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Counseling Center

7 months ago

Phone: 936-336-6483                                                                                                     Fax: 936-336-3931

Ellen English

Counselor, A-Lo  

Karole Seay

Counselor, Lu-Z  

Mandi Clark


Michelle Dennis

College & Career  

LHS School Code for testing: 444-155.

Register for PSAT, SAT and other CollegeBoard testing

Register for ACT testing

Vouchers are available when certain criteria are met.

Are you wondering what to expect when sending your child to college? 
The College Board website has a multitude of good advice and information.

Apply, Apply, Apply!

about 1 year ago

Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

CEEB Code 444155

Scholarships, Scholarships, and More Scholarships!

This page will we updated periodically as new scholarships and information are received.  Check back often and watch for deadlines!

Please note:

LHS does not endorse any scholarship listed on this website.  Students and Parents are advised to read all instructions and information carefully before applying.  Our site is intended to be used as a tool to help students begin their scholarship search.  There are MANY more scholarships than what are listed on our site.  LHS does not encourage or discourage applying for the listed scholarships over other scholarships you find.  Beware of scams: Use caution before paying a company to "find" a scholarship for you.  Chances are good that they will not find more than what you could find on your own.  Pay close attention to DEADLINES!

How much does college in Texas cost?

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Preparing for College 

about 1 year ago

Action plans for each grade level

Many people ask the question, "What can I be doing so I will be prepared to go to college?" The Collegeboard has a plan for each level of student with helpful hits and timelines. Click on the link for more information.

Action Plan For Sophomores

Action Plan For Juniors

Action Plan For Seniors

Letters of Recommendation

Get several letters of recommendation from adults, teachers, ministers or other adults that you will need in many of your applications for scholarships. Provide the person giving you the recommendation a sheet listing:

1. Cubs to which you belong and offices held

2. Extra Curricular activities/ hobbies

3. Honors received

4. Goals after graduation from college

5. Leadership roles

This information will help them write a better recommendation for you.

College Application Essay

What are colleges looking for in your student? These links will help in crafting an essay for college applications.

Tips on Writing a College application essay

What's in a College Essay?

Other links for Preparing for College

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Dual Credit

about 1 year ago

Dual credit is the process by which a high school student enrolls in a college course and receives simultaneous academic credit for the course from both the college and the high school. High school students must satisfy TSI requirements and/or prerequisite requirements for all college level courses. In general, high school students should not be enrolled in more than two courses per semester.*
Lee College is offering dual credit in Liberty, Texas for high school students. The Liberty Center campus is located on 1560 HWY 146 Bypass.
For information about these courses you can contact Dahl Rollins at Liberty High School (936) 336-6483  Ext. 5257 or call Anna Espinoza at Lee College  (281) 425-6546.

Visit the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board website for more information on dual credit:

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Voter Registration & Selective Service
Registering to vote....
You are eligible to vote if:
You are a United States citizen;
You are legally registered to vote in Texas;
You are at least 18 years old on Election Day;
You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have
completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be
either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated
without the right to vote.
In order to will need one of the following
Your Texas driver's license number, if you provided it when you applied for
voter registration; or
Your Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on your voter
registration certificate; or
Your social security number
You must be at least 17 years and 10 months of age on the date you apply.

You can register in person at your county Voter Registrar's office.(Courthouse) Or you can register by mail by obtaining an application from your county Voter Registrar's office or the Secretary of State's office. You can also pick up applications at libraries, government offices, or high schools. At LHS, contact your government teacher or the counselor's office. Most register when they get their driver's license.

Selective Service System
Who: Almost all male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service.

When:Register within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Therefore, to be in full compliance with the law, a man turning 18 is required to register during the period of time beginning 30 days before, until 30 days after his 18th birthday...a 60-day window.

Where to register: Young men may now register online with Selective Service.

Penalty for not registering: $250,000 fine and/or possible 5 yrs. in prison. Also, men who aren't registered with Selective Service won't qualify for Federal
student loans or grant programs. This includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Direct Stafford Loans/Plus Loans, National Direct Student Loans, and College Work Study.

Testing Links

about 1 year ago

PSAT Test on November 2 in Liberty High School Cafeteria.

Sophomores and Juniors

$15 each  - Sign-up in College & Career Advisor's Office

ASVAB Test on November 7 in Liberty High School Cafeteria

Sign-up in College & Career Advisor's Office

Sign-up online for the ACT by going to the following web address:

Sign-up online for the SAT by going to the following web address:                                                                                                                                   

For interactive TAKS tutorials and practice tests go to the following web address:


Get information on the THEA by going to the following web address:

College Planning Guide

about 1 year ago

This page is intended to help you in planning for post-secondary opportunities. Click on the subsequent links to help you in the process.

Action Plans 

Many people ask the question, "What can I be doing so I will be prepared to go to college?" has a plan for each level of student with helpful hints and timelines.  

Letters of Recommendation

Get several letters of recommendation from adults, teachers, ministers or other adults that you will need in many of your applications for scholarships. Provide the person giving you the recommendation a sheet listing:

  • clubs to which you belong and offices held
  • extra curricular activities/hobbies
  • honors received
  • goals after graduation from college
  • leadership roles
This information will help them write a better recommendation for you.

College Application Essay

What are colleges looking for in your student? These links will help in crafting an essay for college applications.


Scholarship and Financial Aid Links

10 months ago

Applying for Local Scholarships

about 1 year ago

CLICK HERE for the Local Scholarship Application

Choosing a College or University

Many websites allow students to choose colleges based on multiple criteria.  Try the links below for more information.

Find a college by name

Narrowing Down College Choices (article)

Choosing a College (ACT)

Links to local colleges in the SE Texas area

click here

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Scholarship and College Planning Overview

about 1 year ago


Seniors planning to attend a four-year university after graduation will need to take either ACT or SAT to meet admissions requirements.  Students may get registration information and sample test booklets in the College and Career Center.  See Testing Links.    


All public two and four year colleges in Texas require the THEA test in order to enroll in classes.  Students need to take this test as early as possible their senior year. Some students are exempt from THEA based on scores obtained on SAT, ACT or TAKS.  Your counselor will be able to inform if you are exempt.  See Testing Links.

SAT Subject Test

Some colleges require students to take SAT Subject Tests (i.e. Rice, UT Austin). These are subject tests given on specific SAT test dates. Check with the college you plan to attend to see if this is required.  SeeTesting Links.


The Common Application, known as APPLYTEXAS, is used to apply to any 4-year public university in Texas.  This application can be obtained in the College and Career Center or online at This Website is helpful since it contains pertinent information and links to all the 4-year public universities in Texas.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will not be available until December. The information for the application will be based on the year's income tax returns.  Through this application eligibility is determined for grants, work-study and loans.  Some scholarship applications may require FAFSA be filled out to determine eligibility. See Financial Aid link or


The best source for scholarship information is directly from the colleges and from Liberty High School.  Information regarding scholarships is available in the Counseling Office and our website. Read carefully the eligibility requirements. The Internet has free scholarship searches. Be careful of scams; most scholarships that you pay someone to find for you can be found on your own at no cost.


Each college you make application to will require an official high school transcript. To have your transcript sent to a college you must fill out a Transcript Request in the Counseling Office.  Please allow 3 days for these to be sent.  In addition to the transcript for admission, you will also need to send a final transcript at the end of the year to the college you will attend in fall.


Still trying to decide upon a college?  Take advantage of preview days at universities and colleges. Check the college's Website for dates or contact the Admissions Office to obtain information about a campus visit. LHS students are allowed college visit days during the junior and senior year.  See your counselor to get full details on attendance requirements for your visit.


If you want to play NCAA Division I or Division II athletics, you must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. You can apply at Be sure to create a pin number and to write that pin number down in a secure place so you will be able to access your records with the Clearinghouse.  Be sure to let the Counseling Office know to send your transcripts.


Types of Financial Aid Available

  • Grants - Money you do not have to pay back

  • Loans - Money borrowed that must be paid back (with interest)

  • Work-Study - Money earned from work used to help pay for school

  • Scholarships - Available from many sources

Financial Aid Eligibility

To be eligible you must:

  • Have financial need                

  • Have a high school diploma or GED

  • Be enrolled in an eligible program

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen

  • Register with Selective Service, if required

  • Complete forms as required

  • Make satisfactory academic progress

Financial aid eligibility is the difference between the cost of education and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Cost of education includes tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Students must complete a FAFSA based on the year's tax return (forms not available until December, to be completed after the first of the year on year's tax return)

  2. Students will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) after FAFSA is processed. Information is also sent to the college(s) on the FAFSA.

  3. The student's selected College Financial Aid Office(s) will send an award letter to the student indicating the types of aid the student is eligible to receive.

  4. Students should check with the college(s) they expect to attend; additional forms/applications may be required

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Online College Fair

about 1 year ago

I would like to invite your high school students to our free virtual college fair for the Southern Region of the United States!  This fair is scheduled for this week, March 6th-11th.  The students can log on any time during this week and get information from many colleges.  There is a question and answer section for the students to get answer directly from college reps.  If you would like to offer your students extra credit for participating in this free college fair I can provide you a list of students from your school that registered and participated in the virtual fair, just e-mail me at and let me know if you would like a list.  The students must go to to the students tab to register.  This service is completely free and we would love to have your school and students join.   Please have your students register as soon as possible if they would like to participate.  If you would like to hand out flyers you can download them at the bottom of the student page on our website.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to inform students about the virtual college fair on your website and/or social media sites, just have them go to

Tamara Pendleton
Owner, College Fairs Online

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