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


Liz Ownby, LMSW


Diana Clawson


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

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

TCU - BS in Social Work
UT Arlington - MSSW

UT Austin - BBA Business Adminstration


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College & Career Prep

For Seniors - Class of 2019! Check out the checklist below!

For Juniors - Class of 2020

Careers Training Programs in Central Texas for students looking for a path outside of college

Goodwill & Capital Idea

District Resources for College & Career Planning

College Visits



  • 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.

AHS College & Career NEWSLETTER archive

Job & Intern Board HERE

Event Dates 2018-2019 

College Application Guide & Timeline 2018-2019: HERE

College And Career Events Scheduled for 2018-2019

College Testing: ACT/SAT/PSAT

ASVAB Testing at Austin High - Sign up HERE

ACT & SAT Test Dates


If a student qualifies for free or reduced lunch, please 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 Special Education Department Chair Laura Luddy ASAP.  Beginning for the 2018-2019 school year, our 504 Coordinator will be Jessica Mitchell.

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.

Cheat Sheet on Financial Aid & Scholarships HERE


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.

College Credit Options 

ACC Dual Credit, Advanced Placement (AP), & UT OnRamps Dual Credit

College for Undocumented Students

Guide for undocumented students

Austin High School Profile

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