Howdy and welcome to my site!

On here you will find information relating to the College Application process. This information is intended for high school seniors who will be applying for college as “First Time Freshman” and their parents. If this is not your situation, please email me and I will be happy to help you out. Thanks!

Hola y bienvenido a mi sitio web¡

Aqui encontrara información relacionada con el proceso de aplicación para colegio. Esta información es para estudiantes del ultimo año de la escuela secundaria que solicitaran el colegio como estudiantes de primer ano y a sus padres. Si esta no es su situación, por favor mándelo un correo electrónico y estaré encantad o de ayudarlo. Gracias¡

To-Do Timeline

Freshman Year

  • Attend college presentations
  • Research colleges
  • Start your resume of your high school career: activities, community service, challenging courses, internships/summer jobs, awards/honors/achievements, etc.

Sophomore Year

  • Attend college presentations
  • Research colleges
  • Take the PSAT (if your high school offers it for free)
  • Update your resume

Junior Year – Fall Semester

  • Attend college presentations
  • Take the PSAT
  • Decide on Top 5 Colleges
  • Make a list of teachers/mentors/coaches that you can ask for a letter of recommendation from

Junior Year – Spring Semester

  • Take the SAT or ACT test and retest if needed before August
  • College trips to your Top 5 colleges
  • Find out what essays are required for your colleges & write them
  • Update resume
  • Ask for letters of recommendation (2-3 recommended)
  • Create your FSA ID for the student and 1 parent (SAVE THIS INFO)
  • Take TSI if going to college in Texas

Senior Year – Fall Semester

  • Apply to college
  • Request high school transcripts
  • Send SAT/ACT scores to colleges
  • Apply for Financial Aid (opens Oct. 1)
  • Apply for Scholarships
  • Update resume
  • Apply for housing once accepted to college

Senior Year – Spring Semester

  • Apply for scholarships
  • Decide on final college
  • Sign up for orientation
  • Get the 2nd Bacterial Meningitis shot and send the record to the college of your choice
  • Send TSI scores to the college of your choice



Ms. Sanchez:

  • College advisor in South TX.
  • Proud Aggie > ’13 & ’15
  • Lover of llamas
  • Cats & JEEPS are cool


I graduated high school in 2009 and went on to study Communication at Texas A&M University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2013 and proceeded to get my Masters of Education in Leadership also from Texas A&M University in 2015. For the past 3 years I have worked as a College & Career Advisor at a high school and have loved every minute of working with my students.

The reason I started this blog is because college can be an intimidating adventure. It is so easy to get overwhelmed and confused by all the steps in the college application process. Not enough high school students or their parents are fully aware of what to expect or how to correctly navigate the waters. This is where I come in. Consider me your captain, AYE AYE!

I promise to break down the intimidating tasks and language into a sort of “College For Dummies.” I will answer questions to the best of my abilities and address common misconceptions. My posts are in English & Spanish because I hope to do my part to help close the education gap that is present in our country. WARNING: I am not fluent in Spanish and am working on it with these posts (so if you have tips, send them my way!)

I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog. I hope that you learned something new while you were visiting. If there is a topic that you would like to see a post on, send me an email.

Thanks & Gig ’em!




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