Panola College Admissions Checklist

Need help with the admissions process? Follow the checklist below. 

Step 1: Schedule Your Campus Tour

Interested in attending Panola College? 

Schedule a campus tour and see what Panola College is all about. 

The tour will give you a chance to speak with Panola College staff and see our beautiful campus and facilities. 

Tours are available on Tuesday and Thursday, or by appointment. 

Step 2: Apply for Admission

Panola College uses for our free admissions application. 

Step 3: Provide TSI Assessment Scores

The TSI is a placement test given to a student entering an educational institution to determine specific knowledge or proficiency in various subjects for the purpose of assignment to appropriate courses or classes. 

  • If you are exempt from the TSI, provide proof of exemption.
  • If you need to schedule a TSI, contact our testing center at one of the locations below. 
Testing Center
Location Phone Email
Carthage 903-693-2036
Marshall 903-935-5039
Center 936-591-9075

Step 4: Submit Your Transcripts

Submit your official high school transcript, GED scores, and college transcripts to be sent to the Admissions/Records Office. Students are responsible for requesting their official records from the issuing institution.

  • Send transcripts to: Panola College, Attn: Admissions Office, 1109 W. Panola Carthage, TX 75633

Step 5: Provide Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

All entering students under 22 years of age must provide documentation of receiving an initial bacterial meningitis vaccination dose or booster within the last 5 years. This includes all new and transfer students, as well as former students who are re-enrolling after a break in enrollment. Students must show proof of having the vaccination at least 10 days prior to the start of the semester.

Contact your Primary Care Physician, Public Health Office, or check with your local pharmacy for availability. 

Students age 22 and older are exempt. A student is not required to submit evidence of receiving the vaccination against bacterial meningitis if the student, or a parent or guardian of a student, submits to the institution:

  • An affidavit or a certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, in which it is stated that, in the physician's opinion, the vaccination required would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student.
  • A conscientious exemption form from the Texas Department of State Health Services stating that the student declines the vaccination for bacterial meningitis for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. For information about obtaining this form, call 1-800-252-9152 or go to


Step 7: Complete Your Online Orientation

You must complete the online orientation and fill out the Orientation Post-Assessment to release your hold to register. You will need your Panola College Student ID number to complete the assessment.

Step 8: Living on Campus

If you plan on living in the residence halls, complete the Application for Housing. 

Successful completion of this form does not reserve a room. You must also submit copies of your medical insurance card, meningitis vaccination record, and a headshot photo. Rooms are first come first serve with all four parts of the application process complete.