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Military Veteran Student

You're a veteran/military student if you spent time in one of the branches of the United States armed forces.

This process should be started at least two months before your intended semester start date to ensure all paperwork has time to be completed.

What should I do before I apply to TCC?

Before applying to TCC, apply for your veteran educational benefits (GI Bill®). If you have more questions about your benefits, contact one of our VetSuccess counselors.

How do I apply to TCC?

  1. Complete and submit an application for admission.
    • Applications can be submitted online with ApplyTexas, or in person at any campus Admissions and Registrar Office.
    • Get help with your online application by following our ApplyTexas application instructions.
    • The admissions application deadline is two weeks before the class start date for First-Time-in-College (FTIC) students. Submit your application at least two weeks before your class start date.
    • The class registration deadline is one week before the class start date.
  2. Submit evidence of Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination (if new to TCC and under 22 years old) and residency requirements (if applicable).
  3. Submit required supporting documents.
  4. Receive notice of acceptance.

What supporting documents do I need to submit?

In addition to applying for admission, you must submit:

When will I know if I'm accepted?

You should allow up to five business days for processing. You will be contacted via your personal email when you've been accepted into TCC to finish the registration process.

What happens next?

Once you're accepted, follow the next series of steps.

  1. Meet with one of our VetSuccess counselors.
  2. Plan for payment of tuition and fees.
  3. Complete any testing requirements.
    • If you were honorably discharged on or after August 1, 1990, your DD-214 allows you to be TSI complete.
  4. Schedule an appointment with a success coach at your campus's Advising and Counseling center. This is required for all FTIC students. Success coaches offer one-on-one help to:
    • Complete an application for admission
    • Answer questions about the financial aid application
    • Discuss all required documents, and where/how to submit them
  5. Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to set up your degree audit.
  6. Submit your degree audit to the Veterans Certification office.
  7. Register for classes.
    • Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits are paid only for courses required for your degree plan.
  8. Pay for classes.
  9. Finish preparing for the start of the semester.

Updated April 26, 2017