College & Careers

 

College entrance exams

ACT Assessment

The ACT Assessment and the ACT Assessment Plus Writing are college entrance exams that are widely accepted among Oklahoma colleges and universities. Any high school student who plans to attend an Oklahoma college or university should take the ACT exam.

It is important for students in their registration packets to indicate which colleges and universities they'd like to receive their scores.

To register for the ACT Assessment, stop by the counselor's office to pick up a registration packet. Or sign-up online with ACT. To learn more about the ACT and the ACT Assessment exams visit their site on-line, or contact one of their offices:

ACT Assessment
(319) 337-1000 (National Office)
(512) 345-1949 (Southwest Regional Office)

 

SAT

The SAT is a college entrance exam that is widely accepted among national colleges and universities. Any high school student who plans to attend an out-of-state college or university should take the SAT exam. Visit the SAT site for exam and registration deadline dates:

Again, it is important for students in their registration packets to indicate which colleges and universities they'd like to receive their scores.

To register for the SAT, stop by the counselor's office to pick up a registration packet. To learn more about the SAT exam visit their site on-line, or contact one of their offices:

College Board SAT
(609) 771-7600 (National Office)
(512) 891-8400 (Southwest Regional Office)

 

College Scholarship Information

2015-16 Scholarship List(pdf)

 


 

Requirements for concurrent enrollment at college

Only juniors and seniors can enroll concurrently at college. To meet the minimum graduation requirements, we may include courses taken by concurrent enrollment. Students wishing to concurrently enroll must obtain:

The student must also meet the following concurrent admission requirements for the college or university they would like to attend:

 

University Senior academic requirements Junior academic requirements
University of Oklahoma 24 ACT or 1090 SAT or 3.0 GPA and top 30% class rank     25 ACT or 1130 SAT or 3.5 GPA
Oklahoma State University 22 ACT or 1020 SAT or 3.0 GPA and top 33% class rank     25 ACT or 1130 SAT or 3.5 GPA
Southeastern Oklahoma State University (or any regional university)    20 ACT or 940 SAT or 3.0 GPA and top 50% class rank   23 ACT or 1060 SAT or 3.5 GPA
Murray State College (or any two-year college) 19 ACT or 900 SAT or 3.0 GPA   21 ACT or 980 SAT or 3.5 GPA

 


 

Test Smart

This course is designed for the student who has serious interest in improving his or her scores on college entry exams. Course content will include preparation for the ACT, the ACT Writing Test, and some SAT and PSAT study. Students will learn better techniques for taking the test and overcoming test anxiety. Vocabulary and writing practice will be included. In addition, the curriculum will include two programs titled "10 Steps to College" and "Paying for College".

 


 

Library College and Career Center

In the College and Career Center of the Durant High School Library are many resources to help students with college and career choices. Some of these are:

In the library
ACT, SAT, and Military test preparation guides
Career opportunity books and videos on a wide variety of careers
Course offering catalogs of Oklahoma colleges
On the Internet
FAFSA on the web—FREE application for federal students aid. This Department of Education website is dedicated to helping students apply for financial aid with the FAFSA.
PIN request—Request a PIN number over the web. You will receive it through the mail a few weeks after you apply. You can use your PIN to correct your FAFSA over the Internet, sign future electronic financial aid applications on the Web, view information on the internet about federal loans and grants you have received.
College Scholarships—Lists college web sites and e-mail addresses, scholarship and financial aid search, and SAT /ACT test preparation tips.
FastWeb—Large free searchable scholarship database on the web.
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE)—Information on Oklahoma colleges and universities, admission standards, college costs, degree programs, financial aid and more.
Department of Education—website for career planning, higher education, and student financial aid.
Southeastern Oklahoma State University—located in Durant, offers a wide variety of educational choices.
Degree Search—Search thousands of technical and trade schools, junior colleges, four year colleges and universities to find colleges that offer job training or degree programs you want to study.

*Note: Sites listed are not maintained by Durant Independent School District. We do not control content or availability.