General Admission Documents

Application for Admission

An application for admission to The Graduate College must be submitted online through ApplyTexas. Applications are for specific terms. Applicants wishing to change their application to a different term or program will be required to submit a new application and pay the non-refundable application fee. This policy also applies to students who are accepted into a degree program and fail to enroll. Students may contact The Graduate College about the possibility of a one-time deferral for up to two terms only, which is available for some programs. Students who have been admitted into a degree program and fail to enroll for the term of acceptance are not guaranteed acceptance for future terms.

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $40 is required for all degree-seeking students. International students and any applicant with foreign credentials that must be evaluated, will need to pay an additional non-refundable international/evaluation fee of $50. A $10 non-refundable application fee is required of individuals seeking certification, certificate, non-degree, or visiting student status. An additional $25 non-refundable application fee is required for applicants to the doctor of physical therapy program. No application will be processed until the necessary fees are paid.

Official Transcripts

An applicant for a graduate degree program at Texas State must have one official transcript from each senior level post-secondary institute attended sent to The Graduate College. Transcripts from community colleges may be required for some programs. Check for specific program requirements at http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/steps.html.

Applicants applying for a master’s or doctoral degree must at least hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from an acceptable regionally accredited institution. 

Transcripts must be mailed directly from the university or college attended or submitted in a sealed university envelope with the university registrar’s signature on the back of the envelope. The transcript must reflect all college work attempted and any degree(s) conferred. Scanned or faxed copies of transcripts will not be considered official. Please check with the Texas college or university attended to determine if the transcripts can be submitted electronically to Texas State. Texas State transcripts will be supplied.

Departmental Documents

Additional admission document requirements vary from program to program. Please check our website at http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/Prospect_Students/Pgms_Apps.html for specific program requirements.  Some required documents may be uploaded at https://tim.txstate.edu/gadocumentupload.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The GRE is required to be on file in The Graduate College prior to admission consideration for some programs. The GRE may be required by other programs if the GPA is below the minimum required. Check for specific program requirements at http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/Prospect_Students/Pgms_Apps.html.

Applicants who are required to take the GRE for admission consideration should take the general portion (verbal and quantitative sections) of the GRE. The writing section is also required for some programs. Subject examinations are not accepted. 

The GRE is valid for five years after the exam date. GRE score reports that bear the designation of “applicant’s copy” or “institutional examinations” are not considered official scores for admission purposes.

GRE information bulletins and application forms may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6000, U.S.A.; the University Testing Center at Texas State; The Graduate College; or http://www.ets.org/gre. Please allow adequate time for the examination results to reach the University prior to the admission application deadline. The college code for Texas State is 006667. 

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Applicants for the graduate business programs and the Master of Accountancy degree programs are required to take the GMAT, though the GRE may be substituted for the GMAT. The official results of the GMAT must be on file in The Graduate College before the application for admission will be considered.

The GMAT is valid for five years after the exam date. GMAT score reports that bear the designation of “applicant’s copy” are not considered official scores for admission purposes.

GMAT information bulletins and test application forms may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6103, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6103, U.S.A.; the University Testing Center at Texas State; or www.mba.com. The college code for Texas State is 006667.

Documentation of Meningitis Immunization

Universities in Texas are required by state law to collect proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination, or proof of an exemption, for incoming students under the age of 22. Magnus Health Student Medical Records (SMR) collects, reviews, and confirms our students’ bacterial meningitis vaccination information. For more information on this requirement, please visit http://www.healthcenter.txstate.edu/meningitis. Contact Magnus Health SMR customer service at 877.461.4831 or service@magnushealthportal.com.