One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520 | 956-882-8200
Enrollment Center @ the Tower

Office of Admissions and Recruiting

1. Will UTB-TSC remain open enrollment for the academic year 2012-2013?

All students enrolling in the Summer 12, Fall 12, and Spring 13 semesters, will be admitted to UTB-TSC, the Partnership entity, without limit.

2. What programs of study are available at UTB?

You pursue a bachelor’s and graduate degree. Programs of study are offered in five different areas through our College of Liberal Arts, College of Science, Math and Technology, School of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Biomedical Studies and Health Professions.

3. How can I apply for admissions?  

There are a number of ways you can apply for admissions to The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College.

  1. In person by visiting the Info Shop located in the Tandy Hall lobby
  2. At various recruitment events that take place throughout the region Online via the ApplyTexas application

4. What Financial Aid programs are available to help pay my educational costs?

Grants, scholarships, loans, work-study and veteran’s programs are provided by federal and state governments, private entities and UTB/TSC.

5. Do I have to attend orientation?

All incoming first-time freshman and transfer student with less than 30 transferable credits are required to attend orientation to enroll.

6. How can I schedule a campus tour?

Personal or group tours can be scheduled by contacting the Office of Admissions and Recruiting at 956-882-8295 or toll-free at 1-877-UTBTSC1, Tandy Hall 116.

7. How can I qualify for the Imagine College! program?

With the UTB and TSC Imagine College! program, students could have their tuition and mandatory fees covered for up to four years if you:

  • Are classified as a Texas resident
  • Enroll at UTB and TSC as a first-time, full-time freshman
  • Register for 12 credit hours per semester and complete 24 credit hours each academic year. Summer classes are not covered by the program.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 every semester
  • Have a family income of $30,000 or less as reported on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Are eligible for the Pell Grant
  • Have earned a High School Diploma or GED certificate, completed home schooling at the secondary level, or passed an approved ability to benefit test

8. Does UTB and TSC offer campus housing?

Yes. Our Residential Life department provides opportunities for students experience a sense of community with shared commitment and social responsibility.

9. How much does it cost to attend UTB?

Tuition and required fees* for 12 credit hours (based on Spring 2012):
Resident in-district or out-of-district: $2,495.30
Non-resident (Foreign or out-of-state): $6,251.30

10. Can I earn college credit through dual enrollment courses before I graduate from high school?

Yes, under the dual enrollment program high school students are offered an opportunity to enroll in course work that may earn credits towards the requirements for high school graduation as well as college credit.

11. If I do not have legal residency in the United States, can I still attend UTB or TSC?

  • Yes, international student will be charge the international student rate, (if from Mexico, can apply for the Mexican Tuition Waiver and pay as a resident of Texas rate.)
  • If you are a U.S. Citizen, then you must provide proof of living in Texas 12 months prior to the first day of classes so you don’t get charged the out-of-state tuition.

12. Can a student who graduates from a high school in Mexico attend UTB or TSC?

YES, a student who graduates from a high school in Mexico can attend UTB or TSC. Student must send transcripts to one of the three agencies to get evaluated and that should be enough as proof that student complies with high school documentation.

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Contact Information

Enrollment Center @
The Tower, Main, 1.100

One West University Boulevard
Brownsville, TX 78520

Phone: 956-882-4YOU

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