Applying to College

As students begin the process of selecting a college and completing college applications, please use the information below to assist with the process. We have also created a quick one page guide to applying to college.

College Planning Help

Class of 2018 & 2019 Junior/Senior Handbook

College Fairs
September 25th- RRISD College Fair at Round Rock High School 6:30-8:30pm, flyer
April 10th- NACAC College Fair at Palmer Events Center 5-8pm

Researching and Selecting a College


-A great website by Consumer Reports
-College Board website to research colleges:  
-Colleges That Change Lives: 

-Ruggs Recommendations
-Princeton Review: Colleges That Pay You Back.
-Princeton Review: The Best 379 Colleges.
-50 Successful Harvard Application Essays, by Staff of Harvard Crimson.
-Pope, Lauren. Colleges That Changes Lives
-Pope, Lauren. Looking Beyond the Ivy League
-Brundi, Frank Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote To The College Admissions Mania

Please remember that these are suggestions and not an exhaustive list. 

College Applications

College Application Checklist

The Common Application used by 600+ colleges and universities across the country

How to request a school report for the Common Application

ApplyTexas essay prompts for 2017

ApplyTexas application


How to create your resume

Sample resume

After You Submit Your Application

After you submit your application, remember to check your account at each college website. This will be the primary way colleges communicate with you regarding your application status and admission decision. 

What to Do when a College Says "Maybe"

Other Information That You Might Find Helpful

Student Checklists