• Super Saturday

     Recorded Session Links Available

    The EMS ISD Counseling Department hosted Super Saturday, a virtual college and career planning event, on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Recorded sessions are now available. Experts covered these topics: 

    • Military 101
    • Choosing the Right College
    • Financial Aid 101
    • All About TCC/TSI Info
    • TCC Certification Programs
    • TCC Honor Society
    • College 101
    • Test Optional Admission and Holistic Review
    • What I Wish I Knew Before Starting College
    • Transitioning from High School to College
    • College Counseling & Academic Advising Services
    • Accommodations in College - A Guide to Understanding the Accessibility Process
    • NCAA Eligibility
    • Career and College Exploration with Texas OnCourse
    • A Juniors Role in Planning for College

Session Details

  • Financial Aid 101 Overwhelmed with FAFSA? When can you apply for FAFSA? College financial aid representatives will provide an overview of the FAFSA process and financial aid options for education after high school.

    Military 101 Could a career in the military be an option for you? Representatives from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy will be available to provide an overview of their respective branches and answer your questions.

    Choosing the Right College With so many choices, how do you choose the right college for you? Gain direction on narrowing your college choices to the perfect fit!

    Transitioning from High School to College What should you expect inside and outside the classroom at college? This presentation will cover everything a student will face as they transition from high school to college. The resources that are available to help students, and how students should interact with college professors.

    I’ve been Accepted-Now What? Once you are accepted to a college, what do you need to do next? Come learn about items you will need to do to once you are accepted.

    College 101 How do you know what classes you need to take? What is considered a full-time student? What are some tips to help you be successful in college? Come learn the answers to these common questions and more!

    What I Wish I Knew: From College Orientation to College Success Gain perspective from a college student’s viewpoint on making college a successful experience.

    Accommodations in College – A Guide to Understanding the Accessibility Process Attend to learn information and tips on transitioning from high school to college when accommodations are needed.

    Counseling and Advising Services in College Attend to learn about advising and counseling services that are available in college.

    Career & College Exploration with Texas OnCourse Feeling overwhelmed? We have tools to help! Learn about Texas OnCourse free online resources to help you navigate through college/career planning.

    Why Choose Community College Sometimes it is easy to get caught up the college jargon, and we forget about the benefits of starting our post high school education at a community college. In this session, you will learn about the benefits of attending a two-year institution first.

    TCC Certifications Ever thought about earning a certification in a trade industry? Tarrant County College has many certification programs as well as associate degree plans. Come learn what opportunities TCC has for you.

    TCC Honor Society - Phi Theta Kappa Are you thinking of attending TCC? Learn about benefits and opportunities available at TCC, including the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. 

    Test Optional Admissions and Holistic Review With the effects of the pandemic on SAT/ACT testing, many colleges and universities have suspended their testing requirements for admissions. Are you curious what that means and how colleges will determine how students are chosen for admissions? Come listen to admission counselors and learn how the holistic review process works and what test optional means. 

    NCAA Eligibility Do you want to play sports in college? Come and hear what the requirements are to be eligible to play at the next level.

    TCC Admissions Process/TSIA Testing in Texas Learn about the TCC admissions process as well as the TSIA test placement used in Texas colleges and universities.

    Juniors’ Role in Planning for College As a junior it is never too early start thinking about your plans after graduation. In this presentation juniors will learn the steps they can start now in planning their post-secondary plans.