Transfer Admission Requirements
To receive assured admission as a transfer student, you must meet the following minimum requirements at the time of application.
Only course work completed prior to the priority date will be considered for admission purposes.
1-15 Transfer Credit Hours
- 2.0 Cumulative GPA
- Meet Freshman Admission Standards
16-29 Transfer Credit Hours
- 2.5 Cumulative GPA
30+ Transfer Credit Hours
- 2.25 Cumulative GPA
Credit by exam (AP, IB, CLEP) is not considered for transfer admission purposes. You must also be eligible to return to all previous institutions, regardless of GPA or degrees received (e.g., free of suspensions, dismissal or forced withdrawal).
If you do not meet assured admission requirements, your application will be considered through our holistic review process and additional information may be requested.
Additional Program-Specific Requirements
Some majors and programs, like the McCoy College of Business Administration, have entry requirements that must be completed in addition to receiving admission to the university.
Transfer Credit Evaluation
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Some prospective transfer students may be eligible for one of these alternative admission programs. Students interested in either the Academic Fresh Start or Academic Bankruptcy program need to consult with an admissions counselor first before pursuing one of these options. These programs are intended for prospective students only and cannot be applied after the student has been accepted.
Academic Fresh Start
Under the provisions of the Texas Education Code, the Academic Fresh Start program allows a Texas resident to apply for admission and elect to have all academic course work earned 10 or more years prior to the requested enrollment date ignored for admission purposes. Individuals who choose Academic Fresh Start, including former Texas State students, must submit Academic Fresh Start paperwork prior to being admitted, must meet current published admission criteria for Texas State and must submit official records from all colleges attended.
Under this policy, all college-level work done ten years prior to the semester applied for is eliminated from computation of the GPA and none of it is applied toward a degree at Texas State. Such work, however, will not be removed from the student’s record.
Fresh Start admission will be based on course work completed within the last ten years.
Students who have not enrolled in any accredited college or university for five or more consecutive calendar years immediately prior to admission to Texas State may request permission to declare academic bankruptcy prior to being admitted. Individuals who choose the Academic Bankruptcy Policy, including former Texas State students, must submit Academic Bankruptcy paperwork prior to being admitted.
Under this policy, all college-level work done at an earlier date is eliminated from computation of the GPA and none of it is applied toward a degree at Texas State. Such work, however, will not be removed from the student’s record.
Students granted Academic Bankruptcy are admitted on academic probation.
Requesting Academic Forgiveness
Students who wish to request academic forgiveness must first meet with an admissions counselor to evaluate which option is most appropriate. Click the button below and complete the request form for an appointment.