NOTES FROM OUR COUNSELOR:
COLLEGES -SAT -ACT -TASP
Angelo State University
College Daze, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, and Saturday, April 8, 2000; 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Call for reservations at (915) 942-2078.
Texas A&M University
Veterinary Enrichment Camp for upper 10th - 12th grade students who have an interest in science, mathematics, and veterinary medicine. This 3 day program costs $200. The dates are June 13-16, June 20-23, and June 27-30, 2000. The Aggie Recruitment Committee is hosting a "Whoopin Weekend," March 2-4 for high school juniors and seniors. Contact the Aggie Recruitment Committee at (409) 845-3051. Registration cost is $60.
Texas Tech University
Tech now has the "TECHniques Center" which is a fee-for-service academic enhancement program which provides supplemental academic support services to meet the needs of and to promote the retention of undergraduate students with documented evidence of learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. See this website: www.ttu.edu.
University of Texas at Austin
Rise and Shine 2000 is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2000 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
TEXAS Grant Program
High School students graduating with advanced programs may now qualify for a new grant recently approved by the Texas Legislature called "Toward Excellence, Access, and Success (TEXAS)" Program. It is designed to aid students with financial need who have successfully completed the advanced, recommended or distinguished achievement graduation at their high school. The grants generally cover tuition and fee to Texas public and independent colleges and universities, including community colleges and technical schools. Students who graduated in 1999 or later are eligible to apply. Applicants must be a Texas resident, enroll at least 3/4 time in an undergraduate degree or certificate program and not have been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance. Fall and spring grants are generally awarded the spring prior to enrollment. Students who remain in college and maintain program academic standards can receive awards for up to 150 semester credit hours or for six years. Financial aid offers at Texas institutions or higher educations will review high school transcripts and identify eligible candidates. 1999 - 2000 awards were $1,200 per semester at universities and $470 per semester at community colleges and $700 per semester at technical colleges based on a 12 hour enrollment. In addition, beginning in the 1999-2000 school year, transcripts must indicate whether the student is completing courses leading to at least the recommended high school graduation program. See this website: www.tea.state.tx.us/teks/handbook/index.html.
ACT: register by Feb. 25 to take April 1.
SAT: register by March 3 to take April 8.
TASP: must take prior to registering in any TEXAS college. Register by March 31 to take April 29. This costs $29.
***Seniors bring all information needed to complete FAFSA Forms for financial aid!!***
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