College and Career Planning

The Counseling Center at TAISM provides information about colleges and universities, college entrance tests, scholarship and financial aid.  Parents and students are welcome to use the many resources available in the Counseling Center, on the TAISM web site, and on Naviance Family Connection.  We hope you will come to the Counseling Center for help on post-graduation plans.  

College Search Tools and Resources

  • Naviance – Family Connection by Naviance – This is a comprehensive website that students and parents can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers.  Family Connection is linked with the Counselor’s Office, and is a service that is used to track and analyze data about college and career plans. It provides up-to-date information that is specific to TAISM.  (Please connect to Naviance at  www.connection.naviance.com/taism)
  • www.collegenet.com – scholarship information
  • www.kaplan.com – testing information
  • www.collegeboard.com – and www.sat.org/international- to register for SAT , SAT Subject Tests
  • https://www.khanacademy.org/sat - free SAT preparation
  • www.actstudent.org/intl – register for ACT
  • www.commonapp.org – a sample application that is common to what many U.S. colleges are requesting
  • www.peterson.com – includes a personal organizer, practice tests for the SAT and ACT, and discussion groups
  • www.xap.com – gives students a head start on the admission process by leading them through questions about high school courses and the types of colleges they would like to attend
  • www.aucc.ca – information on Canadian colleges
  • www.fafsa.gov – online version of the Federal Financial Aid form for U.S. universities

College Visits

Throughout the year, representatives from dozens of colleges and universities visit TAISM. It is important for students to participate in these opportunities so that they can receive more information on potential colleges of their choice, as well as meet representatives from a variety of universities.  All college visits take place during lunch from 11:45–12:30.  See the schedule of college visits on Naviance, the weekly bulletin, or contact the High School Counselor’s Office.

 
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