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Applications open for all 2023 terms!

For all 2023 terms, Texas State University will not require SAT or ACT test scores for students 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.

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Texas State gives each student the opportunities and support they need to reach their full potential. We’re one of the largest public universities in Texas, but with small classes (median class is 24), a warm, inviting campus and robust student services, we cultivate a culture of inclusiveness.

With majors in more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, students will find limitless ways to build their futures.

If we can help you or one of your students, please let us know. Thank you for your dedication to helping students access higher education opportunities. We value your partnership and welcome your questions and feedback.

Important NEW Information

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  • What changes has Texas State made regarding freshman admissions for 2022?

    • Students ranked in the top 75% of their high school classes will not be required to submit an SAT or ACT test score for 2023 admission. Students applying without an SAT or ACT will receive a holistic review of their application, which includes consideration of their high school curriculum, level of courses taken, grades earned, admission essay(s) and extracurricular involvement/leadership/community service/work experience throughout their high school career. While not a requirement for admission, if a student wishes to send an SAT or ACT score to Texas State, we will accept the scores from the testing service (College Board or ACT), from the high school transcript or from a student’s score report.

    • The Honors College will consider admitted students for all 2023 terms for admission to the Honors College without an SAT or ACT score.

    • Texas State will consider admitted freshmen for all 2023 terms for Assured and Competitive Scholarships without an SAT or ACT score. Students applying without an SAT or ACT will receive a holistic review of their application, which will include consideration of their high school curriculum, level of courses taken, high school rank/percentile, grades earned, and may include admission essay(s) and extracurricular involvement/leadership/community service/work experience throughout their high school career. To be considered for Competitive Scholarships, students will also need to complete and submit a Texas State scholarship application via the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS) by December 15th.

    • In addition to FAFSA or TASFA documentation, Texas State University will accept Fee Waiver documentation from ACT, SAT, NACAC, or documentation of eligibility for Free and Reduced Lunch. The documentation can be sent by scanned email attachment, mail, or fax. Visit our Fee Waiver page for a full listing of options.

    • Texas State University consider high school transcripts official if sent as a PDF from a high school official, by mail from the school, or from any of the following electronic transcript services: TREX, Naviance, Parchment, Scribbles, Scoir. Transcripts sent as PDF email attachments will be accepted from students as unofficial for admissions purposes. Official transcripts are not required for application review or admission.

    • Texas State University encourages students to share any changes to their educational process due to COVID-19 as part of their application. This information will be used as part of the holistic review process.

Download a printable PDF document with the 2023 Application Review information below.

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The Admissions Process

Admissions Priority Dates

We highly encourage students to submit all application materials by these dates.

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Application Fee & Waiver

The application fee is required. Fee waivers are available for students who qualify.

Fees & Waiver

AP Test Information

Texas State will award college credit hours to students who have taken AP tests and earned a 3 or higher.

Approved Courses

Freshman Requirements

Learn the ins and outs of the freshman application process.

Process & Requirements

Apply for Admission

Students must submit an application online. Ensure that the correct term of entry is selected.

How to Apply


Help your students become eligible to play NCAA Division I athletics at Texas State.

NCAA Eligibility form (PDF, 564 KB)

Freshman Checklist

Students applying to Texas State can use this checklist to help them through the application process.


Submitting Documents

Students or counselors may submit most required documents by mail, email, or document uploader.

How to Submit Documents

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

Students must take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exam before enrolling in classes.

Test Requirements

Paying for College

Cost of Attendance

Attending Texas State is an affordable investment for the future.

Residency & Cost of Attendance

TXST Scholarship Application

Learn how to find scholarship opportunities and help students apply for them using the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS).

Opportunities & Application


Texas State's school code for the FAFSA is 003615. Non-citizen students who are Texas residents may submit the Texas Application for Student Financial Aid (TASFA).

TASFA Application

Transfer Students

How to Apply

Learn more about the steps to transfer to Texas State.

More Info

Transfer Requirements

Learn more about assured admission standards and our review process.

More Info

Transferring Courses

Find out which courses will transfer to Texas State from your college or university.

Credit Evaluation

Additional Applicant Types

Non-Ranking High Schools

Students from non-ranking high schools will be considered for admission based on an individual review.

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Homeschool Applicants

Learn more about the specific requirements to apply to Texas State as a homeschooled student.

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Texas Private High Schools

Students must meet college readiness standards, as set forth by state law.

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Early College High Schools

Students who graduate from an Early College program and are admitted to Texas State will be classified as freshmen, not transfer students.

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Out-of-State Schools

High school graduation requirements vary in each state. Learn about the minimum requirements necessary for students to receive admission.​


Resources and Contacts

Materials Request

If you would like to request materials from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions please complete our form.

Admissions Counselors

Our enthusiastic staff is here to support you and your students. Feel free to connect with the counselor for your region.