COLLEGE PREPARATION AND PLANNING
Record your Information – Starting the summer after you finish 8th grade, keep a record of your activities, community service, honors/awards, and employment/internships. This LCM High School Student History Record is designed to help you record the information required by the ApplyTexas online college application form – which is used by most public colleges and universities in Texas. This information will also be needed for your résumé.
Join Clubs and Organizations – What activities can you participate in at LCM? Several of the clubs have their own webpages as well under Campus Life. Contact the club advisor if interested in learning more. Colleges and scholarship committees like to see that you were a leader in one or two organizations rather than just a member of several.
College for All Texans – The most important thing to remember about preparing for college is to start as soon as possible. It’s never too early to begin gathering information and to create a step-by-step plan. The College for All Texans website will help you get going, with info about choosing a college, the tests you need, the costs you can expect and more. By learning about the process now, you'll be less likely to have surprises pop up later.
Texas Reality Check – Will you be able to afford the lifestyle you want? It's difficult to predict the future, but it's never too early to start planning for it. Texas Reality Check will show you how much your living expenses will cost, and the amount of money you will need to earn to pay for them.
Information about Texas Colleges and Universities, Financial Aid, College Admissions, etc. – “contains a list of colleges and universities in the State of Texas, admission requirements, total expenses for an academic year, financial aid data and related information, helpful hints to the college bound, together with a Calendar of various scholarship deadlines arranged by months. It is presented as an aid mainly to senior high school students seeking higher education in Texas and to the dedicated people who teach and counsel with them. The list does not include graduate/professional schools, private specialized, or private technical schools.”