About the Dallas County Texting Program


Even after gaining acceptance into college, many seniors face hurdles enrolling in college, including financial aid, housing applications and registering for classes. With these challenges, many Dallas County seniors fall off track, or “melt” at some point during their senior year or the summer, and do not enroll. To support seniors through the college application process, Cedar Hill ISD, Dallas ISD, DeSoto ISD, Duncanville ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Irving ISD, and Lancaster ISD are participating in a regional texting tool that will allow students and parents to receive reminders about college deadlines and give them the ability to text with college advisors.

How It Works:

  • Students can text their school district (ie: Dallas ISD or Cedar Hill ISD) to (972) 992-1681 to opt-in.
  • Students will receive information about financial aid, application deadlines, registering for classes, and other important things they’ll need to know before enrolling in college.
  • Students can text questions about the college process and connect directly with their college advisor from now through their first weeks of college.
  • If a student decides to enroll in one of the higher education partners, they will receive deadline reminders specific to that college and be able to text with the admissions/financial aid staff. Partners include Dallas County Community College District, Paul Quinn College, Prairie View A&M, Texas Woman’s University, UNT-Dallas, UNT-Denton, UT Arlington, Texas Southern University, and UT Dallas.

Why Should Students Sign Up?

  • Connect with Counselor/College Advisor: Students will be able to have real time conversations about questions regarding financial aid or college applications with their college advisor.
  • Connect with College Staff: Once students are accepted into college, they will be able to text with admissions and financial aid staff at their new college.
  • College Information: This is a communication tool to have college conversations with seniors from now through their first weeks of college. It breaks the college process into smaller steps so the process feels less overwhelming.
  • Parent/Mentor Texts: At participating campuses, parents and mentors can also opt in to receive text messages in English or Spanish.

Click here for more details on past years’ success. Below, you will find promotional flyers and toolkits with helpful information and ideas regarding the texting program specific to your school district:

Cedar Hill ISD




Cedar Hill ISD Flyer 1

Flyers can be displayed in counselor offices, around the school, or given to students and/or teachers.




Cedar Hill ISD Flyer 2

Flyers can be displayed in counselor offices, around the school, or given to students and/or teachers.




Cedar Hill ISD Texting Slips

These double-sided, informational texting slips can be distributed in classrooms or at events.




Cedar Hill ISD Toolkit

Use your specific high school’s promotional toolkit to answer questions and discover tips to help encourage students to sign up.

Dallas ISD




Dallas ISD Flyer 1

Flyers can be displayed in counselor offices, around the school, or given to students and/or teachers.




Dallas ISD Flyer 2

Flyers can be displayed in counselor offices, around the school, or given to students and/or teachers.




Dallas ISD Texting Slips

These double-sided, informational texting slips can be distributed in classrooms or at events.




Dallas ISD Toolkit

Use your specific high school’s promotional toolkit to answer questions and discover tips to help encourage students to sign up.

DeSoto ISD




DeSoto ISD Flyer 1

Flyers can be displayed in counselor offices, around the school, or given to students and/or teachers.




DeSoto ISD Flyer 2

Flyers can be displayed in counselor offices, around the school, or given to students and/or teachers.




DeSoto ISD Texting Slips

These double-sided, informational texting slips can be distributed in classrooms or at events.




DeSoto ISD Toolkit

Use your specific high school’s promotional toolkit to answer questions and discover tips to help encourage students to sign up.

Duncanville ISD




Duncanville ISD Flyer 1

Flyers can be displayed in counselor offices, around the school, or given to students and/or teachers.




Duncanville ISD Flyer 2

Flyers can be displayed in counselor offices, around the school, or given to students and/or teachers.




Duncanville ISD Texting Slips

These double-sided, informational texting slips can be distributed in classrooms or at events.




Duncanville ISD Toolkit

Use your specific high school’s promotional toolkit to answer questions and discover tips to help encourage students to sign up.

Grand Prairie ISD




Grand Prairie ISD Flyer 1

Flyers can be displayed in counselor offices, around the school, or given to students and/or teachers.




Grand Prairie ISD Flyer 2

Flyers can be displayed in counselor offices, around the school, or given to students and/or teachers.




Grand Prairie ISD Texting Slips

These double-sided, informational texting slips can be distributed in classrooms or at events.




Grand Prairie ISD Toolkit

Use your specific high school’s promotional toolkit to answer questions and discover tips to help encourage students to sign up.

Irving ISD




Irving ISD Flyer 1

Flyers can be displayed in counselor offices, around the school, or given to students and/or teachers.




Irving ISD Flyer 2

Flyers can be displayed in counselor offices, around the school, or given to students and/or teachers.




Irving ISD Texting Slips

These double-sided, informational texting slips can be distributed in classrooms or at events.




Irving ISD Toolkit

Use your specific high school’s promotional toolkit to answer questions and discover tips to help encourage students to sign up.

Lancaster ISD




Lancaster ISD Flyer 1

Flyers can be displayed in counselor offices, around the school, or given to students and/or teachers.




Lancaster ISD Flyer 2

Flyers can be displayed in counselor offices, around the school, or given to students and/or teachers.




Lancaster ISD Texting Slips

These double-sided, informational texting slips can be distributed in classrooms or at events.




Lancaster ISD Toolkit

Use your specific high school’s promotional toolkit to answer questions and discover tips to help encourage students to sign up.