How to Apply

Important information about SAT and ACT scores

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

Program-Specific Requirements

Some majors and programs—including programs in the McCoy College of Business, the Department of Theatre and Dance, and the School of Music—have entry requirements that must be completed in addition to receiving admission to the university.

Additional Program Requirements

Application Deadlines

It is important that you submit required documents before the deadline for full consideration.

Fall (Priority)December 1
Fall (Final)July 15
SpringNovember 15
SummerMay 1

Step 1

Complete and submit an online Application for Admission

Freshman applications are available on ApplyTexas or Common App. It is important to fill out all sections of the application completely.

Step 2

Pay the application fee (eligible students may request a fee waiver)

Pay the nonrefundable $75 application fee. Fee waivers are available to students who qualify based on financial need.

Step 3

Submit your high school transcript

Your high school's counseling office can send your official transcript directly to us or you can upload an unofficial copy. Your transcript must include your class rank or a statement from your school that says it does not rank.

Step 4

Have official college transcripts sent (if applicable)

If you have completed or are taking any dual credit or dual enrollment college courses, have your official transcript(s) sent by the institution via Parchment, Naviance, or National Student Clearinghouse. Unofficial copies will not be accepted.


Step 5

Send your SAT or ACT scores*

If you take the ACT or SAT, and have your official scores sent to Texas State. Our ACT code number is 4178 and our SAT code number is 6667. New test scores can be sent as they become available. We will take the highest composite score from one test date.

*Scores not required for students ranked in the top 75% of their class.


Step 6

Complete an essay (optional)

While we do not require an essay for admission, we highly recommend that you submit one. If you choose to submit an essay, select one of the three topics on our Admission Essay webpage. You can submit your essay with your application or by using our document uploader.


Application Status

Once you've applied, you can Check Your Application Status online.

Have a Question about Applying?

Visit our frequently asked questions.

Appeal Your Admissions Decision

If you'd like to appeal our admission decision, submit our online appeal form.