Visit the campus tours page to schedule a campus tour or go to our 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.
An official transcript can be obtained from a college or university Registrar’s office and must have the Registrar’s signature and seal. Official transcripts may be sent electronically, mailed or hand-delivered to our office located at 429 N. Guadalupe St., San Marcos, TX, 78666. Faxed transcripts and grade reports are not official and will not be accepted.
Information about transfer course credit and our online equivalency guide may be found on our Transfer Credit Evaluation web page. After your complete application to Texas State is processed, we will provide an evaluation of your transferable course work.
A Texas State student will have three GPA's: a transfer GPA, a Texas State GPA, and a cumulative GPA. A transfer GPA is used to determine your admission, a Texas State GPA represents the course work completed at Texas State and a cumulative GPA reflects all the course work.
When a course is repeated more than once, the second grade (first repeat) and all subsequent grades (repeats) are included in computing the hours attempted, grade points earned and GPA. A course taken at Texas State must be repeated at Texas State to be counted as a repeat. A course taken for transfer credit must be repeated as transfer credit to count as a repeat.
All new students are required to complete New Student Orientation (NSO). An online NSO option is available for transfer students that are admitted with more than 30 transferable credit hours. Find out more information by visiting the NSO page or calling 512.245.3655.
The University's Housing Policy requires students under the age of 20 (by September 1 for fall admission or January 1 for spring admission) with fewer than 30 credit hours to live in on-campus university housing. All students who graduated from high school within the preceding 12 months of the semester of their admission are also required to live on campus.Bobcat Village Apartments are open only to students who are at least 19 years old with 30 or more credit hours.
Students must submit a housing contract, which is binding for the academic year. Exceptions may be granted if a student lives at a parent's or legal guardian's permanent home within a sixty mile radius of Texas State. Students requesting an exception must complete a residence hall exemption request and submit it to the department.
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 and completing New Student Orientation (NSO). Additional information is available on the Your Next Steps page of our website.
Yes. Students who have previously applied must reapply for a future semester. If you would like assistance with planning your transfer and selecting courses for transfer, please call 512.245.2340 and ask to speak with a transfer counselor.
Students who have not enrolled in any accredited college or university for five or more consecutive calendar years immediately preceding the semester they wish to enroll may qualify for admission through Academic Bankruptcy. 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 records. In order to request permission to declare academic bankruptcy, students must complete the Academic Bankruptcy Form.
If academic bankruptcy is granted, an applicant will be admitted on probation. Academic bankruptcy may also impact a student's degree plan and academic rules.
Under the provisions of the Texas Education Code, the Academic Fresh Start program was established to allow 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 returning Texas State students, must meet current published admission criteria for Texas State and must submit official records from all colleges attended. Students admitted under this provision will not receive any course credit for courses taken 10 or more years prior to enrollment.
In order to request Academic Fresh Start, an applicant must complete the Academic Fresh Start Form and receive approval from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.. Academic Fresh Start may impact a student's degree plan and academic rules. For further information, refer to the undergraduate catalog or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
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. 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 email submissions will be accepted.