* International Students
please use the International Student
IMPORTANT! Completing the Apply Texas
Application for Grayson College is a two-step
- First complete the "My Profile" section.
- Then click the "My Applications" tab to apply to Grayson.
After completing the application for Admission, see the Registration
Checklists for the next steps in the registration process.
Who Can Enroll?
Grayson College makes it easy to take the next steps toward your
future with an open-door policy that encourages all students to
explore all the options available.
You are eligible for admission if
- A high school graduate of an accredited U.S. high school or GED
- A college transfer student
- A non-high school graduate who is at least 18 years old and can
demonstrate skill proficiencies that support an ability to benefit
from college-level instruction
- A current high school student who has completed the sophomore
year or a home-schooled student who has reached 16 and is
academically prepared for college-level instruction
Continuing students do not need to re-apply as long
as they have been enrolled within the last 12
You will receive an acceptance letter when
you apply for admission. This is a conditional acceptance as you
will not be fully admitted until you submit your complete admission
documents and successfully meet admission requirements. See
GRAYSON ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS below for a list of documents required to complete
your admissions to Grayson.
Prospective students who do not meet any of
the eligibility categories listed here should contact Admissions
and Records office at firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss criteria for exceptional admissions
standards that may apply.
Additional requirements may
- Non-high school graduates over 18 are required to gain
individual approval before enrolling.
- Some Grayson workforce programs have limited admission and
may have additional requirements. Consult the GC catalog for
specific workforce program information.
- F-1 International Students from outside the United States have
additional requirements and should contact the International
Student Office. F-1 international students should not
fill out the ApplyTexas application. See Grayson
International Student Office for more information. www.grayson.edu
- Current high school juniors and seniors must consult their high
school guidance counselor before enrolling in Grayson.
The steps to enrollment are available under the
Admissions tab on the MyPage Portal
. There is a separate checklist for each admission
category. (Examples: high school graduates/GED, former students,
Applying for Financial Aid
Financial support, from several possible sources, may be
available to help you go to college. The first step is to see how
much you and your family can pay. Complete the Free Application for
Student Financial Aid (FASPA) form, a federal designated and
approved application. You can complete the application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or you can visit the college to
get help completing the application. It is important to complete
the application as early as possible prior to the semester in which
you plan to enroll.
Financial aid can only be awarded to students with
the intent to complete a certificate or degree program at Grayson
Grayson Admission Requirements
Welcome to Grayson College! We are honored to serve you as a
prospective student and future Grayson Viking. To begin
attending Grayson, all students must apply for admissions and
submit necessary admission documents. Please review our admission
requirements and talk to an enrollment advisor if you have any
questions. We look forward to serving you.
Requirements for all
All materials required for admission to Grayson College should
be on file in the Admissions Office prior to registration. A new or
transfer applicant whose file is incomplete at the time of
registration will be allowed 30 days to enroll under a conditional
status for one semester pending completion of the admission file.
A student who does not submit required transcripts
before the census date of the first semester of enrollment will be
placed on hold status and all future registrations will be blocked
until the admission file is complete. This hold will also prevent
the student from requesting a Grayson official
A re-admission applicant will not be allowed to re-enroll if the
admission file was incomplete during the previous enrollment. No
student is permitted to re-enroll or receive official transcripts
until all admission requirements have been met.
In order for students to charge tuition, books, or dorm
to federal financial aid programs, all application materials and
all required transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions and
Records Office by the census date published in the schedule of
Classes. Failure to meet these deadlines will result in delays in
receiving the aid.
Correspondence pertaining to admission should be addressed
Office of Admissions and Records
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, Texas 75020
Students may be admitted* to Grayson by one of the
U.S. High School Graduate
A graduate of an accredited U.S. high school who has never
attended an accredited college or university must submit an
official transcript from the U.S. high school showing the date of
graduation. The high school must be accredited by the Texas
Education Agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
or the equivalent accrediting agency for other states and regions.
(A graduate of a non-accredited or foreign high school must apply
for admission by Individual Approval.) Students that have received
their high school diploma through an on-line school are strongly
encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions as soon as
possible. GC only recognizes private schools accredited through the
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission ( www.tepsac.org
An individual eighteen years of age or older who does not have a
U.S. high school diploma or G.E.D. or who is a graduate of a
non-accredited or foreign high school may apply for admissions on
individual approval. A Request for Admission by Individual Approval
Form must be submitted with supporting documentation. Supporting
documentation should support the rationale that the student has the
ability to benefit from college courses. Documentation can include
high school transcripts, test scores and a letter of intent from
the student. Once all documents are received, the Director of
Admissions and Records will determine final approval. Students are
strongly recommended to complete their GED within one year from the
date of enrollment. International students with an F-1 visa are
admitted on the basis of their TOEFL scores. TOEFL scores must be
no more than five years old to be valid. Foreign born students
without TOEFL scores must be admitted by individual approval. These
students are not eligible for state or federal financial aid
without passing an Ability to Benefit test or successfully
completing six hours of college credit towards a degree
Students that fall under the Individual
Approval admissions policy must seek permission to enroll from
the Admissions and Records office before enrolling.
Transfer from another U.S. College
During their initial term at Grayson, transfer students who
desire admission must provide official transcripts from all
colleges attended on or before the census date. A hold will be
placed if transcripts are not received by the census date. Students
applying as a transfer must have transferable college credit from a
U.S. accredited college. Developmental courses and continuing
education courses are not considered transferable. Grayson College
accepts all college level credits from regionally accredited
institutions provided that the courses were completed
- THEA, Compass, Accuplacer, or Asset test scores must be
submitted prior to registration. Transfer students must follow
Texas Success Initiative policies for demonstrating college
- Students who have been suspended for any reason from another
college will not be eligible for admission at Grayson College until
they are eligible to return to their previous college or they
obtain approval for admission from their Instructional Dean,
Director of Counseling Services, or the Director of Admissions and
- Prior to the end of the first academic term in which transfer
students enroll, the Office of Admissions and Records determines
the total number of semester transfer credits which will transfer.
When transfer students apply for graduation, the Office of
Admissions and Records, with assistance from Instructional Deans,
determines whether or not transferred courses meet degree
An applicant who has passed the GED test may be admitted to
Grayson College by providing the Admissions and Records Office with
a copy of the test scores or GED certificate.
High School Students
To be eligible for concurrent high school and college
- Juniors must have passed sections of the THEA, THEA Quick Test,
or other approved test corresponding to college course skill
- Seniors must have demonstrated college readiness skills with
exit-level TAKS scores, THEA, or other approved assessment.
Applicants seeking readmission to Grayson College, having not
attended the previous 12 months must reapply through the Admissions
and Records Office. Applicants who have attended any other colleges
since their last enrollment at Grayson College must submit official
transcripts from those colleges along with scores from a
A non-degree-seeking student at Grayson is defined as one who is
primarily enrolled at another institution or one who is taking
course work for personal enrichment. Non-degree-seeking students
are not seeking a degree or certificate at Grayson. These students
are limited to an accumulation of 18 semester hours before they
must meet the admission policy as a degree-seeking student and
declare a major. These students are not eligible for state or
federal financial aid.
Students regularly enrolled in another college or university
must provide documentation (unofficial transcripts are acceptable
in this instance) verifying enrollment during the preceding
semester. If an unofficial transcript is accepted for advising and
enrollment, the student should note that a hold will be placed on
his/her record after the census date of their first semester until
an official transcript is received.
Non-degree-seeking students may still need assessment testing to
meet institutional course prerequisites. Unless students are
eligible for a TSI waiver, a copy of test scores from a TSI
approved test or TSI-exempt status is required.
Students are not allowed to change from a declared major to
non-degree-seeking status. Students must register through Student
Services every semester, and cannot self-enroll. If these students
desire to remain at Grayson College or apply for a degree,
financial aid or benefits of any type, they must furnish all
transcripts from institutions where they were previously enrolled
International Students (DO NOT USE APPLYTEXAS
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION)
Grayson College welcomes international students. We typically
enroll over 130 students from over 40 countries. We have an active
International Student Program. If you have any questions, you can
contact them by email at by telephone at 903.463.8746 or email@example.com
. International admission applications are located on www.grayson.edu .
Please do not use the ApplyTexas application if you are an
Residency and Tuition
The amount of tuition you are charged is based on your residency
classification, which is determined according to the information
you submit on the ApplyTexas application. You may also be asked to
provide documentary evidence that proves your residency status.
The general residency classifications for tuition purposes are
- Grayson County
resident: A Texas resident who has lived in Texas
for the past 12 months and resides in Grayson County.
student: A Texas resident for the past 12 months
who does not reside in Grayson County.
student: A U.S. citizen who has not lived in Texas
for the past 12 months.
student: A non-U.S. citizen who is not a resident
Your residency classification is based on rules and regulations
established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. If
you have questions about residency, review the admissions tab under
the MyPage Portal .