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Admissions Updates – Fall 2020

During these difficult times, we are here to keep our counselor community updated on the latest changes and information regarding admissions policies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have put together a resource page that addresses many of the concerns our counselors, students, and parents may have for our member institutions. This page includes the most up to date information from each of our institutions regarding deadlines, orientation, testing, and much more.

You can visit our COVID-19 resources and updates page here or for added convenience, we have included the link in the yellow banner throughout our website.

On behalf of the STAR Network, we hope that you find this information helpful and relevant. We will continue to provide updates and announcements as new information becomes available. Stay safe and healthy out there!

UTSA Day

Experience it for Yourself

The best way to learn what UTSA has to offer is to experience it for yourself. Come to our Open House and see all that UTSA has to offer.

Presentations

Learn about how and what it means to be a Roadrunner. We’ll have multiple presentations at any given hour about our academic programs, admission requirements, financial aid and much more.

Tours

To help you experience life as a Roadrunner, we’re offering several types of tours including on-campus housing options and our Campus Recreation.

Workshops

We’ll have UTSA staff on hand in one of our Library computer labs to help complete your FAFSA, apply for admission through Apply Texas and answer any questions you may have.

Fairs

Learn more about the services offered to all Roadrunners. The fairs is an easy way to find out about the various offices on campus, such as dining, testing, career services and much more.

UNT Preview

YOU’RE INVITED TO DISCOVER ALL THE WAYS THAT UNT IS YOUR PERFECT FIT AT THIS EXCITING PREVIEW EVENT!

WHAT: UNT SPRING PREVIEW
WHEN: SAT., MARCH 7 — CHECK-IN BEGINS AT 8 A.M.
WHERE: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS IN DENTON, TEXAS

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
• Meet with faculty from our nationally-recognized programs
• Catch a glimpse of campus life at our student organization and
resource fair
• Visit with Admissions and Financial Aid representatives and get
your application, funding and scholarship questions answered
• Discover why Denton has been named one of the best college
towns in the nation

Register Now!
PREVIEW.UNT.EDU

UNT Live – RGV

This informative, free reception will bring UNT to you! Information on UNT, the admissions process, Housing, and Financial Aid & Scholarships will be available. You can also meet with various departments during the event who can answer any questions you might have regarding your transition to UNT.

Dessert and coffee will be provided! Check-in begins at 6:15 p.m. each evening.

Location:
Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen 101 N. Main St., McAllen, TX 78501

Event open to:
Parents & All Students

Contact Email:
[email protected]

Contact Phone:
940-565-2681

Register at live.unt.edu

TACRAO Season Is Here!

Recruiters and Counselors, the Fall TACRAO fairs are upon us!

We have compiled the list of TACRAO fairs for the Coastal Bend, Laredo, and the Rio Grande Valley. As we get ready to hit the road and interact with students, here are a few tips for both counselors and recruiters:

Counselors

  • Make sure students are registered with GoToCollegeFairs.com and selected the appropriate TACRAO week.
  • Be sure to communicate any last minute updates or changes with college reps.
  • Take advantage of the fair to meet new reps and collect business cards.

Recruiters

  • Make sure you have shipped or brought enough materials with you. Using last year’s numbers can help, but it never hurts to have extra!
  • Be sure you get enough rest and stay energized throughout the week. Bring an umbrella, mints, and other TACRAO survival gear.
  • Network with other recruiters for tips on local restaurants, last minute fair changes, and any activities taking place during the week.

Coastal Bend – September 16 – 20

 

 9/16/2019             9:00 AM – 11:00 AM             Incarnate Word Academy 

                                1:30 PM – 3:30 PM                North Bay Area College Day

                                6:00 PM – 8:00 PM                Calallen High School College Night  

 

9/17/2019             9:00 AM – 11:00 AM              Coastal Bend College Transfer and High School Fair

                                7:00 PM – 9:00 PM                Coastal Bend Area College Night Expo (CCISD)  

 

9/18/2019             1:30:00 PM – 3:30 PM           Alice High School College Fair

     6:00 PM – 8:00 PM                 Kingsville Area College Night

 

9/19/2019             9:00 AM – 12:00 PM              Freer High School College Fair  

     9:00 AM – 11:00 AM             Del Mar College Transfer Day

     12:30 PM – 3:30 PM              Gregory-Portland High School College Fair  

 

9/20/2019             9:00 AM – 11:30 AM             Flour Bluff High School Fair

 


Rio Grande Valley – September 23 – 27

 

9/23/2019                 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM         Rio Grande City College Day  

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM            La Joya ISD College Fair

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM            McAllen ISD College Night

 

9/24/2019                 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM         Mission CISD College Day  

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM            Donna High School College Day

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM            Los Fresnos ISD College Day  

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM            Sharyland ISD College Night

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM            PSJA ISD College Night  

 

9/25/2019              9:00 AM – 11:00 AM         Weslaco ISD College Day  

                                9:00 AM – 11:00 AM         Port Isabel College Fair  

                                1:00 PM – 3:00 PM            South Texas ISD College Day  

                                6:00 PM – 8:00 PM            Rio Hondo ISD College Night  

                                6:00 PM – 8:00 PM            Edinburg CISD College Night  

                               

9/26/2019             8:00 AM – 12:00 PM         Brownsville ISD University Day  

                               2:30 PM – 4:30 PM            Private Schools College Fair  

                               6:00 PM – 8:00 PM            Harlingen CISD College Night  

 

9/27/2019             9:00 AM – 11:00 AM         Mercedes College Fair  

                               10:00 AM – 11:30 AM       San Benito College Day  

                               1:00 PM – 3:00 PM            Willacy County Rural School Districts    

 


Laredo – October 28 – 31

 

10/28/2019           9:00 AM – 11:00 AM         Medina Valley ISD  

                                6:00 PM – 8:00 PM            San Felipe Del Rio CISD  

                               

10/29/2019           1:00 PM – 2:30 PM            Crystal City ISD  

                                6:00 PM – 8:00 PM            Eagle Pass ISD  

                               

10/30/2019           9:00 AM – 11:00 AM         Carrizo Springs CISD  

                                1:00 PM – 2:30 PM            Dilley ISD

      3:00 PM – 4:00 PM            Cotulla ISD

      6:00 PM – 8:00 PM            Laredo Area Schools  

 

10/31/2019           9:00 AM – 11:00 AM         Uvalde CISD  

     1:00 PM – 3:00 PM            Southwest Texas Junior College  

Becoming a Longhorn

Are you considering a future at The University of Texas at Austin?

During this presentation, you’ll learn why students choose UT Austin, what we’re looking for in future Longhorns and your next steps on the path to admission.

Join us on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at The University Center at TSTC for our Becoming a Longhorn Information Session!

The University Center at TSTC is located at:

2424 Boxwood Street

Harlingen, Texas, 78550

High School Seniors, Please register HERE!

For more information about the event, please contact:

The University of Texas at Austin

Valley Admissions Center

956-752-3950

[email protected]

Rice University – Information Sessions

High School Seniors!

You and your family are invited to attend an information session where you can learn about Rice University’s academic programs, student life, admission and financial assistance options.

Choose from two locations in your area:

Brownsville
Sunday, August 18
2 p.m.

Brownsville Events Center
1 Events Center Boulevard
Brownsville, TX 78526

McAllen
Sunday, August 18
7 p.m.

McAllen Convention Center
700 Convention Center Boulevard
McAllen, TX 78501

Space is Limited, so register Today!

Register Here:

https://admission.rice.edu/in-your-area

 

Welcome Back Counselors!

It’s the start of the 2019 – 2020 academic year, and we are excited to share important updates with you!

As with every start of the Fall Semester, it’s time to get the latest updates and news from different colleges and universities across this great state. Here is a list of current updates you will want to sign up for and attend. Please contact your local representative to get more specific details about each event including the time, location, etc.

If you have not already done so, please create a Counselor Account so you can view our calendar for any further changes or updates.

Counselor Updates

August 5 – Texas Southmost College

August 16 – Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi)

September 5 – TXST & UTSA (Corpus Christi)

September 10 – UT & A&M (Laredo)

September 10 – Texas A&M Kingsville (Coastal Bend)

September 11 – Texas Tech & UH (Coastal Bend)

September 11 – UT & A&M (RGV)

September 12 – Texas Tech & UH (RGV)

September 12 – UT & A&M (Coastal Bend)

September 13 – South Texas College

September 17 – Texas A&M Kingsville (RGV)

October 1 – TXST & UTSA (RGV – Mission)

October 2 – TXST & UTSA (RGV – Brownsville)

October 8 – Texas A&M Corpus Christi (RGV)

3rd Annual Rio Grande Valley Regional College Fair

Join us at the Rio Grande Valley’s only region-wide college fair on April 15, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Approximately 60 colleges from across the country and over 1,200 high school students and parents from the area are expected to attend.

WHO IS INVITED?

All high school and transfer students, including their families, and local educators may attend. This event is open to the public! 

COST?

Admission is free. 

DO I REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes! Let us know you’re coming to the fair. We will send you details about the event location, event map, and event parking. 

Day Fair (1:00 – 400 p.m.) – REGISTER NOW

Night Fair (5:30 – 8:00 p.m.) – REGISTER NOW

HOW DO I GET THERE AND WHERE DO I PARK?

Our regional college fair will be hosted at Casa De Amistad in Harlingen.  Free parking is available in any unmarked spot in front of the facilities or in the east side parking lot. Further parking and driving directions will be made available upon registration.

WHAT COLLEGES WILL BE THERE?

Register in advance to receive event updates and directions, including the full listing of all colleges, universities, and organizations attending our college fair.

BUSING STUDENTS TO THE COLLEGE FAIR?  

If you are a high school or college readiness coordinator and would like to bring a bus from your institution, please sign up as a group using the registration links provided above. Upon registration of your group, you will be contacted immediately and further instructions will be provided.

OTHER QUESTIONS? 

Contact Jon Cunningham

Register for Preparate!

Plan now to join your fellow educators at the Prepárate: Educating Latinos for the Future of America conference this coming April. Register and book your hotel today to take advantage of the early rates.

April 9–10, 2019

San Antonio, Texas

Prepárate is for student advocates like you to learn, discuss, and share teaching strategies and tools that benefit our Latino students.
Attend sessions on:

  • Equality for Latino students
  • Practices for creating a college-going culture
  • Strategies to better support undocumented students
  • Pathways for Latino students

Register Now

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