(903) 923-1010

2650 East End Blvd. South
Marshall, TX 75671
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Admissions Requirements
Patricia Robbins
Director of Admissions
and Records/Registrar
voice: 903.923.3262
fax: 903.923.3280
Email: Registrar
Admissions Office:
voice: 903.923.3290
voice: 903.923.3234
voice: 903.923.3262
Mailing Address:
TSTC Marshall
2650 East End Blvd. South
Marshall, TX 75671
Admissions Office is located in the Administration Building in Room 152
Office Hours:
M-F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Admission Requirements

Students who apply for admission into college credit programs may be admitted to any college within the Texas State Technical College System under any of the following categories. These apply to students in college credit programs.

  • Graduate from a high school accredited by a state department of education and/or a recognized regional accrediting association.
  • Transfer from another college, university, or other higher education institution that is regionally accredited.
  • Complete a GED Certificate (General Education Development), as certified by a state education agency.
  • Meet international student criteria. Potential students who are not United States citizens must present proper documentation for an appropriate visa category. Additional information relating to academic background and financial support, as well as a personal interview, may be required for admission. See "International Students" under the Admission Procedures section for further information.
  • Meet individual approval criteria. Potential students who do not meet any of the above requirements and are age 17 or older and no longer attending high school may be admitted through individual approval.
  • Meet exceptional admission criteria. Potential students who are under age 17 may be admitted through the exceptional admission program under one of the following categories, provided they present sufficient evidence that they can do college-level work.
    • Age 16 or older and currently enrolled in high school without a diploma or GED, or age 16 and a graduate of an unaccredited or home high school.
    • Age 16 and no longer attending high school, or age 15 or younger.

In addition, all applicants must submit scores from an approved Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test, a TSTC-administered placement test, or provide appropriate documentation of TSI exemption or waiver.

Additional Program Admission Requirements

Some college credit programs have additional requirements that must be met before students may be admitted into those particular programs. These may include minimum scores on the admission placement test or other departmental tests, a physical standards statement assessing their physical capabilities for the program, letters of recommendation, or other program-specific requirements. The Admissions Office can provide additional requirements applicable to selected programs.

SB 1231 Limitation on the number of drops for students

Under section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code, "an institution of higher education may not permit a student to drop more than six courses, including any course a transfer student has dropped at another institution of higher education." This statute was enacted by the State of Texas in spring 2007 and applies to students who enroll in a public institution of higher education as first-time freshmen in fall 2007 or later. Any course that a student drops is counted toward the six-course limit if "(1) the student was able to drop the course without receiving a grade or incurring an academic penalty; (2) the student's transcript indicates or will indicate that the student was enrolled in the course; and (3) the student is not dropping the course in order to withdraw from the institution." Some exemptions for good cause could allow a student to drop a course without having it counted toward this limit, but it is the responsibility of the student to establish that good cause. Contact the Texas State Technical College Marshall Registrar's Office at (903) 935-1010 for more information before you drop a course.

Policies and procedures for implementation of this statute are being developed and will be published as soon as they are available.

A TSTC Marshall student affected by this statute that has attended or plans to attend another institution of higher education should become familiar with that institution's policies on dropping courses.

Continuing Education and Workforce Training

Admission requirements for continuing education and workforce training programs are different from those described in this section.
Contact Workforce Development for more information (903) 923-3442.

Student E-Mail

TSTC requires all students to have an e mail account. E mail is used by school administration and instructors as the primary means of communication. If you do not already have access to an e mail account there are a number of free e mail services you can open an account with. These include HotMail, GMail, Yahoo Mail and AOL. These are suggestions only, please feel free to use another provider if you prefer. It is the students responsibility to check their account on a regular basis, failure to due so is not an excuse for missing an assignment or not receiving administrative correspondence.

Admissions Forms

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Online Admission Application

Admissions Packet

Special Populations Form

Health Services Form

Meningitis Information

Off Campus Living Request

Data Change Form

Student Privacy Guidelines

Student Privacy Authorization

Dependent Tuition Benefits Form

Student E-Mail

Veteran Benefits

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