Event Center- 2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074

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Juniors have the opportunity to take the PSAT on October 12th. This test alows students to practice before taking the actual SAT in March (which they will send to colleges for admisison.) The PSAT can also qualify students for scholarships and college recruitment opportunities.

Sign up and payment is required for students who are interested and can be found on Parent Portal: https://parentportal.pisd.edu/

For more information click here: PSAT/NMSQT Info

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Level Change Requests

Please submit the form at the link below in order to request withdrawal from an advanced level course. Requests will be considered based on the information provided and class availability (not every upper level class has an on-level counterpart and some on-level classes may be full.) Continue to follow your current schedule until you’re notified whether or not the change can be made.

Request Submission Deadlines:

  • August 31
  • October 7 (for 2nd 9-week changes)
  • December 16 (for 2nd semester changes)


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AP Registration

AP Students! Please make sure that you are joining your teachers' classes in MyAP and selecting to take the AP exam. The AP exam is how you earn college credit for your Advanced Placement classes.

Payment for AP exams is due October 28th for all students in a Fall AP class and can be made here: http://totalregistration.net/ap/445565

Exam fees: $97 per exam ($25 for students who qualify for reduced fee lunch) + processing fees

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College Preview & Admission Events

Want to start visiting college campuses? Click on the link below for a list of regional colleges and universities that are hosting on-campus events for prospective students. You can also visit the website of any schoolyou're interested in to sign up for a individual tour:

College Preview & Admission Events

SENIORS- College Applications

Public colleges and universities in Texas (both 2-year and 4-year schools) use Go Apply Texas as their application for admission. Chances are, you will be applying to a school that uses this platform so take this opportunity to get your account started. You can input your informaton, write the essays and have it all ready to go!


If you are planning to apply to out-of-state or private colleges and universities, then you should also use this time to start a Common App account. Just like Go Apply Texas, The Common App allows you to complete one applictaion and submit it to a variety of schools (over 900!)


(Use a personal email address and not your @MyPISD.net)

Introduction to ApplyTexas
What is the Common App?


A transcript is a record of all the grades you've earned in High School. Colleges and universities will request this as part of the admission process. Final transcripts with your 11th grade information will be available in late July (after summer school ends, which is the official end of the school year).

Seniors can request transcripts to be sent to colleges here: https://myforms.pisd.edu/Forms/TRequest

If you have questions about transcripts, you can contact the Registrar at 469-752-9324.

Financial Aid

FAFSA- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine a student’s eligibility for all types of federal and state financial aid. Completing the FAFSA, TASFA or submitting an official FAFSA Opt-Out Form is a Texas Graduation Requirement.

FAFSA Link: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa (Will be available October 1 of your Senior Year)

Students not eligible to complete the FAFSA may be able to complete the TASFA. Only specific students qualify to complete the TASFA, see your counselor for more information.

If you would like to Opt-Out of the completing of the FAFSA or TASFA, please complete the following form and submit it to your counselor:

FAFSA Opt-Out Form (Spanish Version)

Scholarships- We keep an extensive Scholarship List on our website that is updated regularly. Check there periodically to see which ones you want to apply for.

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All Juniors will take the SAT in March 2023 at Plano Senior High School free of charge.

SAT- If you need an ACT score for college admission, you can register here: http://www.sat.org/

Next SAT Test Date: August 27th. Late registration is open until August 16th

ACT- If you need an ACT score for college admission, visit their website to register: https://www.act.org/

Next ACT Test Date: September 10th. Late registration is open until August 19th

Power of a Post

August 27, 2022. Get information on how social media can impact your future. Regsiter at https://tinyurl.com/paabsebranding
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Need Help? Contact your Counselor!

Plano Senior High Counseling Department

Giovanna James- Lead Counselor (12th AVID Students)

Wendy Rupp (A-Caq)



Joel Brzezinski (Car-Gam)



Jennifer Medina (Gan-Jac)



Quincy Ham (Jad-Ma)



Lance Davis (Mb-Ph)



Grace Delgado (Pi-Sta)



Toby Schulte (Stb-Z)



Latresha Murphy- Counseling Office Clerk



Counseling Secretary


Ally Nyp- Social Worker



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