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Welcome back, Anchor Islanders! 

We looked forward to a successful Fall 2020 semester.  As we continue to navigate a world with COVID-19, we have made some changes in our student practices that you need to be aware of.  Students are seen by appointment only and the Anchor Team is not holding walk-in hours. Appointments will be either via phone or virtual (WebEx).  This is for the continued health and safety of everyone.

IF a student MUST be seen in person, the Anchor Team member will make arrangements to meet with the student in an alternate location (either our Faculty Center conference room or an outside area).  These are shared areas and it does takes time to book these spaces, so students must make an appointment with their Anchor Team member. Students will email the appropriate Anchor Team member and request a face to face meeting.  In the email, students will provide dates and times the student is available to meet, for the next three weeks.  The Anchor Team member will then attempt to coordinate his/her schedule with the student’s availability and the availability of the shared space.   Students need to understand that coordinating the student schedule, Anchor Team member schedule and schedule of alternate location may delay the availability of appointment time.  There are certain times of the year when many students try to book an appointment with an Anchor Team member.  Please keep in mind that most students want to meet with their Anchor Team member at the end of October, when the Spring schedules are released online.  It would be smart to plan and ahead and book a time with your Anchor Team member early!             

If a student MUST be seen in person, only the student will be allowed to attend the appointment.  If guests arrive with the student, they will be asked to wait either in the Anchor Suite Lobby (if there is enough room to maintain social distancing) or asked to find an alternate location to wait.  Again, this is for the health and safety of everyone involved.  Any student participating in a face to face meeting will always be required to maintain social distancing and wear a face covering.

You can make an appointment with the Anchor Team at the following link:

Your Anchor Team emails are:

Jessica Aleman (Spahr):

Shannon Chambers:

Bill Coari:


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!


Dr. Rachel Kirk

Program Manager, Anchor

Anchor Team Islanders

Congratulations Anchor Islanders

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Students must be a current high school student, attending one of the high schools that has a current MOU on file with TAMU-CC, or a home-schooled student.

                Corpus Christi College Preparatory High School

                FBISD MOU

                London ISD      

                Santa Gertrudis MOU   


Students must have the approval of their legal guardian/parent, as well as their high school counselor and their high school principal (if applicable).

Students must meet one of the designated criteria for TSI requirements.  For more information, click here.

Students must have proof of a current bacterial meningitis shot or submit valid proof of vaccination exemption. (

Students must be prepared to function in an adult learning environment.



All interested students will need to complete a Texas A&M University –Corpus Christi online application through and pay the application fee. 

In addition, students will need to submit the Islander Academy application to University College Anchor team.  Islander Academy applications may be submitted via email to  Students must have the approval of their parents/legal guardians, as well as their high school counselor and high school principal (if applicable). 

                Islander Academy application


Submit proof meeting one of designated criteria for TSI requirements to TAMU-CC Admissions Office.

Submit proof of a current bacterial meningitis shot or submit valid proof of vaccination exemption to TAMU-CC Admissions Office.

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Here are things you need to do before the semester starts.
Develop a schedule. Watch video or Read transcript to find out.


Look-up course offerings.Watch video or Read transcript to find out.


If this is your first semester at TAMU-CC, you need to set-up your Islander credentials. Watch video or Read transcript to find out.


Find and remove holds.Watch video or Read transcript to find out.


Prior to registration of university classes, all students wishing to take courses are required to visit with the TAMU-CC Academic Advisor.  The Academic Advisor for Islander Academy is Bill Coari.  Students can make an appointment  here.

Students will enroll in a course selected from the list of approved dual credit courses for TAMU-CC; students are only allowed to enroll in core curriculum courses.

                TAMU-CC Core Curriculum

                FBISD Crosswalk of Courses

Prior to attending classes on the TAMU-CC campus, students must register for and attend a new student orientation (Islander Launch). Go to the link below to register.

                Islander Launch


 Here are things you need to do during the semester.

Find the syllabus for your classes. There are two ways to do this.Watch video or Read transcript to find out. Watch video or Read transcript to find out.


Go to the following link to learn the description and purpose of Blackboard.


Study Skills for college. Watch video or Read transcript to find out.


Dual Credit lounge at TAMU-CC. Watch video or Read transcript to find out.


Dropping a course. Watch video or Read transcript to find out.


Where do dual credit students fit-in at TAMU-CC? Watch video or Read transcript to find out.


Here are a list of resources at TAMU-CC. Please take advantage of them.

Center for Academic Student Achievement, (CASA)

Stem, Outreach, Access, and Retention, (SOAR)

Disability Services

Counseling Services


Health Services

Islander Academy Academic Advisor                           Anchor Program Manager

Bill Coari                                                                               Dr. Rachel Kirk                                   

361.825.3787                                                                     361.825.2257

For general advising questions or inquiries, please contact:


UPHS is a partnership program with Flour Bluff Independent School District (FBISD).  Students attending 8th grade in FBISD apply to UPHS; if accepted to the program, they attend classes on the UPHS campus at FBISD for their freshmen year before coming out to the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi campus to take courses.  *As of Fall 2018, FBISD has stopped accepting new applications to the program.