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One of the first steps you'll take in your college adventure is the completion of your application. You can apply online by simply following the link below:

Start Now: Apply Texas Apply Texas Step by Step Guide Admission Requirements

To finalize your application, you will later need to:



It’s not uncommon for the state to mandate exams prior to enrolling at college. If you are required to take a reading, writing and/or math assessment test ( TSI Exam), log on to the STC Marketplace and select a testing site/center to register for an online or in-person TSI exam:

TSI Exam Information Student Assessment Center

Non-Resident Testing & Assessment

If you’re an online student or have difficulty attending a test site, or if you reside outside of Texas or the country, please contact the Student Assessment Center for more information.



At South Texas College we’re prepared to help you along the way. Our advisors will assist you in identifying test requirements, managing your degree plan, and ensuring that you are aware of campus tools and resources that can help you become a successful student. You can contact an advisor at a campus near you.

Advising Course Schedule Academic Programs


Paying for College

Your payment for tuition and fees is one of the final steps in the enrollment process. South Texas College offers accommodating payment options to get you ready for class.

Financial Aid (FAFSA) School Code: 031034
Ways to Pay for College

For details on tuition and fees, the cost of attendance or ways to pay for college, please see the following:
Tuition and Fees | Cost of Attendance | Paying for College


New Student Orientation

As a new student you’ll want to familiarize yourself with South Texas College during the new student orientation, First Year Connection. You’ll learn about how to get involved with student life on campus and about other college services. These sessions are held before each semester and are scheduled according to division/major. Choose an available orientation session by visiting the Welcome Center or simply sign up online.

Learn more about Orientation

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