How-to Videos

Watch the short videos below for help with how to do some of the things you'll need to do to become a Bobcat at TXST.

Finding Your Admissions Counselor

Get answers to your questions about Texas State or help with the admissions process.

How to Activate Your NetID and Password

Get access to all online student services by activating your Texas State NetID.

General Education Core Curriculum

Learn more about the core classes required for all majors.

Where is Texas State (TXST)?

Watch a brief introduction to TXST and where to find our two central Texas campuses.

How to Apply (Freshmen)

Applying for admission to TXST is easy. Let us show you just how easy.

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Incoming Freshman FAQs

Admissions Requirements

  • If you rank in the top 75 percent of your high school graduating class, and your class rank and test scores place you near the assured admission requirements, you may be eligible for our holistic review process. Spaces fill quickly and applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.

  • For admission, a high school class rank is required.

    If your high school does not rank, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will assign you a class rank based on an individual review of your academic credentials. This review will take into account curriculum and grades, as well as other factors. You are encouraged to send us your high school's profile, as well.

    In accordance with Senate Bill 1543 (SB1543), applicants for admission who present evidence of completion of a nontraditional secondary education without an official class rank will have a class rank assigned by Texas State. The class rank will be comparable to the average class rank of other applicants who have equivalent ACT or SAT scores. A nontraditional secondary education includes Homeschool and GED graduates. Texas State requires an official homeschool or GED transcript to demonstrate evidence of completion.

    Keep in mind that assigning you a rank may make your admission process take a while longer.

    For more information regarding the admission process for applicants from non-ranking schools or other educational programs, contact your freshman Admission Counselor.

  • A transfer student is someone who has completed credit hours after he or she has graduated from high school. If you are in high school and have dual credit hours, you will need to meet freshman admission standards and have a 2.0 GPA in transferable coursework.

Application Questions

Transfer Student FAQs

International Student FAQs

Note: If you are unable to find an answer in the questions below, please send your question to our Processing team. Make sure to include the word "international" in the subject line of your email.

If you have questions about the immigration or visa process, please contact International Student and Scholar Services. They will be the best resource to answer your question(s).

  • Please visit the Estimate Cost of Attendance page on the International Student and Scholar Services website.

  • Freshman applicants who are, or will be, graduates of foreign secondary schools must demonstrate above average academic achievement. Above average academic achievement is demonstrated by means of class rank (i.e. being ranked by your school in the top half of the class) or have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0. Applications must also have an education equivalent to that of a U.S. high school graduate. Freshmen who are, or will be, graduates of a U.S. high school and who have completed at least two years in a U.S. high school must meet the freshman admission requirements established for U.S. citizens.

    Transfer applicants, regardless of whether they attended college at a foreign institution or in the U.S., must meet regular transfer admission requirements.

    Some programs at Texas State require that students complete additional requirements, on top of what is needed to earn general admission to the University. These program entry requirements could include having a higher GPA, taking certain courses or participating in an audition process. Admission to Texas State does not guarantee acceptance into these programs.

  • No. Your application fee pays for the evaluation, so you must apply for admission and pay the fee in order to have your transcript evaluated.

  • You are not required to submit an ACT/SAT score unless you have attended at least 2 years of high school in the U.S. An ACT/SAT score is required for scholarship consideration, however (Freshman Assured, etc.).

  • Yes. All applicants must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements to help ensure success as a student.

  • Texas State University requires that all school transcript records be sent directly from your school via mail/package service or online from a secure website (E Script, Parchment, etc.). You may mail or deliver a transcript in person if it is in an envelope signed and sealed by a school official. We will need transcripts from every school you've attended.

    Mailing Address:

    Texas State University
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Richard A. Castro Undergraduate Admissions Center
    429 N. Guadalupe
    San Marcos, TX 78666

    You may submit transcripts via any means for an admission decision, but you will still need to provide an official final document to continue enrollment.

New Student Orientation (NSO) FAQs

About NSO

  • All new students admitted to Texas State, as well as all students readmitted after one long (fall or spring) semester or more, are required to complete New Student Orientation. Students who do not complete NSO will not be allowed to register for classes.

NSO Registration and Fees

Other New Student Questions