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Class of 2022, it's your time to shine!

The Class of 2021 is packing their bags for college, and we feel so proud of all of their accomplishments. This strange year brought on challenges most people have never experienced, but they did it! 

While families are finally able to come together in celebration, it’s important to not get so caught up in the festivities that you let things slide. Graduating seniors, this is your friendly reminder to send your final transcripts to the college of your choice. 

Class of 2022, it’s your time to shine! It’s wise to start working on the components of your application over the summer so you’re not hit with a tidal wave in August. Let’s do this!

Keep shining!

The Bright Futures Team
Upcoming Workshops

College Essay Bootcamp
Avoid the stress and write your college application essays this summer. Join us for our proven writers workshop to create your distinctive and personalized college essay. 

Essay Bootcamp is $699*

College Application Workshops

In this workshop, students will be walked, step-by-step, through their actual applications and will learn what it takes to get noticed by college admissions officers. Students can choose to work on Apply Texas, Common Application, Coalition Application, or UC Application. 

Application Workshop is $499*

*College Application Workshop and Essay Bootcamps are included in the Essentials, All-Inclusive, and Senior Rush Packages
OF 2022

It’s “go” time! The first round of deadlines are as early as October 15! Write your college essays this summer. Here are a couple of resources to get you started:

Although most college applications don’t officially open until later this summer, preparing begins long before then. Here are 10 things rising seniors can do this summer to prepare for college application season.

Not all schools are jumping back into requiring ACT or SAT scores. The National Center for Fair & Open Testing released an updated list of over 1,500 SAT/ACT-optional and test-blind schools across the U.S. Take a look to see if any of these schools are on your list.
OF 2023

College may still feel like it’s far into the future, but you’ll be joining the ranks of college students before you know it. Take advantage of your time over the summer to start preparing for college applications. Read tips on the college application process from outgoing seniors who have most recently been in your shoes.
OF 2024

It’s never too early (or too late) to start preparing for college. What may seem like a lifetime into the future, is really only a couple short years away. Bright Futures counselors can help you to start refining your resume to truly shine amongst your peers when it comes time to submit college applications. Find out how the Birkman Assessment can help you start to prepare for college now.
Counselor Spotlight
Avonna Swartz, Ph.D
A total morning bird, Avonna is a former teacher (The Woodlands High School and Conroe ISD Texas State Teacher Association Teacher of the Year), the former Director of the Yale National Initiative Teachers Institute for Tulsa, and a big cheerleader for her students. When she was preparing for law school, an amazing mentor convinced her to divert and pursue her Ph.D. in education. As a result, she travelled to Japan, Turkey, and China to train educators. She’s experienced it all! Avonna loves when her students want to share their triumphs with her and takes great pride in being able to positively influence their bright futures.