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College Spot

Welcome to The College Spot

Mrs. Cline is here to help you!
We want to see students be successful in school and beyond.
Please stop-in and visit with us; let us help you find your way.

Also, stop in and visit The College Spot…
this is a spot in Mrs. Cline's office that can help you
prepare and plan for your next step--college & career!

Got PSAT & PLAN Scores...NOW WHAT?


Need to Contact the Counselor's Office?

District Counselor: Stephanie Cline
Dual Credit Connection: Paula Cavender

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If you're not getting emails from Mrs. Cline,
you could be missing out!!!
To join our e-mail list,
send student's name & and grade to
Sam Rayburn High School
Senior Advisor
903.664.2165 x201
Fax: 903.664.
9363 N. FM 273, Ivanhoe, TX 75447

Stuff to Get YOU Started
Look here for quickly finding college & career stuff. Scroll down to other sections for more help in finding YOUR spot in high school, college, career...LIFE!


It's FREE & It's GOOD!

ACT/SAT preparation, college searches, a scholarship search, financial aid tools, a career assessment, and a resume builder—all in one location and totally free!
Students will also get a personalized to do list that will guide them through the planning process.
Even 9th grade students can get a head start on college and career prep with the online practice tests and career assessment.



Stuff for Life

Goals will take you places! SET THEM & GO!
That doesn't mean life doesn't try to get in the way sometimes. FIND A WAY AROUND THE OBSTACLES!
If you can't seem to do it on your own & need help, contact Mrs. McGregor and/or check out these links...
Click here for the Texas Youth Hotline  The Texas Youth Hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides prevention services to youths, parents, siblings, and other family members who are in need of a caring voice and listening ear. The Hotline counselors also assist youth advocates, such as, police, caseworkers, counselors and school officials by locating state and local resources. 

Click here for The Teen Help Center
Offers National Hotlines for some of the issues you may face.

Stuff for Seniors

These links provide current seniors with the immediate help & tools they need now!
Click Here for our favorite place to find stuff!

Which colleges want me?
What are my admissions chances at a college?
Will a college give me scholarships?
What other scholarships are out there for me? 
Priority Deadline is April 1.
Top 10% Deadline is March 15 for $4,000 scholarship
Click HERE to Apply to Texas Colleges

This is the Texas Common Application!
Write down your username & password!

Click Here for the ApplyTexas Worksheet
Find Your College-Bound Goals for High School Here...
Use the links below to make sure you are on the track to be accepted to college by your senior year and to make sure you are on track during your senior!
Click Here - Freshmen & Sophomores
Click Here - Juniors
Click Here - NEW Seniors for your 5 Summer Tasks!
Click Here - Seniors if it's before Christmas
Click Here - Seniors if it's after Christmas

Research High School Majors / Careers Here...

Isn't that what high school is all about...preparing yourself for the next step in life?
The fastest way to get nowhere is to never start somewhere!
Start finding your way by choosing a High School Major that fits who you are and begin preparing for a successful career now!
You can always change your mind later, but start somewhere now & see where it takes you! Here are some links to get you started:

Click Here to Go Career Cruising

Must have username & password from Mr. Mathis
You can email Mr. Mathis for this: (send your student ID# with your request)

Click Here to Research Career Pathways in Your High School Major

All of this information can be found in hard-copy in The College Spot
College Planning

These links help you navigate through the college planning process. The three major pieces of this process: testing, applying, paying...find it all here!
Dual Credit...Will my classes TRANSFER??
The Common Course Numbering Matrix allows you to compare courses offered by two different institutions and see how your dual credit course will transfer to another Texas college or university.
Click Here to see TCCNS Matrix for Texas
Get College Planning 101

Everything you need to know about college in a stop spot, printed manual!

Contact the Counselor's Office for YOUR copy...can be emailed, faxed or picked-up!
Find Scholarships Here...
Don't get scammed! Never pay for help with scholarships or financial aid! It can all be done for free. The links below are great starting places!

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It determines how much money your family is expected to pay for college so that the college/s to which you apply can put together a financial aid package for you. FAFSA is required for Pell grant, other grants, student loans, work-study and other forms of financial aid!
Seniors can do FAFSA beginning Jan 1!!!

If you are just curious about how much financial aid you could qualify for, try this!
It's a FAFSA forecaster!
Register & Prepare for College Admission Tests Here...

If you want BIG scholarship money, you need solid test scores! Take these in your junior year & take them again if needed to help you meet your college & scholarship goals.

To Register for ACT, go

To Register for SAT, go to:
Click Here for Android apps

Click Here for iPhone apps
Click Here for Information about Texas Colleges

This website allows you to find everything--finding, applying, paying--you need to know about going to college in Texas!

Click Here for Information about Colleges Everywhere

This website allows you to find colleges all over the United States! Also, it has great information about paying for college!