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.

September 24, 2019
  • TCC Presentation
    Starts: 10:15 am
    Ends: September 24, 2019 - 11:15 am

    Location: TSAS-2-Commons-Commons Chromecart (26)


October 11, 2019
  • OUT for TCC!
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 11, 2019 - 11:59 pm


    Description:

    TCC is partnering with Oklahomans for Equality for the 4th annual OUT for TCC on Friday October 11th. The event will take place from 9:30am-1:00pm and will be hosted at our Thomas K. McKeon Center for Creativity.

    This is a day for LGBTQ high school students and allies to come to TCC and learn about opportunities at the school. Members of our TCC PRIDE student organization will be in attendance to talk with your students about life at TCC and we will have many fun activities centered around making new friends and feeling PRIDEful.

    Talk to stallStallings if you are interested!

October 25, 2019
  • OU's First Sooner
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 25, 2019 - 11:59 pm


    Description:

    Interested in OU? First in your family to attend college? Join the Diversity Enrichment Program at OU's First Sooner day!

    Here is what you can look forward to:

    • Learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities
    • Engage with current first-generation college students, faculty and staff 
    • Receive help with the application process from an admissions counselor 
    • Take a full tour of OU campus
    • Most importantly, learn why OU is the next stop in your story

    Register at
    hello.ou.edu/register/firstsooner

October 31, 2019
  • [Tentative] NYU Presentation
    Starts: 10:20 am
    Ends: October 31, 2019 - 11:20 am

    Location: TSAS-2-Commons-Commons Chromecart (26)


    Description:

    Phoebe Kingsak, our admissions counselor at NYU, will be in the Commons Thursday, 10/31 at 10:20 for all interested juniors and seniors. All are welcome—be sure to speak with your 2nd hour teacher.

December 5, 2019
  • RSU Presentation
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: December 5, 2019 - 2:30 pm

    Location: TSAS-2-Commons-Commons Chromecart (26)


    Description:

    Megan O’Neal, our Rogers State University Admissions counselor, will be in the Commons at 1:30 on December 5th to speak with all interested juniors and seniors. All are welcome, but be sure to speak with your 4th hour teacher beforehand!