Yes, on June 2nd the TSU Board of Regents approved a temporary addition to the existing university admission standards due to COVID-19, waiving the SAT or ACT requirements for freshmen applicants with a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 25% of their high school class. This decision was made as a result of the cancelled SAT and ACT exams.
Yes, students may apply for admission online at Apply Texas or directly to Apply TSU. New applicants will be reviewed for admission under the both the regular and temporary admission requirements. The deadline to apply for the Fall semester is August 14, 2020. If changes are made to the application deadline, the updates will be posted to the university’s Admission website.
The university is currently planning to reopen the campus in phases. At this time, the campus is scheduled to reopen to students on August 10th. Students may continue to access enrollment services and student services online during this time.
Texas Southern University is waiving the TSI testing fee for students who are unable to physically take the test. In lieu, students will pay a fee through Examity, a remote test proctoring service, to take the TSI test. For more information about testing at TSU, visit Testing Center.
Texas Southern University will move to a modified 13-week schedule for the upcoming fall semester, which has students completing the term prior to the traditional break.
Classes will be offered in three formats: face-to-face, hybrid (face-to-face and online) and online only.
Key dates to remember for the Fall semester:
Weds. Aug. 19: Classes begin
Mon. Sept. 7: Labor Day Holiday (campus closed)
Fri. Nov. 13: Last day of classes
Sat. Nov. 14 to Thurs. Nov. 19: Final Exams
Sat. Nov. 21: Commencement Exercises
Face to Face: A course in which the instruction is provided with the instructors and students are in the same place on campus. This instruction will now take place with social distancing guidelines in place. Students will need to enter and exit buildings according to instructions posted. That means that everyone will enter and have temperatures checked, wear facemasks, and maintain the 6 feet of distancing. Class sizes will be reduced for these types of classes.
Hybrid: A course in which a majority (more than 50 percent but less than 85 percent), of the planned instruction occurs when the students and instructor(s) are not in the same place.
Hybrid courses combine face to face learning and online learning. Students will learn new concepts, ask questions on past assignments/activities, and prepare for other assignments while in the classroom, and apply what was learned in class to assignments and activities online. The approach is more on student-centered learning.
Online: A course that is offered fully online. A student receives instruction, assignments, and completes all work online through a computer or device. Some online courses may require virtual class meetings.
You can order your books through the TSU Campus Bookstore and your materials will be sent to you.
Please check our list of Freshman advisors: https://www.txsusass.com/first-year-advisors.
The TSU Outreach Services team will be available for live video chats on our Facebook and Instagram pages (@TexasSouthernUniveristy) on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Students can also schedule a Zoom meeting with the TSU Outreach Services team. This allows us to share screens and answer questions regarding your application status or what you may need to complete your application.
Incoming freshmen: Last name letter sequence available. Visit http://www.tsu.edu/admissions/educational-planners.html to request a Zoom meeting.
Transfer students: Please visit http://www.tsu.edu/admissions/educational-planners.html to request a Zoom meeting.
International students: For general inquiries, contact us at http://www.tsu.edu/admissions/international/index.html.
When you were admitted, you should have received an email from (Office of Admissions that said “Texas Southern University-Acknowledgement.” In that email, there is information on how to set up your TSU username and password. If you have not received it, please email our Information Technology department at (insert help desk email address). Your TSU ID number is listed on your acceptance letter. If you can’t find it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name and date of birth. Our staff can look it up for you.
- BlueJeans is the platform used to conduct online peer tutoring. The link to access BlueJeans will be included in the appointment confirmation in the student's EAB (T-Claw) account. Students can use their cell phones, electronic tablet, desktop or laptop to receive the online service.
- Here is some additional information about BlueJeans:
- BlueJeans Training: BlueJeans Meetings 101
- Andriod Download: Android-App Download
- iPhone Download: -iOS-App-Download
- More details are forthcoming and students are encouraged to check their TSU student emails.
This is, most certainly, a stressful time for everyone. TSU is here to help. For students, TSU offers a wide array of counseling services through the University Counseling Center (UCC).
Our College of Liberal Arts & Behavioral Sciences (COLABS) administration is planning alternative delivery modes specific to these unique areas. Instructors will be in contact with their students.
This hold on your account could pertain to many different things – it could be a hold for advising, immunization records, etc. There should be a description listed on your account that explains what it is. For more information, please email email@example.com with your first and last name, date of birth, and TSU ID number if you know it.
Fall 2020 Move-In will begin September 10 thru 13, 2020, for residents who have confirmed. Residents who have been confirmed will be emailed a confirmation flyer and move-in instructions. For more information visit Residential Life & Housing.
Yes, Students can select a roommate on their housing application, and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. The applicant’s roommate selection must have all financial obligations complete to be considered.
Yes, all students that reside in TSU campus housing must register their vehicle with TSU Department of Public Safety. All students who have vehicles must purchase a decal. Contact the parking department at 713-313-4433 for procedure and pricing.
All university students are governed by the University Student Code of Conduct. In addition, the Residential Life and Housing Student Handbook will serve as the official rules, policies, and procedures in the residential community.
Yes, financial aid can be used to pay for housing. However, students must show proof that their funds will be enough to cover for all housing expenses prior to receiving a room assignment.
If you intend to pay your housing using Financial Aid, your award package must cover 100% of your tuition, fees, and housing costs.
- In-state students estimated aid award amount: $17,000
- Out-of-state students estimated aid award amount: $29,000
- NOTE: the estimated awards are based on an approved parent plus loan (Approval has to be from the bank)
- NOTE: Estimated amount above does not include the meal plan. According to these estimates if your financial aid award package does not exceed the estimated amount you will be responsible to pay meal plan out of pocket.
Yes, all rooms include a bed, desk and chair.
What size are the beds? X-Long Twin size bed.
Yes, additional information regarding size will be provided in your move-in packet.
Using the guidelines recommended by national, state, and local agencies/authorities, TSU is instituting heightened cleaning protocols, including frequent cleaning and disinfecting of “high traffic” areas.
For those coming to campus, please remember that it is required that you wear a facial mask/coverings.
Tuition and fees for each academic year are set by the Texas Southern Board of Regents. The deadline for payment of tuition and fees is by the 1st day of the semester unless the student has a financial aid deferment or is enrolled in an Installment Plan. For more information, visit http://www.tsu.edu/about/administration/finance/departments/business-affairs/student-accounting/tuition-and-fees.html
When you are admitted into college, you and your family will have a variety of questions about how your family will be able to maintain the costs for your college education. Texas Southern University offers many financial aid options to help you pay for college costs.
For more information about Financial Aid & Scholarship visit http://www.tsu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/index.html.
Due to the COVID-19, the Testing Center is closed until further notice. We will notify everyone, once we receive further direction from the Government, National Testing Association and Texas Southern University Board of Regents.
For more information visit the Testing Center.
Fall 2020 Move-In will begin August 13, 2020, for residents who have confirmed. Residents who have been confirmed will be emailed a confirmation flyer and move-in instructions. For more information visit Residential Life & Housing.
The Office of Student Life is committed to facilitating the holistic development of our students while cultivating a diverse and inclusive campus community. Student Life staff are educators and mentors who work collaboratively with faculty and staff of the University to provide learning experiences both in and outside the classroom.
Our programs and services foster student learning and development, inspire TSU pride, promote health and wellness, and prepare students for their chosen professions in the global society. Click here for more information about Student Life.
Want to register at Texas Southern University?
Complete these steps to enroll for the fall semester http://www.tsu.edu/admissions/steps-to-enroll.html
The First Year Experience at TSU is anchored by our unique Freshman advisors. Enrollment and Completion Advisors (ECAs) are tasked with advisement and enrollment of first-year students and play an integral role in their success. For more information visit First Year Advisors.