College and Career Readiness

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Northwest ISD College and Career Readiness Department

The College transition website covers several topics to help educate students and parents on decisions about college. Topics Include:

  • Where Should I be now?
  • What are Colleges Looking For?
  • Picking a school
  • College Applications
  • Testing
  • Transcripts, GPA, Class Rank
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Naviance
  • Athletics
  • Technology Usage
  • Resources

The NISD College and Career Handbook has a great deal of information to assist in the college planning process. Topics Include:

  • Timeline for College Admission
  • Eight Steps to Admissions Success
  • College Admissions Options
  • College Admissions Testing
  • College Applications
  • Admission Standards
  • Community College and Career Options
  • Searching for College Majors and Careers
  • Paying for College
  • Military Academies Application Process
  • NCAA Clearinghouse for College Athletes
  • Directory of Websites


A new web-based planning and advising system for schools with resources for counselors, teachers, administrators, students, and parents. Features Include:

  •  Request Transcripts and Recommendation letters 
  • Share college goals and plans
  • Complete surveys
  • Compare colleges of interest
  • Link to selected scholarships
  • Complete college applications and track college deadlines
  • Show schedule of college visits
  • Career Exploration - Do What You Are (personality profile)
  • Explore Careers

Paying for College

Scholarship Resources

Information and resources on paying for college and trade schools.

Additional Links and Information

Career Readiness 

NISD Career Readiness Website