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Freshman Admission

There's a lot waiting for you as a freshman at Texas State — nearly 100 bachelor's degree choices, Personalized Academic & Career Exploration (PACE), plenty of ways to get involved and a friendly, diverse campus filled with Bobcat Pride. Applying to Texas State is the first step to an exciting university life, and we're glad you're interested in becoming a Bobcat. 

Freshman Applicant Resources

Who is a freshman applicant?

Freshman applicants are current high school students who plan on attending Texas State the semester after high school graduation. They are also students who have already graduated from high school but have not taken any classes at a college or university.

Application Process

When applying to Texas State, your overall academic record is the most important part of your application, but we'll also look at what you've done outside the classroom. Look at our freshman requirements to learn what it takes to become a Bobcat.

It is also important to follow the steps outlined on the How to Apply page to ensure that your application is complete before the appropriate admission priority date.

Admission Essay

We highly encourage students to write one essay for their application. You can find the essay topics and learn about writing essentials that make for a good essay on our Admission Essay web page.

If you have already submitted your application, please log in to your ApplyTexas account if you wish to add an essay.

Additional Requirements

Majors within the McCoy College of Business can be classified as Limited Access, as student enrollment is limited each semester. The affected majors include accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and computer information systems.