Foster Care Students and Alumni

Bob Holcombe

My name is Bob Holcombe. I’m the Foster Care Liaison Officer at Brazosport College, and wanted to let you know that I will be your contact while attending Brazosport College.

I work with Foster Care youth who are taking college classes for dual credit, and students who are no longer under foster care because of age or adoption.

 

Foster CareBrazosport College
Day
Available via phone
or email
Monday- WednesdayThursdayFriday
Time8 a.m. to 5 p.m.8 a.m. to 6 p.m.8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
LocationCounseling & Testing Department


8 things dual credit students need to know....

1. Apply to Brazosport College at www.applytexas.org

2. Provide all previous college transcripts, high school transcript, or GED certificate, if not in high school enrolling in dual credit courses.

3.Students Formerly in Foster or Other Residential Care The student must provide a letter from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) stating their eligibility. Provides college financial assistance to students who once were in TDFPS foster care and have been adopted. This covers all tuition and fees. This letter can be received by fax, letter, in person, or emailed as an attachment to finaid@brazosport.edu. This exemption will be applied to all future terms the student registers for as long as the student is meeting the academic requirements. Students who have not attended in more than one long semester must submit a new letter or notify the Financial Aid Office in order for the exemption to be applied again.

Students under Conservatorship of the Dept. of Family and Protective Services – An exemption for current or former foster care students under the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) covers all tuition and fees. The student must provide a letter of eligibility from the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) stating their eligibility. This letter can be received by fax, letter, in person, or emailed as an attachment to finaid@brazosport.edu. This exemption will be applied to all future terms the student registers for as long as the student is enrolled continuously. Students who have not attended in more than one long semester must submit a new letter or notify the Financial Aid Office in order for the exemption to be applied again.

Foster Care students in high school are able to enroll in college courses for dual credit and must provide a letter from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services stating their eligibility and sent to the Financial Aid office at Brazosport College, by FAX, letter, in person, or emailed as an attachment to Financial Aid that provides college financial assistance for dual credit college courses.

4. Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination: All new students under the age of 22 must submit a Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Verification Form to the BC Registrar's Office.

5. TESTING INFORMATION: If required for your class, take the TSI test if you're not waived or exempt due to one of the sets of scores, below. *Certificate seeking students are not required to take the TSI Assessment. The test is free for Dual Credit testers but is not free to seniors in their spring semester or after.

You must complete the Pre-Assessment Activity before you can take the TSI Assessment after receiving your ID number:

• TSI Pre-Assessment Activity: www.brazosport.edu/paa One of the following sets of scores is required for exemption to TSI:
TAKS2200 ELA with composition score of 3 and/or TAKS 2200 Math
SAT500 Critical Reading and/or 500 Math with 1070 total (Taken prior to March 2016)
ACTMath and/or English 19 with composite score of 23
STAAR/EOCENGL III LEVEL II: 4000+ and/or ALG. II Level II 4000+
Scores must not be over 5 years old.
• Find a TSI date that is convenient for you and then register for the TSI at Brazosport College.
 

6. After testing, see an academic advisor or counselor to schedule classes for the semester indicated on application.

7. Take your course schedule to the Enrollment Specialist in the Admission office to register for your classes.

8. Student Orientation: Students who are new to college must attend a Student Orientation session prior to registering for classes. If you have any questions about orientation, call 979-230-3355.