Texas just made it easier for adults to return to college to finish their degrees on their own schedules and to use the college credit they’ve already earned.
By visiting the new web site GradTX.org, adults hoping to return to college can preview how their credits will count toward a bachelor’s degree at one of eight participating Texas universities. They can also connect with advisers at each university who specialize in meeting the unique needs of returning students.
Pronounced “Grad Texas,” Grad TX is a program, launched in August by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), targeting adults in Texas who “stopped out” of college in an effort to get them to return to finish a degree. Over the past five years, more than 40,000 adults in Texas stopped out of college with 90 or more credit hours before finishing the 120 credit-hour requirement to receive a bachelor’s degree. Another 28,000 adults have at least 45 semester credit hours and no degree. In total, some 3 million Texas residents over the age of 25 have some college credit and no degree.