Texas State Certificate Program Applicants

Texas State offers a number of certificate programs. Applicants who hold baccalaureate degrees from acceptable accredited institutions must apply through The Graduate College. All certificate course work must be completed within four years of initial enrollment.

Applicants must adhere to the following application procedure:

  1. Submit an admission application and non-refundable fee to The Graduate College at https://www.applytexas.org.
  2. Submit an official transcript from each senior level post-secondary institute attended.

International Certificate Applicants

An international applicant is defined as an applicant who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. In addition to meeting the above requirements, international students seeking entry into a Texas State certificate program must:

  1. Pay a $50 non-refundable international/evaluation fee. (The application fee for international students is $10 plus the $50 evaluation fee for a total application fee of $60.)
  2. Submit two copies of official transcripts indicating that a baccalaureate degree was awarded: one copy translated in English and one copy in the student’s native language from every college or university attended. If the applicant’s transcript does not indicate the degree earned, he or she will need to submit a copy of the diploma or degree certificate, along with an English translation, showing the type of degree earned and the date the degree was earned.
  3. Submit official English proficiency exams scores. Refer to the “International Admission Documents” section of this catalog for more information regarding accepted exam types, minimum score requirements, and waiver criteria.

A student under an F-1 student visa must be enrolled full-time (9 hours) in the fall and spring terms. An F-1 student does not have to enroll during the summer if the student is eligible and intends to register for the next term. A new initial F-1 student who recently gained admission into the U.S. with a program start date set to begin with the summer session must enroll full time for that summer session.