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Get inspired with two Texas GEAR UP video series: “How I Got Here” lets kids whose stories may sound a lot like yours tell how they overcame major hurdles on their path to college, and “Faces of TXGU” introduces TXGU’ers from around the state.
Discover the major benefits that come along with that college degree.
Fact: It’s never too early to start prepping. Learn how to make yourself completely college-ready.
There are tons of colleges out there to choose from. Figure out how to find the one that’s a perfect fit for you.
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With these handy Texas GEAR UP college charts, you'll never have an excuse to miss an upcoming (and may we add, super-important) deadline. We've gathered all the info you need to know when it comes to important dates for admissions and scholarships deadlines, AP and SAT/ACT testing, and college tours from schools all across the state. Take a look around and don't forget to keep checking back for all the latest updates.
So you figured out how to get into college, but what do you do next? Luckily, this guide is here to walk you through all the stuff you need to do before and during your first year of college to make sure you rock it properly.
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