Admission and Registration Step-by-Step

  1. Apply to be admitted to the college of your choice.

    New-to-college students must complete an application for admission. Applying early is a good idea. You may need to turn in proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination as part of your admissions process. Note: If you are an international student, please visit the International Student Admission page for more information or to contact us with questions.

  2. Determine if you meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.

    Before registering for your first credit course, you must meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), which includes a pre-assessment activity and assessment testing.

  3. Participate in an orientation session.

    After you're admitted to the college, you should plan to attend an orientation session. Contact the Advising/Counseling Center at your college to schedule a session.

  4. See an academic advisor.

    Schedule a visit with an academic advisor to select your courses.

  5. Register for classes.

    There are two ways to register. Any accepted student who has completed the application and advising process may register for the coming semester. Get information about upcoming registration dates.

  6. Pay for your classes.

    Find out when to pay and where to pay. Remember, financial aid and payment plans are available.