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College Readiness

College Readiness is "the level of preparation a student must attain in English language arts and mathematics courses to enroll and succeed, without remediation, in an entry-level general education course for credit in that same content area for a baccalaureate degree or associate degree program.” -T.E.A.

College Terms:
TSIA 2 - Texas Success Initiative Assessment -The TSI Assessment (TSIA) is part of the Texas Success Initiative enacted by the Texas State Legislature and designed to determine a student’s readiness for college-level coursework in the general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. Passing scores allow students to take Dual Credit courses in high school.

AP (Advanced Placement) - rigorous college-level courses and exams through Advanced Placement.  Students take an AP exam at the end of the course.  Certain scores give students college credit.

Dual Credit - complete college course to earn college credit and high school credit simultaneously. Our dual credit classes are offered in conjunction with EPCC.

SAT - College entrance exam created and administered by CollegeBoard

ACT - College entrance exam created and administered by ACT

College Readiness Links for Students and Parents:

ACT Student and Parents Guide - College and Career Planning 

SAT Suite of Assessments - Free SAT Prep

AP Students - Resources available to students

Texas higher Education Coordinating Board- Texas' higher education strategic plan.

Big Future - Plan for college 

Apply Texas- One stop application site for many Texas schools

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid for college