Education Committee

The Education Committee was established with the following goals in mind:

  • Help officers obtain a college education
  • Minimize the financial impact on the officers and their families
  • Offer a wide variety of degree plans

The information contained on this page provides current information relating to the educational benefits that the Meet & Confer contract affords. We are also providing Links to colleges and universities that meet the accreditation requirements and procedures for reimbursements from the City of Houston.

“Working for you and your family”

Rhonda Williams, Chairman
Education Committee

The links to the Universities that are listed here are not blanket endorsements of these institutions, just institutions that are known to fit the requirements for the Houston Police Department¹s requirements for reimbursement.

The following are downloadable forms for the HPOU Education department.

Tuition Reimbursement


Scholarship Program (Graduating Seniors)

Submissions closed for 2024

Degree Programs

Aspen University

Aspen University is offering all Houston Police Officers’ Union members a 10% tuition discount on all of our graduate, and doctoral programs. Students will be able to earn their Master’s in Criminal Justice  for only under $11,000 in tuition for the entire program. Union members can earn their Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice for only $150.00 per credit hour.

Aspen University’s mission is to offer any motivated college-worthy student the opportunity to receive a high-quality, responsibly priced distance-learning education for the purpose of achieving sustainable economic and social benefits for themselves and their families. For more information please visit

Students can pay as they go with our monthly payment plan for a little as $250.00 a month.

Aspen offers two accredited Criminal Justice degree programs completely online. We offer specializations in Criminal Justice Administration,  Major Crime Scene Investigation Procedure, Forensic Sciences, Law Enforcement Management, and Terrorism and Homeland Security. Additionally, Aspen offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in Management/Business, Education, Nursing, Psychology & Addiction Counseling, among others. Aspen University offers over 40 different degree programs from the associate to the doctorate level.

Aspen University is the institution of choice for adult learners by offering cost-effective, comprehensive and relevant online education. We are dedicated to helping our students exceed their personal and professional objectives in a socially conscious and economically sensible way. Working adults can fit school into their busy schedules with start dates every two weeks. Aspen is dedicated to providing the highest quality education experiences taught by top-tier faculty – 56 percent of our adjunct faculty holds doctoral degrees. Additionally, Aspen University provides complete student services to assist students academically, financially, and emotionally while they are enrolled.

For more information please call Jamie VanGeest at 855-849-1952  or email Please visit start your free application. Mention you’re a union member to take advantage of the 10% tuition discount.

The College of Biblical Studies - Houston

The College of Biblical Studies–Houston has been equipping students for ministry to the church and the world for over 40 years. The College seeks to serve those individuals and churches of similar biblical faith and welcomes to its student body qualified persons who are in general agreement with the College’s doctrinal position.

The College was developed to provide college-level training in Bible and theology for those individuals who had little or no opportunity to receive such training by conventional means (resident, full-time). As a commuter college, this training is accomplished in a unique way through our key distinctive:

  • Biblical – curriculum is primarily focused on a biblical worldview, based on scriptural truth, with its focus on ministry preparation and life transformation.
  • Diverse – students study and experience the education process with fellow students from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Accessible – CBS classes are designed to fit around work and personal schedules. Online classes are available anytime. On campus, classes are offered during the day, evening, and Saturdays.
  • Affordable – the cost of attendance is intentionally lower than other accredited private institutions and financial aid is available to assist students in meeting the financial requirements of their studies.

CBS offer’s online programs, associates and bachelor’s degrees. Bible certificate program is available for those not seeking a degree.

The College of Biblical Studies-Houston is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Regional and National accreditation.

The College of Biblical Studies has locations in Houston, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne Indiana and online.

For admissions information email or via phone 832-252-4623.

Free admissions application:

Prairie View A&M Criminal Justice

The College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology is committed to excellence in education, training, prevention, research, and service. By offering a diverse curriculum with three graduate degrees and three undergraduate degrees, the College will educate empiricists, educators and practitioners in juvenile justice and psychology.


  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B S. in Criminal Justice with Juvenile Justice Specialization
  • B.S. in Psychology

B.S. in Criminal Justice
The criminal justice programs are designed to produce proficient graduates who can excel in various aspects of the field in leadership, service, research and innovation. Criminal justice majors will have the benefit of an informed and caring faculty to challenge them in their preparation to meet the demands of today’s workplace and the nation’s most rigorous graduate programs.

B.S. in Psychology
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology is designed to prepare a pathway for students to enter their chosen area of psychology specialization. Students are closely advised to help them make knowledgeable decisions regarding their professional direction. Particular focus is placed on developing the student’s research skills, and knowledge of physiological psychology. The rigorous nature of this program will assist students in being nationally competitive in the workplace and for graduate school admission.


  • Master of Science in Juvenile Justice
  • Master of Science in Juvenile Forensic Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Juvenile Justice

The Master of Science Degree in Juvenile Justice (MSJJ). This program seeks a diverse group of qualified students with backgrounds in various disciplines committed to improving the life experiences of youths involved in the Juvenile Justice System.

This degree program is only online. Total credit hours to obtain MSJJ are 36.


This information is meant to give the incoming MSJJ Online student a brief introduction to the program, as well as important information as to how to begin the process of web learning.

The MSJJ Online degree program was developed to be completed primarily through the student’s personal computer and his/her own time. Prairie View A&M University states that all major exams (mid-term and final exams) must be completed either on the Prairie View campus or at an approved testing center. If you decide to attempt an exam at a testing center, you must inform the instructor at the beginning of the course so that we can locate the testing center closest to you and make the necessary arrangements.

It is critical that the student read the Master of Science in Juvenile Justice Graduate Student Handbook. The Handbook is the governing document for the master’s degree program. There are a number of important points in the Handbook that are worth review including:

  1. The College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology offers a number of graduate assistantships, but they will only be offered to students who are able to make it to the Prairie View campus;
  2. There are four required courses in the program that include Foundations of Juvenile Justice, Theories of Delinquency, Research Methods, and Applied Statistical Methods. Applied Statistics must be completed within the first 12 hours of the program.

All students must have access to a personal computer with a word processing program and internet access. We recommend that students use computers and software that are not more than two generations old. We do not require the use of a particular web browser. Acceptable word processing programs include Microsoft Office products and Corel Word Perfect.

The Master of Science Degree in Juvenile Forensic Psychology (MSJFP) seeks a diverse group of qualified students with backgrounds in various disciplines committed to improving the life experiences of youths involved in the Juvenile Justice System.

Total credit hours to obtain MSJFP are 36.


The goal of the Ph.D.JJ program is to provide doctoral training in juvenile justice research. General objectives include the development of new knowledge, juvenile crime prevention and improvement in the juvenile justice system, and dissemination of knowledge gained. The specific intention of the program is to produce scholars with three characteristics: First, graduates will have superior empirical skills. Second, they will be specialists in the subject matter of the juvenile justice discipline. Third, they will be generalists in the subject matter of criminal justice. The program produces scholars to teach in criminal justice and criminology departments of colleges and universities and researchers to work in federal, state, and large local agencies.

Total credit hours to obtain Ph.D.JJ are 61.

For additional information contact:

Courtney Bryant

Sam Houston State University

SHSU offers high quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs 100% online. If you’re looking for a degree from an established university with the flexibility of an online format, we can help you get started today.

Our degree and certificate programs combine the best in online education: flexibility, affordability and quality. Many of our online degree programs have led to rankings and recognitions, illustrating our commitment to providing affordable services and programs that meet you where you are without sacrificing flexibility or quality.

The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management and Homeland Security Studies programs combine the convenience of an online education with the prestige degree from SHSU’s College of Criminal Justice. These degree programs, along with the two certificates on Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Management, are intended for criminal justice and security professionals currently working in mid-management positions or those seeking career advancement in the field. The degrees cater to professionals whose jobs and family commitments prevent them from returning to campus as full-time students. The programs allow working professionals to continue the pursuit of their career while completing their degree in two years.

*Given the professional nature of the degrees, applicants do not have to provide GRE Scores, nor will they be required to write a thesis. 

For more information contact:
Doris Pratt

Office of Graduate Admissions

University of Alabama

The Houston Police Officers’ Union is pleased to introduce a relationship between HPOU and the University of Alabama, a top 50 university. Bama By Distance, UA’s online degree programs, are now offered through our website. By clicking on the HPOU-Alabama banner you will be taken to our own portal created exclusively for HPOU members where you will find information regarding all of UA’s online degree programs.

Included in our partnership is HPOU’s own dedicated UA academic counselor to assist you in developing a path to help you achieve your educational and career goals. In addition, UA’s distance learner pricing is the same everywhere regardless of state of residence. Finally, in appreciation of HPOU’s commitment, members and their immediate family will receive a Welcome to Bama Grant. Tuition for the student’s first UA online course will be covered by the Grant.

Visit or call 1-866-307-3917.

University of Charleston, West Virginia

The University of Charleston (WV) offers three leadership 100% on-line degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (16 core courses required; we schedule four eight-week courses each semester).
  • Master of Science in Strategic Leadership, (12 eight-week courses required including three courses towards a specialization of Business, Project Management, Crisis Leadership or Cyber Security).
  • Doctor of Executive Leadership (this degree requires an annual 5-day residency in Charleston WV).

UCWV accepts prior learning credits, including TCOLE and other university courses, which means you do not have to start back at square one for your bachelors’ degree.

Our adult students come from the military (National Guard, Reserves, Active Duty, and Veterans), first responders (police and fire fighters), healthcare and a variety of other industries.

We offer tuition discounts to Texas law enforcement personnel.

For further information contact Dr. Shari Frisinger, UC Texas Representative at 281.992.0517.

Marist College

Marist College is an independent, private liberal arts institution located on a 240-acre campus in Poughkeepsie NY. Founded in 1929, Marist is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher education.

Marist has maintained academic partnerships with Law Enforcement in New York State for over 20 years, offering tuition benefits for all sworn and retired officers, as well as civilian employees. Marist also extends tuition benefits to adult family members age 22+. In recent years, we have expanded support to include all law enforcement and we now offer the same tuition benefits to the men and women of the Houston Police Department.

Marist offers 5 graduate programs, 2 advanced certificates and 1 bachelors degree completion program 100% online, so we believe we have something to offer every law enforcement agency in the country.

  • Special Scholarship for Houston PD employees – 50% off the regular tuition price for the Masters of Public Administration (MPA)- ($425/credit, $16,575 total tuition).
  • Officers and employees receive 25% discount of other select Graduate and Adult undergraduate programs.
  • The same 25% discount is extended to immediate adult family members age 22+

Qualifying students must be 22 years of age or older upon admission and applying through either Graduate Admission or Adult Undergraduate Admission

A great way to learn about our programs is through one of our virtual information sessions, for a complete list of upcoming sessions please visit

To learn more about our programs please visit:

Contact Information:

Graduate programs including the MPA – email or,

BA/BS in Liberal Studies bachelor degree completion program

Call 888-877-7900 and ask to speak to an advisor.

Midwestern State University

Midwestern State University, a fully accredited state-supported university, offers its Bachelors of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree to law enforcement personnel throughout the Texas. The BAAS has served the law enforcement community for over 20 years and allows police officers to earn a degree by combining previously-earned academic credits, technical, TCOLE certifications, vocational training and work/military experience. Courses can be taken online.

Midwestern State University also accepts up to 90 academic credits for transfer into the BAAS from accredited universities.

  • 12 credits awarded for Basic Law Enforcement Certificate
  • 6 credits awarded for Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate
  • 6 credits awarded for work experience
  • Credits awarded for military experience
  • Up to 90 academic credits can be transferred into the program

Contact Information

Ms. Reagan Foster
Program Manager
Phone (940) 397-4721
Fax (940) 397-4918

Ms. Carley Kundert
Academic Advisor
Phone (940) 397-4744
Fax (940) 397-4918

University of Houston Masters in Criminology

The graduate program in Criminology leads to the master of arts (MA) degree. The academic goal of the program is to provide students with a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of crime: why it occurs, how it is measured, and how it might be controlled. An additional goal is to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to obtain successful careers within the criminal justice system or advance in their current careers.

Applicants should have a strong undergraduate preparation in the Behavioral Sciences; those with less than 12 upper-level hours are required to take additional undergraduate course work at UHCL.

Application for Admission

Applicants must complete an online university Application for Admission and submit all required fees and documents (transcripts and Graduate Record Exam scores, if needed) directly to the Office of Admissions:

Office of Admissions, University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, 77058

Beginning with the Fall 2007 semester, in order to be accepted into a graduate degree plan in the School of Human Sciences and Humanities, applicants must have a minimum of a 3.000 cumulative grade point average (gpa) in their last 60 hours of undergraduate course work. Those applicants who are certain that they meet the minimum cumulative gpa requirement are not required to take the GRE. Students whose cumulative gpa falls below 3.000 may still be considered for admission into a graduate degree program. They must submit scores from the Verbal and Quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). To be admitted into degree candidacy in HSH, students must have a minimum score of 2050 using the following formula: (gpa in the last 60 undergraduate hours x 500) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative = 2050 or higher. In order to have adequate time to review applicants’ material, the Application for Admission, transcripts for all prior college course work and GRE scores (if necessary) must be received by the Office of Admissions according to the following deadlines:

  • Fall Enrollment – August 1
  • Spring Enrollment – December 1
  • Summer Enrollment – May

Transfer Credit

A maximum of 12 graduate credits earned at another institution may be applied toward the M.A. degree if the following requirements are met:

  1. The course or courses are pertinent to the degree objective and the Plan of Studies.
  2. The course or courses were taken not more than five years before admission to graduate study at UHCL.
  3. Grades of “B-” or better were earned; Grades of “C+” and below are not acceptable.
  4. The course or courses were not applied to a graduate degree already earned.
  5. The course or courses were not taken by correspondence or extension.
  6. At least 24 credits of the degree program must be earned at UHCL.

Master of Arts in Criminology

Required Courses:

This degree requires 36 semester credit hours with thesis, project or internship, or 39 hours with the course work option.

General Requirements: 15 hours

CRIM 5036 Research Design and Statistics I – 3 hours
CRIM 5037 Research Design and Statistics II – 3 hours
CRIM 5136 Race and Crime – 3 hours
CRIM 5331 Advanced Criminology – 3 hours
CRIM 5536 Law and Society – 3 hours

Two courses selected from the following courses: 6 hours

CRIM 5133 Advanced Juvenile Delinquency
CRIM 5139 Correctional Institutions
CRIM 5338 Criminal Law
CRIM 5432 Sociology of Law Enforcement

Criminology Electives: 9 hours *

(from this list or others approved by faculty)

CRIM 5135 Death Penalty
CRIM 5137 Prevention and Control of Crime
CRIM 5138 Homeland Security
CRIM 5332 White Collar Crime
CRIM 5333 Computer Crime
CRIM 5335 Criminal Justice and Mass Media
CRIM 5339 Comparative Criminology
CRIM 5431 Domestic Violence
CRIM 5433 Serial Murder
CRIM 6734 Future of Crime and Justice

*Any course from the Core list not used for the Core requirement may also be used as an elective.

Master’s Option:

Choose one: 6 hours

CRIM 6739 Internship
CRIM 6839 Project
CRIM 6939 Thesis


Course work Option:

CRIM 6735 Seminar in Criminology 3 hours
and 15 hours of electives

Criminology Faculty

Dr. Steven Egger
Associate Professor of Criminology

Dr. Everette Penn
Assistant Professor of Criminology

Dr. Steve Rosoff
Associate Professor of Criminology

Dr. Stephen Walters
Associate Professor of Criminology

For more information on UHCL’s Distance Education Programs, contact:

Leticia Sanchez-Retamozo
Academic Advisor
Cell: 281-253-9503

Additional questions may be addressed to:

Advising Office, School of Human Sciences and Humanities
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-3333

University of Houston - Main Campus

Masters in Sociology

Sociology is the study of society, social institutions, and human relationships. It is an exciting field with relevance to professionals in a broad range of human service occupations (including law enforcement, government, and non-profit work), as well as individuals pursuing careers in academic sociology and higher education. The Department of Sociology at the University of Houston, Main Campus offers a Master’s Degree program geared towards helping you develop research skills, gain a greater understanding of your social world, and find success in your chosen career.

Once accepted into our program, all students pursuing a Master’s degree are required to take five graduate core seminars: Sociological Theory, Qualitative Research Methods, Quantitative Research Methods, Social Statistics, and Proseminar. Students take an additional five substantive courses to complete their degree, which, depending on student interest and instructor availability, may include classes in the sociology of law, crime and deviance, the sociology of drugs and addiction, race and ethnicity, class and social stratification, the sociology of education, the sociology of gender, sexuality and the body, cultural sociology and more.

For their final Masters project, students may choose between our thesis or internship tracks. Thesis-track students will design and carry out an original research project utilizing methods such as interviews, surveys, media analysis, field observations of social behavior, and statistical data-set analysis. The internship places students in an agency or organization where they can apply their new skills to program evaluation, in-house research, or organizational development. Students who are employed full-time in a relevant agency (such as law enforcement officers and non-profit or social service professionals) may choose to do their internship project at their current place of employment. Regardless of the track you select, your training with us will enable you to develop your “sociological imagination,” which will lead you to a more complex comprehension of society and the people in it, and sharpen your critical thinking abilities. You will also gain the analytical, conceptual, and communication skills necessary for career advancement in a diverse, rapidly globalizing, information-oriented society.

For more information on our program, please contact:

Stella Grigorian, Ph.D.
Graduate Advisor
473 Philip G. Hoffman Hall
Phone: 713-743-3960

Or visit our graduate webpage:

University of Houston - Victoria at Katy

Gain the competitive edge you need for a successful career in law enforcement, criminal justice and the legal system by earning your degree at UHV, online or in-person at our instructional site in Katy. As a police officer, you may qualify for the Peace Officer tuition exemption. We have a dedicated veteran to assist our military affiliated students and we offer several scholarships to assist you with completing a bachelor’s degree or starting a graduate degree.

B.S. in Criminal Justice

Develop in-depth knowledge and insights into criminal behavior and how crime can be prevented, as well as effective methods for rehabilitation with our B.S. in Criminal Justice. The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice has been ranked as one of the best online criminal justice programs in the nation by the U.S. independent organization Scholarships are available, such as a $500 transfer scholarship and many more.

Students can complete a bachelor’s degree 100% online or at our instructional site in Katy, TX.

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program will prepare you with a foundation in advanced criminal justice studies and the tools necessary to enable you to advance more rapidly in your career. With this degree, you will be prepared for success in a variety of criminal justice careers such as law enforcement, corrections, and social services. This program is offered fully online, which makes it a great option for working professionals, such as our police officers. The program is only 36-credits and can be completed within 2 years and GRE waivers are available.

To apply:

For more information on the program, please contact:


Request Information:


Call: (281) 396-3808

Visit: 22400 Grand Circle Blvd. Suite 206 – Katy, TX 77449 (Corner of 99 & I-10)

Columbia Southern University

Columbia Southern University celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018. As an innovator in online education, CSU was established in 1993 to provide an alternative to the traditional university experience. CSU offers online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees such as business administration, criminal justice, homeland security, information technology/cyber security, public administration and emergency management services. Visit or call (251) 224-0594 to learn more.

Chynell Hollis

Liberty University

Liberty University is pleased to announce that all Houston Police Department employees are now eligible to receive the following benefits:

  • 15% Tuition Discount for online programs*
  • Free Transcript Requests
  • Evaluation of Life Experience Credit
  • Dedicated Admissions Liaison
  • Free Subscription to Microsoft Office 365 for up to five devices

For more information, please contact:

Dennis Spencer

Or our Admissions Office at (800) 424-9595 or email and let us know you are with HPD. You can also visit

*Please note, this discount does not cover any tuition amount already paid by you or your employer and is not stackable with military discounts.

Long Island University - Riverhead Campus

Long Island University offers a unique, fully, online program geared to the working individuals of the law enforcement field. The University gives officers the opportunity to gain an Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management, as well a Masters Degree in Homeland Security Management. The University has offered a 1/3 tuition discount to all active HPOU members, and is an approved reimbursement school from the department.

For further information about their program their website is listed above.

National University


National University, a veteran-founded nonprofit, has partnered with the Houston Police Officers’ Union to provide an affordable, accessible education to public safety professionals like you, who protect and serve our communities every day.

To show our appreciation for the work you do, we have created the Public Safety Promise, which offers you, your spouse and dependents a 25% tuition scholarship on over 75 degree programs.

National University also provides credit for prior career training programs that could lead to an accelerated graduation. For example:

Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC):

Why Choose National University?

Our mission is to provide affordable and accessible, higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 180,000 alumni.

  • Adult Focused for 50 Years: National University has been dedicated to providing affordable and accessible higher education to hard-working adults since 1971.
  • Regionally Accredited: WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accreditation means your education meets high standards and is transferable.
  • Flexible 4-Week Classes: Start sooner and finish faster with four-week classes, monthly start dates, and year-round enrollment.
  • Online Courses designed to fit into your busy schedule.
  • 75+ Degree Programs: Choose from career-focused associate, bachelor’s, master’s programs, designed to help you pursue your purpose and make an impact in your community.
  • The Fast-Track Scholarship: National University is offering students who successfully complete three classes the opportunity to get every fourth class free.
  • Veteran-Founded Nonprofit: National University is proud to be recognized as one of the country’s finest private nonprofit universities.

For more information go to NU.EDU/PUBLICSAFETY or contact:

Blessing Oghobaase, Public Safety Specialist

Phone: 713.724.6556

Heidi Jaeger, Director of Partnerships – Texas

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier, private Christian university committed to delivering affordable, transformative higher education. GCU’s nine colleges offer over 320 academic programs, including over 260 online (as of March 2023), rooted in the university’s Christian worldview and developed for specific employment areas. As of Fall 2021, more than 23,500 students attend GCU’s vibrant campus,1 which continues to grow with new residence halls and academic buildings, student support resources and athletic facilities, including GCU Arena, GCU Stadium and Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark. An innovative, digital platform supports collaborative online learning and connects nearly 90,000 online students2 with dedicated faculty allowing you to earn your degree on your time — from wherever you are.3 Find your purpose at

1 Includes all students who attend ground campus classes (traditional and cohort) who have a last date of attendance of three weeks after the start of the Fall 2021 semester for traditional students, or in the last two months of Q1 for cohort students.

2 Includes students who have participated in an online class in August or September 2021 and does not include students in a cohort program.

3 Excludes programs with residencies and practicums.

Texas A&M-Commerce

Criminal Justice, Competency-Based Program Video:

Criminal Justice (BS) Law Enforcement Leadership Emphasis, Competency-Based – Texas A&M University-Commerce (

If interested,

Your first step is to apply to the university. Please go to, choosing Texas A&M-Commerce as the institution and competency-based criminal justice as your major. The major can be found under the College of Innovation and Design.

If you do not find the term you wish to start in on the above link, please apply through the Target X link for the correct term. Make sure you select CID major then the term will populate.

  1. Submit all of your college transcripts to the university. You can upload your transcripts at or mail them to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, PO Box 3011, Commerce, Texas, 75429-3011. (It takes 10-14 business days for a student to be admitted AFTER all transcripts/materials have been received.  Example: application & transcripts received Thursday, 11/17. Estimated Admit date:  12/7) If for some reason the link does not work, I recommend typing it directing into your URL line.
  2. Please submit to me a copy of your TCOLE/PSR. It must come from the following link and be in pdf format:
  3. If you have a Registration Hold that reads “Needs TSI Math or Reading,” you must complete a portion(s) of the TSI Assessment before registering for classes.

For more information, please visit their website at or email  To schedule a test or request a voucher for online testing, please call 903.886.5122.

If you are a veteran and require the use of your DD-214, Hazelwood, or other benefits, please email our VA Rep at

For any questions about your admissions status, please review your information on the Applicant Portal. The Portal provides you with your CWID (campus-wide identification number) and other useful information. The link is found on the homepage ( Choose the icon in the far right corner. From the drop-down menu, please choose Applicant Portal.