Welcome to the Division of Student Success and Engagement at Coastal Bend College!

At Coastal Bend College, we believe that every student's journey is unique and filled with potential. Our commitment is to place you, the student, at the very heart of everything we do. Whether you are starting your academic journey, continuing your education, or preparing for a new career, our goal is to support and empower you every step of the way.

To achieve this, we have reimagined our approach to student success, aligning our departments, teams, and processes with the lifecycle of our students. By breaking down traditional silos and fostering a collaborative, student-centered mindset, we are dedicated to ensuring that every interaction, service, and resource is tailored to your success. Our aim is to help you reach your academic and personal goals efficiently and effectively.

Our ambitious target is to attain a 55% three-year graduation rate by 2030. This goal reflects our dedication to doubling the number of students who graduate with valuable credentials in a timely manner. Everyone at Coastal Bend College plays a crucial role in this mission, and our detailed Student Success Plan outlines the strategies and activities we are implementing to achieve this milestone. From strategic enrollment management to enhanced onboarding experiences, and from faculty-led advising to tailored communication campaigns, each aspect is designed to support your journey.

Engagement and support are key pillars of our plan. We are excited to introduce new curricula and support services that cater to your holistic development, both academically and personally. Our focus on creating inclusive and vibrant learning communities aims to foster a sense of belonging and purpose. Whether you are participating in our student engagement curriculum or accessing our enhanced support resources, we are here to provide you with the tools and encouragement needed to thrive.

As we continue to innovate and refine our approaches, your feedback and involvement remain invaluable. Together, we will navigate the challenges and celebrate the achievements that come with your educational journey. Welcome to a community that is dedicated to your success and growth. We look forward to supporting you every step of the way at Coastal Bend College.

Go Cougars!

David A. Byrd, PhD
Vice President of Student Success and Engagement
Coastal Bend College

Student Success Plan

We're here to help
Welcome to Coastal Bend College's Student One-Stop-Shop: Your Journey to Success Starts Here! Whether you're looking to enroll, need academic support, or applying for graduation, we're here to help you every step of the way. Explore our resources, connect with CBC Success Coaches, and discover how Coastal Bend College can pave the path to your future success!
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Steps to Success
Apply for College
Apply for College

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     * Submit Proof of Bacterial Meningitis through our online form (Age 22 and younger)   

* If you are transferring credits to CBC, please complete the online transfer evaluation form.   
* For more information on the CBC admissions process, visit the Admissions webpage.
Note: If you took the TSI exam at another institution or your high school, please complete the TSIA Cross-Institution Release Form.
Complete Your FAFSA

Complete and Submit the FAFSA  
* Apply online at https://studentaid.gov 
* Apply for the CBC scholarship
* For additional assistance, please email finaid@coastalbend.edu. 

Advising and New Student Orientation

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 Placement Exam Requirements.
* 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. If you DO NOT pay for your classes, you will be dropped for non-payment.   

Paying for College

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. 

Apply for Graduation

The deadline to apply for FALL semester graduation is Monday, September 5, 2024, for all degrees and certificates.      

The application for graduation can be found by visiting this link.     

Reminder: Students run the risk of not having their name printed in the commencement program and a delay in processing their graduation audit when applying for graduation late.     

Congratulations, and best wishes to all students completing their final semester at CBC!     

Coastal Bend College Graduation Committee
Candy J Fuller
Director of Admissions/Registrar
Coastal Bend College

Still Need Help?


Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summer hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Student Success Center R.W. Dirks Building
3800 Charco Road
Beeville, TX 78102



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Email response times may take 5-7 business days.



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