HOUSTON (August 16, 2018) – Texas Southern University (TSU) students who need a more flexible schedule for the upcoming fall semester have a flexible alternative to consider – the new “Fast Track to Graduation” option.

TSU will offer flexible weekday afternoon classes that start on Monday, September 10, but end at the same time as traditional semester classes. All “flex” classes are general core courses that are required by most majors at TSU.

“We know that, for a variety of reasons, some students aren’t ready to start when the semester begins in August,” said TSU Provost Dr. Kendall Harris. “The Fast Track to Graduation program gives them an alternative. It keeps them on a path to achieve their goals and to graduate in a timely manner.”

Harris noted that for this new pilot program, to ensure student success, students will be limited to enrolling in either the regular fall semester, which begins on August 27, or the Fast Track to Graduation program.

Fast Track classes are 13 weeks in length and offered only in the afternoon between 1-6 p.m. The traditional college semester is 16 weeks long with classes offered throughout the day and evening.

For more information about the Fast Track to Graduation program, including a listing of courses and the course request form, visit www.TSU.edu/FastTrack. Students can also request more information at getconnected@tsu.edu. Registration for Fast Track classes is available now through September 10.



Texas Southern University (TSU) honors our designation as a special-purpose institution for urban programming and research. TSU is a comprehensive university providing higher education access to the nation’s underserved communities. TSU’s academic and research programs address critical urban issues, and prepares its diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society. TSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees – organized into 10 colleges and schools on a 150-acre campus nestled in the heart of Houston’s historic Third Ward. The University’s enrollment has a population of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate-school academic candidates. Texas Southern has been a distinguished educational pioneer since 1927, and the University has become one of the most diverse and respected institutions in Texas. TSU has positioned itself as a proactive leader in educating underserved students and many who are the first in their family to attend college.