ApplyTexas vs Common App

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Aug 7, 2018 11:34:00 AM

Can you believe it’s already application season? ApplyTexas opened July 1 and the Common Application opened on August 1. College-bound Texas students are likely using one if not both of these in the coming months. But which?

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

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.

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

When and Why to Take the TSI Assessment 2.0

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Oct 19, 2017 4:37:00 PM

[UPDATED JANUARY 2021] The TSI Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) was created by the state of Texas to help determine whether students are ready for freshman-level college courses in mathematics and English language arts and reading (ELAR).

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Topics: Applying to College, Educators, High School, Entrance Exams

Navigating the College Application Process

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Sep 28, 2017 3:38:00 PM

The various college application systems each have unique characteristics that that can make it hard for even the most seasoned counselor to quickly and easily remember specific details --  which applications, for instance, offer an Early Decision option, or which accept all materials electronically.

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

ACT vs. SAT

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Sep 14, 2017 4:21:00 PM

Students often ask themselves, what are the pros and cons between the ACT vs. SAT? It can be confusing to compare the exams side by side and suss out which is the best fit for a student's postsecondary goals.

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

Help with the Common App: Three Things to Know

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Aug 22, 2017 3:58:00 PM

[UPDATED FALL 2019] When designing our resources for college planning, we did a lot of research into what students, their families, and counselors/advisers wanted to know about college and career prep. One of our findings stood out:

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