Central Texas College (CTC) will host Saturday Start, a preview day of CTC academic programs and student services, for recent high school graduates on Saturday, June 22. The free event will be in the Anderson Campus Center (Bldg. 156) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is a one-stop information session to help these graduates in their decision to pursue higher education by introducing them to the many available programs of study offered by CTC.

Attendees will meet representatives from various academic programs and academic advisors to help them establish an associate degree plan, discuss transfer credit options and get hands-on assistance with the admissions process, financial aid and registration. Attendees can also explore career options available through short-term certificate programs to prepare for in-demand jobs and meet representatives for Texas A&M-Central Texas to discuss the transfer of CTC credits towards a bachelor’s degree.

Participants in Saturday Start are under no obligation to attend CTC. The event is simply a way to acquaint recent graduates to what CTC has to offer and help them get a jump start on the admissions process and their degree or certificate plan should they decide to begin their college education at CTC. It serves as a step to help those undecided about college get a first glimpse of the college experience.

Parents are also welcome to attend Saturday Start and learn about CTC student service offerings, financial aid options, academics and campus policies. Students and parents will also be treated to tour of the CTC campus. Anyone interested in attending CTC’s Saturday Start should register online at bit.ly/satstart19 or call the CTC Guidance and Counseling office at 254-526-1409. The first 100 to register will receive a free t-shirt.