College& Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness indicates what a graduate must know in order to be successful in higher education and beyond.
College readiness is assessed by six key indicators:
or more rigorous Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP);
in both mathematics and English language arts; and,
OSCAR Occupation and Skill Researcher
Career One Stop
Labor Market Information
ACT Testing Info and Registration:
SAT Testing Info and Registration:
**If you receive free or reduced lunch you may qualify for a fee waiver for the ACT and SAT tests, ask the counseling office for details!**
The following website are a great resource for scholarships, there are tons available!!
The Minnie Piper Stevens Compendium
Affordable Schools Online
It is never too early (or too late) to start college planning Big Future, is a great site that covers all aspects of college planning, from choosing a major to financial aid- check it out!
College Athlete Info
- The TSI Assessment will be given on the Terrell campus on the first Friday of fall and spring semesters (except September and January) and in the Summer, the first Thursday of each month.
- Pre-registration is required prior to testing.
- Students must complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) located at www.tvcc.edu/testing prior to testing. Be sure to print the PAA certificate and turn into the Guidance Office on the Terrell campus. Once the student turns in the PAA certificate and provides his/her name, phone number and email, he/she will be given a confirmation with the date of testing.
- On testing day, arrive no later than 8:30 a.m.You must have a photo I.D. and $35 cash, check, money order or credit/debit card.
Texas Common Application:
This application can be used for ANY four or two year college in Texas, check with the colleges you are interested in for application deadlines!
After SENIOR parents receive their W-2s in January, students and/or parents need to fill out a FAFSA, this begins the process of finding grants, loans, and scholarships for students. The sooner you complete a FAFSA the better the chance of getting more money- so act fast!
Click here for steps to completing FAFSA, while you can't start FAFSA until January you can apply for a PIN NOW!!!
College Major Quiz:
The link below asks a series of questions to help students determine which college majors might be of interest to them.
This link takes students to a discussion board type community where they can get answers to practically any question they might have about college.