College/ Career Search
Use the tools below to help you make some important decisions about your life.
Select a link to help guide you to possible majors and career fields. If you don't like one link go to the next!
Occupational Outlook Handbook
See every possibly job you could ever have! Search by field, salary, growth potential, and other factors. This website is a fantastic, solid resource for helping you choose a career. It is a perfect starting point for preparing for your future.
Launch My Career Texas
Learn your lifetime earning potential, explore careers within your chosen endorsement, click on your dream career and learn what majors can lead you there, learn what schools offer that major, explore handy charts to compare your choice of school, career, and income to others and so much more!
Road Trip Nation
Career assessment tests and planning can seem boring, but not with this resource! Their interactive and SHORT career assessment test directs you to video interviews of people at the top of their game in all different careers. Learn what it is really like to run a hotel, animate for feature films and video games, or travel for a living.
Texas Reality Check
This site allows you to see the future you want for yourself. You choose the style of home, car, wardrobe, and social life you hope to have. Then it provides you with a list of careers that can give you the life you want, with information on each career.
Big Future College Search
You’re probably looking to make sure your college of choice offers your major. Maybe after making a lower SAT or ACT score than you hoped, you’re just worried where you can get in! Perhaps location is your number one priority, or keeping costs low. Or maybe you care more about whether your school has a great football team?
Compare Texas Colleges
Plan to stay in the state? Check out this website to see Texas colleges side-by-side on a variety of important issues.
The College Scorecard
A resource provided by the US Department of Education in order to directly compare colleges and universities based on three important criteria: average cost, graduation rate, and salary after attending. Input information about what you’re looking for in a college in order to directly compare options available to you, ranked by highest score.
Choose colleges by using their tools to help you compare actual price (based on your family's income), requirements, programs, and much more. Fantastic resource!
Own your Own Future
Start owning your own future by exploring resources that will help you on your path to college. The whole site is organized by grade to make sure you get the exact info you need. So that's where we begin...
College for all Texans
This page provides an enormous amount of important information on how to pay for college and for each of the individual steps.
A new resource for comparing colleges and finding out about costs, scholarships, and your chances of getting in.
open this attachment to see college admissions and free tuition information (from 2017--check college website for updated info).
Ideal college timEline--Couch's Plan for everyone
9th and 10th Grade
There are countless resources to help you on your path to college. Use the file below from Kaplan to guide you through the steps for each grade level.
There are many terms you will need to understand as you move through the college process. Click here for the College Term Dictionary.