We will absolutely send updates as we get them to your HISD email and post to the Class of 2021 page on www.hspva.org. (Resources/Students/Seniors – Class of 2021!)
You should have received a hardcopy of Senior Policies and Events at registration. All documents and updates can be found Class of 2021 page on www.hspva.org. (Resources/Students/Seniors – Class of 2021!)
The Senior SAT is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27. Please refer to your Senior Events Handout provided at registration or the Class of 2021 page on www.hspva.org. (Resources/Students/Seniors – Class of 2021!)
We haven’t received a date from HISD for the initial transcript. We will communicate to seniors the moment we are able to generate updated transcripts. If needed, students who wish to have their preliminary (summer) transcript sent for the time being may make that request.
Anything you submit for your college applications should enhance your application. Considering the types of schools you are applying to and the average student’s GPA and rank who is admitted is recommended. If a student applies to a Texas public university and is in the top 10% of their graduating class, their rank will be submitted automatically to ONLY the Texas public university whether they opt out or not.
But let’s consider a student who graduates within the top 15% of their class – they are not an auto admit but it could be very beneficial information to a school such as Texas State or Texas A&M. That student may want to share rank. Keep in mind that sharing rank is all or nothing. You may want Texas A&M to see your top 15% but you might not want Harvard to see it. If you opt out of NO RANK then all schools see it and will use it as part of the admissions process.
We will discuss this at length during our Counselor visits in Senior Capstone the second and third week of school as well.