New to College

An applicant who has never attended a college or university is a new-to-college student. 

How to Apply

  1. Apply for Admission and Financial Aid
  2. Log in to your SWTJC email account
  3. Submit official transcripts or GED certificate to Admissions Office
  4. Obtain Bacterial Meningitis Immunization
  5. Submit official test scores
  6. Schedule New Student Orientation session
  7. Register for Classes
  8. Make Payment Arrangements
    • If you applied for Financial Aid, ensure the office has all of the necessary documents to process your application
    • If you plan to make payments, visit eCashier
    • If you want to pay in Full, visit Self-Service
  9. Obtain an ID and Register for Parking

In addition to applying for admission, applicants must submit:

High School Graduates

  1. Official high school transcript with graduation date
  2. Official test scores

Home School Graduates

  1. Official, notarized transcript with graduation date
  2. Official test scores

GED Recipients

  1. GED certificate
  2. Official test scores

Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2)

Before you can take the Assessment, Texas law requires you to complete a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA). Before you work through the PAA, you must have completed the admission application to SWTJC. If you have not completed an admission application to SWTJC, please apply below.

After your application is accepted (you will get a letter with a student ID), access the TSIA2 Pre-Assessment Activity. Students must email their completion certificate to before arriving at an SWTJC testing site.

For help please visit the Testing Center page or call (830) 591-7255. 

Meningitis Vaccine Requirement

The 82nd Texas Legislature approved Senate Bill 1107, which requires all new SWTJC students under the age of 22 to submit evidence of being immunized against meningococcal meningitis prior to their first term at SWTJC.

This requirement also applies to returning SWTJC students who have experienced a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring term. 

For more information about SWTJC’s meningitis vaccination requirements, visit our Immunization Requirements page.