College & Career Readiness
Texas City High School aims to prepare every student for college and career opportunities. Our counselors are available to help students determine what they need to do to prepare for life after graduating from TCHS.
Students and parents may feel overwhelmed at beginning to prepare for college. The best plan is to start as early as possible. Below are timelines for preparing for college sorted by grade level:
Texas City High School has a number of scholarship applications that are provided for students throughout the year. These scholarship applications are from local groups as well as national groups. Students can visit the Scholarships page for more information or stop by the Counseling Suite for more information.
College Application Websites:
Apply Texas: https://www.applytexas.org/
Common Application: https://www.commonapp.org/
Common Black Application: https://commonblackcollegeapp.com/
Coalition For College: https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/
Career OneStop: https://www.careeronestop.org/
Free Personality Test and Career Assessments: https://www.truity.com/
FASFA Application: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
NCAA Eligibility Registration Checklist
COLLEGE OF THE MAINLAND
College of the Mainland has a representative on the TCHS Campus every Friday. He is available to assist all students at TCHS with information about COM as well as other colleges and universities and to prepare students for their college/career experience.
The TCHS COM representative is:
Mr. Earl Alexander
Junior and Senior students are allowed to have 2 college visits during Junior year and 2 college visits during Senior year. All college visits require a two-week prior approval from their Assistant Principal and verification from the college or university.
- Common App Step-by-Step Guide that walks students step-by-step through each question of the Common Application, including why it’s asked and how to best answer. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/common-app-guide/
- FAFSA Step-by-Step Guide that walks students and families through each question of the FAFSA, including screenshots and explanations and a FAQ page for students with special circumstances. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/fafsa-questions/
- Texas Scholarship Directory, a list of 100+ vetted scholarships for students across the state, broken down by month. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/texas-scholarships/