College, Career & Military Readiness

  • college careers logoThe Waxahachie High School College and Career Center is committed to preparing all students for the next exciting chapter of their lives by ensuring that they are college, career, and life ready!


    The Center is designed to provide information, skills, and opportunities to help students achieve their full potential, whether that path involves college, a career, or the military.


    We encourage students and their parents to browse through and utilize the information provided below.

Have questions? We can help.

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Pathways to the Future


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        Pathways to College

        Many career paths lead to college as the next step. Whether you are considering a two-year, four-year, or technical school, the advisors in the College and Career Center are here to help! Click the images for useful resources.

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        Comparing colleges is time well spent. A few factors to consider are entrance requirements, degree plans, costs, location, and campus life. The ultimate goal is to choose a school that is the best fit for you! Seniors are allowed two college visits as excused absences. Click the image for the approval form and other resources.

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        Regardless of the type of school you plan to attend, part of the admissions process will include an entrance exam. Typically, four-year universities require an ACT or SAT score. The TSI can be used for entrance into two-year schools and is used by four-year colleges to assess whether students are college-ready in English and Math.

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        Applying to colleges can be an easy process with many benefits. It’s important to meet the application deadlines but once you have applied, communication with the colleges will begin. They will assist you in completing the application process by letting you know all documents that are required, and you will soon feel connected to their world.

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        One of the most important considerations when choosing a school is cost. There are many avenues to covering this expense, and most find that a combination of resources works best for them. In addition to the resources listed below, please keep in mind the financial aid/scholarships offered by the institution via its website.

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        Getting a Job

        Getting a job is often the first decisions encountered as moving through the career development process. The College and Career Center understands that this choice can be exciting and challenging to navigate; therefore, we have identified tools and services to help evaluate your values, interests, and skills to assist in making a career decision.

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        Career Decision Making

        The first step to solving a career or job challenge is to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Exploring your values, interests, and skills with your advisor will help you find career options that match up with your goals.

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        Online Career & Job Exploration

        Feel free to search, explore, and gather information on careers that fit your interests and needs at any time. These sites offer a plethora of information in a variety of formats. Do your research and then set up a meeting with your WHS College and Career Advisor to take the next step.

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      • 4 adults in various military uniformsPlease speak with your College and Career Advisor for general information and/or to answer questions about a career in the military.  Each branch of the military has a recruiter assigned to the WHS campus.  Simply stop by the College and Career Center, located inside the library, if you would like to be connected with one of these recruiters. 


        ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

        Careers in the Military  

        ROTC Programs

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        This test is administered every year during the school day to anyone in grades 10-12 who is interested.  It not only serves as an entrance exam for the military but is also used for vocational direction. There is no military obligation for those who choose to take the test.   Interested students can sign up for the test at the College and Career Center (inside the library).

      Academic Resources

      • teen girl wearing glasses while writing in a bookDual Credit

        Dual Credit classes are offered at Waxahachie High School through Navarro College. This is a great way to earn college credits during high school.  See a Waxahachie High School counselor for information about Dual Credit eligibility requirements, courses, registration information, and scholarships.

        Pre-AP/Honors/AP (Advanced Placement)

        Advanced Placement (AP) courses provide rigor and complexity as determined by the guidelines in the College Board.  Students taking AP courses may receive college credit by achieving a score of 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement Exam.  It is recommended that students check with universities in consideration of the university’s specific requirements in accepting Advanced Placement course credit as earned college hours prior to enrolling in AP courses. Below is a link to assist in determining a college/university’s AP Credit acceptance policy:

        Students taking an AP course may be required to take the AP Exam. Students will be responsible for the examination fee.  For more Dual Credit and AP information, please speak with your counselor.


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        College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework. Connect with Mr. Terrell for more information and assistance.

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