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Austin Public Schools

Post-Secondary Schools

Selecting a College

How to Choose a College
Minnesota Office of Higher Education College Search
bigfuture® by the College Board College Search
Peterson's College Search
MCIS and School Sort
List of all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
University of Minnesota Campuses

Admissions

Junior Parent Information
Khan Academy College Admissions
Riverland Community College
Application deadline is July 15 for Fall Semester.
University of Minnesota
Priority application deadline is December 15 for Fall Semester.
Mankato State University
Application deadline is 5 days prior to the start of classes.
Winona State University
St. Cloud State University
Priority deadline is March 1; Preferred admission deadline is May 1.
Iowa State University
Students are encouraged to apply in the fall of the year prior to attendance; admission deadline is July 1.
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Priority deadline is December 1; Space-Available deadline is February 1.
University of Wisconsin Madison
Priority deadline is November 1; Space-Available deadline is February 1.
Bemidji State University
Application deadline is at least 4-weeks prior to start of initial term.

Test Preparation

Austin High School's subscription to MCIS, or the Minnesota Career Information System, includes Test Preparation. The test preparation includes the following:

  • ACT Practice Test (with timed and untimed options for all subject areas of ACT which can be taken 3 times)
  • ACT Online Course (to prepare for the ACT, with a pretest on your strengths and weaknesses, plus additional practice tests embedded in)
  • SAT Practice Tests
  • SAT Online Course
  • PSAT Practice Test
  • ASVAB Practice Test
  • GED Practice Test
  • ACT WorkKeys Practice Tests
  • CLEP Practice Tests
  • DSST Practice Tests
  • Academic Skills Question Bank
  • TOEFL Practice Tests
  • AP Placement Practice Tests in AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Comp, AP English Literature and Comp, AP European History, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Physics C, AP Spanish, AP US History
  • SAT Subject Practice Tests
  • AFOQT - Air Force Officer Qualifying Practice Test
  • GRE - Graduate Record Examination Practice Test
  • GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Practice Test
  • LSAT - Law School Admission Practice Test
  • MCAT - Medical College Admission Practice Test
  • Miller Analogies
  • CPST - College Placement Skills Training Practice Test (similar to the PLAN test or Accuplacer Test)

Accuplacer

ACCUPLACER® is a suite of computerized tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place you into a college course that meets your skill level.

The ACCUPLACER is required if:

  • You plan on taking PSEO/concurrent enrollment courses.
  • You plan on attending a college/university in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities System.
  • You need to satisfy the graduation requirement for a national standardized test.

Austin High School offers two testing opportunities during the school year; once in December and once in February. Individual tests are offered by appointment through the student's guidance counselor.

You are strongly encouraged to prepare for the ACCUPLACER by reviewing the following study materials.

Preview of ACCUPLACER and Sample Test Questions
Study Guide Zone
Aims Community College Study Guide List
Varsity Tutors Practice Test

ACT

The ACT is the leading US college admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college. All AHS students will take the ACT during their junior year. Additional testing opportunities exist through regional test centers. Additional test dates and locations can be found on the ACT website.

Test preparation materials for the ACT can be found at:
Varsity Tutors Practice Tests
ACT Online Prep

Counseling Staff

Kris Murley
Counseling Admin Assistant
kris.murley@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1812
Fax: 507-355-2416

Sarah Schmit
9th - 12th Grade Counselor
Last Names A-E
sarah.schmit@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1817

Lynn Keenan
9th - 12th Grade Counselor
Last Names F-Laz
lynn.keenan@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1813

Julie Hale
9th - 12th Grade Counselor
Last Names Le-Reh
julie.hale@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1816

Bryce Hoffa
9th - 12th Grade Counselor
Last Names Rei-Z
bryce.hoffa@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1814

Robin Garcia
Success Coach
Spanish Interpreter
robin.garcia@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1815

Othogi Obang
Success Coach
Anuak Interpreter
othogi.obang@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1215

Mee Reh
Success Coach
Karenni and Burmese Interpreter
mee.reh@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1514

Amy Mayers
College and Career Center
amy.mayers@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1812