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College Resources

Key resources to help you succeed.

Housing in College
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Housing in College

Where you will live during your time in college is one of the many exciting decisions you will have to make as you transition into the next phase of your […]

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Stress Management
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Stress Management

We have all experienced stress at one point or another. Stress can come in many forms, from an unexpected expense to an exam that you’re not sure you’re ready to […]

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Professionalism in College
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Professionalism in College

During your time in college, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of the skills and information needed for your future professional career; You will also develop the persona, habits, and […]

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Comparing College and High School
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Comparing College and High School

Your journey through school has prepared you for college in many ways: you have found ways to manage your time, formed relationships, and taken classes to help create a solid […]

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New Student Orientation
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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is more than a cursory introduction to a college or university. These are one to two-day sessions to give first-year students and transfer students an overview of […]

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How to Apply to Internships

As a college student, you may hear a lot of buzz around internships. As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, internships are becoming a staple of the college experience. Not […]

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Campus Resource Glossary

Students often forget that in addition to paying tuition costs, they are also paying for other services and resources that can be underutilized. Check out this general College Resource Glossary and see if your college offers similar resources!

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Helpful Resources for Career Exploration

There are many things to consider when exploring possible career options, such as which career will fit your interests, personality, strengths, salary expectations, and more. Whether you are just now exploring your options, have a career field in mind, or you already know which career you would like to pursue, these career exploration resources will help guide you forward in learning how to identify and attain your dream career.

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College Application Checklist
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College Application Checklist

When applying to schools, it’s important to stay organized and keep track of your application to each school. Review these common application steps and materials in order to prepare your complete college application, and then download your college application checklist.

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College Application Fee Waivers

There are several different types of fee waivers that come up throughout the college application process. This resource will help you understand the differences and the requirements for each type of fee waiver.

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College Application Essays
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The College Application Essay

Throughout your time at school, you’ve probably written quite a few essays. Let’s look at a few tips and strategies to really help your college essay shine and highlight everything you can contribute to your future college community!

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Types of Colleges

There are many more types of colleges than just the public four-year universities that are often portrayed in movies and TV shows. This resource will help you explore the different colleges and degree programs available to you.

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College Research Process
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Beginning the College Research Process

There are many important factors to consider when choosing a college or university. In order to explore all of the college options available to you, use some of these key areas to guide your college search.

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Career Exploration Passport
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Career Exploration Guided Activity

Are you interested in going to college, but unsure about your major? Do you know what career you would like to pursue, but don’t know what degree or certification you’ll need to receive first? Or maybe you know earning a degree is a valuable investment, but aren’t quite sure how a degree correlates to career opportunities? Our career exploration activity is a great place to start.

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Texas Reality Check Guided Activity

We’ve all spent time daydreaming about our dream life, and that dream life might look different for many of us. In this resource, we’ll take a look at what it will cost and the salary you’ll need to have your dream lifestyle with the Texas Reality Check.

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Personality Type Guided Activity

In this Personality Type Guided Activity, we will use a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to gain insight into your interests and possible career paths that you would find fulfilling.

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The Importance of Demonstrating College Readiness

College readiness refers to how ready you are to succeed in any first-year college course without needing to take developmental courses. This resource will help you understand why you should demonstrate college readiness and how you can do it.

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What to Expect Your First Semester

Are you curious about what you can expect during that first semester in college? No matter where, when, or how you start your postsecondary journey, that first semester is new for everyone. Here are pro-tips, warnings, and some fun facts about what college life looks like in your first semester!

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TASFA 101

Students who do not qualify for Federal Aid, but are residents of Texas may be eligible for state aid through the TASFA, Texas Application for State Financial Aid.

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FAFSA 101

Let’s dive deeper into an essential piece of the financial aid equation—the FAFSA. FAFSA 101 covers the who, what, when, where, and why of applying for federal aid.

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Why Going to College Is Worth It

Earning a postsecondary degree is an investment in your future. Many students throughout the country are wondering if pursuing a postsecondary degree or going to college is still worth it. Explore these findings to learn more about the value of a postsecondary degree.

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Intro to Entrance Exams

The SAT and ACT can be intimidating, but with study and preparation, they can also be a great opportunity to highlight your academic strengths. This resource will give you an introduction to college entrance exams, basic study tips, and how to register and to request accommodations.

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Student Emergency Scholarship

College Forward has emergency scholarships available to students. All students are eligible to apply, regardless of enrollment or citizenship status. Due to limited funding, we cannot guarantee funding for every request.

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What’s Your Online Presence?

Did you know that your online presence, from social media to Google results and reviews, can be used by employers to making hiring decisions and by colleges for admissions choices? Here are some helpful steps to make sure you put your best foot forward online.

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Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

Helping students navigate financial aid and paying for college is a popular coaching session at College Forward. No matter where you are on your post-secondary journey, we know financial concerns […]

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CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a bill passed by Congress in March 2020, that provides much-needed emergency aid during the COVID-19 pandemic. This bill provides […]

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Succeeding in School During COVID-19

College Forward is here to support our students through the recent COVID-19 pandemic. We have compiled the best resources we have seen to make sure you continue succeeding in College during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Nail Your Resume in 6 Steps

A resume is a one to two-page summary highlighting your education, work experiences, and other qualifications that make you ready for the college you are applying to or the job you would like to have. Follow these steps to create your resume.

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Succeeding in Online Classes

College Forward has compiled several tips and best practices to be successful when taking college courses online. Stay Healthy It is essential to take care of yourself and stay healthy. […]

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Reading Financial Aid Letters

Financial Aid Award letters from school can be tricky to decipher sometimes. We suggest contacting your CoFo coach to read through them with you. Letters can differ in the language […]

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