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Be rewarded for gaining counseling and advising skills


You’re helping prepare every student for life after high school. And we want to recognize you for it.


For a limited time, Texas OnCourse will award Texas counselors and advisers who progress through the Texas OnCourse Academy, our online training platform helping you advise any student for any postsecondary opportunity.

* Due to high volume, it will take 3-4 months to process reward requests. If you have submitted your request for a reward, we appreciate your patience! * 

You can earn up to $450 total:

Counselors and advisers who earn 5 Competency Badges will be awarded $200.
Counselors and advisers who earn all 16 badges - 13 Competency Badges and 3 Master Badges - in the Academy will receive an additional $250.


And by completing all the Competency Badges in each of the 3 content areas - financial aid, career pathways, or postsecondary pathways - you can earn a Master Badge and choose a prize: a Texas OnCourse water bottle, tote bag, or notebook. Earn all 3 Master Badges and receive all 3 prizes.

With Texas OnCourse, every high school graduate, no matter where they come from or where they’re going, has a plan for what’s next. Register for the Texas OnCourse Academy today!

* Offer available for the first 4,000 counselors and advisers, through October 2018 only. Offer limited to counselors and advisers directly supporting students and employed in the state of Texas.

Who is eligible?

Texas counselors, advisers, teachers, and other education professionals who directly advise students on college and career preparation and/or exploration are eligible for the TXOC Academy reward program. This includes nonprofit and foundation staff working in a school to advise students on college and career decisions. The reward program is available for Texas educators at all grade levels. Individuals who participated in the Texas OnCourse pilot program throughout 2016-17 are also eligible for these rewards.

Do I need to register for this opportunity?

You need to register for the Texas OnCourse Academy, but you do not need to specifically register for this opportunity. If you are already a registered user of the TXOC Academy, you just need to login and starting working toward badges.

How do I earn an award?

Complete all modules in a competency and earn a Competency Badge. Earn 5 Competency Badges and you can claim an award (see below). Complete all Competency Badges in a Content Area and you will earn a Master Badge and can claim a SWAG prize (see below).

Click here for information on the modules, competencies, and content areas in the Texas OnCourse Academy.


How do I claim an award?

Once you have earned 5 or more Competency Badges or a Master Badge, you will need to let us know by clicking the button that reads, "If you've qualified for a stipend, click here to claim it." This link brings you to a survey that you must fill out in full and submit. We will confirm your eligibility and issue you the stipend or SWAG prize. We will not award prizes automatically.

When will I receive my reward?

After you submit your claim by following the directions above, it will take 3-4 months to confirm eligibility and process your stipend or SWAG reward.