College and Career Readiness
Are you interested in college but not sure where to start?
What are your interests? What career is the best fit for you? Use your MISD login to visit the Career Cruising website. this is a free resource for all MISD students.
Getting Started and Research
Parents, junior and senior year can be difficult to navigate while balancing schoolwork, extracurricular obligations and the college application process. Print these checklists to help you stay organized and involved in each step of the process.
For General college information. College for ALL Texans Available in Spanish.
For local college recruiters. Questions about particular colleges
Use this FORM to contact information for local college recruiters. Feel free to contact them with any questions you may have.
Need help deciding what you should study in college? My Major Survey
Watch this short video created by Harlingen CISD to learn more about college and career readiness. You can learn more about terminology and resources regarding: GPA & class Rank, ACT/PSAT/SAT, Dual Enrollment, Financial Aid and 2 year, 4 year degrees.
Need a Plan?
If you feel lost in the process of planning for the future, reach out to your counselor. Whether it is a certification program, trade school, junior college, or a university they can help you navigate this difficult process. They are available to help develop a plan for the future future that fits the needs of the student and their family. Contact your counselor for an appointment.
Visit Mr. Gonzalez, College Advisor, in the quad room to get help with the following college readiness activities.
Apply For College
Texas Schools : this is the application most Texas public colleges and universities will use
Private School : You can use this common application for private school application or out of state colleges.
Scholarships are something you should always be applying for during your Junior and Senior year of high school. Complete as many applications as you can per month.
Proud Texas Scholarship
Deadline: December 30, 2018
In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria:
Robot Vacuum Area Scholarship
Deadline: December 2018
Click HERE for more information
Texas Student Housing Scholarship
Carr P. Collins Scholarship (Baylor University)
Due January 31, 2019
Amount: minimum of $5,350 for the first year and renewable for 3 additional years
Dallas Jewish Community Foundation & Southwest Foundation Scholarship
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (in California) National Scholarship Competition
For: Students interested in the global industries of Fashion, Visual Arts, Graphics, Interior Design, Social Media, and Entertainment
Deadline: March 29, 2019
28 scholarships including 8 full one year scholarships worth $31,500 each
For more info click the link below or call Lisa Morabito 800-262-3436
Baylor University Scholarship
Amount: $2500 each year
-Must be accepted to Baylor;
-Have a minimum combined math and evidenced based reading and writing score of 1310 on the SAT or a minimum of 28 on the ACT;
-Have completed a college prep class from each of the following history, science, and a foreign language;
-Be in the top quarter of your class, and be a resident of Texas
Rising Star Scholarship Program
after graduation (i.e. Eastfield)
Click HERE for more information and an application
The Scholarship Informer
Click HERE for more information about how to get free money for college.
Additional Scholarship Websites