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!

NISD College & Career Fair: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at Byron Nelson High School

Students can choose to create a barcode prior to attending the College and Career Fair by going to This allows them to submit personal info ahead of time instead of filling out multiple university information request cards. Students are not required to complete a barcode. Doing so, however, may speed up their time at the College and Career Fair if they would like to provide their information to universities.

Steps to the Barcode Process:

  • Go to > Students > Register now > Texas > TACRAO 10/21 – 10/25
  • Take a screenshot of the barcode and keep your phone handy at the fair!

Sample Questions to Ask College Fair Representatives
Here is a list of helpful questions to ask during college fairs. 


College Application Process Presentation

Meet with the GFORCE
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?