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If you do not meet the SAT/ACT Scores but rank in the top three quartiles (top 75%) of your class and earn one of these diploma types or their equivalent — Distinguished, Recommended, Distinguished Achievement, Foundation with Endorsements and recommended math and science courses, or Foundation with recommended math and science courses — your application will be reviewed through our holistic review process. Texas State will consider your high school curriculum, admission essay(s), extracurricular involvement, leadership, community service, work experience, quality and competitive level of courses taken and grades earned, in addition to other factors presented in your application.

Every applicant who doesn't meet assured admissions requirements and is ranked in the top 75 percent of his or her class is automatically reviewed.

If your test scores and rank will place you into our review process, we encourage you to thoroughly complete Part II of the ApplyTexas application, and submit an essay on one of the listed topics that will allow readers to gain insight about you not reflected on your transcript or test scores.

If time permits, you may retest before the application deadline for the purposes of raising your test scores to gain a more competitive advantage in the review process.

We strongly encourage anyone who is not offered freshman admission to attend another college, complete 30 hours of transferable credit with a minimum GPA of a 2.25, and apply for transfer admission.

High School curriculum should include...

Prospective freshman students may increase their chances of being admitted for the Fall 2017 semester by taking the following curriculum:

  • Four credits of English, including English I-IV
  • Four credits of math, including algebra I & II, geometry and an additional advanced math
  • Four credits of science, including biology, chemistry, physics and an additional advanced science
  • Four credits of social studies, including one credit each of world or human geography, world history and U.S. history since 1877, and 1/2 credit each of U.S. government and economics
  • Two credits of the same foreign language
  • One credit of fine arts
  • One credit of physical education