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Important information about SAT and ACT scores

Texas State University does not require ACT or SAT test scores for first-time applicants ranked in the top 75% of their high school classes for admission to the university, application to the Honors College, or for consideration for Assured and Competitive Scholarships.

How to Apply

Submit an online application through ApplyTexas or Common App. Not sure what the deadlines or requirements are? View all applicant details below.

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For all applicants, including freshmen, transfers, international readmits, and non-degree seeking students.
(ApplyTexas is currently having technical difficulties. Please be patient or use CommonApp until the issues are resolved.)

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For freshmen and transfers (domestic and international) only. Readmits and non-degree seeking applicants must use ApplyTexas. 
NOTE: Spring 2025 applications available on ApplyTexas only.

Freshman Students

You are a freshman applicant if you plan to attend Texas State the semester after your high school graduation (not including summer), regardless of how many dual credit or transferable college credits you’ve earned.

Steps to Apply

  1. Fill out the online application at ApplyTexas or Common App.
  2. Pay the application fee (need-based fee waivers are available).

  3. Send your high school transcript (by mail, document uploader, or electronic service).

  4. Have your official college transcripts sent by the institution (if applicable).

  5. Have your SAT or ACT scores sent by the testing agency (not required for students in top 75% of class).

  6. Submit an application essay (optional).

Freshman Application Deadlines


November 15


May 1


December 1 (Priority) / July 15 (Final)

We recommend you review Freshman Admission Requirements before applying.

Transfer Students

You are a transfer applicant if you have earned transferable credit hours from a college or university and have been out of high school for at least one semester (not including summer).

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete and submit the online application at ApplyTexas or Common App (essay not required).
  2. Pay the application fee (need-based fee waivers are available).

  3. Have official transcript(s) sent from all colleges and universities attended.

  4. Submit your high school transcript or GED certificate with scores (if 15 or fewer credit hours completed or to satisfy foreign language requirement).

Transfer Application Deadlines


November 15


May 1


February 15 (Priority) / July 15 (Final)

We recommend you review Transfer Admission Requirements before applying.

International Students

You are an international applicant if you’re coming to Texas State from a country outside the United States. You’re a freshman applicant if you plan to attend Texas State the semester after your high school graduation (not including summer). You’re a transfer applicant if you have completed transferable college credit hours after graduating from high school. There is a nonrefundable $90 USD application fee required for all international applicants (no fee waivers).

Steps to Apply

  1. Submit a completed application at ApplyTexas or Common App and pay the application fee (fee waiver not available).

  2. Submit your official school transcripts and exam results (with certified English translations if applicable).

  3. Submit proof of English language proficiency (e.g., IELTS, TOEFL, etc.), if required.

  4. Have ACT or SAT test scores sent from the testing agency (optional).

International Application Deadlines

Spring Freshmen

October 1

Spring Transfers

November 1

Summer Freshmen

March 1

Summer Transfers

May 1

Fall Freshmen

December 1 (Priority) / June 1 (Final)

Fall Transfers

February 15 (Priority) / July 15 (Final)

Have Questions?

Our Admissions Counselors are here to help! Wherever you are, there is an Admissions Counselor dedicated to provide answers and assistance. Contact your counselor today!

Submitting Documents?

Complete your application by submitting all required documents by the priority date. Not sure how? Find out by clicking the button below!

Texas State’s Annual Security Reports and Fire Safety Report
We value the safety of all members of the Texas State University community at our main campus in San Marcos, TX and separate campuses in Maxwell, TX (ALERRT Campus) and Round Rock, TX. Texas State publishes a combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report that contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in on-campus student housing facilities; in noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also provides fire statistics for any fires occurring in an on-campus student housing facility during the three most recent calendar years. The Fire Safety Report section and on-campus student housing statistics do not apply to Round Rock or the ALERRT Center, as those campuses do not currently have any student housing facilities. A paper copy of the report is available at Institutional Compliance and Ethics located at Elliott Hall A (201 Talbot Street, San Marcos, TX 78666), by calling (512) 245-4961 or electronically at