High School Students

High school is the period in life to have fun, make mistakes, and create unforgettable memories but, it is also a time to prepare for your future. Below you will find resources to assist you as you navigate through high school as well as prepare you for the next step of your DVM journey --- college!

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Educational

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is used to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school. 

Financial

This Forbes article features information on institutions offering reduced or free tuition based on family income.

Free digital skills training via video lessons by Google.

Free online social studies course for middle- and high-school students.

Soup Kitchen

Digital flashcards that students can create themselves or utilized pre-made decks.

This resource provides free education resources in a variety of subjects.

Free education videos to assist students in a variety of subjects.

An all-in-one application for 55 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) for only $20!

This PDF file is comprised of Texas colleges offering free tuition based off of family income. Criteria to qualify, test score requirements for acceptance, and application deadline can also be found on this document. 

ACT/SAT Preparation

ACT has free practice resources through ACT Academy which can be found on their official website.

SAT has free sample questions and practice tests on their official website.

Kaplan offers classes with test experts as well as a free practice exam.

Free ACT & SAT live online courses!

SAT study resources including paper exams, online exams, and aid for individual subjects.

These documents allow students to practice in mock test environments to prepare for taking the ACT and (or) SAT examinations.

College Application Preparation

This is a college search engine that allows students to search for universities based on their SAT/ACT scores & high school GPA.

This is a college search engine that allows students to search for universities using a variety of filters including test scores, location, major, etc.

Students who have limited financial resources may use the National Association for College Admission Counseling  (NACAC) Request for Admission Application Fee Waiver form when applying for college. 

Soup Kitchen

TwoPointOne Tips

What I Wish I Knew As A High School Student

START RESEARCHING NOW!

  • ​Begin extensive research on colleges and universities starting with in-state institutions. Typically, tuition is significantly cheaper in-state versus  out-of-state.

  • Look into community colleges for basic courses. By taking basic courses at a local community college, you can save money and will have more access to your professors.

  • Research Dual Degree BS/DVM programs. Some universities offer dual degree programs which allows students to obtain two degrees in a shorter amount of time.

  • Research prerequisite for various veterinary schools. Not all veterinary schools require a bachelors degree to apply. Though obtaining a bachelors degree is ideal for most, if you are 1000% sure that this is the career for you, be advised that some veterinary schools only require specific prerequisite courses in order to be an eligible applicant.

EXPOSURE IS ESSENTIAL

  • It is important to be exposed to as much real-world veterinary medicine as possible before beginning your undergraduate course work. This prevents you from entering a professional field blindly and grants you the assurance that this is the profession for you. Ask local veterinarians to shadow or volunteer at their animal clinic/hospital.

GET INVOLVED

  • It is common knowledge that you need to have good academic stats, but it is equally as important to be involved within your school via sports and (or) organizations. University admissions teams want to know that you are not only smart, but you can also balance a social life as well as be a leader. This looks great on applications and gives you depth as an applicant.

Good luck!

-Antonia M. Nickleberry, MBA, Founder