Transfer Admission

Transfer Students with 15 or Fewer Hours

Students with 15 or fewer transferable credit hours at the time of application will be evaluated based on a combination of high school and college work. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Submit a transfer application for admission  (either ApplyTexas or Coalition for College ) by the appropriate Admission Priority Date.
  2. Submit final, official high school transcript(s) or GED certificate.
  3. Submit an official college transcript from each post-secondary institution attended, with a a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all transferable course work. Students must be eligible to return (e.g., free of suspension, dismissal or enforced withdrawal) to all previous institutions attended regardless of grade point average (GPA) or degree received.
  4. Submit a non-refundable application fee of $75 (check, money order, American Express, VISA, MasterCard or Discover) or apply for a fee waiver.
  5. (Optional) Send your ACT or SAT scores to Texas State.

Transfer Students with 16-29 Hours

Students with 16-29 transferable credit hours must meet a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) minimum Transfer applicants must meet the following requirements*:

  1. Submit a transfer application for admission (either ApplyTexas or Coalition for College) by the appropriate Admission Priority Date.
  2. Submit final, official high school transcript(s) or GED certificate.
  3. Submit an official college transcript from each post-secondary institution attended, with a cumulative GPA in all transferable work of at least 2.50. Students must be eligible to return (e.g., free of suspension, dismissal or enforced withdrawal) to all previous institutions attended regardless of grade point average or degree received.
  4. Submit a non-refundable application fee of $75 (check, money order, American Express, VISA, MasterCard or Discover) or apply for a fee waiver.

*After an initial review, some applicants may be asked to submit additional information

Transfer Students with 30 Hours or More

Students with 30 or more transferable credit hours must meet a 2.25 cumulative grade point average (GPA) minimum Transfer applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Submit a transfer application for admission (either ApplyTexas or Coalition for College) by the appropriate Admission Priority Date.
  2. Submit final, official high school transcript or GED certificate.
  3. Submit an official college transcript from each post-secondary institution attended, with a cumulative GPA in all transferable work of at least 2.25 (additional review will be completed for students applying to the McCoy College of Business Administration). Students must be eligible to return (e.g., free of suspension, dismissal or enforced withdrawal) to all previous institutions attended regardless of grade point average or degree received.
  4. Submit a non-refundable application fee of $75 (check, money order, American Express, VISA, MasterCard or Discover) or apply for a fee waiver.

Transferring to the Round Rock Campus (RRC)

Texas State University is one university with two campuses, one in San Marcos, TX and one in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus (RRC) offers junior- and senior-level courses in select undergraduate majors.

To register for classes at the Round Rock Campus, students must be ready to take junior- or senior-level classes. Typically students taking courses at the RRC have completed their sophomore year, or at least 42 transferable hours that are degree applicable to one of the bachelor’s degree programs offered by the RRC.  Students who intend to take courses at the RRC follow the same application process as students to the San Marcos Campus and have to meet the same admissions requirements as other applicants to Texas State with 30 hours or more (see above).

GPA and Credit Hour Calculations

In computing the GPA for transferable course work, all grades are computed with grade and hour value. The grade earned at the sending institution is the grade transferred to Texas State, except that a plus or a minus is disregarded. Number grades are converted to the A-F (four-point) grading scale. A grade of D or F transfers for admission purposes but may not be accepted by a student’s major department, school, or program.

Courses completed in units other than semester hours are converted to semester hours using information from the sending institution’s transcript or catalog. Quarter hours are converted at the rate of one to two-thirds (e.g., five quarter hours = 3.335 semester hours, four quarter hours = 2.668 semester hours, and three-quarter hours = 2.001 semester hours). The official Texas State transcript separates transfer course work and grades from Texas State course work and grades. The transfer GPA is used to determine eligibility for admission purposes. Credits transferred are included in the total hours the student has earned, but the grades and quality points do not affect the student’s Texas State GPA. However, transfer grades and quality points do calculate into an overall GPA that may be used in some university processes such as course prerequisites.

In calculating the GPA, grades of A, B, C, D, and F are counted. Non-punitive grades such as W or WP are posted but not calculated. Grades of WF or I are averaged as F. If a course has been repeated, every grade except the first will be calculated. Grades in non-transferable and technical/VocEd courses are disregarded. See the Academic Policies section for more on repeated grades and courses. To see what course credits will transfer, visit our Transfer Course Equivalency System.  

Additional Competencies

Entering students are required to demonstrate competency in a foreign language. This can be demonstrated by means of:

  • Two years of the same foreign language in high school or two semesters of the same foreign language in college. (Some degree programs may have additional requirements for graduation.)
  • A placement exam
  • CLEP

Falsification of Documents

Students found to have deliberately falsified application information either by failing to submit accurate information, altering their application or misrepresenting their academic work, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including denial of admission, withdrawal of an admission offer, or registration cancellation.