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How to Apply: International Students

Please complete the following application steps (submit necessary information, fill out forms, etc.) by the appropriate priority date. Also, note that the scholarship deadline is earlier than the application priority date.

For additional information, please also see our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Step 1

Submit Your Application

The application must be completed online using the ApplyTexas Application (we will not accept mail-in forms). It is important that you fill out all sections of your application completely. Remember, the International Application is only for students who have, or are seeking, an F-1 student visa. All other non-citizens should use the U.S. application.

Applicants needing a visa to enter the U.S. should complete all application requirements at least a month before the posted priority date to ensure time to complete the process.

Step 2

Send Your School Documents

Students must submit full transcripts (records of ALL courses taken and marks earned for each semester/year of both secondary school and college), as well as graduation/school leaving exam results, and certificates awarded. Original documents or copies that have been certified by your school or a U.S. embassy/consulate official must be submitted. A certified English translation must accompany the original records if the original records are not in English.

Step 3

Send Your Test Scores

Have the testing service send your scores directly to Texas State University. Please note that the SAT/ACT scores can be sent electronically, but English proficiency tests will need to be mailed by the testing service. The TOEFL school code for Texas State University is 006667.

Freshman Requirements

Students who (when they apply) have attended at least two years of school in the U.S. must provide SAT/ACT scores and meet regular freshman admission standards

Students who do not meet the two-year requirement in the U.S. must meet English Language Proficiency Requirements. Students may take the SAT/ACT in place of English language testing, but will need to meet the regular freshman admission standards if they do. For students who take both the SAT/ACT and English Language testing, the language testing will be used first to make an admission decision. Student who plan to participate in intercollegiate athletics are required to meet SAT score requirements for NCAA purposes. 

Transfer Requirements

Students must meet English Language Proficiency Requirements. Transfer students who have completed English Composition/College Writing I & II with grades of "C" or better in a U.S. college or university do not have to submit English language testing scores. 

Step 4

Await Notification

Most applications will be evaluated and you will be notified of a decision, initially by email, within a week of completion. During this time, you can become familiar with the remaining steps you will need to take, but do not complete them until you have been admitted. You can also check out the International Office website.

If you have any questions about the international process above, please email For questions about the immigration/visa process AFTER you have been admitted, please contact the International Office or visit their website.

Step 5

Complete Next Steps After Admission

Getting admitted is only the first step before you can enroll at Texas State University. If you are applying for, or already have an F-1 student visa, learn about your immigration steps here. Once you have been formally admitted, the International Office will be your primary point of contact if you will use a student visa. We will be happy to help you connect with them if needed.

There are several additional actions that must be completed before you can attend Texas State. If you have specific questions, please refer to the offices referenced in the next steps for admitted students. Answers to most of your questions can be found by typing the subject into the search box on the Texas State University homepage.


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