How to Apply

There’s no way around it: going to college means filling out forms. Lots of forms. But don’t worry. We’ve got resources to guide you through filling out the FAFSA for your financial aid, tips on creating a great application package, and we’ll even point you to the most popular online college application tools.

Apply for Financial Aid

Get Ready to Apply to College

  • ApplyTexas

    Admission and scholarship applications for Texas institutions of higher education.

  • Create a Brag Sheet

    The college admissions resume—often called a “brag sheet”—lets you show colleges what you’ve been doing during high school. Additionally, the resume also serves as a valuable resource for the people writing your recommendations.

  • College Admission Essay: Writing as Process, Not Product

    Learn the different stages of the writing process: pre-writing, outlining, drafting, and revising your college application essay.

Register for Testing

  • Register for the THEA Exam

    You must register in advance for the THEA Test. There are no provisions for on-site registrations or payments for the THEA program. Please register using one of the following options.

  • Register for the ACT

    Signing up online for the ACT is faster and costs the same as registering by mail. With online registration, you will know immediately if your preferred test center has space for you to test and you can print your admission ticket.

  • PSAT/NMSQT: Registration & Dates

    Find out how to register for the PSAT/NMSQT. Online registration for the PSAT/NMSQT is not available. Please note that each high school chooses only one October test date.