The Summer of Success (SOS) Program is a conditional admission program at Texas Southern University that gives students a unique opportunity to gain full admission to the University. Students who do not meet the university’s minimum admission requirements will be considered for participation in the SOS Program. The SOS Program does not have a separate application process. Students can apply for admission to the university at


1. Submit Program Interest Form by June 1, 2021 (see email from SOS Program)
2. Select virtual interview date/time after submitting program interest form
3. Participate in a virtual interview
4. Pay program fee and/or complete 2020-21 FAFSA at 
5. Receive notification on acceptance for SOS Program 
6. Register for in-person or virtual SOS Program Orientation on June 26th 
7. Begin virtual program on July 5th 


Students will be required to submit an essay to be considered to participate in the SOS Program. The essay will be used in part to help select the students who will participate in the program. Below is information about the essay:

  • 250 to 500-word essay on how can the SOS Program help you be successful in college.
  • Deadline to submit an essay on the Interest Form is June 1, 2021


Students will be required to participate in a virtual interview which will be conducted by the SOS committee members. The interview will be used by the SOS committee as part of the selection process to select the 150 students who will participate in the program.

Questions or need assistance?

Please contact:
Summer of Success (SOS) Program 
Email -
Phone -713.313.7849