Enrollment Guidelines

Follow the easy steps below to begin taking classes at South Texas College.

Application and Transcripts

  1. Complete an Application for Admission online at www.applytexas.org or in person at a campus near you.
  2. Provide official high school transcript, or proof of GED completion (test scores or certificate) or all college transcripts.


  1. Complete the mandatory New Student Orientation on campus or online.
  2. New Student Orientations are held before each semester. Visit the Enrollment Center, or log-on to www.southtexascollege.edu for the orientation schedule.

Financial Aid

Free cash, scholarships, work opportunities and emergency loans are available to eligible students. Complete the financial aid application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or in person at Student Financial Services. STC’s school code is 031034. Prospective students and parents may visit http://www.southtexascollege.edu/about/notices/index.html to view institutional reports and information regarding FERPA, campus safety and student success.


Contact the Assessment Center to determine whether you need to take the state-mandated TSI ASSESSMENT TEST, or if you are eligible for an exemption or waiver. For additional information including available test dates, log-on to http://studentservices.southtexascollege.edu/testing/index.html.


Advisors will assist you in managing your degree plan and ensuring that you are aware of campus tools and resources that will assist you in becoming a successful student. Together, you will plan your class schedule.


Select courses from the current STC course schedule. The course schedule is available online and at campus Enrollment Centers. Register online.

Tuition & Fees

Pay tuition and fees. Enrollment is complete only upon payment of tuition and fees, financial aid award or approved installment plan. Tuition must be paid in full by the due date or you will be dropped from your classes.


Buy your books. You may buy your books at the campus bookstore. The bookstore may have used and rental books which can save you money.

Student Life

Check out Student Life! Get connected and meet people through intramural sports, cultural events, clubs, Student Government, volunteer and leadership opportunities.