Workshop To Help Students With College Admissions

August 20, 2008

Houston Independent School District Trustee Paula Harris, District IV, and state Sen. Rodney Ellis will host a workshop on the top 10 percent rule and the college admissions process for students and their families in their districts at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3015 North MacGregor Way, 77004.
The workshop will include representatives from Texas’ two tier-one universities, Texas A&M and The University of Texas; HISD’s College and Career Readiness department; financial aid experts; local scholarship programs; and college assessment preparation companies. HISD’s college success bus also will be present to assist students and their families. The workshop will target students going into their senior year ranked in the top 10 percent of their class.
“It is rare that students have the opportunity to talk to people at one location who can help them prepare for college through their financial aid, scholarships, admissions, and test preparation expertise,” said Ellis. “This workshop will ensure that students who graduate from certain high schools that do not have a history of sending students to Texas tier-one universities know that there are options out there for them. I’m excited to co-host this very important effort.”
Texas law requires state institutions of higher education to admit applicants who graduate with a grade point average in the top 10 percent of the student’s high school graduating class in one of the two school years before the academic year for which the applicant is applying for admission.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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