CARS - College Access Resource & Success Center


Dual Credit

Are you interested in taking college classes while in high school?  If so, Mrs. Slatter can help you see if Dual Credit is right for you.   Your first step should be to attend a mandatory orientation session.  This is for those students who are new to the dual credit program.   The student and at least one parent/guardian must attend the event. 

Date                Time                          Location    

05/7/2015        5:30pm         VC Main Campus, Johnson Hall, room 200

06/04/2015     5:30pm         VC Main Campus, Johnson Hall, room 200                                          

07/09/2015     5:30pm        VC Main Campus, Johnson Hall, room 200

For more information, please visit the Victoria College Dual Credit page or other programs available to our community:


May 1st  - Generation TX Day

Join the rest of Texas as we take one day to
celebrate the future of Texas - YOU!

On May 1st - GenTX Day - we ask that everyone wear a college t-shirt. Parents, students, people in the community - everyone!   
If you are a senior and know where you are going to school in the fall, and have a shirt for that school, take a picture of yourself or with a group of friends and post it on either Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

#GenTXVictoria #GenTXDay  

Please do this as soon as possible so we can show the rest of Texas what makes the Titan & Warrior Class of 2015 so awesome!

We will have a few drawings for fast food gift cards!  Make sure you participate for your chance to win!  Let us know on the CARS Twitter site!  @CarsCenter_VISD 


Will you be attending Victoria College in the fall?  
Upcoming Pirate Orientation Dates Save the date to attend one of the following Pirate Orientation sessions. You will be able to sign up for your preferred session beginning Friday, May 1. Each session will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., followed by an opportunity to tour the campus, purchase books, make payments, and get a student ID until 5 p.m.
• Tuesday, July 14, 2015
• Monday, July 27, 2015
• Tuesday, July 28, 2015
• Monday, Aug. 10, 2015
• Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015  
Before You Register
1. Watch the Pirate Orientation Video (required before completing the Pirate Orientation Sign-up Form). 2. Complete the Pirate Orientation Sign-up Form (and watch for an email confirmation). The Sign-up Form will be available beginning Friday, May 1.
To sign up, you need to sign-in to your Pirate Portal.  Don't know how to do that?  Follow these instructions.  
  • If you will be taking college classes next year, you need some kind of test scores.   Going to a junior college?  You can stick with the TSI if you want.  Going to a 4-year university?  If so, you will need an SAT or ACT, but you might also need the TSI. 
  • If you took the SAT or ACT, check your scores and see if you scored high enough.  These are the scores that you need to be considered "college ready"
  • If you took the SAT, make sure you do NOT look at the writing section to figure out if you need to take the TSI scores!  


  • If you did not score what is shown in the image above, then you need to take the TSI. 
  • To sign up for the TSI, click here.



**Scholarship season is almost over!!!!  You can still search online for national scholarships, but the local scholarships are almost all finished at this point.**

Scholarships for Texas Residents There are 100s of scholarships to view. Application deadlines vary 
David Allan Goehring Memorial Scholarship Scholarship is open to graduating seniors who will attend a two or four year college or technical school. Paper application is available in the CARS Center. Application deadline is April 30, 2015.
Victoria Masonic Lodge #40 Scholarship Open to graduating  seniors who plan to attend either Victoria College or the University of Houston - Victoria. Paper application is available in the CARS Center. Application deadline is April 30, 2015.

The Minute Maid Grand Slam For Youth Baseball Scholarship Available online to anyone that has participated in any kind of organized youth baseball or softball program.  You are not eligible if you have been recruited as a prospective college student athlete.  Application is online also requires two recommendations to be sent. Deadline for application packet must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, May 6, 2015. 

Interplast Group World of Plastics For students whose parents work at Interplast in Lolita, TX. Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Deadline: May 8, 2015 

Wells Fargo - CollegeSTEPS Whether you're planning for college or already there, sign up for the CollegeSTEPS Program today and get tools, tips, and a chance to win $1,000. Four drawings will take place -  May 15 & August 28

TILF—Texas Interscholastic League Foundation – Scholarship Opportunities For participants in the UIL Academic State Meet & Outstanding TSSEC Soloists. Must have competed at the UIL Academic State Meet any year of their high school career (CX debaters must have advanced to the second day of competition) OR must be a TSSEC Outstanding Soloist OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition or the Latino History Essay Competition Complete the online application between March 1 and May 31, 2015

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program This will be $1,000 scholarship awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. If possible, please include a reference to our scholarship program on your scholarship page. Applications are due June 1st.

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page. The deadline for this application is June 1, 2015.

Attention seniors -
Have you received a scholarship?  
If so, please let your Pre-College Advisors know - Mrs. Slatter @ West or Mr. Castillo @ East.   We want to make sure we keep an accurate account of how much money has been offered to our seniors.  Please bring a copy of the letter or the email stating how much money you will be / have been awarded!

The East & West Class of 2014 was offered approximately $3,000,000 in college scholarships! 
Can you top that?


Are you clueless as to what you want to do in the future?

You wouldn't be the first person to have that feeling.  Luckily, your CARS Advisor has a great tool you can use to help figure out what careers might be good for YOU!  We have an interest inventory known as the MY PLAN.  It is a paid site, but Victoria College has graciously paid the license fee.  

Check it out at

Stop by the CARS Center, or email your Pre-College Advisor, for the code!                                                                                                      

Pre-College Advisor 


      Ann Slatter                                 

361-788-2830 ext. 39150  (WEST)            

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The Victoria Independent School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age for admission, treatment, or participation in its educational programs, services and activities, or employment.
El distrito escolar de Victoria no discrimina contra ninguna persona por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad o edad de admisiĆ³n, tratamiento, o la participaciĆ³n en los programas educativos, servicios y actividades, o empleo.