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Why Texas State?

Texas State University provides each student the opportunities and support to help them reach their full potential, in a nurturing, diverse, and inclusive environment. With more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, students will find limitless ways to build their futures.

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

Freshman Admissions

Freshman Requirements

What does it take to get admitted to Texas State?

Application Deadlines

Know when to submit applications and supporting documents.

Apply for Admission

Students must submit an application for admission online.

Application Fee & Waiver

A $75 application fee is required, but fee waivers are available for students who qualify.

Freshman Checklist

Use this checklist to help students through the application process.

Submitting Documents

Students may submit most required documents by document uploader.

Transfer Admissions

Transfer Requirements

What does it take to get admitted to Texas State?

Application Deadlines

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by the posted deadline for each term.

Apply for Admission

Transfer students must submit an application for admission online.

Application Fee & Waiver

A $75 application fee is required, but fee waivers are available for students who qualify based on financial need.

Transferring Courses

Find course equivalencies and transfer planning guides.

Submitting Documents

Discover the best ways for students to submit required application documents for faster processing.

Paying for College

Cost of Attendance

Attending Texas State is an affordable investment for the future.

TXST Scholarships

Help your students find and apply for scholarship opportunities.


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).

Nonranking, Private, & Nontraditional Schools

Non-Ranking Public and Private High Schools

Students from a non-ranking school who do not fall into the non-traditional school definition will be assigned a rank. This rank, determined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, will be based on one's academic rigor, grades in academic courses, GPA (if available) and the profile of the high school.

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

Nontraditional Secondary Education: GED and Homeschool Applicants

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 and scores to demonstrate evidence of completion.


ACT & SAT Scores

Submitting ACT or SAT test scores is optional for students applying for any 2023 term, if they are ranked in the top 75% of their class.

Exams for Credit

Texas State will award college credit to students with sufficient scores on approved AP, IB, CLEP, and departmental exams.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

Students must meet the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements before enrolling in classes.

Important Test Optional Information

  • What do students need to know about submitting test scores for 2023?

    • 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. SAT and ACT scores will only be accepted if sent to Texas State directly from the testing service (ACT or College Board).

      Download a printable PDF document with the 2023 Application Review information below.
      2023 Application Review Texas State University (PDF, 91 KB)

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

    • Texas State will consider admitted freshmen for all 2023 terms for Assured and Competitive Scholarships without an SAT or ACT score.

      Students admitted to the university without an SAT or ACT, who are ranked in the top 35% of their class, will receive an academic review of their admission application for Texas State Merit Scholarship consideration. These scholarships are based on the academic review performed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and are subject to the availability of funding.

      Competitive Scholarships require admission to Texas State and the submission of a Texas State scholarship application. All awards are based on the overall strength of your scholarship application. 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.

Counselor Resources

TXST Rankings & Accolades

Texas State is regularly recognized for its programs, research, and faculty. See why TXST is one of the top universities in the nation.

NCAA Eligibility

Help your students learn how they can become eligible to be a part of NCAA Division I athletics at Texas State.

TXST Student Data

The TXST student body represents a cross section of Texas and includes a students from around the world. See who they are.

Counselor Update

Each year, we host a presentation to share with you the latest info about academic programs, campus life, and any admission policy changes.

Visit Campus

Visiting our campus is the best way to experience Texas State. Individual and large group visits are available.

Admissions Counselors

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

Materials Request

You may request materials from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by completing a short online form.