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How to Apply: Freshman

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In order for your application to be considered complete, and for an admission decision to be made, it must consist of the following items. It is important that you submit all documentation before the priority date for full consideration.

In addition to submitting a complete application, students must meet college readiness standards through the completion of a high school graduation program or equivalent or through SAT or ACT score benchmarks. For more information, visit our State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy web page. 

Step 1

Fill out the ApplyTexas application

Fill out parts I and II of the freshman application at It is important you fill out all sections of the application completely. Need help? Check out the ApplyTexas Help Page for quick answers.

Step 2

Complete an essay (optional)

Choose one essay from topics A, B, or C. (While we do not require an essay for admission, we highly recommend that you submit one.)

Step 3

Send your high school transcript

Your high school's counseling office can send your official transcript directly to us. Ask your guidance counselor for assistance. (Transcript must include your class rank or a statement from your school that says it does not rank.)

Step 4

Send your SAT or ACT scores

Take the ACT or SAT and have your scores sent to Texas State. Our ACT code number is 4178 and our SAT code number is 6667. New test scores can be sent as they become available. We will take the highest composite score from one test date.

Step 5

Pay the application fee or receive a fee waiver

Pay your non-refundable $75 application fee. Fee waivers are available to students who qualify based on need.

Step 6

Send college transcripts (if applicable)

If you have completed or are taking any dual credit or dual enrollment college courses, send us your official transcript(s). 

Limited Access Programs

Learn more about additional admission requirements for any degree program in the McCoy College of Business.

Also, there are some majors that require you to start as a "pre-major" and/or meet specific program entry requirements to be admitted to that major or accepted into that degree program.

Learn more about admissions priority dates.