Enrollment Guidelines

Application and Transcripts

  1. Complete an Application for Admission online at www.goapplytexas.org or in person at a campus near you.
  2. Provide the Office of Admissions with an official high school transcript, or proof of GED completion (test scores or certificate) or all college transcripts.
  3. Immunizations - Proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis if you are under the age of 22.

Orientation (First Year Connection)

  1. Complete the mandatory New Student Orientation on campus or online.
  2. New Student Orientations are held before each semester. Details are available at https://life.southtexascollege.edu/.

Financial Aid

There are a number of programs that provide aid through grants, a variety of scholarships, college work-study employment, third party and emergency loans to eligible students. Complete the financial aid application (FASFA) as soon as possible online or in person at Office of Student Financial Services. Our school code is 031034.

Assessment (Testing)

Students entering South Texas College must comply with state-mandated Texas Success Initiative (TSI), unless you are eligible for an exemption or waiver. For additional information, contact the Student Assessment Center at 956-872-3484 or visit https://studentservices.southtexascollege.edu/testing/ for available test dates.


Advisors will assist you in managing your degree plan and planning your class schedule. Together, you will discuss academic goals, campus resources, and how to useĀ DegreeWorks to monitor ongoing progress towards completion of certificate/degree.


Register for classes by using https://jagnet.southtexascollege.edu/ or in-person at an Enrollment Center during registration periods. Visit https://www.southtexascollege.edu/register/ for more information.

Tuition & Fees

You are required to pay tuition and fees by the due date to avoid being dropped from your classes. You may pay online, in person, with a financial aid award, an approved emergency loan or installment plan. For additional information, visit https://www.southtexascollege.edu/tuition/.

Books & Resources

You may buy your books at the campus bookstore. The bookstore may have used and rental books which can save you money. Some courses may include Zero Textbook Cost or Open Educational Resources (OER) which are course materials that can be used and reused freely at no cost.

Student Life

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