career and college center

College and Career week is September 17-21. Coastal Bend College and Career Expo is Tuesday, September 18 at TAMUCC. Parking available. Event from 7-9 pm with a Financial Aid presentation at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday-Wear your college tshirts!
Thursday-support military careers by wearing your camo/military/red, white and blue!

Contact Ms. Lynn Hartnett for information about college applications, military service, and other post high school plans.

361-878-7300 x 21560

Need an SAT or ACT exam for college? Follow these links:

College Board

Want to study up on endorsements? Need college/career info all in one place? Check out the digital platform:

Interested in a TSIA? We will be giving monthly exams  here at Ray High School for Dual Credit Students and Seniors. The fee is $7 or free to free/reduced lunch students.

The TSIA will determine which classes you are able to take for Dual Credit and College courses. Watch for it on the Texan Webstore. FMI see Mrs. Hartnett in the Career Center. 

Need a TSIA for college courses? It is required!

1.    The TSIA or Texas Success Initiative Assessment is now being offered on Ray Campus monthly. The test dates for 2018-2019 are:  October 25, November 29, December 13, January 24, February 28, March 28, and April 25. The test starts @ 9:00 a.m. in 300L and the student will be excused for testing.The test is untimed. Students purchase the TSIA on the Texan Webstore ( under the tab “Campus”) and it is $7 with a credit card, or free to free/reduced lunch students (based on parent income verification).

2.    The TSIA is part of a program designed to help a college or university determine if you are ready to be placed in college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing, or mathematics.  

3.    Although optional, the results of the test last for 5 years. At any time if you are seeking a dual credit class or needing it your senior year for college entrance, you will have already tested. If you do not pass, you have the option to study and retest at your convenience.  Students may also test at the Del Mar College Evaluation Center (  

4.    You must complete a Pre-Assessment Activity in order to test. Please see instructions below. Or you may visit Mrs. Hartnett, the Career Counselor, to complete the pre-assessment activity in her office.  

5.    Students must have a photo ID to test.  

6.    If you have any further questions, please see Mrs. Hartnett in the Career Center (room 132) or call 878-7300 x 21560 or 

Pre-Assessment Activity Instructions for Students


 1.       Go to

 2.       Go to: “ Click here to begin your Pre-Assessment Activity” at the bottom of the page.

 3.       Click on the Step 1,2,3 or retake link when you are done with each Pre-Assessment Quiz (Math/Reading/Writing)

 4.       Click submit when you have completed all three quizzes.

 5.       Fill out the VERIFICATION FORM

 6.       An E-mail will be sent to the address provided for the verification form.

 7.       Print out the verification form.

 8.       Bring the verification from to the Del Mar College Testing Center (or wherever you are testing) as proof of eligibility to take the TSI.


Access Career Cruising at home!

To log in: 

User Name: your home access user name but add

Password: Your school ID number


COLLEGE INFORMATION -College 101 Presentation that was shown to all seniors:

FAFSA Information 2018-2019:

Completing FAFSA  or  

Student Aid


CBC Foundation opens December 15



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News & Announcements


College Rep on campus
Trinity University | CCRC Room 132 | 9:00 am
College Rep on Campus
Texas Christian University| Room 132 | 10 am
College Rep on Campus
Southern Methodist University | Room 132 | 10:45 am
College and Career Expo
Coastal Bend College and Career Fair | Texas A&M-Corpus Christi | 6-9 pm
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