Applicants must hold the equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
If an applicant wishes to take courses but does not want to earn a graduate degree, he or she may enroll as a non-degree-seeking student. For example, an applicant may wish to take courses solely for personal enrichment or to fulfill background requirements. To enroll as a non-degree-seeking student, an applicant must:
- Submit an admission application and the non-refundable fee to The Graduate College at: https://www.applytexas.org/.
- Submit an official transcript that shows the highest degree earned.
- Complete and sign the non-degree seeking student form that is available in The Graduate College or The Graduate College website: http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/. The applicant will also need to obtain departmental approval when applicable. This form must be completed prior to enrollment each term.
International Non-Degree-Seeking 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 under the non-degree-seeking student admission category must:
- 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.)
- Submit two official transcripts indicating that a four-year baccalaureate degree equivalent was awarded: one set in the native language and the other set translated into English.
- Submit a copy of the diploma or certificate awarded, showing the type of degree earned, the institution awarding the degree, and the date the degree was earned.
- 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.
- Submit the non-degree graduate study approval form located on our web site: http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/intl_home/docs.html.
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.