• Welcome to Coastal Bend College!



    PLAN AHEAD: Before completing the application (Apply Texas), make sure you have all of your official transcripts and test scores. Depending on the volume of documents, processing can take up to 2 weeks.  

    STEP 1: Apply for Admissions    

    • * Complete your ApplyTexas application: 
        - Go ApplyTexas application 
      Create your account
       & create a new 2-year college admissions application. Select Coastal Bend College.

    • * Submit required documents to the CBC Admissions team at admissions@coastalbend.edu.  

    • * Official high school and college transcripts or Proof of GED   

    • * Test scores (TSIA, ACT, SAT, etc.)   

    • * Submit Proof of Bacterial Meningitis (Age 22 and younger)   
      * For more information on HOW to apply visit http://www.coastalbend.edu/How_to_Apply/    


    STEP 2: Complete and Submit the FAFSA   


    PLAN AHEAD: Have you researched occupation information and trends, as well as created an interest profile? If not, now is the time. Check out this resource at https://texascareercheck.com/, which is provided by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission.  


    STEP 3: Speak with a CBC Success Coach    

    • * Send an email to studentsuccess@coastalbend.edu to make an appointment with a CBC Success Coach, who can meet with you in person, virtually, or over the phone.   

    • * Discuss the programs you are interested in and your occupation research with the Success Coach.   

    • * If you are interested in a Career Technical Education (CTE) program, meet with the CTE Specialist for guidance and eligibility for possible financial assistance with course equipment and supplies.    

    • * Plan your selected pathway (degree plan or certificate plan)   


    STEP 4: Determine if you meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements   



    PLAN AHEAD: For financial planning purposes, review your financial aid award or begin developing a plan to pay for your CBC classes as soon as possible.   


    STEP 5: Register for CBC Classes   

    • * If you are a new student, we encourage you to register with a Success Coach. You can also self-register through Cougar Den if that is more convenient for you.    


    PLAN AHEAD: Check the Payment deadlines on the CBC Academic Calendar http://www.coastalbend.edu/schedulescalendars/. If you DO NOT pay for your classes, you will be dropped for non-payment.   


    STEP 6: Pay for your CBC Classes   

    • * Pay online by logging into your Cougar Den Account. You can pay by debit and credit card and even set up a payment plan.    

    • * Pay in-person at your nearest CBC location (Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, & Pleasanton)   

    • * If you are receiving financial aid, please contact a Financial Aid Representative to ensure you have completed all required steps to receive aid.