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How to Apply: Transfers with 1-29 Hours

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Texas State accepts over 5,000 transfer students a year. For students with less than 30 transferable hours, we make the admission process simple: have a minimum 2.0 GPA in all transferable coursework and meet freshman admission standards.

Keep in mind that test credits like AP, IB, and CLEP are not used for admission purposes.

Transfer Procedures

To apply, follow the steps below. We encourage you to check your application status online throughout the process.

Want to know what course credits will transfer? Use our course equivalency guide to figure it out.


Step 1

Fill out the ApplyTexas application

Fill out parts I and II on the ApplyTexas Application. Need help? Check out the ApplyTexas Help Page for quick answers.

Step 2

Complete an essay

Choose one essay from topics A, B, C or E.

(We recommend C.)

Step 3

Send your high school transcript

Your transcript can be sent directly from your high school's counseling office. Talk to your guidance counselor for questions about ordering one.

Step 4

Send your official college transcripts

Texas State requires an official transcript from every college and University you have attended. Talk to your previous colleges to request official transcripts.

Step 5

Send your SAT or ACT test scores

Take the ACT or SAT and have those scores sent to Texas State. Our ACT code is #4178 and our SAT I code is # 6667. You can always send us updated test scores. We will take the highest composite score from one test date.

Step 6

Provide a current resume

Provide either a resume of your high school activities, awards, and employment, or a traditional professional resume, whichever is more appropriate to your current situation.

Step 7

Pay the application fee or receive a fee waiver

Pay your non-refundable $75 application fee. We do offer some fee waivers based on need.

Step 8

University Housing

Some students may be required to live on campus. Click here to review the University Housing Policy.


Limited Access Programs

Students considering any degree program in the McCoy College of Business should click here to view additional admission requirements. 

Also, there are some majors that require you to start as a "pre-major" until you have met specific program entry requirements to be admitted to that major.

For admissions deadlines, click here.