Application Procedures and Fee

Texas State admits first-time freshmen in one of two ways, either Assured Admission or Admission Review.  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 (HB5), Recommended (UAP) or Distinguished (UAP) high school program (or their equivalents).

NOTE: To be successful at Texas State, students should successfully complete a rigorous curriculum in high school.  Texas State recommends 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, Physics, and an additional advanced science; four credits of social studies, including one credit of World History, World Geography, U.S. History Since 1877, 1/2 credit of U.S. Government and 1/2 credit of Economics; two credits of a foreign language; one credit of fine arts; and one credit of Physical Education.

  1. Submit parts I and II of the ApplyTexas Application.
  2. Submit one of the ApplyTexas application essays (Topic A, B, or C).
  3. Submit an official high school transcript (which must include class rank or a statement that the school does not rank) or GED certificate.
  4. Submit official SAT or ACT scores including the writing sections.
  5. Submit an application fee of $75 (check, money order, American Express, Visa or MasterCard).  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.