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College Prep

St. John Paul II High School Counseling and Guidance Department strives to minimize the obstacles that can loom in the paths of our students as they make plans to attend college. 
Career Exploration
Find out who you want to be and how you want to get there
Khan Academy Practice for SAT test
SAT Sign up to take test
ACT Sign up to take test
The Anatomy of a college application
 College Application Links
Apply Texas If applying to Texas schools must be filled out
Common App If applying to schools outside of TX fill this out (Some TX schools are listed here as well)
Coalition for College learn about, prepare for, and apply to college, beginning as early as 9th grade
Paying for College
Free application for federal student aid, opens Oct.1st and must be completed each college year by both student and parent
Going Merry Free site to sign up for multiple scholarships

To further explore college scholarship opportunities visit: 

  • With a database that includes more than 3.7 million college scholarships and grants, this free site allows students to search for scholarships based on eligibility, application requirements, and award amount. 
  • This National Scholarship Database, created in 1995, helps students simplify searching for scholarships by using an algorithm to match students with scholarship opportunities based on their activities, strengths, and interests.  
  • After answering a series of questions, students gain access to a list of scholarships, fellowships, and grants that fit their specific experiences. also offers funders the opportunity to create scholarships that are exclusively listed on their site.