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Admission Criteria

Acceptance Based on University Coursework
Acceptance Based on Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT)
  • Bachelor’s degree or enrolled in last semester of college
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA overall or on the last 60 hours of coursework
  • Pass TX-PACT (Pre-Admission Content Area Test)
Please note that previous teacher certification exam testing history will be considered when making admissions decisions.
Request & submit official transcripts from all educational institutions attended.
  • University to email electronic transcripts to [email protected]
  • University to mail official sealed transcripts to:
ESC-Region 20 TOPP
1314 Hines
San Antonio, TX 78208
Call the TOPP office at (210) 370-5450 to pay the application fee of $50. (non-refundable)
Applications are reviewed once all transcripts have been submitted
and the application fee has been paid.
Screening instrument to determine if the TOPP applicant's knowledge, experience, skills, and aptitude are appropriate for the certification sought.
  • A minimum score of 27 is required for admission.
An acceptance letter with an invitation to attend orientation will be emailed
upon meeting all admission criteria.