GO Program History
In 2001, the 77th Legislature adopted Closing the Gaps, a proactive plan designed in part to increase Texans’ participation and success in higher education. As a result, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launched College for all Texans, a marketing and outreach initiative in 2002 with the slogan “Education. GO Get It.” The goal of the campaign was to enroll 630,000 academically prepared students by 2015.
In coordination with the campaign strategy the TWU GO Program has built partnerships over the past 10 years across the North Texas region promoting higher education awareness and accessibility. Currently the GO Program has Go Centers located in 17 high schools spanning over 11 school districts, and a Mobile Go Center utilized for outreach events within a 100 mile radius of the campus.
The partnerships created through the “Closing the Gaps” plan has allowed the Go Program to continue TWU's commitment of supporting postsecondary educational opportunities for groups that have been traditionally under-represented in higher education including the economically disadvantaged, first-generation college students, Hispanic and/or African-American students. This commitment is evidenced by TWU's ranking as the highest among Texas public institutions in the graduation of first generation-college students (approximately 59%) and by the highly diverse enrollment (almost 40% minority).
About the Go Centers
A Go Center is a college and career information center primarily located in high schools.
The center focuses on creating a college-going culture and promotes college awareness and accessibility.
We currently have 17 Go Centers which are supported by TWU G-Force mentors during the fall semester (September-November) and spring semester (February-April)
Go Center Services
Services at Go Centers may include, but are not limited to the following list of items:
- Admission Information & Applications
- SAT Registration
- ACT Registration
- Federal Student Aid(FAFSA)
- Texas Application for State Financial Aid(TASFA)
- HB 1403/SB 1528 Information (Residency and In-State Tuition)
- College Readiness and Access Workshops (English/Spanish)
- Scholarship Searches
- In-State College Exploration
- Nationwide College Exploration
- Career Exploration
- Creating the Momentum for Higher Education
For more information contact:
Jones Hall, Suite 200
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