College and Career

Contact

Phillip Piper
College & Career Counselor

Brazosport Christian School
200-B Willow Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566

979-297-0563
979-297-8455 FAX
ppiper@1bcs.org

College Resources

16-17 College Handbook

BCS Forms

College Day Absence Request Form (Word format)
BCS High School Transcript Release Form (Word format)

Local Scholarship Information

BCS Scholarship Application (Word format)
BCS Scholarship Application (pdf format)

PSAT

9th-11th graders take the PSAT in October. In December or January the test results are given to the students to take home. Next step: Have your student go to www.collegeboard.org and create their User ID and Password and complete the Student Profile if they haven’t already. They must keep this User ID and Password safe and remember it for all of their high school years. After your student has set up their account, have them to www.collegeboard.org/quickstart and access the PSAT online Score Report and SAT test prep information. To access QuickStart, the student must enter the access code printed on the PSAT Score Report. If the student has lost their access code, email ppiper@1bcs.org with the student’s name and grade and the access code will be emailed back to you. QuickStart is a free online personalized planning kit for all PSAT test takers. It presents their data in 4 main parts: (1) Online Score Report – an enhanced score report that allows students to review each test question, the student’s answer and the correct answer with answer explanations. (2) SAT Study Plan – a customized SAT study plan based on their PSAT test performance, highlighting skills for review and practice. (3) College Matches – a starter list of colleges based on the student’s state and indicated choice of major. (4) Major & Career Matches – major & career matches that are compatible with the student’s general interests & personality type. If you have any questions, contact, Phil Piper.

PSAT Test Dates

2016-2017  School year: Test date is Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

College Admissions Testing

ACT vs. SAT

SAT

Check the College Board website at www.collegeboard.org for information on SAT test dates, test sites and registration information. Brazosport Christian School’s Code is 443968. Not all test dates are offered at all test centers. Check the website for specific dates the test is offered at the local testing centers.

Local SAT Testing Centers are

  • Brazosport High School in Freeport, center code 44420
  • Angleton High School, center code 44133
  • Columbia High School, center code 44902

SAT Subject Tests

SAT Subject Test Dates can be found at www.collegeboard.org

ACT

Check the ACT website at www.actstudent.org for information on ACT test dates, test sites and registration information. Take the writing section even if it is optional. Brazosport Christian School’s Code is 443968.

Local ACT Testing Centers are

  • Brazoswood High School in Clute, center code 185450
  • Angleton High School, center code 198330

Should I take the SAT or ACT?

All colleges, public and private, in state and out of state, accept either the SAT or ACT.

 College Visitation Days

Baylor University

Sam Houston State University

Stephen F. Austin University

Texas A&M College Station

Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Texas A&M Galveston

Texas State University

University of Houston

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas San Antonio

 Internet Resources

General info and Testing

www.collegeboard.org

www.actstudent.org

www.wiredscholar.com

www.collegeview.com

www.gocollege.com

www.kaptest.com

www.xap.com

www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/online-christian-colleges/ 

Test Preparation

www.collegeboard.org – SAT

www.actstudent.org  – ACT

www.princetonreview.com – Princeton Review

www.kaptest.com – Kaplan

www.testmasters.com – Test Masters

www.educate.com – Sylvan

www.ets.org/  – ETS

Pre-College Planning

www.allaboutcollege.com/
www.college411.org/
www.affordablecollegesonline.org

Find a College

www.naccap.org

www.MatchCollege.com

www.findachristiancollege.com

Guide to Online Schools

www.collegeboard.org/csearch (see College Quickfinder and College Matchmaker)

www.collegefortexans.com

www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/choosing

www.YesLetter.com

www.destination-u.com

www.newsweek.com play the college match game

www.campustours.com

www.collegeispossible.org

www.christiancollegementor.org

www.xap.com

www.princetonreview.com

www.petersons.com

www.collegenet.com

www.collegeview.com

www.schoolsintheusa.com

www.campuslifecollegeguide.com/

www.clas.ufl.edu/au/ American Universities by Alphabet

www.globalcomputing.com/university.htm American Universities map

www.collegiate.net/

www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/online-christian-colleges/ Christian Colleges (online and on-campus resources)

Institution Types

www.aascu.org                    State Universities

www.aacc.nche.edu           Community Colleges

www.aihec.org                     Tribal Colleges

www.cga.org                        Coast Guard Academy

www.nadn.navy.mil             Naval Academy

www.usmma.edu                Merchant Marine Academy

www.usma.edu                   West Point

www.usafa.af.mil                 Air Force Academy

www.naicu.edu                    Nat. Assoc. of Independent Colleges and Universities

www.cccu.org                       Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

www.abhe.org                      Association for Biblical Higher Education (Bible colleges)

Find a college offering your desired major

www.christiancollegementor.org

www.collegenet.com

www.petersons.com

www.collegeview.com

www.princetonreview.com

www.schoolsintheusa.com

Study Abroad

www.studyabroad.com/

Apply Online

www.applytexas.org

www.commonapp.org

Financial aid

www.fafsa.ed.gov

www.pin.ed.gov (Apply for electronic PIN which is needed to sign FAFSA)

www.nasfaa.org

www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov

www.college.gov

www.finaid.org

www.fastweb.com

www.parentanswerservice.com/newsweek

www.loantolearn.com

www.collegeboard.org use free Scholarship Search tool under “For Students” heading

www.princetonreview.com/college/finance/efc/

www.collegelink.com/

Financial aid estimators

www.finaid.org

www.princetonreview.com/college/finance/efc

Scholarships

www.nationalmerit.org

www.fastweb.com

www.findtuition.com

www.scholarshipexperts.com

www.scholarships.com

www.princetonreview.com/college/finance/

www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/Scholarship

www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/online-christian-colleges/

Campus ministry organizations

www.campuscrusadeforchrist.com/locator/

Jobs and Internships

www.internships.com

www.internweb.com

www.globalexperiences.com

Career Information

www.bls.gov/oco “Occupational Outlook Handbook”

Career Guidance: Free for BCS Students

http://www.careerdirectonline.org/login/ Career Direct Guidance System is the assessment currently being used at BCS. For non-BCS students the cost is $80.00

Career Guidance: For a fee

www.humanesources.com/ Human eSources’ Do What You Are® program is a unique and powerful web-based career development and advising solution based on the proven science of Personality Type. This program provides staff and students with critical information needed in the student’s decision-making and counseling process. $12.95 online purchase

www.thecallonline.com/ “The Call”, Focus on the Family’s online career assessment for $80.00

http://about-u.com/discoveringmypurpose.php Online Assessment for $299.00.

www.jocrf.org Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation Inc. in Houston, TX provides aptitude testing of natural abilities to find out strengths and give information in different fields. The fee is $600.00. 713-462-5562. 14 years is minimum age to test.

College Rankings

www.usnews.com/usnews/home.htm  U.S. News & World Report, America’s Best Colleges and America’s Best Graduate Schools, online edition