University description (as per official university website)
High school juniors and seniors who are prepared to accept academic responsibility may enroll in TC’s Early Admissions Program. Included in this program are academic transfer classes and vocational course offerings. Under the provisions of this program, students may enroll following their sophomore year. In some cases, enrollment may be limited to a maximum of two (2) courses each semester, with the approval of the high school counselor or principal.
This program is not in competition with, or in lieu of, high school credit. It is designed to offer juniors and seniors the opportunity to accelerate their educational program.
To be admitted to this program, all students must:
1. Have written permission from the high school principal or counselor
2. Have written permission from parent or guardian
3. Complete a TC application for admission at www.applytexas.org
4. Present a completed Early Admissions Transfer or Vocational form (click to print) and a current high school transcript at the time of registration
Students enrolling in academic transfer courses must also meet the following requirements:
5. Have an overall ”88“ grade average as determined by the high school principal or counselor (An exception to the grade average may be made for students who are enrolled in accelerated programs if they are recommended by their high school principal or counselor.)
6. Qualify for a TSI exemption or have taken a TSI approved test (Click here for more information regarding TSI requirements.)
Official college transcripts will be made available to students while they are enrolled in high school; however, upon graduation from high school, the student’s official records will be held until the Office of Admissions receives a completed high school transcript. Re-enrollment at TC following high school graduation is encouraged, but is not required for receiving credit. TC cannot guarantee transferability of early admission credits to all four-year institutions. Students should check with the institution they plan to transfer to regarding the transferability of early admissions coursework.
If you are considering attending Texarkana College but have questions concerning the financial aid process and/or the programs available, the Financial Aid Office would like to help! Since we realize the financial aid application process can be quite confusing and frustrating, we would like to simplify this as much as possible. Therefore, we have summarized the basic requirements needed to initiate the process. Please feel free to contact the financial aid office at (903) 838-4541for any of your financial aid needs. We look forward to meeting and assisting you with your educational goals and financial aid application.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) should be completed after January 1 as soon as the income tax return(s) are filed. Applicants must file the FAFSA to apply for federal and state aid. You can submit the application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Forms may be obtained from high school guidance offices, the Financial Aid Office and the TC Counseling Center beginning in February. Priority deadlines at TC are: Summer II, May 1; Fall semester/qtr., May 15; Winter quarter, Sept. 1; Spring semester/qtr., Oct. 1; Summer I semester/qtr., April 1.
FAFSA’s are submitted to the Dept. of Education and if Texarkana College (school code 003628) is listed as a school to receive information the financial aid office electronically receives an Institutional Student Information Record.
Students are then sent a contact letter stating information that is needed to begin processing their file. The contact letter begins with “Dear Prospective Student”. Please do not send paperwork before receiving this letter. Paperwork will be accepted after the priority date but award or rejection letters may not be processed for four to six weeks.