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.

STEP 2: Complete and Submit the FAFSA

  • * Apply online at https://studentaid.gov

  • * Apply for the CBC scholarship
    * For additional assistance, please email finaid@coastalbend.edu.

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: Complete the Mandatory New Student Orientation (NSO) online module.

* To access the online orientation, please visit log into the online module with your first name, last name and CBC ID.

* Please make sure to complete the online readiness assessment in the Technology @ CBC section (click the "web link" icon).


STEP 4: Register for Classes

  • * 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.

  • * Determine if you need to complete the TSI or if you are exempt. Visit http://www.coastalbend.edu/collegeplacement/.

  • * If you are a returning student with no holds, you can register through the Cougar Den by clicking on "self-service" >> student planning.
    * If you are a new student, we recommend visiting with a CBC success coach or faculty advisor. To connect with a success coach, please email studentsuccess@coastalbend.edu.

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 5: 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 check the checklist the Financial Aid checklist in Cougar Den to determine if you need to submit additional documents and to check your status.