Stephen F. Austin High School

College and Career Center

The College & Career Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Chemistry Wing

 We provide systemic college readiness leadership, support, and coordination on campus and within the Austin High community to assist all students, parents, faculty, and community members engage in the process of postsecondary readiness and support.  There are three professionals in the College & Career Center who disseminate relevant information on higher education opportunities, careers, scholarships and financial aid, while aiming to develop long-lasting, effective partnerships with Austin area businesses and colleges around the world. The College & Career Center also provides professional development to faculty while offering many opportunities to learn about the ever evolving college admissions process. We each are able to provide comprehensive support, but we specialize in various topics as well, email us with questions.

Tara Miller, M.Ed

512-841-1957
tara.miller@austinisd.org

Liz Ownby, LMSW

512-841-1972
liz.ownby@austinisd.org

Diana Clawson

512-414-7288
diana.clawson@austinisd.org

College Counseling AVID Coordinator Testing Coordinator
Scholarships & Financial Aid Tips Career Speakers Dual Credit
Social Media & Communications Application Assistance TSI (College Testing)

Degrees
UT Austin - BS in Communication Studies
UT Arlington - M.Ed. Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Colleges Tara Miller has visited

Degrees
TCU - BS in Social Work
UT Arlington - MSSW

Degree
UT Austin - BBA Business Adminstration

       

College & Career Prep

For Juniors

For Seniors

District Resources for College & Career Planning

College Visits

Reps

Students

  • College sessions at AHS are posted online under "about college" in Naviance. Click on "View all upcoming college visits." Log into Naviance to sign up to attend.
  • Visits are held in the College & Career Center on the 2nd floor in the Chemistry Wing.

Event Dates

College And Career Events Scheduled for 2017-2018
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DATE: Wed Sep 20, 2017                  6:00pm – 8:00pm                @ Austin High
College 101 – Specifically for Seniors & Juniors and their Families to learn about postsecondary options, the college search and application process, touching on financial aid and scholarships.  Mini college fair and panel discussion from various experts in the field.
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DATE: Wed Oct 18, 2017                  6:00pm – 7:30pm                @ Austin High
Advanced Academics – This event highlights the college level courses and how it impacts college applications and GPA at Austin High. Dual Credit, Advanced Placement, and UT OnRamps.  Any grade.
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DATE: Wed Jan 10, 2018                   6:00pm – 7:00pm                @ Austin High
PSAT Score Interpretation Night & Advanced Academics Information – This event is specifically for sophomores & juniors who want to learn how to study for their college tests and also more about advanced course offerings at Austin High.
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DATE: Sat Feb 3, 2018                        1:00pm – 3:00pm                @ St. Andrews Episcopal
Gap Year Fair – Learn about Gap Year options.  Any grade. https://usagapyearfairs.org/fairs/?state=MD
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DATE: Wed Apr 10, 2018                  5:30pm – 8:00pm                @ Palmer Events Center
National College Fair –Over 300 colleges will be set up
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DATE: Wed Apr 11, 2018                  6:00pm – 8:00pm                @ Austin High
College Night for Underclassmen –This event is for sophomores & juniors to get a head start on their college planning.  We have breakout sessions with experts and a mini college fair.

College Testing: ACT/SAT/PSAT/TSI

ASVAB Testing at Austin High - Sign up to test HERE

ACT & SAT Test Dates

ACT SAT FAQs

If a student qualifies for free or reduced lunch, pleace contact the College and Career Center ASAP to get testing fee waivers for the ACT and or the SAT tests.  Application for free or reduced lunch HERE.

Questions regarding test accommodations please contact the 504 Coordinator or Laura Luddy ASAP.

The PSAT test is administered yearly in October for all sophomores & juniors. This is done during the school day, and there is no preregistration or fee required. Scores for the PSAT test will be available late December, and students will be able to utilize the free online SAT test prep using their PSAT access code for CollegeBoard's Kahn Academy

TSI testing is done throughout the year. Please contact Diana Clawson with questions about TSI.

FAQs about the TSI test.  What is it, who takes it, and why

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Seniors you can complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) beginning Oct. 1st. The earlier you complete (after Oct. 1) the better. You do this beginning your senior year, and each year you plan to be enrolled in college. This application is sent to all the schools you plan to apply to, and they reward you with need based aid in the form of loans, grants, & work study.

Local scholarship are updated in Naviance regularly. The scholarship list is located in Naviance, in college tab, under 'scholarship list'. Make sure to look early and often at these. Remember each school you apply to may also have scholarships they award to you too, and sometimes their scholarship deadline is earlier than their application deadline, so do your research and don't procrastinate.

Naviance

Please visit Naviance, a web-based service designed especially for students and parents. Naviance can help in making decisions about colleges and is used extensively by the counselor's office in helping students prepare for and apply for admission to college and other post-secondary opportunities.  Students can research, plan for visits, and organize their college applications. To log on, students and parents use the same username and password to log onto the computers at school. 

Naviance How to Videos 

Juniors & Seniors: How to sign up for and attend the college visits at Austin High.

Dual Credit & College Credit Options

College for Undocumented Students

Guide for undocumented students

Austin High School Profile

 

Maroon Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities