Transient Admission (also referred to as Visiting Student) allows an undergraduate student to enroll at TSU for a specific period without applying for regular admission (non-degree seeking applicant). Students seeking transient admission typically enroll to receive college credit toward a degree at another institution.

Transient admission status is only valid for one long academic semester. Students must reapply for transient admission for future semesters. Transient students are not eligible for financial aid. The transient admission status will not exceed two regular semesters.

Transient Admission Requirements

Undergraduate students who are in good standing at their current or most recently attended college or university must submit one of the following items:

  • Letter of good standing from the applicant’s current college or university.
  • Official transcript from current/most recent college or university.

Steps to Apply

    1. Complete the Transient Admission application online at

    2. Pay $42.00 non-refundable application fee ($78 for international applicants) – Application Payment Link. No application will be processed without the required application fee or approved fee waiver.

    3. Submit (a) letter of good standing from current or most recent college/university attended or (b) official transcript from current or most recent college/university attended to the TSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

      Official transcripts may be requested electronically through an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system, ex. Speede/TRex, Parchment/Naviance, National Student Clearinghouse, Scoir, Scrib, and Greenlight). Letter of good standing may be emailed to

Transient Admission Application Deadlines:

  • Fall – August 15
  • Winter – December 15
  • Spring – January 5
  • May – May 1
  • Summer – May 15