(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Interested in training for a great-paying career at Texas State Technical College? Now is the time to get registered for the fall 2022 semester.
During the month of August, TSTC will offer extended registration hours. Stop by campus from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
“The doors will be open and the coaches will be available,” TSTC senior enrollment coach Shirin Purnell said.
Prospective students can also take advantage of virtual hours from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
“We’re here to help you,” said Pat Ortiz, assistant director of the enrollment center at TSTC’s campus in Fort Bend County.
The top three questions that enrollment coaches typically field from prospective students include:
1. What do I need to enroll?
Most applicants should plan on bringing their high school transcript — or college transcript, if they have already attended a university before coming to TSTC. Applicants under the age of 22 should also bring their bacterial meningitis vaccination record.
Depending on the program applicants are interested in pursuing, there may be additional requirements.
Applicants who will be training to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree or certain certificates of completion will need to take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA), which determines their college readiness and where they will be placed academically.
2. How do I register for classes?
Purnell encourages students to come to campus to meet with their enrollment coach to register for classes.
“There’s a lot to go over,” she said. “It’s easier to register you in person and give you that one-on-one time. Your enrollment coach will take care of your registration so they don’t have to worry about it — unlike a four-year university where it’s like, ‘OK, now figure your classes out.’”
3. How do I pay for classes?
If students need to, enrollment coaches will help them fill out applications for financial aid.
Other options include grants, scholarships and workforce sponsorship.
Purnell added that the registration process is fairly straightforward — though preparation is key.
“Getting those documents in in a timely manner will make your enrollment process a lot smoother,” she said.
And although students can still register up until the third day of class, Aug. 31, Purnell urges them to do so sooner.
“A lot of these programs fill up really quickly,” she said. “It’s first come, first served.”
Registration for TSTC’s fall semester is underway. For more information, visit tstc.edu.