As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, so do policies and procedures for supporting students. In an effort to support communication across the state, TxCAN is working on gathering resources and information to be shared statewide. Below are some of the resources we have gathered to date. This webpage was last updated on 4/8/2020.

If you have questions or have a resource that should be added to the list, please email TxCAN Deputy Director, Kendra Strange at kstrange@cftexas.org.

 

Texas-Specific COVID 19 Resource Roundups

Austin Chamber - To support high school seniors, parents, and counselors in keeping up with changes at higher education institutions, the Austin Chamber has a new resource page on admissions, aid, and assessment changes in higher education. 

Texas Education Agency - The TEA’s resource page includes information on school closures, Texas Superintendent Debrief call notes, general guidelines for instructional planning, SPED and special populations, public health resources and more.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board - The THECB is working with all Texas institutions of higher education to address coronavirus-related issues and to provide the most up-to-date information and resources relevant to higher education decisions makers. This FAQ page is the best place to find answers to key questions, and this page will be updated continuously as new information becomes available.

Texas OnCourse - As you adapt to a new landscape of distance learning and advising, TxOC aims to serve you however they can. The Texas OnCourse Academy and middle school college and career curriculum resources remain online and free to all Texas educators. On this site, you will also find direct-to-student resources you can use in remote assignments or counseling. TxOC will add to the page as they develop additional resources to serve you and your students.

 

National COVID 19 Resource Roundups

CARES Act

Department of Education

Grad Snap

KIPP Resource Roundup for COVID-19

NCAN -National College Attainment Network - NCAN has a blog where they are sharing best practices, FAQs, policy updates, and other news and information related to supporting students during the coronavirus outbreak. Note: NCAN is updating this page regularly with new resources and links.

One Goal - Postsecondary resources and tools.

Trellis Foundation Rent Assistance Questions – A resource developed with questions students (or anyone) can ask their landlord/property manager if they are struggling to pay rent during COVID-19.

 

Other COVID 19 College Access Resources

 

College Access Testing

TSI

TEA HB3 Testing Requirements

College Board (SAT)

ACT

 

College Admissions Counseling Resources

ACCEPT Admissions Community of Cultivating Equity & Peace Today - ACCEPT has drafted a list of colleges that have changed their deposit deadlines.

Austin Chamber - The Austin Chamber has gathered the latest college admissions, aid and COVID policies at the Top 40 colleges where local area students chose to apply/enroll. Please find the information here, and the Chamber will update this resource to keep it current for your students and counselors.

College Wise - Free resources offered every weekday. One webinar a day. One Facebook AMA (Ask Me Anything) a day. All to help students navigate the pressing questions and the rapidly changing admissions landscape.

KIPP Houston (COVID 19 College Response) - To assist students and families with the constantly changing policies and deadlines at colleges in response to COVID 19, KIPP Houston has developed a spreadsheet of information to help students get the right information in a centralized location.

National Association for College Admission Counseling - As a service to students and families, the NACAC has created a central resource listing information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. This tool will update in real time as we receive input from postsecondary institutions. 

San Antoni ISD College Representatives Contact Information and Deadlines Spreadsheet
 

College Virtual Visits

College Wise College Virtual Visits List - Information on where you can find virtual admissions opportunities for students.

TACAC/ Strive Virtual College Exploration Week April 20 - 23, 2020 - The Texas Association for College Admission Counseling is offering four days of virtual presentations for juniors to explore college opportunities. These presentations are free for students.

 

Financial Aid Resources

Federal Student Aid

FSA Financial Aid Verification

Higher Education Financial Wellness Association - HEFWA’s webinar notes on clear financial wellness communication during COVID 19

NASFAA Financial Aid Verification

NASFAA National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Additional Texas Education Agency Resources

Below are resources from the Texas Education Agency's COVID-19 response page for counselors and advisors:
 
Instructional Continuity Planning
  • Remote Counseling Supports for Monitoring Student Progress
College, Career and Military Prep
  • SAT, ACT, TSIA, AP/IB FAQ
  • Dual Credit Summer Enrollment
Graduation
  • 2020 Seniors Guidance and Graduation FAQ
  • Individual Graduation Committees
  • Assessment Guidance
Mental Health Resources
  • Remote Counseling and Student supports
  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports Intervention Framework
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Support and Resources
Targeted Resources for Special Populations
  • English Learners
  • Highly Mobile and At-Risk
  • Gifted and Talented