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Application Process

Step 1

Submit an application

Complete your online application for admission. It’s short, easy, and best of all — it’s 100% free!

Step 2

Decide how to pay

You could qualify for free money! Start your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see your options. You can also check out our scholarships.

Step 3

Register and pay

Once you’ve completed the first two steps, it’s time to register you for classes and set you up for payment. An Enrollment Coach will reach out to you to help you with those.

What kind of applicant are you?

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New Student

Applying to TSTC for the first time? Find out what you need to do.

Returning Student

Start here if you are returning to TSTC after more than a year away.

Transfer Student

If you previously attended another college or university and want to transfer to TSTC, learn what you need to do next.

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Adult Learner

Looking at a career change? A better career? Update your skills for that promotion. We have options to suit your unique needs.


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Dual Credit

Are you a curious high school student who wants to get a head start on your future? We are here to help.

Admissions Checklist

Here are some helpful tips to get you on the right track.

  • Submit college admissions application online.
  • Apply for financial aid.
  • Submit high school and/or college transcripts to Enrollment Center.
  • Submit a record of bacterial meningitis vaccination to the Enrollment Center (if you are under age 22).
  • Communicate with an enrollment coach for advisement.
  • Register for classes with an instructor or program advisor.
  • Pay balance or set up a payment plan with Student Accounting.
  • Additional testing may be required in some cases.
  • If you have already applied for admission through ApplyTexas there is no need to re-apply through TSTC.

Admissions Policy

We maintain an open admissions policy, but admission to the college does not guarantee admission to all programs. Some programs have specific requirements for admission. Please contact an enrollment coach about any additional enrollment requirements.

Enrollment Coaches are here for you

You have enough to deal with and we don’t want you to go through the process alone. That’s why we have Enrollment Coaches to walk you through admissions and enrollment. They’ll make sure to get you ready to start your new journey.

So what are you waiting for?

Applying to TSTC is easy and free!

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