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 reward Texas school counselors for their progress through Texas OnCourse Academy, our online training platform aimed at helping you advise any student for any postsecondary opportunity.

* Due to high volume, it may take three to four 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:

  • School counselors who earn 5 competency badges will be awarded $200.
  • School counselors who earn all badges in the Academy will receive an additional $250.

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!

* This offer has been extended through the 2018-19 school year! Offer limited to in-school counselors and teachers directly supporting students on college and career and employed in the state of Texas. Please note that SWAG rewards are no longer available.*

Frequently Asked Question about the Reward Program

Who is eligible?

Texas school counselors are eligible for the Texas OnCourse Academy reward program, as well as teachers who directly advise students on college and career preparation and/or exploration. The reward program is available for counselors at all grade levels. Individuals who participated in the Texas OnCourse pilot program in 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 Texas OnCourse Academy, you just need to log in and start working toward badges.


How do I earn a reward?

Complete all modules in a competency and earn a competency badge. Earn five competency badges and you can claim an award (see below). 

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


How do I claim a reward?

Once you have earned five or more competency badges, 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 complete in full and submit. We will confirm your eligibility and issue you the reward. 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 12–16 weeks to confirm eligibility and process your reward.