In keeping with its commitment to serve the Tarrant County community and foster a college-going culture, Tarrant County College is hosting its third-annual Senior Preview Day to help high school students envision themselves in college. Every TCC campus will participate including, for the first time, TCC Connect Campus, which administers e-Learning and Weekend College. As students tour one of the various TCC campuses throughout the county, they will learn about degree and credit programs and talk to advisors about their post-high school education. Representatives will be on hand at each campus to provide students the information they need regarding financial aid, the admissions process, possibilities for scholarships and student activities and organizations.
Additionally, students will be given information about TCC’s affordability compared to comparable universities. TCC costs $885 for 15 credit hours, making it well below the state average of both private and public universities. TCC classes typically have 30 students or fewer and are taught by many of the same instructors who teach at area four-year public and private universities.
More than 2,000 seniors from 37 area high schools in 11 Tarrant County independent school districts are expected to attend. The event is made possible by more than 500 faculty, staff and administrators who unite to make this event a positive experience for prospective students.
Students will learn how to take advantage of TCC’s year-long College Access Program. From now until graduation, TCC’s College Access Program will help seniors complete the admissions application, prepare for the Texas Success Initiative Assessment, apply for financial aid and provide follow-up assistance to ensure they complete the enrollment process on time. TCC College Access coordinators work with students from specific Tarrant County schools. Counselors will spend time on high school campuses and at college nights hosted at area high schools and other venues to ensure Tarrant County students are introduced to college culture.
Friday, Nov. 3 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Northwest Campus, 828 W. Harwood Road, Hurst
Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway
Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington
South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive
TCC Connect Campus, 444 N Henderson Street
Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity River Campus Circle
Media interested in covering this event, please RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m., indicating location or locations.