Representatives from Austin Community College visited with Blanco High School seniors Thursday in the first session of its College Connection program.
“ACC will visit Blanco High School four times as part of our College Connection program,” said ACC representative Kendra McArthur. “In this kickoff event, we introduce students to the program, give them a general overview about college admissions, and assist them with their application to ‘Apply Texas.’”
ACC representative Patsy Phillips added, “Once students have entered information into ‘Apply Texas,’ their one application is good for every public college and university in Texas—and also some private colleges and universities.”
In addition to Thursday’s kickoff event, ACC will conduct three additional visits to BHS. The program offers free college placement testing, assistance with applying for financial aid, and academic advising—including how to start at ACC and transfer credit to four-year universities.
“The College Connection program is very informative,” said High School principal Dustin Barton. “It provides students with potential post-secondary options.”
ACC representative Phillips said, “This is a very good group of students. They are very motivated, and very cooperative.”
Senior Shelta Alexander was one of the seniors to enroll in “Apply Texas.”
“I plan to go to Blinn College, then transfer to A&M and major in veterinary medicine,” said Alexander.