Educator Toolbox

TXGU Activity: Researching Colleges


Created By:
 Texas GEAR UP

Grade Level: 12th

Introduction for Educators: Encouraging TXGU students to take initiative with the colleges they’re interested in will increase their excitement for college—and the likelihood of getting in.

Introduction for Students: You may have sent requests in the past for information packets from colleges you’re interested in. And now this is officially your last year to request information from a college, because next year you'll be there!

The Activity: Find at least one college on your target list that you haven't contacted, and ask for an information packet from that school.

Bonus Features: Reflection Question: What do all the information packets you receive have in common? What's different about them?