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Admissions & Records

The Office of Admissions & Records maintains student information from application to graduation and beyond.  Services include online admissions, registration, schedule changes, and graduation applications.

Apply to South Texas College Online through Apply Texas, a free online application. Before applying, make sure that you have the following information: a personal email address, the beginning and ending dates of your high school career, and the dates of any previous college or university attendance. Select “create a new 2 year college admissions application” to begin the process.

In addition, the Office of Admissions & Records maintains your student records, including information on drops (withdrawals), reinstatement, course substitution, and transcript requests.

REMEMBER: Once the application process has been completed, you will be provided with a user name and student identification number (A#). To register for classes, you will use JagNet, STC’s student information system. Within JagNet, you can check up on your registration status, view your account summary, pay your bill, and enroll and view payment plans. JagNet also provides access to unofficial transcripts, final grades, and requests for official, printed transcripts.

Admissions Website

Financial Aid

College costs time, money, and effort and is one of your biggest investments to a better life. South Texas College currently participates in several U.S. Department of Education Title IV programs, including:

  • Federal Pell Grants,
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG),
  • Federal Work-Study Program,
  • Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), and Federal National Science, and
  • Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART).

To qualify for federal student aid programs, students must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), meet all Department of Education eligibility requirements, be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program, and meet the standards for the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP).

FAFSA Website | Paying for College

Online Advising

The Advising Department assists future and current students with occupational choices, career development, decision-making, and academic and personal adjustment difficulties. You can contact an online advisor below or use DegreeWorks, our online self advising tool.

  • One-on-one service
  • Assessment, goal setting, and orientation
  • Serving as a Point of Contact for new and transfer students
  • Referral to appropriate services
  • Selection of appropriate courses

Academic success includes understanding the connections between a degree plan and your academic and career aspirations. Accomplishing your short-term and long-term goals will depend on your connections to STC, your motivation, and your persistence. Our online advisors are here to help by suggesting course selection for each semester, by preparing academic timelines, and by making periodic checks of your course to degree completion.

Advising for Online Students:

Email: vcadvising@southtexascollege.edu
Phone: 956-872-2598 – Press "2"

Online Self-Advising:

DegreeWorks

Student Assessment

Depending on the course and level of the degree you intend to enroll in, you might be required to complete the requirements for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) program requires an assessment of your skills in math, reading, and writing. You can complete your TSI requirement in one by meeting the minimum standards on test instruments approved by the state or by satisfying the exemption/exception criteria established by the state.

  • Level One Certificate programs, consisting of 15-42 semester credit hours, are TSI exempt but require a basic skills assessment.
  • Level Two Certificate programs, consisting of 43-59 semester credit hours, require completion of TSI Alternative Exam for graduation.
  • Associate of Applied Science degrees (A.A.S.), Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), and Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.T.) require completion of TSI requirements.

You may not have to take an assessment exam, if you have

  • previously attended any institution and have met readiness standards by that institution,
  • achieved a sufficiently high score on ACT and SAT (with scores no older than 5 years), or TAAS/TAKS (with scores no older than 3 years)
  • enrolled in a certificate program of one year or less (42 or fewer semester credit hours or the equivalent), unless required as a prerequisite to the program, or
  • graduated with an associate’s or baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
Student Assessment Center

How to Pay for Classes

To pay your balance, visit https://jagnet.southtexascollege.edu using your assigned username and password.

  1. Click Pay My Bill under My Services Menu
  2. Click Make a Payment under Current Account Status
  3. Click Pay under Action
  4. Select Payment Method <Credit Card/Check>
  5. Enter Credit Card/Check payment information
  6. Click Continue to view payment details before submitting
  7. Click Submit
  8. Print the Payment Confirmation for your records
  9. Click Logout

Remember, if you have applied for Financial Aid, you can check your financial aid award status, as well as enroll into an installment plan, by logging into Jagnet.

Finding the Career for You

Matching your education with your future career doesn’t have to be confusing. A number of online resources are available to assist you with Career Counseling, including:

  • Career Cruising Guidance System, an interactive program, where you can find the career that fits your interests, explore education and training options and build your portfolio.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook, that provides information on the training and education needed for particular jobs, current and future earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions
  • O*NET Online, which contains occupational information through databases of hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors.
  • America’s Career InfoNet, that can help you explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices.
  • Explore various careers and industries by watching real people working on the job,
  • Create customized profiles about occupations, industries, employment, education, and wages
  • Find educational requirements for various occupations, and locate postsecondary institutions based on occupation, program, or institution name and within selected geographic areas.
  • Texas Workforce Solutions, that provides workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. Find information on career development and resources for job search and training programs.
Career & Transfer Center

Online Tutoring

Need some help with an online class? No problem. Online tutoring support, with video chat, and paper review is offered by the Centers for Learning Excellence (CLE). Click below to learn more.

Online Tutoring Info

Transfer Services

STC has partnerships with several colleges and universities to create a smooth transition from STC to another college or university of your choice. Using the Texas Common Course numbering system, create side-by-side comparisons of the coursework you’ve completed at STC with another college or university in Texas or speak with a representative at STC or from the various colleges that visit STC.

Transferable Courses | Transfer Resources | University Partnerships

Veteran Affairs

The Office of Veteran Affairs promotes educational opportunities to all students eligible for Veterans education benefits and provides support, guidance, and a variety of services and programs to students attending South Texas College who are using educational benefits under the Department of Veteran Affairs Educational Assistance Programs.

Veteran Affairs provides online services to facilitate a Veteran’s educational goals. Because each student’s situation is unique, interested Veteran’s should contact Javier Arredondo, Coordinator of Veterans Affairs for more information on the programs and opportunities available through the South Texas College Online.  A response will be provided within 24 hours Monday-Friday and within 72 hours on weekends.

Veteran Affairs Website

Purchase Textbooks

Buying textbooks for your online classes has never been easier. South Texas College currently partners with Barnes & Noble Bookstores to provide students with easy access to the books required for their courses. You can also rent the textbooks you need for the semester, then return them at the end of the term. For more information about the bookstore, please visit stc.bncollege.com.

Note: A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

ADA Services

South Texas College provides services to students with all abilities. The college uses the American with Disabilities Act ( ADA ) as a guide to define disability.

Counseling and Student Disability Services provides a wide variety of accommodations for students. The following is an example of some of the accommodations but it is not limited to this list:

  • Lecture Notes
  • Extended Time For Test
  • Separate Test Site
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Alternative Test Format
  • JAWS
  • Zoom Text
  • CCTV

If you can benefit from reasonable accommodations for your Virtual Classroom provided by Counseling and Student Disability Services, please call 956-872-2173 or visit their website.

Counseling and Student Disability Services