College & Career Readiness

FAQs About College & Career Readiness

The Austin ISD Learning Community is committed to preparing all students to graduate college, career and life ready!

We are focused on ensuring  that our students are prepared for a changing and increasingly complex future; to cultivate the knowledge, skills, mindset of a lifelong learner in order to be successful beyond high school.

The Project Advance College Advisors; work in collaboration with School Counselors, AVID, GEAR UP Austin, other partner organizations and college access programs to create and promote a college-bound culture across all campuses.

Austin ISD partners with the Naviance Program for college, career and life readiness exploration and planning for middle and high school students. Naviance Student makes it easier than ever for students to answer the questions that will shape their future: Who am I? What do I want to be? How will I get there? And How will I succeed?

Students and families can access all the Naviance suite of tools and resources through the Naviance Student Portal.
(New feature: Naviance Student mobile App)

College Readiness Checklists 2019-20

Explore Career Opportunities

Explore opportunities based on your interests and work values, match characteristics of your current or most recent occupation with similar occupations, and find specific information such as the fastest growing jobs, levels of education and training requirements, and average salaries.

Evaluate Expenses Against Careers

Estimate how much money you need for housing, utilities, transportation, clothes, health care, entertainment and other expenses, and see which careers will pay for these needs.

Compare careers and expenses using Reality Check.

Find and Compare Colleges & Universities

College Scorecard (U.S. Department of Education) will help you find and compare college and university programs and costs, as well as compare types of possible financial aid.

College Applications

College Readiness & TSI (Texas Success Initiative)

The TSI is designed to measure college readiness skills in the areas of reading, writing and math. If you are student planning to enroll in college level coursework, you may need to take the TSI exam.  Some students are EXEMPT from the TSI exam, provided they meet specific criteria. For more information about the TSI, visit: College Board/Accuplacer. College & Career Centers will have TSI test dates/information.

Financial Aid

Compare your financial aid packages


A comprehensive list of scholarships for Austin ISD students can be found in the Naviance Family Connections portal. Apply for, track, and manage college financial aid using Red Kite.

Military/Veterans Legacy Funding for Dependents

About Naviance

Naviance offers a robust selection of college and career readiness tools and resources easily accessible to all our middle school and high school students, families, counselors and educators. Students can explore colleges and careers using research tools, career and personality assessments, and College SuperMatch!

Juniors and seniors are able to build a college list to keep track of transcript requests, college applications and teacher recommendations. These tools keep the college application process; organized, streamlined and allow full communication between students, counselors, college advisors and parents. 

A Naviance account allows students and parents to communicate with Guidance and College Counselors; research post-secondary options from college & career, to work & volunteering; find and learn more about financial aid options and more. Learn more about Naviance.

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