There are several convenient ways to apply for readmission to UTB and TSC. You can apply online at ApplyTexas or in person in Tandy Hall, room 115.
Academic Fresh Start
Fall 2013 Admissions Application Deadlines
UTB Priority Admissions Deadline: Monday, April 1
TSC Regular Admissions Deadline: Monday, July 1
(A nonrefundable $15 late fee is charged for applications submitted after the deadline)
If you are a Texas resident, you can apply for undergraduate admission as a returning student without having course credit and grades from college work that you completed 10 or more years ago be considered. This option is known as Academic Fresh Start
and is established as part of the Texas Education Code.
Proof of Residency
Submit residency documents (2) to the Admissions Office. Residency status will affect your tuition rate. All residency documents must include your name and address and must be dated 12 months prior to the 1st class day. Examples of proof of residency include:
- Valid permanent Texas driver’s license or ID card
- Lease agreement
- Texas voter registration card
- Utility bill
- Texas high school or college transcript
- Property tax statement or receipt
- Cancelled check or bank statement
- Employer statement indicating dates of employment
NOTE: If you are a naturalized citizen or legal resident alien, please provide your naturalization certificate or resident alien card.
*Send all documents to: The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, Office of Admissions, Tandy 115, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, Texas 78520
All new entering students, defined as first-time freshman, transfer and returning students who have been enrolled at an institution of higher education prior to January 1, 2012 and are enrolling after a long semester (fall, spring) break, must provide The University of Texas at Brownsville’s Student Health Services with one of the following in order to clear admission requirements:
- Certification from a health care practitioner evidencing the student has received the vaccination or booster for bacterial meningitis five (5) years prior to enrolling in the University and at least ten (10) days before the first day of class (Proof of Immunization form); or
- A certificate from a health care practitioner stating the vaccination for bacterial meningitis would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student; or
- An affidavit signed by student indicating the vaccination for bacterial meningitis has been declined for reasons of conscience.
For new students NOT living or residing in on-campus housing, who wish to file an affidavit stating that the student declines the vaccination for bacterial meningitis for reasons of conscience, the student may use the official Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s form . The student must print the form, have it notarized, and file it with the Office of Admissions and Recruiting, Tandy Hall 115.
For new students living in on-campus housing, which includes student housing facilities located on the campus of an institution of higher education, such as dormitories, sorority and fraternity houses, privately owned residence halls, and apartments, the student must use the official Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) form. A completed, notarized "Exemption from Immunization for Reasons of Conscience" form from the Texas Department of State Health Services must be used. The only approved form for this exemption for student living in on-campus housing can be found here. If the student is age 18 or older, they can complete the form themselves, listing themselves as the parent or legal guardian.
If you are unable to receive the meningitis vaccination from a local health care practitioner, UTB Student Health Services provides the vaccination for the following:
- Students under 19: $5.00 (US dollars)
- Student 19 and over: $110.00 (US dollars)
Students who do not meet the meningitis vaccination requirement prior to the Admission deadlines will not be cleared for admittance and should prepare for enrollment into the following semester.
Please note that the vaccination requirements do not apply to those students who are enrolled in only on-line classes or other distance education courses or are 30 years of age or older prior to first day of class.
Effective: Spring 2012
For more information please visit our Student Health Services, or call 956-882-3896 or Texas Education Code.
Paying for college is now easier than ever. The Office of Financial Aid can provide tuition assistance in the form of grants, loans and scholarships. Go to the Financial Aid website, or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Planning your future is no small feat. Choosing the right path at UTB/TSC is essential for your future. Our academic advisors are committed to guiding students in developing educational, career, and life goals and can assist you in selecting courses appropriate to your program of study. To schedule an appointment, contact the Academic Advising Center located in the Camille Lightner Center at (956) 882-7362 or visit their website.
Orientation is a two-day immersion into the UTB/TSC life and culture. During this orientation, you will get to explore the campus, meet student leaders, faculty and staff, get first-hand insight from current students and get a glimpse of what’s to come. Attendance is mandatory in order for students to register for classes. Click here for more information on Scorpiontation, or call the Office of the Dean of Students at (956) 882-5141.
After you’re readmitted, you’ll gain access to UTB/TSC’s class catalogue and will be able to register at Scorpion Online. To begin planning, go to the UTB/TSC Course Schedule.
We look forward to receiving your application for readmission. Welcome home!