Additional Admission Categories


Second Bachelor's Degree

Texas State welcomes students who are pursuing a second bachelor's degree. To apply, please complete and submit the following by the transfer admission priority date:

  • 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.

An evaluation of previous course work will be done if you are admitted to Texas State. After which, you are able to meet with your Academic Advisor and they will determine which courses from your first degree will apply toward your second bachelor’s degree.

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 appropriate priority date:

  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 priority date:

  • The ApplyTexas Transient Student application, be sure to list all the colleges and universities previously attended.
  • A current transcript indicating good academic 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 course work, 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 Department of Housing and Residential Life at 512.245.2382 or stop by their office.


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) and meet or exceed the university's freshman assured admission requirements. PSAT scores will be used in lieu of SAT or ACT scores until they become available. You will be required to submit a letter of recommendation from your high school counselor or principal. All usual freshman priority dates 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.


Individual Review

Applicants who have been out of high school for at least three years and have 0-29 transferable credit hours may be considered for admission on an individual basis. Applicants must submit an official high school transcript validating high school graduation or GED completion certificate. The high school transcript or GED certificate, college transcript(s), application including one essay (Topic C) and information on extracurricular activities, and the $75 application fee must be submitted by the appropriate priority date. No test score is required for admission review, but test score submission is recommended.


Special Talent Program

Students who receive a Fine Arts or Athletic Scholarship and are recommended for admission by the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication or the Director of Athletics, but do not meet Assured, Admission Review or Individual Review admission requirements, may be granted admission to Texas State. Freshman students admitted under the Special Talent Program must rank in the top three quarters of their high school class. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA. The university president may authorize exceptions to this policy.