|Texarkana College is an open-admissions college; however we do have steps that must be met according to your background. Once requirements are met, you will be accepted into Texarkana College. It is the policy of Texarkana College to admit students without regard to race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin.|
|Methods of Admission A person may be admitted to Texarkana College by any one of the following methods:
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|General Requirements for Admission to Texarkana College Texarkana College is an open-admissions college; however we do have steps that must be met according to your background. Once requirements are met, you will be accepted into Texarkana College.1. Complete the online application for admission.
2. Provide an official high school transcript with graduation date or GED and ALL transcripts of previous colleges. Transfer credits will be evaluated by the Director of Admissions.
3. Provide evidence of Meningitis Vaccine.
4. Provide evidence of immunizations as required by state law as required in certain health related programs.
5. Furnish THEA, Accuplacer, ACT, SAT and/or local placement test scores.
6. Graduates who receive their high school diploma or equivalent from non-traditional means such as home study, private schools, etc. must satisfactorily pass all parts of the ACT, SAT, THEA, or Local Placement Exams prior to enrollment in order to enroll in good standing. Students who elect not to take any of these tests or score below passing on any part, are admitted on probationary status and are not eligible to receive any financial aid for the first semester of enrollment.
|TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVEThe Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requires students to be assessed in reading, writing and math skills prior to enrolling in college. The primary assessment used by Texarkana College is the Texas Higher Education Assessment, or THEA, exam. TSI and THEA have basically replaced TASP regulations that have been in effect since September of 1989. Much like the previous TASP law, many students may be permanently exempt from test requirements while others may have requirements temporarily waived.A student who has not satisfied all TSI requirements must be advised by academic advisors prior to registration. Academic Advisors, working with each individual student, will create a plan for academic success that will outline developmental courses and/or retesting that may be required to satisfy all TSI criteria.
NOTE: Partial exemptions are possible based on ACT, SAT or TAKS scores. Contact the Advising Center for additional information.
|Special Admission RequirementsTexarkana College reserves the right to require additional information for admission to certain programs. Some examples are Cosmetology, Emergency Medical Technology, Associate Degree Nursing, and Vocational Nursing. The specific requirements can be found with the individual programs in the college catalog.|
Any student placed on academic suspension may appeal to the Director of Admissions for special consideration.
|Required Physical Education
Students are encouraged to take a P.E. class each semester for their present and future health. Texarkana College students should check with the school to which they plan to transfer to determine the number of physical education courses required by that institution. Students may take the same P.E. two times for credit at TC. Some students may be eligible for exemption by meeting one of the following criteria:
|Required New and Returning Student Orientation
New Student Orientation or College 101 is designed for all first-time and transfer students who have never attended Texarkana College and for returning students who have been away from the college for one year. Workforce students who are either new to Texarkana College or new to the workforce program are also required to complete College 101. College 101 will assist students with academic success, financial aid, myTC navigation, and library services. Students complete registration for College 101 in advising. The cost is $20.00 and is billed directly to your student account.
All first-time students enrolled in 12 or more semester hours are required to take an English course. The criteria for determining which English course the student must take are stated in the general requirements for admission to TC. English 0031 and English 0032 are not transferable and do not count toward an associate degree at Texarkana College.
| Guarantee for Transfer and Job Competency*Texarkana College guarantees to its Associate of Arts and Sciences graduates and other students who have completed a formal transfer plan the transferability of course credits to cooperating Texas colleges and universities. If such courses are rejected by a college or university, a student may take tuition-free alternate courses at Texarkana College, which are acceptable to the university.
Texarkana College guarantees the job competencies of its graduates. If an Associate of Applied Science or a certificate graduate is judged by his/her employer to be lacking in technical job skills identified as exit competencies for his/her specific degree program, the graduate will be provided up to nine tuition-free credit hours or one quarter of additional skills training by Texarkana College.
*Additional information on the guarantee is available in the Admissions Office or Advising Center.
|Baccalaureate Tuition RebateStudents are entitled to a $1,000.00 tuition rebate if they earn a baccalaureate degree without having more than three hours in excess of the minimum catalog degree requirements for receiving a first bachelor’s degree. The purpose of this rebate is for students to complete their baccalaureate studies with as few courses outside the degree plan as possible. The rebate applies to students who entered an institution of higher education fall 1997 or later. All Texas public institutions of higher education are required by Section 54.0065 of the Texas Education Code, to notify students of the existence of the tuition rebate program. Texas public baccalaureate-granting general academic institutions are required to offer rebates to eligible students. For more information and eligibility requirements on this rebate contact the Texarkana College Advising Center.|