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There’s a world of possibilities in front of you. My Texas Future helps you expand your options, set your goals, and take action. Explore college and career tools to support you along your journey.

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Chart your course

It’s never too early to start getting ready for college. See step-by-step what you can do to prepare for your future.

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    Explore the possibilities

    Take a series of assessments to help figure out what motivates you, your preferences, and how that can turn into a rewarding career.

    Explore interests
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    Discover careers

    Jump into the Career Explorer to compare careers in Texas by location, earnings, and skills. You can even see what education you’ll need for each career.

    Explore careers
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    Graduate high school

    Pick your high school classes with a purpose. MapMyGrad will help you choose classes based on your graduation requirements and college goals.

    Use MapMyGrad
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    Build your college list

    Begin the college application process by thinking about at least six colleges or universities that align with the factors most important to you. If you're new to this journey, this is a great way to start.

    Build your list
  5. 5

    Apply to college

    When you’re ready, ApplyTexas helps you apply to college with a single application. You can apply to any Texas public university or community college, and many private universities.

    Learn about ApplyTexas
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