College Guidance

2017-2018 Academic Profile

College Application Information

The Common Application
Click below for a quick guide to creating an account with The Common Application.  Please note that you should use ONLY the Common Application of any other options for application types your college accepts.  For example, TCU allows applicants to use 3 different types of applications - the CA, ApplyTexas, and a TCU application.  If ANY SCHOOL to which you apply accepts the CA, please DO NOT use any other application type.  If you are applying to more than on CA school (such as TCU, SMU, and Rice) it is less work to use the CA because you will only have to complete a majority of the information one time!

Creating an Account with Common Application & Essay Topics

Click below for a quick guide to ApplyTexas including the 2017-2018 essay topics.

ApplyTexas Essay Prompts & Instructions.pdf 

College Essay Writing Tips

Information and Resources

College Admissions and Myths article from TIME magazine.

NCAA Eligibility Center
If you are interested in playing sports at a D1 or D2 college or university or applying for a scholarship through the NCAA, visit this site. Juniors, register now
! NCAA Eligibility Site.

NCAA Transcript Request Process

THEA Test - When must SENIORS take it? Click below to find out more.


There are a lot of great colleges out there to choose from! 
Want to see the popular choices for Houston Christian students?  Check out the link below! 

Popular Colleges for HC Students

Ordering Transcripts

Students and parents have 24 hour access to print unofficial transcripts through NetClassroom at any time while they are enrolled at HC. 

Requests for official transcripts must be made to the Registrar or Counselor at least 14 days in advance of delivery. Senior students who need an official transcript for college applications must see their counselor, in person, who will submit all official transcripts directly to the college via Naviance, electronic submission or mail. HC is accountable for the authenticity and accuracy of school records and will only send official transcripts directly from HC to the requested agency or school. For any application or item that must be mailed in one package, HC is happy to mail the entire package after adding an official transcript to the packet. Official transcripts will not be given to students or parents to deliver or mail.  

 HC will forward official transcripts on behalf of current or former students at no cost.

 College Application Checklist

'I had a group I ate lunch with called the "Lunch Bunch," which met in Mr. Lister's classroom. Mr. Lister liked to call us "the vultures." Mr. Lister was always available after school for discussion and has been a source of wisdom and advice in my important decisions and biblical questions. He constantly encouraged me to read the Word daily and research my questions to ensure I had the right conclusion and thought process. I learned the value of questioning and striving to be a lifelong learner. I hope to carry the wisdom of Mr. Lister into college and the years after."

Athena Co



"My Houston Christian education has given me so many opportunities far beyond what I could have ever thought or dreamed. The Fine Arts department allowed me to excel not only as a performer, but as a whole person. What stand out to me in my time at HC are the numerous teachers and peers I have met who truly care about me and the individual I am becoming inside and out of the classroom."

Remy Garfield



"My favorite aspect of HC was the opportunity to be so involved my senior year. I was the co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Student Council public relations officer, a Student Ambassador, a D-group leader, member of the Passport to Lead program, and a member of the Diversity Club. HC has taught me to always strive for what I want and never stop trying."

Sarah Zepeda

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