Frequently Asked Questions

Please review our frequently asked questions about TSU Online.  Click on the question titles to reveal the answer.

Is Texas Southern University accredited?

Texas Southern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.

What are the admissions requirements?

Admissions requirements vary by your program of choice. Please visit undergraduate admissions or graduate admissions for more information.

How much does it cost to attend TSU?

Follow this link for current information on cost of attendance

Do you accept transfer credits? If so, what’s the process?

Yes we accept transfer credits. Visit our transfer admissions center.

Do you offer both Fall and Spring start dates?

Yes we do. New students may enroll and take courses in the Fall or Spring semester sessions. However, cohort based programs may have only one start date. Contact undergraduate or graduate admissions for more information.

How long are the semesters?

Fall/Spring semesters are 16 weeks. Summer semesters are 4 or 8 weeks long, depending on the course.

I attended TSU several years ago with a few completed credits, can I reapply for admission? Will those completed credits still count towards a degree?

Yes you may reapply and most credits do count toward a degree plan, with few exceptions. Contact the appropriate undergraduate admissions or graduate admissions office for your program of choice.

Will I be eligible for financial aid?

Yes you may reapply and most credits do count toward a degree plan, with few exceptions. Contact the appropriate undergraduate admissions or graduate admissions office for your program of choice.

Which technology platform is used for instruction delivery?

Texas Southern University uses Blackboard Learn as the learning management system for instructional delivery.

Are all course tests and exams administered online? Is there requirement for on campus presence?

All online courses including assessments are delivered fully online with no expectation of coming to campus to complete activities.

How do I file a grievance with my instructor or the institution?

You may file a grievance through the Office of Ombudsperson.

What accommodations does TSU provide for students with disabilities towards coursework participation and completion?

In compliance with federal law Texas Southern University ensures that students with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the programs, services and activities of University through the identification and provision of effective auxiliary aids, reasonable academic accommodations and services to enrich flourishing educational experiences. Visit our Office of Disability Services.

Does TSU have resources for veterans/active military?

The TSU Office of Veterans Affairs provides every veteran and dependent first class holistic educational, mental, physical and career service. Please contact the Office of Veterans Affairs if you have any questions or concerns at veteransaffairs@tsu.edu or call 713-313-7327 or 713-313-7862.