First time student begin at Step 1.   

    Returning students begin at Step 6.    



    1. Apply. Students will complete the ApplyTexas application instead of the CBC ApplyNow application for Coastal Bend College but please note that processing time could take up to one-two weeks for processing. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Dual Enrollment at (361) 354-2723. 

    2. Submit Official Transcript. "Official" transcript means it has the HS seal, Registrar's signature and must be in a sealed envelope from HS. Home-schooled students must provide a notarized typed record of the school subjects completed from the official curriculum provider used (hand-written documents will not be accepted). Please submit the official transcript to The Office of Dual Enrollment at 3800 Charco Rd., Beeville, TX  78102 or directly to the CBC Admissions Office through your high school electronic system. 
    3. Test Scores. Submit one of following test scores: STAAR EOC, SAT, PSAT, ACT, or PLAN. These scores are used to determine if you are college-ready in Reading, Writing and Math. CBC does offer courses that are TSI exempt; please seek guidance from your assigned Dual Enrollment Specialist. To schedule your TSI assessment, contact the CBC Testing Center at (361) 354-2244 TODAY! 

    4. TSI Release Form. Dual Enrollment will now be using the TSIA Cross Institution Release Form for all high schools as a way to have students release their TSI scores to CBC upon completion of the exam. The testing department will handle the data retrieval of these scores.  
    5. Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination ProofTexas Senate Bill 1107 requires all new entering students who are 21 years of age and under provide proof of a meningitis vaccination at least 10 days prior to the first day of classes. If you are attending courses at any CBC location (this do not include online or dual credit courses taught on the high school campus), you must provide proof that you have had the Bacterial Meningitis vaccination. All documents proofing the vaccinations needs to be submitted to admissions office via email to admissions@coastalbend.edu. Click here for Bacterial Meningitis requirements, instructions, or exemptions. 

    6. DE Permission Form. Complete the Dual Enrollment Permission Form with your counselor and have your parent/guardian sign the form. Once all required parties have signed the form, please submit permission form to your high school counselor. If your counselor is not available, you can scan and email it to your assigned DE Specialist (contact information is located on the homepage for DE) or schedule an appointment with a Dual Enrollment Team member by calling (361) 354-2723. It is very important that your high school counselor is involved with the registration process if it is during the school year. For Summer registration, you can contact the Dual Enrollment Office for assistance if your counselor is not available.  

    7. Enroll in Dual Enrollment Courses. If you are a first-time student with CBC-- remember with your first semester courses, you MUST enroll in EDUC 1300. Once the Office of Dual Enrollment receives your completed permission form, then the DE Team will register you for your requested courses. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with your assigned DE Specialist (dedicated advisor) so you can learn more about your courses and your certificate/degree plan. Appointments can also occur at your high school if necessary. Call (361) 354-2723 to schedule your appointment TODAY! 


    8. Pay for your Course(s). If your high school does NOT pay your for your Dual Enrollment courses, please contact the CBC Business Office at (361) 354-2220 to pay for your tuition and fees. You can make an online payment through your Cougar Den account. 


    Buy your TextbooksPurchase your textbooks at the CBC bookstore at any CBC location or click here for the CBC online bookstore . If you need assistance you may contact the CBC Bookstore staff at (361) 354-2290. 


    Mandatory Orientation is required for ALL new students at Coastal Bend College. There are three ways to complete this mandatory orientation: (1) Cougar Day (2)Face-to-Face Orientation Workshop (3) Online Orientation.  Please click here for all the information pertaining to New Student Orientation. 

      We also encourage all new students that are taking internet courses to view the Blackboard Orientation.This orientation is also available in your Blackboard account and can be completed at anytime.

      If you have any questions or concerns regarding your Blackboard account, please contact Cynthia Abrigo at cabrigo@coastalbend.edu or call (361) 354-2508. NOTE: Your courses can not be viewed in Blackboard until the first day of class. Also, you must be registered for courses to view them in Blackboard. If you are unsure about your enrollment, please view your schedule on your Cougar Den.


      • First part of your student email (EX: student1@study.coastalbend.edu Student1 would be your user name.) 
      • Password is your CBC Student ID number  
      • You are able to access Blackboard through your Cougan Den.