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

"Houston Christian was the perfect fit for me to develop as a student and a leader over my four years here. The teachers and students helped foster an environment that promotes fellowship and support. My teachers genuinely cared for me and went the extra mile to help me succeed. My time at Houston Christian has thoroughly prepared me for college while offering the experiences and opportunities I wanted in high school."

Jordan Rapp



"My most memorable experience at HC was being part of the robotics team in its first year. Despite having no prior experience, our team won five awards and advanced to regionals. This experience demonstrated the dedication my fellow students have to their work and the eagerness they have to give their all in everything they do."

Erin Lallinger



"Houston Christian has provided me with so many opportunities to get involved. Through my involvement with Fine Arts over the past four years, I have been able to not only make great memories, but make an amazing group of friends. By being a part of Fine Arts, particularly choir and theatre, I have been able to experience the amazing sense of community HC has to offer."

Marissa Wells

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