Monday, December 12, 2016

PSAT/NMSQT Results!

How do you access your PSAT/NMSQT results? 

CollegeBoard will begin releasing score reports to students on December 12th via their CollegeBoard accounts. Please ensure that you have registered for a free account, utilizing the same e-mail address that you included when taking your PSAT! To register or login to your account, please visit CollegeBoard. Score reports will also be available in MyBackpack by December 14th. If students would like to receive a copy of their PSAT test booklet, they will need to request the booklet from Mrs. Smith.

*If you cannot locate your scores online, please let Mrs. Smith know, as she is happy to download the score report for you and/or help you access your scores online.

Watch a video on how to interpret your scores:



You will also have the option to share your test results with Khan Academy and begin free test preparation!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Attend the HARN College Fair @POHS on 12/8/16!


WHO: All 9th-12th grade students! (Parents welcome)
WHAT: Houston Area Recruiter's Network College Fair 
WHEN: December 8th, 2016 @ 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Post Oak High School Commons
WHY: Familiarizing yourself with colleges and their admission representatives is important!

Colleges attending:
University of Missouri, Aaron Cook
UT Dallas, Guy Graugnard
The University of Alabama, Elizabeth Thomason

The University of Tampa, Diana Trim
Mississippi State, Kaitlin Crepps
Texas Lutheran University, Tommy Newton
The University of St. Thomas, Marcos Canales
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Tiffani Hoot
University of Houston - Main Campus, Tara Monson Tran
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Latisha Hull
Louisiana Tech University, Joseph Garbarino
Stephen F. Austin, Monica Gonzalez
Lamar University, Tony Sarda
The University of South Carolina, Ben Nelson
The University of Tennessee, Monica Thompson
West Virginia University, Madeleine Ryan
Texas State University, Bree Henderson
Texas Tech University, Ruby Grace
Texas State Tech College, Robert Frier
Radford University, Courtney Grymonprez
US Naval Academy, LT Romeo Garcia


Questions to consider asking representatives:
Academics
—How much time do students typically spend on homework?
—How much writing and reading are expected?
—What is the average class size of introductory classes?
—How widely used are teaching assistants on your campus?
—What is the average class size of upper-division courses?

Academic Perks
—What opportunities are there for undergraduate research?
—How many students participate in undergraduate research?
—Is there a culminating senior year experience?
—Do you have an honors college?
—Do you have a learning community or other freshman experience?

Financial Aid
—What is your average financial aid package?
—What is the typical breakdown of loans versus grants?
—What percentage of financial need does the school typically meet?
—What is the average merit award?
—What percentage of students receive college grants?
—What is the average college debt that students leave with?
—What work-study opportunities are there?

Graduation Track Record
—What is your four-year graduation rate?
—What is your five-year graduation rate?
—What does it take to graduate in four years?
—What percentage of freshmen return for sophomore year?

Academic Support
—What type of tutoring program do you have?
—How do you provide academic advice to students?
—Do you have a writing center and how do I access it?
—What kind of learning disability resources do you have?

Outside Opportunities
—How many students at the college get internships?
—What percentage of students study abroad?
—What type of career services do you have?