Counselor's Corner

Class of 2021 SAT news from College Board 4/23/2020

Today we're sharing with you that we've added a new SAT administration for Saturday, September 26, 2020. This date will be for the SAT only, in the United States and internationally, with no SAT Subject Tests™ available. Sunday testing for religious reasons will be on September 27.

Registration for the 2020-21 SAT administrations will open the week of May 26. At that point, June registrants will be able to transfer their seat to a 2020-21 administration. All other students in the high school class of 2021 who don't have SAT scores will also have early access to register for the August, September, and October administrations. This includes students who had registered for March or May and had their registrations canceled and refunded. For each administration this year, we're also preparing to significantly expand our capacity.



Legacy Students:

Please review the Coping Skills pdf and read the following article.
Read this article from Harvard Business Review: "That Discomfort you are feeling is Grief"
"There is something powerful about naming this as grief. It helps us feel what’s inside of us. So many have told me in the past week, “I’m telling my coworkers I’m having a hard time,” or “I cried last night.” When you name it, you feel it and it moves through you. Emotions need motion. It’s important we acknowledge what we go through."
We are all responding to this crisis in our own ways: through sadness, irritability, nervousness, anxiety, panic. 
Understanding that this is a response can be the beginning of managing it better. 
Please reach out to Mrs. Bartoli, or the following entities, if you need help.
  • Williamson County Mobile Outreach Team   (512) 864-8277
  • Williamson County Crisis Hotline 1-800-841-1255 
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline and Hopeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (512) 255-1720
  • Children's System of Care (877) 652-7624


Temple College News:

ACADEMICS – Classes will resume March 23. Faculty are preparing to transition to online or hybrid classes for the rest of the semester. Students should look for emails from their professors explaining how their classes will be changed.


Dear Students,


We hope you are doing well and staying safe.  Just a reminder that tomorrow all classes resume at Temple College.  All courses have moved to an online format.  To access your courses go to or you can directly login from the Temple College website homepage by going to connect and clicking on D2L.  Also, remember to check your email often as faculty are sending out important messages about your courses through both email and D2L.  Faculty have been working all week to prepare for your classes, and some are still working throughout this weekend. If you have any questions at all about changes to your class, please e-mail your professor.


If you are having trouble logging into D2L and need a password reset or technical support please contact the Temple College help desk 254-298-8450 or email


If you have questions regarding D2L and how to use it, call 254-298-8388, 254-298-8319, or email


Online tutoring, writing center, and other support services are available for you at this time to help you complete your spring semester courses successfully.  Attached is a copy of frequently asked questions that include the contact information for each office.


For students who do not have access to a computer, the library and the computer lab inside of the library will be open and available from 8am-6pm Monday-Thursday, and 8am-12pm on Friday at both Temple and Hutto locations.  There are safety measures that have been put into place allowing for social distancing in these spaces along with extra cleaning measures.


If you are sick or have family members at home who are sick, please follow the CDC guidelines and stay home.


The Bookstore will also be opened 8am-5pm Monday-Thursday, and 8am-12pm on Friday at both Temple and Hutto locations. 


Until at least April 6th, Temple College departments will be working remotely and on campus buildings will be closed for the exception of the library and computer lab inside the library.  


A directory of all Temple College departments and staff members is available on the Temple College home page or call 254-298-8282 for questions.  If you get a voicemail please leave a message with your name, ID number, and phone number with your questions, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


As you are aware, the situation is evolving.  The College will also evolve in its response, and we will keep you updated.  Please stay informed by checking your email, the Temple College website, and your D2L page.


I want to assure you that the College will do everything possible help keep you safe and help you finish the semester off strong.  This is a time for us to take care of each other.  Please stay safe.  


Take care,


Dr. Christy Ponce


Scholarship Database Websites

Here are a few free scholarship databases, in which students can create a profile to be matched with a variety of scholarship opportunities: