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Admissions

At UTB/TSC, we are committed to providing future students with assistance throughout the enrollment process.  We are eager to help answer questions about admissions, testing, programs of study, campus life, registration, financial aid or any other area important to beginning your college education.  To get started, apply early for admissions.  This will help ensure you meet deadlines and avoid late fees.

Freshman applicants, including students who have earned college credit through Dual/Concurrent enrollment, can be admitted by one of the following:

  • High School Graduation - Students who have graduated from accredited High School
  • By examination - Applicants who did not graduate from high school may be admitted by successfully completing the General of High School Equivalency Testing Program (GED).
  • Individual approval - Individuals not qualify for admission under either of the above conditions may be admitted if they are at least 18 years of age. Applicants must submit two letters of reference using forms provided by the Admissions Office.
  • Internationals - Freshmen should also see the international admissions information.

The application instructions on this page refer to entrance to the University. Some majors require separate departmental applications and/or requirements.

Steps for Undergraduate Admissions 

The institution maintains an "open door" admissions policy, but admission does not guarantee admission to all programs. Admission to some TSC programs and UTB undergraduate programs have specific requirements.  Information about these programs is available at the Academic Advising Center. 

Apply for Admissions
Submit a completed Undergraduate Admissions Application to the Office of Admissions.  You can apply online or go to ApplyTexas.

In-person, visit the Admission Office, Tandy Hall 115 or one of the many GO Center/Info Shops at the following locations:

  • Tandy Hall
  • Sunrise Mall
  • UTB/TSC Library,
  • International Technology and Education Campus (ITECC)

Transcripts
Submit official high school transcript by mailing directly from the high school to the University, GED certificate with scores, or two letters of reference if applying under the Individual Approval status.

Residency
Submit residency documents for tuition purposes to the Office of Admissions.  All residency documents must include the student’s name and address and must be dated 12 months prior to 1st class day.

Examples of proof of residency include:

  • Valid permanent Texas driver’s license/ID card
  • Lease agreement
  • Texas voter registration card
  • Utility bill
  • Texas high school or college transcript
  • Property tax statement or receipt
  • Cancelled check/bankstatement 
  • Employer statement indicating dates of employment

NOTE: If you are a naturalized citizen or legal resident alien, please bring you naturalization certificate or resident alien card.

Additional requirements for registration
In addition to completing the requirements for admissions, first-time freshman are required to complete the following step to be ready.

  • Testing

    Comply with the Texas Success Initiative testing requirements.  First-time freshman who are not exempt from the state-required assessment must take one of the state-approved assessment such as COMPASS, THEA,  ACCUPLACER or ASSET with Writing exam.  For more information contact the Testing Office (956) 882-8875, Tandy Hall 216.

  • Advising
    Meet with an academic advisor. To schedule an appointment contact the Academic Advising Center located in the former Education Building, (956) 882-7362.

Admissions Application Priority Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester - July 1
  • Spring Semester - December 1
  • Summer Sessions I - May 1
  • Summer Session II - June 1

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.  All applications, including re-admission, submitted after the priority deadline will be assessed a non-refundable late fee of $15.  All documents submitted become property of UTB/TSC.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions
The University of Texas at Brownsville and
Texas Southmost College

80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, Texas 78520
Tandy Hall 115 

Phone: 956-882-8295
Toll free: 800-850-0160
Fax: 956-882-7810
E-mail: admissions@utb.edu

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