Texas State University is proud to have been designated a Top Military-Friendly University by Military Advanced Education's 2015 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities, ranked 16th in the nation in the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2015, and consistently ranked in the top 15% of military-friendly colleges by G.I. Jobs magazine since 2009.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes inquiries from interested military veterans. Veterans who have been out of high school for more than one semester should consider themselves transfer applicants and abide by the application procedures and admission criteria for transfer applicants. If you are in need of additional guidance regarding the admission process, contact J. Carlos Laird at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on veterans' benefits and services, including the GI Bill, Hazelwood and the certification process, is available at Veteran Affairs.
Students who have been out of high school for one semester or more and have attempted any post-secondary course work (e.g. college or university courses, online courses, military and/or technical training, etc.) are considered transfer applicants and must follow the application procedures and admission criteria for transfer students. Depending on which branch of the military you come from, veterans have options when applying for admission to Texas State.
*All prospective students, including veterans, are required to submit an official high school transcript (or GED certificate), regardless of the number of college hours earned or high school graduation date.
While not required, you may submit the JST for an official evaluation by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. It is recommended that you do so after being admitted to Texas State. After the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has performed its official evaluation, it will forward their recommendations to the Academic Advising Center of the college to which you have been accepted. The Advising Centers determine whether and how much JST course work can be applied to a Texas State degree.
Unlike the JST, the CCAF transcript is required, and must be submitted for admission purposes. Upon receipt of the transcript, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will perform an official evaluation of the course work. Upon request of the student, the Advising Center will determine whether and how much course work can be applied to a Texas State degree.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
429 N. Guadalupe Street
San Marcos, TX 78666
Test scores are not required for application purposes if a student’s date of high school graduation is three years or more prior to the semester in which they plan to enroll. However, applicants can submit scores if they wish to do so. Scores must be submitted if they are from within the three year period prior to enrollment and/or if the applicant has not completed at least 30 transferable hours at the time of application.
Students wishing to utilize federal veteran benefits must be enrolled in courses for a specific degree-seeking program. A list of undergraduate degree programs can be found here.
Former Texas State students who are members of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard who withdrew from Texas State as a result of a call to active duty are eligible to re-enroll without paying an application fee. The student must return within a year of being released from active duty.
To re-enroll please submit the Returning Military Information form along with a copy of the DD-214 with release information or a letter from the commander with release information.