Other Admission Types
Texas State's Early Admission Program offers local high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school. The program is designed for high ability students who meet or exceed the university's freshman assured admission requirements. A letter of recommendation from a high school counselor or principal is also required. All usual freshman priority dates apply. Before applying, students are encouraged to contact Anni Judkins, Senior Assistant Director, for more information and guidance.
Students admitted under this option are considered non-degree seeking and are not eligible for financial aid. After high school graduation, those students wishing to continue at Texas State in degree-seeking status must reapply and submit their final high school transcript.
Applicants who have been out of high school for at least three years and have 0-29 transferable credit hours may be considered for admission on an individual basis. Applicants must submit an official high school transcript validating high school graduation or GED completion certificate. The high school transcript or GED certificate, college transcript(s), application including one essay (Topic C) and information on extracurricular activities, and the $75 application fee must be submitted by the appropriate priority date. No test score is required for admission review, but test score submission is recommended.
Special Talent Program
Students who receive a Fine Arts or Athletic Scholarship and are recommended for admission by the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication or the Director of Athletics, but do not meet Assured, Admission Review, or Individual Review admission requirements, may be granted admission to Texas State. Freshman students admitted under the Special Talent Program must rank in the top three quarters of their high school class. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA. The university president may authorize exceptions to this policy.