These are some steps you can take as a 9th grader to make sure you're on the right track for success. This list will help you navigate throiugh the college and career planning process. At CFA, student success is our #1 Priority!
These are a few things you can do your freshman year to help you prepare for your future - visit colleges/universities over the next 4 years, attend college & career fairs on your campus, monitor your grades and class rank regularly, research different colleges and universities, talk to your college advisor about different career and military options, and identify your likes & dislikes - this will help you find the perfect job and institution of higher education.
ApplyTexas.org is an online application portal for high school seniors that are applying to different colleges and universities in Texas. Creating your account is free and can be done as early as your freshman year! Don't wait - complete yours today, it only takes 10 minutes! It'll be one less thing to worry about your senior year.
An FSA ID is a username and password, created by a parent & a student to electronically sign their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application. There is no cost to create an FSA ID or to complete a FAFSA. The FSA ID is also used to access certain student portals within the U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and all federal student aid documents.
This step-by-step guide can help you register for an FSA ID, today! Make sure to save the information in a safe place so that you can refer to it your senior year!
A scholarship is a grant or payment made to support a student's education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement. As a freshmen, there are plenty of scholarship opportunities out there - you just have to look! Check out these scholarship opportunities.
The purpose of a resume is to provide a summary of your skills, abilities and accomplishments. It is a quick advertisement of who you are. It is a "snapshot" of you with the intent of getting you accepted to an institution of higher education or a job interview. It is not an autobiography. Since your resume is a primary tool in your job search and college admission, it needs to be carefully written and proofread.
It's very important to keep track of your volunteer hours, internship experience, employment history, awards and honors, and skills. They will come in handy in writing a resume. Afterall, you were born to stand out!