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Counselor's Corner

Iola Secondary Counselor

Jeanne Stautzenberger         
 jstautz@iolaisd.net                         

936-394-2361 ext. 110        

Announcements

FAFSA Night is scheduled for January 18, 2024 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The new FAFSA form is available now.  We will have representatives here that night to help you complete your 2024 FAFSA.

Important Information: 

  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) has big changes this year and will open December 2023. Students and parents will need to go to FAFSA Website to create a FSA ID.  The FSA ID is a username/password combination that serves as a student’s or parent’s identifier to retrieve tax information, and acts as a digital signature which is required in completing the FAFSA.  All colleges require this information for grants and scholarships.  Please make sure you have this completed by the deadline for your specific college.
  • SCHOLARSHIPS: Seniors- Scholarships are visible from last year and will be updated as they become available for the 2024 school year.  Please visit the scholarship link often to complete local, state and national scholarships. Please pay close attention to the deadlines when applying.
  • Apply Texas is the website that is used to apply by public colleges and universities in Texas.  Blinn and most 2 year colleges require you to submit your application through Apply Texas.  On the website, you can save your information while working to complete your application.  You may also make changes before submitting your application.  
  • Transcripts for scholarships and applications can be requested here: Current Student Transcript Request 
  • Request an excused absence for a College Visit here:  College Day Form
  • Please use the links here when registering for SAT or ACT.  These tests need to be taken in the Spring of your Junior year and/or Early Fall of your Senior year.  Note: Most 4 year colleges want these scores for an application deadline of December 1st.

                                   ACT test dates

                                   SAT test dates        

                                                                                                                                    FREE SAT Practice with Kahn Academy

Helpful Links:

Current Student Transcript Request

Former Student Transcript Request

SAT Registration

ACT Registration

Apply Texas Website 

FAFSA

TSIA:  Preassessment Activity - Required Prior to testing 

  • You must create an account, if you don’t already have one.
  • Once you get logged in, select TSIA2-PAA 
  • Select Iola High School as the Institution where you will be taking the test
  • Once you have completed the test it will give you the option to print or download the certificate of completion AND send you a completion email.
  • Mrs. Stautz needs either of these to allow you to test.  You may forward your completion email or certificate to her.  jstautz@iolaisd.net