Our office is located at 429 N. Guadalupe, San Marcos, TX 78666. The phone number is 512.245.2364 and the fax number is 512.245.9020. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send all admission materials to the above address.
Visit the campus tours page to schedule a campus tour or go to the Bobcat Days page to learn about our Saturday open house events for prospective students and their families. To schedule an appointment with an admission counselor, call 512.245.2340.
Texas State does not prefer one test over another and will accept either for admission purposes. Test sub-scores are not combined. The score which is the best from one sitting will be used to determine admission eligibility. Please note the old SAT (taken before March 2016) score taken into consideration in our initial review is the sum of the Critical Reading and Math sections only. An ACT/SAT Writing section score is recommended but not required for admissions consideration.
Submitting an application essay is recommended but not required. If you choose to submit an essay, you may select from Topics A, B or C of the ApplyTexas application. Essay topics can be viewed on the admission essay page as well as on page nine of the ApplyTexas application.
Our national and assured (e.g. National Merit, President's Honors and Achievement) scholarships are automatically awarded during the admission process for those with certain awards, test scores or other criteria. To apply for competitive scholarships, please fill out the Texas State Scholarship Application as well as essay topic A found in the ApplyTexas application. The deadline for scholarship applications is December 15th of your senior year. More information is available by visiting the freshman scholarship website.
We do not require admitted students to formally accept our offer of admission to Texas State. You confirm that you intend to enroll for the term you are admitted by signing up for New Student Orientation (NSO), completing your housing contract and submitting your housing prepayment. Additional information is available on the Your Next Steps page of our website.
If you have been denied, we recommend taking immediate action to raise your academic profile. While it can be extremely difficult to improve your class rank in the senior year (especially if it's the spring semester), it is possible to raise your test scores in the hopes of improving your chances. The other option is to re-apply as a transfer student after you have completed 30 hours of college-level credit and earned a cumulative GPA of 2.25.
Yes. If you'd like to appeal our decision, you (the student) must submit a formal letter of appeal to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In addition to the letter of appeal, you must also submit any appropriate documentation intended to support your appeal (e.g. new test score report or new school transcript). For an appeal to be effective, it must bring to light new academic information, as well as information regarding extenuating circumstances that were not included in the application. The Admission Appeal Committee will notify you of their decision by mail three to six weeks after they have received your appeal letter.
Send all appeal documents to Texas State University, The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 429 N Guadalupe St., San Marcos, TX 78666 or email us at email@example.com, subject line Appeal Request.
If you have submitted an application or been admitted but not yet enrolled in classes, you may make changes or corrections to your personal information by submitting a completed Personal Information Update Request form to the Office of undergraduate Admissions.
For name, date of birth or social security number changes, complete and submit Personal Information Update Request-Form A. You will be required to provide at least TWO VALID and ORIGINAL forms of identification or notarized copies that show the new information being submitted. The completed form and supporting documents must be mailed or brought in to our office; no fax or e-mail submissions will be accepted.