The purpose of providing this information on the HTCHS website is to provide you with a comprehensive guide to the college admission process. It can be a confusing and overwhelming obstacle at times, especially if the task is put off until the last minute. There is a great deal that you can do in the upcoming months. For example, you can use the time to gather information from colleges by writing them, calling them or e-mailing them. College websites are wonderful sources of the most up-to-date information. We also encourage you to visit some colleges during the holidays and summer months. Many deadlines are in the early fall. In order to avoid missing deadlines and possible scholarship opportunities, it is important that you educate yourself and seek help when needed.
Some documents to help you in this process are located to the right.
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Research has found that students who start college with a declared major stay in school and graduate in four years at a significantly higher rate than those who enter "undecided." To help you select the major that will increase the ods of staying and graduating on time, go to www.MyMajors.com/worksheets to download worksheets to help you decide on a major, find a college that offers your major, determine the cost for the colleges you would like to attend, and find out about financial aid and the FAFSA.
You can also research college majors at http://collegemajors101.com/. College Majors 101 offers information about over 150 majors. Create your profile, and colleges will contact you with more information about their colleges and the major you are planning to pursue.
A list of all the colleges and universities can be found on the following website: http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ/alpha/