• College Applications and Admission 


    College Admission Deadlines
    Listed in this chart are some of the schools to which AHS Seniors apply most frequently.
    (Please remember to check the college's website frequently for updates or changes to deadlines.)

    Distinguished Partnership Program

    Allen High School has partnerships with Stephen F. Austin State University, Tarleton State University, and the University of North Texas. Seniors who rank in the top 50% of their class receive automatic admission to these universities. Students must apply in their senior year and adhere to the college deadlines.

    If applying to Stephen F. Austin State University, the application fee for AHS students is waived. Simply indicate you wish to have a fee waiver and SFA will not charge you for the application!


    University of Texas at Austin's Automatic Admission Policy

    Visit UT Austin's Admission Decision website for automatic admission information. https://admissions.utexas.edu/apply/decisions

    UT Austin Memo - Automatic Admission for the 2023-2024 academic year



    College Applications

    Apply Texas - goapplytexas.org

    Apply for admission to any Texas public university, community college, and private college.

    Submit your profile, application, and essays online | Copy application information to another institution| Apply for scholarships from participating universities

    • ApplyTexas Application Walk Through (Texas Tech University)
    Common Application - commonapp.org

    Explore more than 900 colleges and universities | They represent an enormously diverse variety of institutions – small and large, public and private, coed and single sex, highly selective and relatively open enrollment | Keep track of each college’s unique application requirements | Link the common application to your Xello account

    Common Black College Application - commonblackcollegeapp.com

    The Common Black College Application allows students to submit a single application to all 68 of the participating HBCU member institutions and specify the top four choices for only $20.

    Learn about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and more to further your college preparation experience. | Each of the member schools work to make college affordable and ensures students graduate on time with no or low debt.

    ***Let your College and Career Advisor know if you use this application so your transcript can be uploaded to the counselor portal. 



    Application Documents

    When applying to colleges, you may need to submit additional documents. Students will utilize Xello to request documents from Allen High School. These documents may include:

    Test Scores: Request official test scores from your testing account (ACT, SAT, TSI, AP, IB)

    ✓ Resume

    ✓ Letter of Recommendation

    ✓ High School Transcript

    ✓ College Transcript – Dual Credit students

    ✓ Application Fee Waivers - If you qualify for free or reduced lunch benefits, you may be eligible for free resources when applying to college (see your College & Career Advisor)


    Requesting Documents Through Xello

    Students must make transcript and letters of recommendation requests through Xello. The steps to request documents vary depending on what type of application you choose to utilize. Please use the charts below to assist you in this process. As always, please reach out to your College and Career Advisor if you need any assistance.

    Apply Texas and College Specific Application Flow Chart

    Common Application Flow Chart


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