College & Career Counselor
Brazosport Christian School
200-B Willow Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
Local Scholarship Information
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 email@example.com 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.
College Admissions Testing
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.
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.
Should I take the SAT or ACT?
All colleges, public and private, in state and out of state, accept either the SAT or ACT.
General info and Testing
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
Find a College
www.collegeboard.org/csearch (see College Quickfinder and College Matchmaker)
www.newsweek.com play the college match game
www.clas.ufl.edu/au/ American Universities by Alphabet
www.globalcomputing.com/university.htm American Universities map
www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/online-christian-colleges/ Christian Colleges (online and on-campus resources)
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.pin.ed.gov (Apply for electronic PIN which is needed to sign FAFSA)
www.collegeboard.org use free Scholarship Search tool under “For Students” heading
Financial aid estimators
Campus ministry organizations
Jobs and Internships
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.