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.

January 28, 2021
  • NSU Virtual Visit
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: January 28, 2021 - 11:00 am


    Ricardo Oropeza, our NSU admissions counselor, will be available virtually to present information about NSU's majors, culture, and scholarships for all interested juniors and seniors. 

    Zoom meeting link

February 1, 2021
  • Deadline: OU Final Admission
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 1, 2021 - 11:59 pm

  • Deadline for NSU Honors/PLC/Leadership Scholarship
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 1, 2021 - 11:59 pm


    Incoming Freshmen must:

    • Have ACT composite of 30 or higher with high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.
    • Have ACT composite of 29 with high school GPA of 3.65 or higher.
    • Have ACT composite of 28 with high school GPA of 3.8 or higher.
    • Have high school class ranking within upper 10%.
    • Submit the Freshmen Scholarship Application online.
    • Be approved for admission to NSU.

  • Deadline: OSU Final Application and Scholarship
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 1, 2021 - 11:59 pm


    Due to COVID, OSU has moved their priority admission and scholarship deadline to February 1st. Get yours in sooner if you can, but this is the last day to be considered for merit-based scholarships!

    Apply here

February 6, 2021