This page includes information on the coursework required of your child throughout high school. Choose links for Recommended High School Plan and/or Distinguished High School Plan to read about courses and credits required.
The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) exit-level test shows if you have the skills needed to graduate from high school. AP and CLEP exams allow you to gain college credit for things you've learned in high school. The SAT and ACT indicate if you have the reading, writing and math skills needed for college-level work. All students (except those who score at or above the College Readiness Standard on the exit-level TAKS test) must take a Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test before enrolling in college-level courses. Read about these tests!
To see the average cost for Texas colleges and universities, visit this page and choose the kind of school you'd like to attend.
Education after high school is one of the most important investments you and your family can make. Like any other investment, it requires careful planning. Use this page as a reference for practical ways to save money for college.
The English Spanish Glossary of Student Financial Aid and Postsecondary Education is a project that is led by TG and the U.S. Department of Education. This resource defines commonly used financial terms as well as college-related terms, e.g., bachelor of arts, career day, certificate program, etc.