An entering freshman applicant is a graduate of an accredited high school who has not previously enrolled in a college or university.
If you plan to live on campus or seek financial aid, you should submit your housing and/or financial aid application as soon as possible. You do not need to wait until you have submitted your admission application.
New students will need to complete the following requirements for admission:
Additional Steps (if applicable):
If you are claiming Texas residency for tuition purposes, additional documentation may be needed 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 Admissions & Records Office. Financial Aid cannot be processed for students whose files lack official transcripts.
Campus Housing: If you are required to live on campus or you are interested in single student or family housing, forward the completed Housing Application along with required deposit or contact the Housing Office for an application.
Support Services: The Support Services Office reflects TSTC Harlingen's commitment to meeting the special needs of individual students. This office coordinates with community assistance programs and serves as a resource for the Special Population Community of students which is defined as: Qualified Single Parents, Displaced Homemakers, Single expectant Mothers, Students Pursuing a Non-Traditional Program of Study and Qualified Disabled Students.
All new students are assigned to a Recruitment Specialist. The Recruitment Specialist will assist students with the completion of the admissions process. If you do not know your Recruitment Specialist, call 956/364-4117.
Send High School/College transcripts to:
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 the Admissions & Records Office. At the end of one year, all records are discarded unless the applicant has notified the Admissions & Records Office of continued interest in attending TSTC. All documents become the property of TSTC and are not returned to the students.