TSTC FAFSA Code:   009932

All West Texas Campuses

Contact Information:

Kay Johnson - 325.734.3630
Mayra Juarez - 325.236.8206
Email: wtxfinaid@tstc.edu

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Julia Humphrey - 325.734.3612
Abilene Campus

Patricia Reid - 254.559.7720
Breckenridge Campus

Charlotte Tongate - 325. 641. 3901
Brownwood Campus

Jennifer Rosas - 325.235.7338
Sweetwater Campus

(254) 799-3611

3801 Campus Drive
Waco, TX 76705

TSTC is located off I-35 North at exit 342A, just north of Waco
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General Admission

Applying to TSTC West Texas is easy and only takes a few steps! Our friendly Admissions Advisors are available to help you with any admissions questions, just call today for more information.

Step 1: Complete the Application for Admission

Complete the online application. If you've already submitted the online application, but need to report changes to the information initially provided (for example, name, address, starting term, major, etc.), contact your Admissions Advisor promptly.

  • Online Application
  • Proof of Texas residency may be required to obtain resident tuition rates.
  • If you've already started your education at TSTC West Texas, but haven't been registered for more than one year, you must reapply for admission using our online application. You'll then need to provide updated documents to your Admissions Advisor, such as change of address information and any official transcripts if you attended another college during your time away from TSTC West Texas.

Step 2: Provide Evidence of Vaccination against Bacterial Meningitis

The State of Texas passed a new law (SB 62) effective October 1, 2013 requiring all new students under age 22 to have a bacterial meningitis vaccination. This new legislation affects:

  • First-time freshmen.
  • Transfer students.
  • Students who have taken a leave of absence from school. You must have received the vaccination during the five-year period immediately preceding your re-entrance to college and at least ten days prior to the first day of the semester.

The Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Form must be provided to the Admissions & Records office before you are admitted as a student. This information shall be maintained in the Admissions Office in accordance with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Regulations and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Step 3: Submit an Official Transcript(s)

Depending on the category under which the applicant qualifies for admission, submit the following official transcript(s):

Are you a(n):
Then you must submit to the Admissions Office:
High School Graduate Official high school transcript
College/University Transfer
Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions of higher education previously attended
Official copy of GED certificate or official score report
College Connections Student
Official high school transcript
Individual Approval/Exceptional Admissions Contact the Admissions Office at 325.235.7300 for more information.

Step 4: Provide Scores from an Approved Standardized Test

Applicants for admission to TSTC West Texas are required to take The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test, present evidence of TSI completion from another Texas College or University, or present proof that they are exempt. For information about exemptions or testing, contact the Counseling and Testing Office.

Step 5: Complete the Campus Housing Application (if applicable) - Sweetwater Campus only

Send a completed Campus Housing Application and the deposit to the TSTC West Texas Sweetwater Campus Housing Office. Housing assignments are based upon the date the housing deposit is received. To reserve a room on campus, submit your application and deposit early! Applications will not be processed without a deposit.

Step 6: Complete the Applications for Financial Aid/Sponsorship (if applicable)

  •  Complete the Financial Aid Application early! It is recommended that you apply at least four months prior to registration. If you are applying for federal financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and submit it to the federal processor. Then complete the TSTC West Texas Financial Aid Office Application and return it to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information on other grants, scholarships, student loans or sponsoring agencies.
  • Veterans wanting to use their VA benefits should contact their local VA Certification Officer located on each campus.

Step 7: Register and Pay for Classes

After completing the above steps, you are ready to register for classes. Early registration for new students is available up to thirty days prior to the start of classes. Students are invoiced for the current semester expenses (tuition, fees, etc.) only. Payment is due at the time of registration. Payment plans are available; just contact the Student Accounting Office at 325.235.7347 for details. Regular registration for all students takes place three times a year.

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