College and Career Readiness

  • Talk to your counselor about your options after high school graduation. They can assist your parents, and you with college and university information. Working with your counselor will help you be better prepared as you plan for college.

    Professional school counselors can help you with:

    • Career Explorations
    • College Admission Assistance 
    • College Applications
    • Financial Aid Information
    • Scholarships
    • SAT/ACT Registration

Other Resources

  • ACT 

    An independent, not-for-profit organization which provides assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development.

    Achieve Texas 

    A new education initiative designed to prepare all students for a lifetime of success. It allows ALL students to achieve excellence by preparing them for secondary and postsecondary opportunities, career preparation and advancement, meaningful work, and active citizenship.

    Adventures in Education 

    A nonprofit, public benefit program developed that helps students plan and complete their journey through higher education. By providing a web site and other free resources to students, parents, counselors, and educators, AIE encourages individuals to discover and pursue educational opportunities.

    Apply Texas 

    Provides a centralized location for both Texas and non-Texas students to apply to the many outstanding postsecondary institutions available in Texas.

    Career, Technical & Workforce Education In Texas 

    Texas career and technical education is offered through a variety of venues including public high schools, community colleges, technical colleges and work force training programs.

    College Board 

    A not-for-profit membership association designed to connect students to college success and opportunity. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®).


    Education can make a difference in one's life. It can open doors of opportunity, financially and personally. Find out what going can mean for you.

    College for all Texans 

    Here is everything a Texan needs to know about preparing for, applying for and paying for college or technical school.

    College Forward 

    College Forward provides college preparatory services to motivated, economically-disadvantaged students, in order to facilitate their transition to college and make the process exciting and rewarding.

    Community Colleges 

    U.S. community college tuition and fees are approximately 50% lower than those at 4-year colleges and universities. If you intend to pursue a bachelor's degree, you can lower the total cost of earning your degree by taking the first 2 years of a university program at a community college. Most U.S. community colleges have “articulation” agreements with 4-year colleges and universities to allow students to transfer their community college credits to a bachelor's degree program. State universities often guarantee entry as a third-year student if the student has completed all course requirements for the first 2 years of study

    Every Chance, Every Texan 

    The Every Chance, Every Texan Web site provides Texans with key information to plan and pay for college. Use our tools and resources to identify potential careers, help sort out the many options to pay for college, plus access information about scholarships, grants

    and student loans.


    The NCAA is committed to the quality education of student-athletes. That commitment is expressed through efforts to improve student-athlete academic success, strengthen campus responsibility and increase overall accountability. They oversee Division I, II & III Programs.

    Office of Apprenticeship

    The Office of Apprenticeship, is responsible for developing materials and conducting a program of public awareness to secure the adoption of training in skilled occupations and related training policies and practices used by employers, unions, and other organizations; developing policies and plans to enhance opportunities for minority and female participation in skilled training; and coordinating the effective use of Federal, labor, and resources to create a clear training-to-employment corridor for customers of the workforce development system.

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 

    The THECB was created by the Texas Legislature in 1965 to "provide leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system to achieve excellence for the college education of Texas students."

    Texas Scholars 

    Texas Scholars — High School and Beyond is an initiative of Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC). It is

    an community-based initiative through which volunteers and educators working together motivate students to take a more purposeful approach in high school, and to plan for and work toward a career of their choosing after high school.

    University and College Accountability (U-CAN) 

    National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) has developed U-CAN (the University and College Accountability Network), a free, consumer-informed college information Web site. For the first time, institutions of higher education have come together to develop and deliver key college information directly to consumers.

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