Getting Started

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Step 1: Apply to Texas Southern University

  • Apply for admission
  • Submit official transcripts from all previous colleges attended accredited and non-accredited.
  • Submit official Military transcripts.
  • Please be aware that once your application for admittance is accepted, your MyTSU email address will serve as the primary point of contact.

Step 2: Request Transcript

  • Request a copy of your military transcript:
  • Request copies of transcripts from all colleges and/or universities previously attended.

Step 3: Apply for VA Benefits

  • If your benefits have never been used or applied for benefits, fill out VA Form 22-1990, application for VA Education Benefits.
  • If you are a Transferring student, fill out VA Form 22-1995, a change of program or place of training.
  • Please print the VONAPP confirmation page and retain with your student records.

Step 4 Apply for Financial Aid

VA Educational Benefits do not prevent you from receiving financial aid

Step 5 Advisement and Registration

  • Locate your department and schedule a meeting with your Academic Advisor.
  • Complete any necessary testing that is determined by your Academic Advisor.
  • Register for Classes.

Step 6 Request for Certification

  • Please have all required documents prior to submitting your request for certification. Incomplete requests will not be processed.
  • Fill out the Semester Benefits Form (each semester)
  • Please be sure to check your My TSU email account daily as this is the email account that will be used for all correspondence. The Veterans Affairs Office will email you if they have any problems during the certification process.

Kiki Hebert
Kiki Hebert
Phone: 713 313-1984
Fax: 713 313-1184

Carolyn Lane
Ms. Carolyn Lane
Program Coordinator I
Phone: 713 313-7327
Fax: 713 313-1184

Aaron Strauther
Mr. Aaron Strauther
Program Coordinator II
Phone: 713 313-7862
Fax: 713 313-1184

Department of Veteran Affairs
Phone: 1-888-442-4551