CHS College Central


College Central's Overview

General Application Information

College Planning Checklists


Applying to College

Transcripts - Parchment

College Resources

Admission Tests

Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)

Letter of Recommendation

Texas Common Course Numbering System


College and Careers PowerPoint Instructions to Your Future

(Click to View Slides)

Copy of College Central Presentation Sept 2017


(with links to universities)


Colleges offering free tuition due to family income

College offering free tuition 2019.pdf


9th/10th-Grades Checklist


11th-Grade Checklist


12th-Grade Checklist


Find Your Major and Career

Need help deciding in what to major? Want to explore your personality?


Here is a quick Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to aid you in understanding your personality:

And take the ASVAB (given to juniors and seniors in October) to Find Your Interests


Steps to Enroll at San Jancinto College:

(Click on URL to access)

APPLYTEXAS.ORG -- Application to all Texas state colleges:

COMMONAPP.ORG -- Application to over 700 college nationwide:

Coalition for College -- Major universities

Common Black College Application -- access to over 50 schools:

College Greenlight

Connecting first-generation and underrepresented students to

smaller, out-of-state colleges,

such as Oklahoma Baptist and New Orleans



Send TranscriptS Electronically


The Texas College Aids Sites:

CollegeForAllTexans -- One-stop resource for college, including the TAFSA application:

Texas OnCourse -- Great NEW website for college:

Texas GearUp -- helping Texas students like you get ready to be successful in college, including application's help:

The National College-Aids Sites:

BigFuture -- An excellent one-stop resource for college from CollegeBoard:

(This is what I use)

Cappex -- College search, reviews, and scholarships:

Unigo - College search, stats, reviews, and match:

US News & World Report - THE college evaluation & review site:

Smartphone College Aid Apps

(You need these)

Some VERY useful university and financial aid apps for your smartphone -- see Google Apps or iPhone Store to download:

  • CollegeGo 1.3 -- Start Here: a CollegeBoard app that asks you questions and helps you find the right school
  • Daily Practice for the SAT -- Study for the SAT
  • ACT Question of the Day --
  • Peterson's College Guide -- Classic guide for college searches
  • Scholly -- New app. Online scholarship search


Writing Aids

Purdue University Online Writing Lab -- Great writing resource, for any type of writing

Resume/Vitas Example

Click top-right corner, copy the form, paste into your word processor, and put your info

The OWL Resume/Vitas -- Your resume/vitas will be your most important tool

The Common Resume Template:

Job Resume 08.2019

Resume Cover letter Template

Resume Cover Letter 2019

Channelview Fax Cover Sheet

You need to use this cover page when you fax info to colleges and scholarships

(Click in top-right corner to open in new tab)

Channelview Fax Cover Sheet May 2019

CHS Letter of Recommendation

How to Request Letters of Recommendation.docx

Click the CHS Letter of Recommendation form in the top-right corner, copy the form, paste into your word processor, put your info it, and give it to teachers and counselors who agree to write you a recommendation.

Copy of Letter of Recommendation Information Form (Autosaved).docx

University application tests


ACT -- Has a section for STEM occupations:

(Look below for comparison between ACT and SAT)

SAT -- Very popular college admission test:

SAT and Kahn Academy -- Great practice site:

SAT and ACT Test Dates for 2019 Poster
SAT.ACT Comparison.docx

Can save you $75 when applying to schools such as UH, UT, and A&M

SAT College Application Wavier --

ACT College Application Fee Waiver

The Form:

Consult your prospective college's website on information as to what form of fee waiver they take -- there is no one form.


with Exemptions, PAA, and Study Aids

~~CHS TSI Policy 08.19
Copy of What Is the TSI Assessment.docx

Are You Exempt?

TSI Exemptions / Waivers

Students who meet one of the following conditions are exempt or partially exempt from taking an initial assessment test. In each case, Texas State must receive official proof in order to process the exemption. ACT, SAT or STAAR scores must be part of the student's Texas State record. Official score reports must be submitted to the Office of Admissions (these scores may be submitted on your official high school transcript). Previous course work must have been transferred to Texas State.

» For a period of five (5) years from the date of testing, a student who performs at or above the following standards:


A composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the English test (will satisfy both reading and writing TSI requirements) and/or the mathematics test shall be exempt from those corresponding sections;


» SAT Testing prior to March 1, 2016: a combined critical reading (formerly "verbal") and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the critical reading test (will exempt a student from both the reading and writing TSI requirements); a combined critical reading (formerly "verbal") and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the mathematics test will exempt a student from the TSI mathematics requirements.

» SAT Testing on or after March 2, 2016: a minimum score of 480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) will exempt a student from both the TSI reading and writing requirements; a minimum score of 530 on the mathematics test will exempt a student from the TSI mathematics requirements.

» For a period of five (5) years from the date of testing, a student performs at or above the following standards:*STAAR End of Course Exams (EOC):» 2000+ (Level II) on the *English III (3) (will satisfy both reading and writing TSI requirement)» 4000+ (Level II) on the *Algebra II (2) (will satisfy the math TSI requirement)* If you think you qualify for this exemption, please check with your high school Counselor to see if you were administered the English III or the Algebra II STAAR EOC exam. A number of Texas school districts are opting NOT to offer these exams.» A student who has graduated with an associate or baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher learning whose accreditation is recognized by SACS(Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).» A student who is enrolled in a certificate program of one year or less (Level-one certificates, 42 or fewer semester credit hours or the equivalent).» A student who has previously attended any institution and has been determined to have met readiness standards by that institution.» A non-degree seeking student.» A student who is serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, the Texas National Guard, or as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and has been serving for at least three years preceding enrollment.» A student who on or after August 1, 1990, was honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or the Texas National Guard or service as a member of a reserve component of the United States.» ESOL Waiver: Students with demonstrated limited English proficiency may receive a temporary waiver appropriate to ESOL/ESL coursework and interventions.

PREPARE and Study for the tsi

San Jancinto College and Channelview High School's

TSI Pre-Assessment

(PAA - Must do before taking the TSI):

TSI Study Websites

CollegeBoard's TSI/Accuplacer Study Site:

Mometrix - Flash cards, study guides, and reviews:

MATH REVIEW -- KahnAcademy Links --

If you failed the Math Section of the TSI, this is the best math review - Vermont Community College

(This is also the best Math Review for the TSI):


Make Certain San Jac Classes Transfer --

Texas Common Course Numbering System: Check lower-division course compatibility across 135 institutions of higher learning in Texas: