Junior Information

Junior Class of 2020 Remind: Text Number 81010 Message:@lhssr20

1/16/19 College Application Essay A UPDATE: "Tell us your story. What unique opportunities or challenges have you experienced throughout your high school career that have shaped who you are today?"

High school junior and senior students who are eligible for the free or reduced lunch programs may qualify for up to one fee waiver for the PSAT test, two fee waivers for the SAT test, and two fee waivers for the ACT test. Students who use a fee waiver for the SAT and/or ACT tests are eligible for up to four college admission fee waivers to participating colleges and universities. Check with Ms. Suarez in the LHS College & Career Center for more information.

Subject: The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy

Senate Bill 175, passed by the 81st Texas Legislature, allows The University of Texas at Austin to limit automatic admission to 75 percent of the university’s enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students.

The University has determined that it will automatically admit all eligible summer/fall 2020 and spring 2021 freshman applicants who rank within the top 6% of their high school graduating classes, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review.

If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact Rachelle Hernandez, Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at The University of Texas at Austin at (512) 471-4363.

Attachment – Notification Letter from The University of Texas at Austin President Gregory L. Fenves

JUNIOR YEAR Checklist

To be classified as a Junior you must have 12 Earned Credits

_____ Take the SAT & the ACT tests for scholarships or admission(free practice @ www.number2.com) It

is recommended that you test in the spring, during April, May or June.

_____ Take the SAT for FREE at LHS on March 6, 2019.

_____ Make a list of colleges and/or trade schools you would like to attend; it is not too early to plan

_____ Write a letter or e-mail those schools to request Admissions/Financial Aid information

_____ Check out ACT/SAT practice and financial aid possibilities @ www.collegeforalltexans.com

_____ Work on your Career Cruising portfolio – research your interests, careers and schools

@ www.careercruising.com [username: Lock-, password: dob]

_____ Visit at least one college or trade school; schedule a tour when students are on campus

_____Volunteer; see the list of local agencies @ Counseling Center & document hours

_____ Attend any appropriate summer programs; job shadow with someone in your chosen career(s)

_____ Check for SAT Subject Tests – does your college require them?

_____ Do scholarship search & learn all deadlines for all colleges & scholarships

@www.fastweb.com, www.window.state.tx.us/scholars/mspain.html, www.scholarships.com, etc.

_____ Start college applications online @ www.applytexas.org for Texas colleges or

www.commonapp.org for private & out-of-state colleges

Junior Calendar.pdf

Junior Calendar

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College Planning: 11th Grade.pdf

College Planning Checklist

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