Preparing to Start College
First Generation College Students
TC’s Educational Opportunity Center can assist you with enrolling in a GED or college program. They will help you achieve your educational and career goals and support you every step of the way. Call: 903-823-3012 or Email: email@example.com
High School Diploma or GED
Even without a high school diploma or GED, you can still get started. TC has classes available to help you get your GED and then transition right into college courses through our Adult Education program.
TSI and TABE Tests
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) and the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) are tests that determine your skill level and preparedness for college-level courses. This prevents you from taking a college class before you’re ready. Even if you score lower than is required for some programs, we offer free classes to help you raise your score.
Our Recruiters, Advisors, and Educational Opportunity Center Team can help you plan your educational future. They can assist you in setting career goals and creating a pathway that will get you there.
Apply Texas is the statewide application available to apply to most colleges. Applying to Texarkana College is free. The application must be completed online. We have computers available on campus and staff to assist you with your application.
When applying to college you will need an official transcript from every school you’ve attended since high school. This means the transcript will need to be sent directly from your high school or previous college to Texarkana College.
Programs of Study
Take a Career Assessment to learn about yourself and Career Coach will give you career suggestions based on your interests.
Paying for College
Scholarships are gifts of money awarded by foundations or colleges. The requirements to receive the scholarship are determined by the institution. At Texarkana College we are offering a Non-Traditional Scholarship for students who are not coming directly out of high school.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is required to be filled out by everyone seeking financial aid for college. By filling out the form you’ll see if you qualify for federal grants, work-study, scholarships and loans. This will need to be completed online. Visit studentaid.gov/fafsa to start your application or contact Financial Aid to learn more. We have computers available on campus and staff to assist you.
If you are a United States Veteran with an honorable discharge, it is likely that you will qualify for some form of educational assistance. Talk with our Veteran Affairs Specialist about the wide variety of available options.
Support During College
Time Flexible Course Offerings
Have a full-time job? Our class schedule is created with working students in mind. We have classes available all throughout the day and evenings, and we also offer courses that can be taken online on your schedule.
Tutoring and Academic Support
If you are struggling in a class, need help with a specific project, or just need some guidance, we’ve got you covered. We offer tutoring year-round in our library.
Texarkana College is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access to all of our resources. Accommodations can be made on an individual basis for qualified students. Accommodations may include note-takers, reader services, adaptive testing, extended time for testing, etc.
If you feel behind in a specific area, like technology, math, or reading, we offer free classes in our Adult Education Department to improve your skills.
Computer and Wi-Fi Access
We know technology is expensive. That’s why we offer access to computers and Wi-Fi on our campus. We also offer technical support for all TC students.