Northland Christian Counseling Center Update -- September 6, 2018
September Counseling Center Update
A monthly listing of test prep, college information, scholarships and other opportunities
Testing and Test Prep
Free test prep options include Method Test Prep (Northland provides a subscription for all high school students), Khan Academy (SAT only), and ACT Academy (ACT only). Khan Academy allows you to import your PSAT scores for personalized prep.
Method Test Prep includes lessons, quizzes, full-length tests and video tutorials. Students may choose to focus on either the ACT or SAT and may also select lessons on their specific areas of weakness.
Other online or classroom options include Kaplan , Princeton Review , Test Masters , Testive and Woodlands Test Prep .
WorldWise Tutoring offers A Personalized Approach to Lifelong Learning through tutoring as well as ACT and SAT Prep Programs
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SAT 2018-19 Spring Dates :   March 9, May 4 and June 1
SAT Subject Tests are not offered in March.
Register for the SAT at
OCT 27
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NOV 19
ACT 2018-19 Spring Dates: February 9, April 13, June 8 and July 13
Register for the ACT at Free Test Prep:
Attention: Juniors!!!  National Merit Finalists and Semi-finalists will be determined according to scores achieved on this test date. All students should consistently perform to their highest level on national exams as the experience provides information which can be used to improve scores on future ACT and/or SAT exams taken during the college admissions process. Please do not be anxious. Relax and use your God-given talents to your very best advantage.

PSAT Testing for all 10th and 11th Grade Students:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Please report to the gym at 7:50 a.m. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Materials required: Two sharpened #2 pencils (mechanical pencils not allowed), eraser, approved calculator, light-weight sweater or jacket.
PACT Testing for all 10th and 11th Grade Students:
Thursday, October 25, 2018
*No late arrival for 10th and 11th graders. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. in the gym. Materials required: Two sharpened #2 pencils (mechanical pencils not allowed), eraser, approved calculator, light-weight sweater or jacket.
College Fairs and Visits
Engage with Emory - Houston -
Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
The Kinkaid School
201 Kinkaid School Dr.
Houston, TX 77024

Meet with an admission representative from Emory University to learn about academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid. Ask about Emory College and Oxford College and the application process. Location: Amphitheater - parking available by main entrance to school.
Boston University - Hosting a reception for high school juniors and seniors and families. This will be a good opportunity to learn about BU and the college application process. Students who attend should RSVP on the BU website:
                                    Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
                                    Hilton Houston Post Oak
                                    2001 Post Oak Blvd.
                                    Houston, TX 77056
FREE WORKSHOP AT Kinsmen Lutheran Church - Helping families prepare for the College Search - Presented by Virginia Blackwell, an independent educational consultant with 30+ years of experience; joined by Bethany Scott, former UT admissions officer and Emily Cole, Klein High School senior and lead ambassador for the College Board SAT Ambassador program.
                        Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
                        Kinsmen Lutheran Church
                        12100 Champion Forest Drive
                        Houston, TX 77066
Admission is free; however, registration is requested at .
Tufts University: Who Gets In And Why - inside look at what happens once applications are submitted. Program will highlight: 1) Academics and campus life at Tufts, 2) Components of college application and how evaluated, 3) Tips on successful essay writing and impact of application supplement, 4) Role of recommendations and interviews in process, 5) Case study designed to resemble application process (5 real applications from prior Tufts applicants).
            Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM
            Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart - Cameron Theater
            10202 Memorial Drive,
  Houston, TX 77024
Case Western Reserve University - currently accepting student applications for Diversity Overnight, Nov. 11 and 12. Applications due Monday, Oct. 1. Designed for smart, curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds - in-depth look at opportunities available at CWRU. Cover cost of meals and lodging and assist with travel expenses. Diversity Overnight Application
DUKE UNIVERSITY - "D I S C O V E R" - Duke admissions officers will present information and answer questions about the university, the admissions process, financial aid, and much more.
Sheraton Suites Houston Near the Galleria
2499 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77027
SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2018. . . 5:00 PM
Please register online at:
Explore Rice: Sept. 16 or Sept.23 - Signature Open House Program for High School Seniors: provides participants the opportunity to interact with students, faculty and staff while learning about our award-winning academic experience.
Preview Rice: Nov. 19 -- Campus visit opportunity allows 9th-12th grade students to attend an admission information session and student-led campus tour, as well as immerse themselves in Rice undergraduate academic offerings through shadowing a class or participating in a school of study information session.
ALSO: If students are unable to attend a fall event, they can schedule a campus visit.
NACAC STEM College and Career Fair - HOUSTON
Sept. 30 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Bayou City Event Center
Talk to college and university representatives about their STEM degree programs. Attend a workshop to learn about internship and career opportunities from STEM industry professionals. Free and open to the public!
REGISTER FREE AT: GOTOMYSTEMFAIR.COM to receive fair details, avoid lines onsite, and share your contact information with your choice schools.
NACAC Performing AND Visual Arts College Fair
HOUSTON - Oct. 18 7 - 9 p.m.
Rice University -- The Shephard School of Music
NACAC Performing and Visual Art fairs connect you to colleges and universities with majors for students passionate about the arts, as well as other specialized arts programs. REGISTER FREE AT: GOTOMYPVAFAIR.COM to receive fair details, avoid lines onsite, and share your contact information with your choice schools.
Discover MIT:   Stratford High School / YES Prep Southwest Campus
                           Auditorium                      Spindletop Center for Teaching 
                           14555 Fern Dr.               4411 Anderson Road            
                           Houston, TX 77079        Houston, TX 77053
                           Sept. 23 @ 2:00 p.m.     Sept. 26 @ 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an information session in your area.
List of events:

Boston University -- Tuesday, Oct. 16th - Kaylyn Walton (NCS lunch visit)
University of Connecticut -- Tuesday, Oct. 23rd - Alexandra Fragola (NCS lunch visit)
                                      Thursday, October 18, 2018
                                             7:45 AM --- 9:00 AM                                                                          
Colleges and universities from across the nation will be in attendance to answer questions on admissions, college majors, internships, and scholarships. All high school students and parents are welcome to attend. (If you have a particular school you would like to be in attendance, please let us know and we will contact the school's Admissions Office.)
Conroe ISD College Fair Monday, October 1, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lone Star Convention Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe, TX 77303
Klein ISD College Fair - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Klein Collins High School, 20811 Ella Blvd., Spring, TX 77388
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD College Fair -  Tuesday, October 9th and Wednesday, October 10th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Berry Center, 8877 Barker-Cypress, Cypress, TX 77433
Lone Star College Tomball College Fair Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Time TBA

Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition
Trustee Scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities. Recipients are selected by a faculty committee from a competitive pool of applicants after rigorous review. The Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees for four years. Students must submit their application for admission with the two Trustee Scholarship essays by December 1, 2018. More information can be found on our website.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 to recognize students in middle level and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), are presented annually on the local, state and national level. Students must be legal residents have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2017, complete an application and submit it to the school principal by November 6, 2018.
The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Program
The Pavilion Partners is proud to offer first year scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $7,500. Students applying must intend to major in the Fine Arts. Completed applications (including essays, transcripts and letters of recommendation) must be returned to our office by early January. Specific dates will be available later.