Information for High School Counselors
Central Texas College is happy to provide resources to promote a college-going culture to the youth of Central Texas. Whether you are looking for someone to speak about career exploration and college entrance or need information on dual credit and Fast Track opportunities, our staff is standing by to assist.
- Elementary/Middle School: Career Exploration
Career exploration is one of the first steps in gaining a student’s interest in attending college. Together, we can provide an atmosphere that allows our youth to realize college is attainable for everyone. Central Texas College has a staff dedicated to traveling to local schools and speaking on career and college interests. We have also created an interactive CD with content based on Achieve Texas and P-16 Initiatives.
- High School: Dual Credit
Dual Credit provides students with some great opportunities and significant financial savings. Through the dual credit program, students can earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. Because Texas has a common course numbering system, credit is easily transferred between community colleges like CTC and upper-level or four-year public institutions.
Dual Credit offers the following benefits:
· Expands academic options for college-bound high school students;
· Minimizes the duplication of courses taken in high school and college;
· Shortens the time required to complete an undergraduate degree; and
· Significantly reduces the cost of higher education.
- High School: Fast Track
Central Texas College can provide hands-on, one-on-one support to assist every student through each step of the college admissions process. We will walk your students through applying, testing, and financial aid--all on your high school campus -- and will end the year with a tour of the CTC campus just for your students.
When your students walk across the stage for their high school graduation, they will have a letter of acceptance from Central Texas College in hand and be ready to start the next chapter in life! They will not be obligated to attend CTC, but if CTC ends up being the right choice, they will be all set!
If you would like to begin the Fast Track Program on your campus, contact Tonia Griffin at (254) 526-1409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- TSI Testing Information
The TSI Assessment is offered on a walk-in basis on CTC's campus. More information about the pre-assessment activity, times available, and fees can be found here.
- Evaluated Credit for AP, IB, CLEP, and Articulations
Has your student taken an AP, IB, or an articulated course in high school? Have they completed a CLEP test? Click here for instructions on how to apply for consideration of credit upon successful completion of six CTC semester hours with grades of C or better.
- High School Counselor Training
Training is held annually for high school counselors covering dual credit, Fast Track, and other important updates.
- Dual Credit Checklist
Step by step instructions on how to enroll a student in dual credit. All dual credit paperwork is included on this page.
- Dual Credit Counselor Handbook
Dual credit information for high school counselors can be found here.
- Dual Credit Information for Parents
Do parents in your school have questions about dual credit? Feel free to share this page with them.
- CTC Points of Contact
Click here for your CTC points of contact for dual credit.