Students who take any amount of college coursework after high school graduation without enrolling at TSTC in the first fall, spring or summer semester following graduation are considered transfer students and must fulfill transfer admission requirements.
Transfer Student Requirements
For a student's application file to be considered complete, the following documents are required to be admitted to Texas State Technical College.
1. Apply TSTC
Texas State Technical College has an open-door admissions policy that encourages everyone to pursue their dream of a quality, affordable education. Click on a link below to learn more about the admissions process or complete an Application for Admissions Online now.
You may also complete the Application for Admission (PDF) form, print it and return by Mail, to the Admissions & Records Office at 1902 North Loop 499, Harlingen, TX 78550.
2. Official College/University Transcripts
Official transcripts from each post-secondary school you have attended may be sent directly from your previous/current institution or hand carried to Admissions and Records Office at TSTC.
Note: Official transcript(s) must be submitted at time of application.
Do I have to provide transcripts for all colleges or universities attended?
Yes, transfer students are not at liberty to disregard any part of their past collegiate record and cannot apply for admission on a partial college record or solely on the basis of a high school record. If previous registration information is falsified or knowingly suppressed, they may be subject to disciplinary action or dismissal.
3. Texas Success Initiative Exam or exemption (TSI) if applicable
TSI exam's results or TSI exemption will not be used as a basis for admission, but will be used to determine academic placement.
If you need to take any of the above required examinations, you may contact TSTC Counseling, Advisement and Testing Center. They may be reached at 956/364-4310.
4. New Student Orientation
All students enrolling for the first time at TSTC, including transitory college transfer students coming to TSTC for a mini-summer session, are required to complete New Student Orientation, either online or live.
Request for Official Transcript Form (PDF)
All application materials can be mailed to:
Texas State Technical College
Admissions and Records Office
1902 N. Loop 499
Harlingen, Texas 78550
Texas State Technical College maintains an open admissions policy, but admission to the college does not guarantee admission to all programs. Admission to some TSTC programs have specific requirements. Information about the programs are available at the College Information Office located in the Student Services Building.
Once the Office of Admissions and Records has all the required documents, you will receive an acceptance letter in writing.