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Admissions Readiness

Admissions Readiness

HISD seeks to ensure that all students are prepared to enter the postsecondary training or career of their choice. In order to support students in succeeding in college entrance exams, we administer the PSAT to high school sophomores and juniors, the PSAT/NMSQT to juniors, and the SAT to high school juniors. HISD also offers ACT opportunities throughout a student’s academic journey, as well as the TSI to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.

HISD counselors are available to assist all students in their college and career questions and application process that connects students to college, career, and military access.

Students can increase thier admissions readiness by doing the following:

  • Maintain a high grade point average (GPA) and class rank
  • Take the Pre-SAT (PSAT) seriously and use My College QuickStart to help prepare for the SAT and American College Testing (ACT) tests
  • Visit with your counselor ot register for the SAT or ACT

College Search and Helpful Websites

Utilize the Accredited Online Colleges (opens in new window) database to research online universities. There you will find a comprehensive resource tht provides alist of accredited online universities and colleges, along with other resources such as searching for specific onlne degree programs from schools throughout the nation and within Texas.

Other links that are useful in your research of universities and colleges include, but are not limited to:

College Board provides a way for students to stay on track with this Admission Checklist (opens in new window)


The following information and links can assisst student-athletes with navigating the student-athlete experience at universities and colleges.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (opens in new window)

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) (opens in new window)