TX College Guidebook

Spring Semester 2019

TX College Guidebook - Spring Semester 2019

Includes 73 Full-Page College Guides

Each full-page college or university guide includes:

  • More than 20 interactive links per page

  • Direct links to application(s), FAFSA, net price calculator, and scholarships

  • Automatic admission criteria (if any) with required class rank included on each profile

  • List and links for free tuition programs at 19 universities (Families w/AGIs up to $60,000)

  • Campus Visit information — daily tour schedule, parking tips, best address

  • Links to the most accurate and comprehensive sites for statistics and data for each college

  • Links to important departments — Admissions, Financial Aid, and Housing

  • Key dates and deadlines

  • Video(s), viewbook, social media links, and more

Example of Campus Guide: Texas A&M - Corpus Christi

Example of Campus Guide: Texas A&M - Corpus Christi


Special Section: Campus Visit Guide

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Since 2008, we have provided all types of TX college tours.
Now, we want to share our best tips and expertise with you.

Here’s to many happy roadtrips with your family & friends!

  • Campus Visit Guide for families and groups

  • Weekday tour schedule — exact days/exact times

  • Preview Day(s) and information

  • Online campus tour registration link

  • Parking tips with maps and cost

  • Real address for your GPS to the parking closest to the Information Center (not the college’s main address that doesn’t help when you are trying to make a tour on time)

  • Tour coordinator’s email and phone number

  • Group tour registration link

  • Campus dining link



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Exploring postsecondary options

Our guidebooks help students explore various pathways with up-to-date resources and interactive links. They are distributed at no cost with thanks to our sponsors.

  • Attending four-year colleges & universities [Debuts January 2019]

  • Attending two-year colleges & universities [Debuts Fall 2019]

  • Earning credentials — certificates & licenses [Debuts Fall 2019]

  • Attending a military academy, ROTC program at college, or joining the military [Debuts Fall 2019]

  • Finding internships [Debuts 2020]

  • Launching careers & businesses [Debuts 2020]

  • Taking a gap year [Debuts 2020]

Benefits of the digital platform

In addition of being interactive, the digital platform allows us to:

  • Provide free subscriptions to all

  • Easily distribute to all secondary students throughout TX

  • Keep the publications current with near real-time changes to college calendars and information

  • Be environmentally friendly by practicing sustainability

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How we select colleges

We have separate guidebooks for four-year colleges and two-year community and junior colleges.

For inclusion in our Guidebooks, an institution must:

  • Grant degrees

  • Be a not-for-profit organization (public or private)

  • Provide multiple fields of study

  • Be accredited by Southern Association of Colleges

  • Have a physical campus where classes are held**

  • Four-year colleges must provide residential housing (an exception was made for the University of Houston-Downtown)

** In 2019, we will publish The TX Guidebook to Online Degrees & Credentials. WGU and some other accredited, not-for-profit institutions do not have residential campuses.



The Guidebook Series


Signature Series: TX College Guidebook

The quarterly series features full-page Campus Profiles of all 73 four-year TX colleges and universities. Each institution must be:

  • Four-year institutions

  • Degree granting

  • Nonprofit (public or private)

  • Provide multiple fields of study

  • Provide a residential campus (UH-Downtown is an exception)

  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges

TX Community College Guidebook

The semi-annual series features full-page Campus Profiles of all community and junior colleges in TX. Each college must be:

  • Chartered as two-year institutions (some have 4-yr degrees)

  • Degree granting

  • Nonprofit

  • Provide multiple fields of study

  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges

The Class Series

Class of 2020 | Class of 2021 | Class of 2022 | Class of 2023 | Class of 2024

Published: Spring, Summer, Fall beginning in 2019

With the ever-changing landscape of postsecondary opportunities, we decided to provide a series specifically written for each graduating class.

Each publication will include a college-prep checklist for that semester, as well as any internships/scholarships currently available for that age cohort. Expert advice will be provided by counselors, admissions officers, and educational consultants.

Special Topics

Published: Annually — Some beginning in 2019

Earning Certificates & Credentials — Online & On-Campus

Gap Year & Other Postsecondary Options

TX College Transfer Guide

TX Campus Tour Guide for Groups

Guide to Online TX College Programs & Degrees

TX Honors Colleges & Programs

TX College Guide to Pre-Professional Programs

TX College Guide for Foster Children

TX College Guide for Military Personnel & Children

& More