TSTC is committed to providing highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. We currently offer over 100 certificate and degree programs state-wide.

TSTC students come from more than 100 counties across the state. They arrive right out of high school, transfer from other colleges or from the workforce.

While we are proud that TSTC's education is affordable and a high return on your investment, we realize financial aid is the only option for some students.

At TSTC we understand your ultimate goal is a career you're passionate about and will make you the money you want to enjoy your life! Our goal is to help you be successful.

TSTC has been providing top-quality, career-driven education for Texans for close to 50 years. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates.

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TSTC Harlingen:

TSTC Harlingen


TSTC Marshall:

TSTC Marshall


TSTC Waco:


Ft. Bend Technical Center
TSTC @ Fort Bend


TSTC West Texas:

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Abilene Center
Breckenridge Center
Brownwood Center
Sweetwater Campus

These procedures apply to students enrolling in college credit programs.  

  • After you've completed your Application for Admission online be sure to complete the process to REGISTER at TSTC. Follow the checklist below and you're on your way to becoming a TSTC student.

  • Once the application has been submitted, report promptly any changes to the information in it (for example, name, address, starting term, major, etc.).              

  • Depending on the category under which the applicant qualifies for admission, submit the following additional documents:

    • High school graduate: an official copy of high school transcript

    • College or university transfer: official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended previously

    • GED: a copy of GED certificate or official score report

    • Individual approval students: individual approval form

  • Exceptional admission students:

  • Age 16 or older and currently enrolled in high school without a diploma or GED, or age 16 or older and a graduate of an unaccredited or home high school: exceptional admission form signed by parent or guardian and high school representative; qualifying scores in writing and/or reading and/or mathematics on approved assessment instruments
  • Age 16 and no longer attending high school, or age 15 or younger: exceptional admission form signed by parent of guardian and high school representative; qualifying scores in writing, reading, and mathematics. (Note: An information session with a TSTC official is also required. Contact the appropriate Admissions Office for more information.)
  • International students: see “International Students” for details
  • If you are claiming Texas residency for tuition purposes, you may need to submit a document (i.e. driver's license) that shows you have resided in the state for 12 months prior to registration.

  • Academic Transcripts: Submit official high school transcript or GED certificate and all official college transcripts, if applicable, to the College Records Office. Financial Aid cannot be processed for students whose files lack official transcripts.

  • If you have not met with a TSTC counselor in the Counseling & Testing Center, you will need to do so prior to registration. Please allow at least three hours for testing and registration. If you have taken a state approved test, bring a copy of your test scores and a copy of your college transcripts for the counselor and your adviser to review for registration and scheduling.

    • All TSTC students, unless exempt or TSI waived, must take an approved test for TSI before enrolling at TSTC. If you have attended another college, an evaluation of your transcript by a Success Coach or Counselor may be enough.
    • If you are exempt from testing based on scores from the following approved tests: Accuplacer, ACT, ASSET, Compass, SAT, TAKS or THEA, further testing will not be required. You must provide a copy of your scores for evaluation by a Success Coach or Counselor prior to registration. If you are unable to provide your scores, you will be required to take an approved test for academic placement prior to registration. TSTC's Testing or Assessment Centers administer the Accuplacer as its placement test. Please contact the testing office at the TSTC of your choice.
  • All students enrolling for the first time at the TSTC Harlingen campus, including transitory college transfer students coming to TSTC for a mini-summer session, are required to complete New Student Orientation, either online or in person.
  • Campus Housing: If you are required to live on campus or you are interested in living on campus, please contact the TSTC campus of your choice for available housing information.

  • Financial Aid: If you are applying for federal financial aid, complete the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid". Follow the directions and pay close attention to details such as filling in all blanks and adding the TSTC federal school code as follows:

    • TSTC Harlingen: 009225
    • TSTC Marshall: 033965
    • TSTC Waco: 003634
    • TSTC West Texas Sweetwater: 009932
    • TSTC West Texas Abilene: E00967
    • TSTC West Texas Breckenridge:E00968
    • TSTC West Texas Brownwood: E00969
  • Immunization Health History Form:  Provide dates of immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella, and tetanus/diphtheria plus any other program-specific requirements. 

  • Special Populations Form (Mandatory for Marshall)

    • Deaf/Disabled Student Services: If you request accommodations or prescriptions for auxiliary aid for your classes, you will need to submit proof of disability, such as comprehensive individual assessment reports from your high school, or psychological evaluation reports from qualified professionals to Deaf/Disabled Student Services upon your admission to Texas State Technical College.

Please note: All documents submitted by applicants who do not register for the term indicated on the admission application will be retained for one year in Admissions. At the end of one year, all records are discarded unless the applicant has notified Admissions of continued interest in attending TSTC. All documents become the property of TSTC and are not returned to students. 

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