Texarkana College adheres to an open-admissions policy; however we do have admission requirements 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

Graduates of accredited high schools–includes both academic and vocational/technical students

Individuals with General Educational Development (GED) Certificates – includes both academic and  vocational/technical students.

A student who is not a graduate of a state accredited high school, but who is 18 years of age or older may be admitted conditionally at the discretion of the Director of Admissions.  Students admitted by this method are placed on probationary status for the first semester and remain subject to the requirements of probation until that student has raised his/her grade point average to the level of satisfactory progress as stated in the college catalog.

A high school student, after completion of the 10th grade with the consent of his parents, may be recommended by the high school principal for admission.

Texarkana College welcomes transfer students. Transfer credits must be from an institution accredited as degree granting by a regional accrediting commission. All transfer credits are evaluated and the student is presented with a formal evaluation during their first semester of enrollment. No more than 75% of the credits required for an associate degree will be accepted for transfer. Military personnel may qualify for additional credits upon presentation of proper documentation and subsequent evaluation according to recommendations set forth in ACE guidelines.

A student who is a resident of Texas has the right to apply for undergraduate admission and not have coursework completed 10 or more years prior to the date of anticipated enrollment included as consideration in the admissions decision. This allows undergraduate students to begin a new course of study with a clear academic record. More information

The college encourages the enrollment of international students who satisfy regular entrance requirements and have proficiency in the use of the English Language. The completed application and ALL supporting documents (1-6 below) must be received in the Office of Admissions at least two (2) months prior to the desired enrollment date. The applicant will be informed by mail of his/her admission status. More information

Required documentation

  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.