Submit an official high school transcript by having it mailed directly from your high school to the university, a GED certificate with scores.
Private School and Home School Students
Proof of Residency
Submit residency documents to the Office of Admissions. Residency status will affect your tuition rate. All residency documents must include your name and address and must be dated 12 months prior to the 1st class day. Examples of proof of residency include:
- Valid permanent Texas driver’s license or ID card
- Lease agreement
- Texas voter registration card
- Utility bill
- Texas high school or college transcript
- Property tax statement or receipt
- Cancelled check or bank statement
- Employer statement indicating dates of employment
- Make sure your Meningitis booster or immunization is up-to-date (see step 2).
NOTE: If you are a naturalized citizen or legal resident alien, please provide your naturalization certificate or resident alien card.
*Send all documents to: The University of Texas at Brownsville, Office of Admissions, Tandy Hall, Room 115, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, Texas 78520
Concurrent and Dual Enrollment Recent Graduates
A concurrent or dual enrollment high school graduate must re-apply for admission to TSC as a first-time freshman. You can apply online at ApplyTexas.org.
All new entering students, defined as first-time freshman, transfer and returning students who have been enrolled at a an institution of higher education prior to January 1, 2012 and are enrolling after a long semester (fall, spring) break, must provide TSC with one of the following in order to clear admission requirements:
- Certification from a health care practitioner evidencing the student has received the vaccination or booster for bacterial meningitis five (5) years prior to enrolling in the University and at least ten (10) days before the first day of class (UTB Proof of Immunization form); or
- A certificate from a health care practitioner stating the vaccination for bacterial meningitis would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student; or
- An affidavit signed by the student indicating the vaccination for bacterial meningitis has been declined for reasons of conscience.
For new students NOT living or residing in on-campus housing, who wish to file an affidavit stating that the student declines the vaccination for bacterial meningitis for reasons of conscience, the student may use the the official Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s form . The student must print the form, have it notarized, and file it with the Office of Admissions and Recruiting, Tandy Hall 115.
For new students living in on-campus housing, which includes student housing facilities located on the campus of an institution of higher education, such as dormitories, sorority and fraternity houses, privately owned residence halls, and apartments, a completed, notarized "Exemption from Immunization for Reasons of Conscience" form from the Texas Department of State Health Services must be used. The only approved form for this exemption can be found here. If the student is age 18 or older, they can complete the form themselves, listing themselves as the parent or legal guardian.
If you are unable to receive the meningitis vaccination from a local health care practitioner, UTB Student Health Services provides the vaccination for the following:
- Students under 19: $5.00 (US dollars)
- Student 19 and over: $110.00 (US dollars)
Students who do not meet the meningitis vaccination requirement prior to the Admission deadlines will not be cleared for admittance and should prepare for enrollment into the following semester.
Please note that the vaccination requirements do not apply to those students who are enrolled in only on-line classes or other distance education courses or are 30 years of age or older prior to first day of class.
Effective: Spring 2012
For more information, please visit the Office of Admissions and Recruiting or call 956-882-8295 or Texas Education Code.
Texas Success Initiative:
First-time freshman who are not exempt from the state-required assessment must take one of the state-approved assessment tests, such as COMPASS, THEA, ACCUPLACER or the ASSET Writing Skills Test. For more information about requirements and exemptions, call the Testing Office at (956) 882-8875 or visit Tandy Hall, Room 216 or visit their website. Click here for TSI Exemptions.
To view our UTB and TSC Tuition and Fees Table please click here.
Orientation is a two-day immersion into the TSC life and culture. During this orientation, you will get to explore the campus, meet student leaders, faculty and staff, get first-hand insight from current students and get a glimpse of what’s to come.
Attendance is mandatory in order for students to register for classes. Academic advising and registration for classes will take place during orientation.
Click here to sign-up for Orientation. For more information call the Office of the Dean of Students at (956) 882-5141.