Admissions Checklist

Your Roadmap to Graduation at South Texas College

Application

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Vaccination

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Complete an Application for Admission. Apply online at www.applytexas.org.

Provide official transcripts from your high school, or proof of GED completion (test scores or certificate) and any college transcripts.

Contact your previous education institution(s) to request official transcripts. Transcripts may be delivered in person or mailed to the Office of Admissions and Records.

Beginning January 2012, all new students who did not attend STC in the Fall of 2011 will be required to show proof of immunization against bacterial meningitis. Please visit http://vaccinate.southtexascollege.edu for more information.


Financial Aid

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Free cash, scholarships, work opportunities and emergency loans are available to eligible students. Complete the financial aid application online at https://www.fafsa.ed.gov, or in person at the financial aid office.

FAFSA Federal School Code: 031034

Prospective students and parents may visit http://www.southtexascollege.edu/stcdps/ to view institutional reports and information regarding FERPA, campus safety and student success.


Testing

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If you are required to take a state-mandated reading, writing and/or math assessment test (TSI Exam), please logon to the STC Marketplace at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20193_ustores/web/, select a testing site/center and register for an exam.

Once you have received your test scores, visit the Advising office to complete the advisement process and to prepare for registration.


Advising

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Advisors will assist you in reviewing test requirements, managing your degree plan, and ensuring that you are aware of campus tools and resources that will assist you in becoming a successful student. Visit the advising center at a campus near you to plan your schedule and review your degree plan.

You must fulfill the state-mandated assessment test requirements before completing the advisement process.


Registration

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Use the Advisement Form to select courses from the current course schedule. You may register in person or use the online student portal JagNet: https://jagnet.southtexascollege.edu. Username and PIN are required for online registration. You will not receive a registration confirmation. You should verify your schedule online, by phone or in person before classes start.


Orientation

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Complete the mandatory new student orientation First Year Connection. Orientation sessions are held before each semester, and are scheduled according to division/major. You must attend your academic division orientation. Visit the Welcome Center, or sign up online at http://life.southtexascollege.edu/activities/fyc/.


Tuition & Fees

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Pay tuition and fees. Enrollment is complete only upon full payment of tuition and fees, financial aid award or approved installment plan. Tuition must be paid in full by the due date or you risk being dropped from your classes. Financial Aid awards are posted to your account on or before the tuition due date. Continue to check JagNet for the most current information regarding your financial aid status. Emergency loans are subject to availability.


Books

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Buy your books. You may buy your books at the campus bookstore. The bookstore may have used books for sale which can save you money.


Go to Class

Student Life

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Be in class, not in line the first class day. Attendance is mandatory for students receiving financial aid. You must be attending class to be eligible for your final refund.

Check out Student Life! Get connected and meet people through intramural sports, activities, cultural events, clubs, Student Government, volunteer and leadership opportunities.


Graduate

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Stay on track for graduation! Make sure that you take courses in your degree plan - it is your roadmap to graduation. If you have questions about your degree plan, changing your major, or planning your schedule please visit an Advising office at a campus near you.