Guidance and Counseling
Welcome to Groveton ISD's Counselor's Corner. Our goal is to provide students with career, educational and personal counseling. Below please find information about applying to colleges or trade schools and information about applying for financial aid and scholarships. You will also find information about the PSAT, SAT, ACT and ASVAB tests.
For further information, please contact Dorothy Kennedy at (936)642-1128 or email@example.com.
The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 17th at the high school at 8:00 A.M. All juniors who are interested in going to college are encouraged to take this test. Any interested freshmen and sophomores may also take the test. The fee is $14.00, but juniors may be fee-exempt if they are on the free or reduced lunch program. Please see Mrs. Kennedy to sign up for the test by October 10th. Study guides are in the library and the counselor’s office.
SAT and ACT
All college-bound seniors need to take the SAT Reasoning Test and/or the ACT Plus Writing Test this fall. You are encouraged to apply online for the SAT at www.collegeboard.com and for the ACT at www.actstudent.org. If you are not able to register online, get a registration packet from the counselor’s office. Cost for the SAT is $50.00, and cost for the ACT is $50.50. The Groveton High School code for both the SAT and ACT is 443-020. A limited number of fee exemptions are also available for the ACT and SAT for those students who are on the free or reduced lunch program. See Mrs. Kennedy soon for a fee waiver and study guides.
If you are taking the SAT, you may study the free practice tests at www.collegeboard.com. Go to the student page and look for SAT preparation. If you took the PSAT last year, you were given an access code on your score report form. You may access your own personal SAT study guide and college and career planner on www.collegeboard.com. If you need your access code, see Mrs. Kennedy.
SAT TEST CALENDAR
Test Date Regular Registration Late Registration
October 6 September 7 September 21
November 3 October 4 October 19
December 1 November 1 November 16
January 26 December 28 January 11
March 9 February 8 February 22
May 4 April 5 April 19
June 1 May 2 May 17
You may access free study materials for the ACT at www.actstudent.org.
ACT TEST CALENDAR
Test Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration
October 27 September 21 Oct. 5
December 8 November 2 Nov. 16
February 9 January 11 January 18
April 13 March 8 March 22
June 8 May 3 May 4
Seniors, it is time to start applying to college. Most public colleges in the state of Texas require prospective students to complete the Apply Texas Application. It is highly recommended that you complete this application online at www.applytexas.org and that you write all three essays if essays are required. Do not procrastinate. This is a rather lengthy application and will take several hours to complete. You should also complete the scholarship section of the application in order to be considered for scholarships offered by various colleges. Notice that the deadlines for college scholarship applications are often much earlier than the deadlines for admission. Do not confuse the Apply Texas application with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) that you will complete after your parents have filed their income tax returns in early 2013. You need to fill out both the Apply Texas admission/scholarship application and the FAFSA.
If you are applying to AngelinaCollege or another junior college, you do not have to take the SAT or ACT to be accepted. In order to be considered for Angelina College scholarships and FFA scholarships, however, you will need to take the SAT or ACT. Most junior colleges do not use the Apply Texas Application. Look on the junior college’s website for an application for that college.
Don’t forget to use the college and career information at www.kudernavigator.com. Your username is mmddyyfirstnamelastname (do not exceed 20 characters), and your password is firstnamelastname. You can use your Kuder account to help select a college, compare colleges, choose a major or career and find financial aid. You may also develop your resume and apply for jobs through this site. GISD has given each of our high school students access to a Kuder account free of charge. Your account is available to you for the rest of your life and may be extremely helpful when you graduate from college and are applying for jobs.
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