Get Students Started with ApplyTexas

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Jul 17, 2018 11:54:00 AM

The ApplyTexas application, which enables students to apply to all Texas public schools and some private schools, now goes live on July 1. Students can start working on it before they even get to school in the fall! Get ahead on this important application with these tips, taken from the counselor training in the Texas OnCourse Academy.

Learn more about ApplyTexas in the Academy

One way to assist students and families in preparation for filling out an ApplyTexas application is to inform them ahead of time regarding the information to have on hand. Gathering information in this checklist before beginning an admission application will simplify the process. 

  • High school information: Beginning and ending dates for high school and previous college or university attendance, if applicable
  • Extracurricular information: Details of any extracurricular or volunteer activities and talents, awards, and honors, including dates, description, place of service, and positions held
  • Test information: Month and year for any official test taken or planned, including ACT, SATⓇ, TOEFL, and IELTS (ApplyTexas does not ask students to report their test scores)
  • Senior-year coursework: For entering US college freshmen, the titles and credit values of high school courses currently being taken and that will be taken during their senior year
  • Previous college credit: The titles, numbers, and credit values of college courses currently being taken and that will be taken before enrolling at the institution being applied to (for dual credit, transfer, readmission, and graduate student applicants)

Once they get into their applications, they can start working on essays (and make sure they've completed the optional portion for scholarship eligibility!) but the above list is a great jumping off point as students prepare this summer! All of this information and more is available in our ApplyTexas training. And if you're looking for more information about the application process, don't miss our resources on everything you need to know about college planning.

Topics: Applying to College, College Planning, Educators, High School