Submitting Required Application Documents

To complete your application for admission, submit all required documents by the Priority Date for the semester to which you are applying. Below is a list of required items and ways to submit them.

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Application for Admission

Submit an application through ApplyTexas or the Common App. Additional information and links to the applications can be found on our Apply for Admission page.


Transcripts showing your completed high school and/or college course work are required to complete your application. While we will accept unofficial copies of high school transcripts from freshman applicants, only official college transcripts will be accepted for all applicants. High school transcripts reflecting dual credit classes completed in high school are not sufficient to award college-level credit; an official college transcript is also required.

High School Transcripts

Transcripts are considered official if received in an envelope sealed by the school, by email from a school official, or through an approved electronic transcript service (Naviance, Parchment, TREX, etc.). Students may submit unofficial copies of their transcripts through our document uploader for admission consideration. Transcripts received directly from students by email will not be accepted or acknowledged.

Mail to:

Undergraduate Admissions
429 N. Guadalupe St.
San Marcos, TX 78666

College Transcripts

College transcripts must be requested by the applicant from each of the colleges the student has attended. Each institution will have its own transcript request process, which may usually be found on the registrar website. Official transcripts will only be accepted if sent directly by mail or electronic service (Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.) from the institution or delivered to us in an envelope sealed by the institution.

Mail to:

Undergraduate Admissions
429 N. Guadalupe St.
San Marcos, TX 78666

*If an electronic service requires a recipient email address, please use

Application Fee

An application fee is required for all applications, unless a fee waiver is requested and granted. The fee is nonrefundable and based on the student type. International applicants, non-degree seeking students, and applicants seeking a second bachelor's degree are not eligible for a fee waiver and are required to pay the application fee.

Freshmen, Transfers, Non-Degree Seeking, and Second Bachelor's - $75
Returning (Readmit) Students - $40

International Students - $90
Evaluation of Foreign Credentials (for domestic applicants) - $15

Application fee waivers are subject to the approval of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and are granted based on evidence of financial need. Click the button below to learn how to request a fee waiver.

Test Scores*

You may have your scores for the ACT or SAT submitted directly from the testing agency by providing our school code (4178/ACT or 6667/SAT) when you take the test or by submitting a score report request on their websites.

*ACT/SAT scores not required for students in the top 75% of their class.

If you participated in any of the following exams, you must have your original test score report sent electronically from the testing agency to Texas State University.

Essays, Resumes, and Recommendations

Essays, resumes, and letters of recommendation are optional and may be submitted by using the appropriate document uploader below (NetID and password required). Each document should be saved as a separate .PDF file before being uploaded.

Essays may also be submitted with the application through ApplyTexas.

International Documents

International Transcripts

Secondary School Transcripts may be submitted using our document uploader. Include copies of an official (original) secondary school transcript with marks earned and date of graduation (if completed), as well as copy of a diploma, school leaving certificate, or official examination results.

College or University Transcripts may be submitted by uploading a PDF copy of official (original) transcripts from each college or university attended. Be sure to include copies of both sides of each page, as well as the transcript legend.

Uploaded credentials are considered "unofficial" but can complete an application for admission consideration. Admitted students are required to present an official (original) copy of their final academic records before enrollment. A certified English translation must accompany any records not already in English.

Final (official) documents may be submitted by mail to:

TXST Office of Undergraduate Admissions
429 N. Guadalupe Street
San Marcos, TX 78666

English Proficiency Scores

English proficiency test scores must be sent directly from the testing service.

TOEFL:  The TOEFL school code for Texas State University is 006667.
IELTS:  Select TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY as recipient of scores.
DuoLingo:  Select TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY as recipient of scores.
Pearson (Academic):  Select TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY as recipient of scores.
ACT:  Our ACT school code number is 4178.
SAT:  Our SAT school code number is 6667.
Cambridge Exams:  International freshmen and transfer students may earn credit by submitting A and AS level Cambridge Assessment scores.

Check Your Application Status

Not sure what items are needed to complete your application? Learn how to check your status using your NetID and password.