Incoming Freshmen/Transfer Students
However, on a temporary basis, first-time, incoming freshmen in the top 25 percent of their graduating class, provided they have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, will be automatically admitted to the university, and these students will not need to present ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process. This temporary, TSU Board-approved change for the 2020-21 academic year is effective immediately and is due to limited or lack of ACT and SAT testing as a result of COVID-19.
We will accept high school transcripts by email at firstname.lastname@example.org from high school counselors or via one of our electronic sources: TRex, Parchment, Naviance, E-Scrip, Scribble, Greenlight and National Clearing House.
The requirements for obtaining an application fee waiver for summer and fall 2020 have changed. For additional information and updates, visit our admissions forms webpage at http://www.tsu.edu/admissions/forms/index.html.
Yes. TSU continues to offer university scholarships to qualified students through the start of classes on August 24, 2020. For additional information, visit our scholarship webpage.
Texas Southern University had an original acceptance deadline of May 15. However, the deadline by which to accept most scholarship offers (including the national, assured and competitive scholarships) has been extended to June 1 due to the COVID-19 situation. After this date, the scholarships will be cancelled to allow the university to make offers to additional scholarship candidates. For scholarships offered to you by a specific college or department, be sure to check with that college/department about any deadline extensions for accepting scholarships. If you decide to rescind your acceptance, the university would appreciate receiving an email notification confirming your decision.
TSU will review final transcripts to verify course credit and high school graduation dates. Whether a high school elects to award pass/fail grades or numerical/letter grades will not affect the admission process. However, should a student fail a course, we reserve the right to reevaluate the admission decision.
TSU will adhere to its existing process regarding accepting pass/fail grades. If the sending institution lists a passing grade (P), it does not affect the student’s transfer GPA. If the sending institution lists a failing grade (F), the student will be awarded an F grade, which will factor into their transfer GPA calculation.
For applicability towards the degree:
If the academic college would normally apply a course to the student’s degree requirements with a letter grade of C or better, we will accept the same course with a grade of P earned in spring 2020. Information regarding degree requirements are provided in the http://www.tsu.edu/admissions/tiger-transfer.html
Priority deadline for scholarship and grant consideration for incoming Freshmen students for Fall 2020 has been extended to June 1.
Summer 2020 Freshman app deadline: June 4.
Transfer Summer app deadline: May 20.
Fall 2020 Freshman app deadline: August 1.
Transfer Fall app deadline: August 3.
Yes – but only temporarily for the 2020-21 academic year. On June 1, 2020, the TSU Board of Regents approved a temporary revision to TSU’s admissions standards as a result of COVID-19. First-time, incoming freshmen in the top 25 percent of their graduating class, provided they have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, will be automatically admitted to the university. Additionally, these students will not need to present ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process. This change is effective immediately and is due to limited or lack of ACT and SAT testing as a result of COVID-19. Even though ACT/SAT scores have been waived, students must still take the TSI exam for placement. More information on the TSI can be found on the TSU Testing Center webpage.
While we still have automatic admission for any student in the top 10 percent of their class, this change allows TSU to maintain high academic standards in a way that is sensitive to the current situation.
The change provides an added feature to the university’s admissions standards, which require incoming freshman to hold a 2.5 or higher grade point average (on a 4-point scale) along with an ACT score of 17 or higher (composite) or 820 SAT Critical Reading and Mathematics combined (if taken before March 2016), or 900 SAT total score (if taken after March 2016).