Preparing for College & Career

Planning your future can be overwhelming.  The BNHS Counseling Center is always here to help you plot the perfect course!  The journey to your future begins now!

College Application Process Presentation

Virtual Services in Response to COVID-19

Click here for up to date information about virtual presentations from the NISD College & Career Readiness department

Free FAFSA Assistance Chatbot Available

At a time when FAFSA® workshops have been canceled and in-person assistance has been suspended because of covid-19, the need for virtual assistance is greater than ever. College Board has teamed up with Benefits Data Trust, a nonprofit partner, to offer a FAFSA chatbot to assist students nationwide. The chatbot, which is available by text message, addresses common barriers to completing the FAFSA, such as troubleshooting the FSA ID, deciding whose income to report, and more. The chatbot, which is available 24/7, answers students’ questions with guidance that is digestible and easy to understand.

Through August, all students can access the chatbot by texting "2020" to 267-578-3373. Students can find out more about the service and how to opt in at To help spread the word about this amazing service, post the link on your institution’s website, include it in messages sent out by your registration and financial aid teams, or insert it as a custom message to students to receive before they test or on their individual student reports.

ASVAB Career Exploration Program: Free Webinars

This workshop is for students interested in college, work-based learning, and the Military (parents and educators are also welcome). Join to understand ASVAB results and discover potentially satisfying career fields. Attendees will receive tools to map out post-secondary plans, including college and scholarship search, military options, and more!
Click here to register. 

Auburn University: Virtual Student Panels
Virtual Student Panels will take place each Tuesday and Thursday at 12 Noon (Central Time). Registration for the Virtual Student Panels can be found by visiting this website and then selecting Virtual Options:
Stephen F. Austin Updates from Admissions Counselor:
One-on-One Admissions Counselor Sessions
Since I am unable to attend High School/College Campuses at this time I will be having virtual one-on-one admissions counselor sessions.  Students can schedule a time to visit one-on-one either by phone or through Zoom Meeting and I am happy to talk with them about next steps, application processes, missing document information, etc.  I am also happy to schedule a time with you as well if you have any questions (just add “Counselor” next to your last name when registering).  To schedule a One-on-One session click - Schedule Appointment

Information Sessions

We will also be hosting several different Information Sessions on areas such as Freshman Admissions, Transfer Admissions, Financial Aid, etc.  These are called Jack Chats and students can select what session and date they would like to attend -
Jack Chats

Update from the L Makeup Institute: Click Here
Online College Fairs
Date: Week of April 20th
College Fairs Online is still planing the South region virtual college fair in April and the Northeast region virtual fair in May. Students can chat with admissions counselors to ask questions about academics, campus life, financial aid, scholarships and more! Register now and we will send you a reminder before the fair! Visit to register today!

Virtual Tour and Q/A Session with the University of Arkansas
Wednesday, 4/22 from 12:00 pm-12:30 pm
Register here!

*NEW* University of North Texas GFORCE: Online Mentoring Sessions!
Click here for more information about Live Chats, Zoom Meetings, and other helpful resources. 

G-Force Virtual Tutoring Sessions

We provide tutoring in virtually every subject but focus on math, science, and English for all high school groups. 
Students may visit us at to schedule an appointment. 
Students create an account through the UNT Appointment Manager and should be able to use the same login information anytime they need assistance.

  • There is also a chat feature for “walk-ins” or if a student only has a brief question
  • We have 45-minute sessions between 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • The tutors have their preferred subjects included in their profiles
  • There is no fee for this service! 
Meet with the GFORCE (Face to face sessions currently suspended)
The University of North Texas GFORCE is here to help BNHS students with the college application process, financial aid, scholarships, essays, and more! Trained college mentors from the GFORCE will be in the BNHS GO Center (located in the counseling office) every Thursday from 11am until 1 pm, from September 12th until November 21st. Students can click the link above to make an appointment, or visit Mrs. Harrell in the counseling office for more details. Each appointment lasts approximately 20 minutes.

College and Career Readiness Website
New district web page

College Planning: 12th Grade Checklist
When and what should I do now to prepare for college?

Graduation Toolkit
Texas Education Agency Publication

Think College
College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Want to play a sport in college?