First-Time Freshman



Download a paper application for admission or submit an online application to to Texas College, Office of Admissions. For the application to be processed, a non-refundable application fee of $20 (cashier’s check or money order) must accompany the application.


Click here to access the Texas College Online Application. (After your application has been filled out an application fee of $20.00 is required to process your application. The following link will direct you to our online payment page: Online Payment)


  • High school transcript or GED Certificate
  • High school transcript submitted must show graduation from an accredited high school, with signature and seal. For those submitting evidence of GED completion, an official GED test score report is required

If submitting the application by mail, send application for admission, non-refundable $20 application fee, and official transcript to Texas College, Office of  Admissions, 2404 N. Grand Avenue, Tyler, Texas 75702.

*PLEASE NOTE—Listed in the table below are the unit requirements for incoming high school graduates:



Language Arts

  4 units


  3 units


  2 units

Social Studies

  2.5 units


  .5 unit

Physical Education

  1 unit


  .5 unit

Fine Arts

  1 unit

Academic Elective

  1 unit


  5.0 units


  22 units

For the student not meeting the above unit requirements, the Admissions/ReAdmit Committee will review each application for admission on a case by case basis and allow a 30-day grace period for the Director of Admissions to conduct a special review of the applications regarding transcript interpretation.

Special Note: The following items are not required for admission but are needed to complete the student’s file:

  • Room Reservation form and non-refundable $300 room reservation fee. Mail form and $300 non-refundable room reservation fee, in the form of a cashier’s check or money order payable to Texas College, Office of Residence Life, 2404 N. Grand Avenue, Tyler, TX 75702.
  • Take an institution approved assessment test prior to registration to determine the correct placement in select core required courses.
  • A completed medical examination form (download medical form)
  • Copy of Immunization Records
  • Copy of Social Security Card
  • Copy of ACT/SAT scores (used for diagnostic purposes)
  • Copy of insurance card