Registration underway for Ranger Preview Day in October

Kilgore College will host its annual Ranger Preview Day on Saturday, Oct. 12, to give potential students an opportunity to learn more about the exciting opportunities KC offers.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about KC.

Instructors will be available to answer questions at an academic and organizations fair where students and parents can learn more about financial aid, scholarships, admissions, choosing a college major, career pathways and residential life.

The admissions seminar will include information on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, TSI and ACT/SAT testing.

Prospective students will also learn about “Focus to Finish” which breaks the mold of traditional 16-week terms – helping students to work smarter, not harder, by dividing most courses at KC into two eight-week terms.

“We are excited to have prospective students on campus,” said Chris Gore, dean of enrollment management and student success. “The day will be a great opportunity for potential students to learn more about the college and to experience what being a Kilgore College student is all about.”

Participants can also take guided campus tours and learn about on-campus extracurricular activities.

Prospective students should register for Preview Day online at

About Focus to Finish:

KC is embarking on new territory to enhance student success as the first college in East Texas to implement a revolutionary new method of instruction proven to increase student success – eight-week terms.

Rather than one long 16-week fall and spring semester, most courses at KC are now divided into two eight-week terms with a short break inbetween.

The new eight-week term model, called “Focus to Finish,” allows students to work smarter, not harder.

Studies show that full-time students who take just two or three classes every eight weeks are better able to maintain focus and excel in the classroom.

This scheduling method also gives part-time students the opportunity to attend KC on a full-time basis.

A student who is able to take only two classes at a time could do so twice in a single semester - by taking two eight-week classes during the first half of the traditional 16-week semester - then taking two more during the semester's second half.

Those who are already full-time students at KC, or students who plan to be, will also benefit from the new class configuration.

Studies show that in addition to less burnout, students typically avoid feeling overwhelmed with fewer courses to take at the same time, avoid juggling multiple assignments and deadlines and the model fits well with all students whether they are overachievers, working students or students who tend to struggle academically.

For more information on Focus to Finish, visit