Friday, April 12, 2013

What can I do this summer for college prep?

Are you going to be a senior in 2014? 

If so, you need to know the updated essay topics for the college application.  Summer is a great time to practice your essay writing skills!

For U.S. Freshman and International Freshman Applications

Slated to replace current ApplyTexas essay choices A, B and C and the essays below:
For inclusion in ApplyTexas applications for the 2014-2015 cycle (opening 8/1/13)

Essay A: Describe a setting in which you have collaborated or interacted with people whose experiences and/or beliefs differ from yours. Address your initial feelings, and how those feelings were or were not changed by this experience.

Essay B: Describe a circumstance, obstacle or conflict in your life, and the skills and resources you used to resolve it. Did it change you? If so, how?

Essay C: Considering your lifetime goals, discuss how your current and future academic and extra-curricular activities might help you achieve your goals.

What can you do this summer to prepare for the college application process?

Begin scholarship searches now!
Students should check on SBISD's Naviance.  A complete listing is accessible for students to review.

Volunteer this summer and build that resume!
Don't spend your entire summer sitting by the pool...get your college plan in gear and volunteer, find an internship or start to build your resume.  College will be here before you know it.  Get ahead now.

Practice your writing skills when building your resume!
Make sure to check out the tools available in Naviance that will help you build your resume, career cruise and job shadow.  Naviance is accessible from high school campus website

For more information and tips, visit the SBISD MyDigitalCounselor blog.

Have a fun and productive summer!

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