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Meta Kitna
Athletic/Extracurricular
mekitna@wisd.org

972.923.4600 ext 488
Krissy Mechelay
Academics
kmechelay@wisd.org

972.923.4600 ext 491
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At the WHS C&CC, You Can:

*Research colleges and universities to find the right fit for you
 
*Apply for colleges and manage your applications
 
*Research and apply for scholarships

*Register for the SAT or the ACT tests

*Get in contact with your local military recruiter

*Draft or revise a résumé or “brag sheet”

*Take career aptitude tests and discover future careers

*Get advice on interview etiquette

*Discover local job and internship opportunities
College & Career Center
The Waxahachie High School College & Career Center (CC&C) is a resource for students, staff, and parents for college and career planning. It is a place to get information about colleges and universities, testing and test preparation, financial aid and scholarships, career information, summer opportunities, and more. We also host representatives from colleges and universities across the country to speak with interested students in the fall. Click Here for a list of popular websites for college planning!

11th Grade Check Off List
12th Grade Check Off List
College Visits
For many soon-to-be high school seniors it’s time to start seriously looking at colleges by visiting the campuses. Typically, students should start looking at colleges during their junior year of highschool. They should start the serious looking the summer before their senior year. They can always return to their favorites during the school year.

During a college visit, a student should meet with an Admissions Counselor to make sure they know exactly what they need to do to complete an application. They should also take a tour of the campus and, if possible, sit in on a class that they find interesting. Some schools even pair up visiting students with current students so they may spend a night in a residence hall. College visits are a great way for students to experience a campus firsthand before making any commitments.

Seniors only are allowed two college visits with prior approval.  These are not considered absences. Everything over the two days will be counted as excused absences with proper documentation. Juniors may take two college days but they will be considered excused absences with proper documentation. 

Request for Prior Approval College Visit
Please see Attendance Clerk prior to visit


Dual Credit
Dual Credit classes are offered at WISD high schools through Navarro College.  This is a great way to earn basic college credits during high school.  For registration information, scholarships, and eligibility requirements, CLICK HERE.  


Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment
The TSI assessment is required to qualify for Dual Credit classes, unless the minimum standards are met elsewhere. Most freshmen and sophomores interested in taking Dual Credit or concurrent college classes will need to pass this exam in order to register. The exam is offered daily at Navarro College. See your counselor for more information. See below for resources regarding the TSI.

TSI Test Content: What is on the exam?
TSI Sample Questions
Interpreting Your TSI Score
TSI Informative Brochure



College Preparation Resources
Eight Steps to College Admission
How is College Different than High School
Avoid Senioritis
Tips for a Successful Admissions Interview
College Action Plan
Working thru College
Admission Standards for Selected Texas Colleges
College Recommendation Request
Recommendation Letter Request Etiquette
Letter of Recommendation Request Form
SAT/ACT
SAT/ACT Registration Information
SAT/ACT Testing Dates 2017-2018
SAT vs. ACT
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