Discover Your Island

Islander Academy

 

Congratulations on completing the Fall 2020 semester!  You should be extremely proud of yourself for making it through the past several months!  I hope you gained subject knowledge, but I also hoped you learned a little about yourself and how you will apply what you learned in the classroom to your life and your future career.  Because ultimately, that is what we want for you.  We want you to be able to take your education out into the community, beyond this campus, and use it.  Put what you have learned into action, in whatever way that makes sense to you, your life and your career.  Enjoy your holiday break and we look forward to welcoming you back in the spring!

Dr. Rachel Kirk

Program Manager, Anchor

Fall 2020 semester

Welcome Back

Anchor Team Islanders

Congratulations Anchor Islanders

Anchor Working Hours

Anchor Student Registration 

Advisors Working Remotely

 

 

Eligibility

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. (https://admissions.tamucc.edu/meningitis.html)

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

 

Application

All interested students will need to complete a Texas A&M University –Corpus Christi online application through applyTexas.org 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 william.coari@tamucc.edu.  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. 
https://iol.tamucc.edu/bb_resources_students.html

 

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

Library

Health Services

Islander Academy Academic Advisor                           Anchor Program Manager

Bill Coari                                                                               Dr. Rachel Kirk

william.coari@tamucc.edu                                             rachel.kirk@tamucc.edu

361.825.3787                                                                     361.825.2257

For general advising questions or inquiries, please contact: dualcredit@tamucc.edu

 UPHS

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.