Application Procedures and Fee

Applicants for freshman admission must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  1. Complete the State of Texas Foundation (HB5), Foundation with Endorsements (HB5), Distinguished Achievement (HB5), Minimum (UAP), Recommended (UAP) or Distinguished (UAP) high school program (or their equivalents)
    1. NOTE: To be successful at Texas State, students should successfully complete a rigorous high school curriculum. Texas State requires that all applicants complete four credits of English, including English I-IV; four credits of math, including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and an additional advanced math; four credits of science, including Biology, Chemistry, and two additional advanced science; three credits of social studies, including World History or World/Human Geography, U.S. History Since 1877, U.S. Government (1/2 credit) and Economics(1/2 credit); two credits of the same foreign language; one credit of fine arts; and one credit of Physical Education.
  2. Submit an application for admission
  3. (Optional) Submit one of the application essays.
  4. Submit a high school transcript or GED certificate.
  5. Submit a non-refundable application fee of $75 (check, money order, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).  Fee waivers are available for eligible students.
  6. Submit an official college transcript from each postsecondary school attended. Students must be eligible to return (e.g., free of suspension, dismissal or enforced withdraw) and have a cumulative 2.0 grade point average in all transferable college work.
  7. ACT/SAT score requirements are available on the freshman admission requirements webpage.