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Second Bachelor's Degree

Texas State welcomes students who are pursuing a second baccalaureate degree. To apply, please complete and submit the following by the Transfer admission deadline:

  • The ApplyTexas Transfer Student application (please indicate you are seeking a second bachelor's on the application). It is important that you fill out all sections of your application completely.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75 (check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express).
  • Transcripts from ALL colleges or universities you have attended.

If you are seeking a second bachelor's degree in business, the McCoy College requires the overall GPA from your first degree be a 2.5 or higher. Second bachelor degree seekers cannot pursue an exploration or general studies major.

For more information, contact Jodi Torrez, Assistant Director, jt11@txstate.edu.

If you currently hold a bachelor's degree and do not wish to obtain a second bachelor's degree, you should apply for admission as a Non-Degree Seeking Student through the Graduate College.


Non-Degree Seeking

If you have prior college work, but have not earned a Bachelor's degree, and will not be working toward a degree at Texas State, you may be considered for admission as a non-degree seeking student.

To qualify for admission, you must:

  • Verify an overall 2.25 grade point average in your previous college work and must be eligible to return to each previous post-secondary institution attended.

OR

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent and not have been enrolled in any secondary or post secondary institution for the last three years.

To apply, you must complete and submit the following by the semester deadline:

  1. The ApplyTexas Transfer Student application. Select 'Non-degree seeking'.
  2. The Non-Degree Seeking Student approval form.
  3. The non-refundable application fee of $75 (check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express).

Non-degree seeking students are limited to a total of 24 semester hours and must reapply for admission each semester. Work earned as a non-degree seeking student may be applied toward a degree only after you have reapplied and met assured admission requirements.

Courses completed as a non-degree seeking student will not be considered in your admission decision. Students admitted under this option are not eligible for Financial Aid. For more information, contact Jodi Torrez, Assistant Director, jt11@txstate.edu.

If you have a Bachelor's degree and wish to enroll in undergraduate level courses you should apply for admission as a Non-degree Seeking through the Graduate College.


Visiting (Transient) Student Admission

Admission as a visiting student is only available for the summer sessions. If you have completed college work and are working toward a degree at another college or university you may be considered for admission to Texas State as a visiting student. To qualify for admission, you must be in good academic standing at your current institution.

To apply for admission as visiting student, you should complete and submit the following to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the admission deadline:

  • The ApplyTexas Transient Student application, be sure to list all the colleges and universities previously attended.
  • A current transcript indicating good academic standing or a Statement of Good Standing from your current institution.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75 (check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express).

Once you have completed your summer coursework, you may request a transcript for use at your home institution. Credit and grade points earned as a visiting student will not be used toward admission to Texas State at a future date. For more information, contact Jodi Torrez, Assistant Director, jt11@txstate.edu.

If you wish to live in a residence hall, please contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life at 512.245.2382 or stop by their office in J.C. Kellam building, suite 381.


Early Admission

Texas State's Early Admission Program offers local high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take courses at Texas State while still in high school. The program may be for you if you have a B average (or higher), meet or exceed the university's freshman assured admission requirements, and have the recommendation of your high school counselor or principal. PSAT scores will be used in lieu of SAT or ACT scores until they become available. All usual freshman deadlines apply. For more information contact Anni Judkins, Assistant Director, anni@txstate.edu.

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.