STEPS TO COLLEGE

1. Do well in your classes

College and work should be an exercise of your passions; the work you do in high school provides the skills and habits to allow you to live those passions. If you are having a hard time with the material, contact your teacher. The upperclassmen in your advisory can be a great resource, as well: make some time with them for some one-on-one tutoring before school on Thursdays.

4. Find a school

If you aren't sure where to start, the BigFuture by the College Board is a great resource to narrow your options. Sophomores and juniors should schedule visits with any university they are interested in. All students should watch the college information calendar for alum visits, college trips, and college visits. For one-on-one help, fill out this form to schedule time with Stallings.

2. Do cool things

Join a club or create your own. There are plenty of opportunities around the school to spend time with others learning and doing amazing things. Now is also good time to begin your résumé. Build it in Google Drive so you'll always have it, and share it with your advisor so he or she can provide feedback.

5. Fill out the applications

If your university accepts it, start with the Common App. Many require letters of recommendation, so ask your teachers for those early! Print and fill out this form to ensure you have all the necessary information. If you are a senior, Stallings will meet with you the first month of school to discuss your plans. Remember: visits/communication with the university is very important; view any interaction as part of your application.

3. Take the tests

TSAS students have always done very well on the required tests. If you are doing well in class (see #1!), you should not need to do anything except sign up and get a good night's sleep the evening before. Here is more information about the testing schedule for all grades.

6. Pay (as little as possible) for it

Create a disposable email address then create an account with BigFuture, Fastweb, and Scholarship America. Oklahoma City Community Foundation has a large number for Oklahoma students. Parents must fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st. If you enrolled in OKPromise, make sure you are on track here. Ask your English teacher (or Stallings) for help with essays.

October 1, 2020
  • RSU Open House and FAFSA Night
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 1, 2020 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Rogers State University, 1701 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017, USA


    Description:

    Need help with the FAFSA? Don't worry, we will walk with you step-by-step in our computer lab! Have questions about what degrees RSU offers? Our Admissions Counselors will be happy to meet with you to discuss your opportunities here are RSU! We will also have our Admissions staff available to talk about scholarships, campus life, residential life and more!

    Register at rsu.edu/fafsa-nights | Limited space available

October 6, 2020
  • RSU FAFSA Night and Open House
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 6, 2020 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Rogers State University, 2155 OK-69A, Pryor, OK 74361, USA


    Description:

    Need help with the FAFSA? Don't worry, we will walk with you step-by-step in our computer lab! Have questions about what degrees RSU offers? Our Admissions Counselors will be happy to meet with you to discuss your opportunities here are RSU! We will also have our Admissions staff available to talk about scholarships, campus life, residential life and more!

    Register at rsu.edu/fafsa-nights | Limited space available

  • RSU Health Careers Day Registration Deadline
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 6, 2020 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center, Claremore, OK 74017, USA


    Description:

    Health Careers Day (Thursday, Oct 8th at 9AM) is a preview day for students interested in careers in nursing, pre-med, athletic training, physical therapy, or occupational therapy.

    You will have the opportunity to speak to current students and faculty, learn about the university admission process, participate in hands-on nursing and allied health simulations, and tour residential life.

    Register by October 6th at rsu.edu/HealthCareersDay

October 8, 2020
  • RSU Health Careers Day
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: October 8, 2020 - 1:00 pm

    Location: Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center, Claremore, OK 74017, USA


    Description:

    Health Careers Day (Thursday, Oct 8th at 9AM) is a preview day for students interested in careers in nursing, pre-med, athletic training, physical therapy, or occupational therapy.

    You will have the opportunity to speak to current students and faculty, learn about the university admission process, participate in hands-on nursing and allied health simulations, and tour residential life.

    Register by October 6th at rsu.edu/HealthCareersDay

  • ImpactTulsa FAFSA Event
    Starts: 3:30 pm
    Ends: October 8, 2020 - 5:00 pm


    Description:

    ImpactTulsa is excited to be teaming up with all Tulsa-area school districts and post-secondary institutions to host virtual FAFSA events. Parents and students are invited to attend any of these online meetings to learn more about how to complete each step of the FAFSA and have specific questions answered by financial aid experts. 

    Register Here