TSTC is committed to providing highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. We currently offer over 100 certificate and degree programs state-wide.

TSTC students come from more than 100 counties across the state. They arrive right out of high school, transfer from other colleges or from the workforce.

While we are proud that TSTC's education is affordable and a high return on your investment, we realize financial aid is the only option for some students.

At TSTC we understand your ultimate goal is a career you're passionate about and will make you the money you want to enjoy your life! Our goal is to help you be successful.

TSTC has been providing top-quality, career-driven education for Texans for close to 50 years. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates.

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Admissions Procedures

General Admission Procedures

These procedures apply to students enrolling in college credit programs.

  • Complete an application for admission online. Once the application has been submitted, report promptly any changes to the information in it (for example, name, address, starting term, major, etc.).
    Former college credit students who were previously enrolled at TSTC but have not attended TSTC for more than one year must reapply by completing the admission enrollment procedures and providing the appropriate required documents.   

  • Depending on the category under which the applicant qualifies for admission, submit the following additional documents:

    • High school graduate: an official copy of high school transcript

    • College or university transfer: official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended previously

    • GED: a copy of GED certificate or official score report

    • Individual approval students: individual approval form pdf

    • International students: see “International Students” for details
    • Exceptional admission students:

    • Age 16 or older and currently enrolled in high school without a diploma or GED, or age 16 or older and a graduate of an unaccredited or home high school: exceptional admission form signed by parent or guardian and high school representative; qualifying scores in writing and/or reading and/or mathematics on approved assessment instruments
    • Age 16 and no longer attending high school, or age 15 or younger: exceptional admission form signed by parent of guardian and high school representative; qualifying scores in writing, reading, and mathematics. (Note: An information session with a TSTC official is also required. Contact the appropriate Admissions Office for more information.)

All TSTC students, unless exempt or TSI waived, must take an approved test for TSI before enrolling at TSTC. If you have attended another college an evaluation of you transcript by a Success Coach or Counselor may be enough.

If you are exempt from testing based on scores from the following approved tests: Accuplacer, ACT, ASSET, Compass, SAT, TAKS or THEA; further testing will not be required. You must provide a copy of your scores for evaluation by a Success Coach or Counselor prior to registration. If you are unable to provide your scores, you will be required to take an approved test for academic placement prior to registration.

TSTC's Testing or Assessment Centers administer the Accuplacer as its placement test. Please contact the testing office at the TSTC of your choice.
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 Admissions. At the end of one year, all records are discarded unless the applicant has notified Admissions of continued interest in attending TSTC. All documents become the property of TSTC and are not returned to the students. 

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