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For all 2021 terms, Texas State University will not require SAT or ACT test scores for students ranked in the top 75% of their high school classes for admission to the university, application to the Honors College, or for consideration for Assured and Competitive Scholarships. Additional information and updates related to COVID-19 may be found on our FAQ page.
Why Texas State?
Texas State gives each student the opportunities and support they need to reach their full potential. We’re one of the largest public universities in Texas, but with small classes (median class is 23), a warm, inviting campus and robust student services, we cultivate a culture of inclusiveness.
With majors in nearly 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, students will find limitless ways to build their futures.
If we can help you or one of your students, please let us know. Thank you for your dedication to helping students access higher education opportunities. We value your partnership and welcome your questions and feedback.
Students ranked in the top 75% of their high school classes will not be required to submit an SAT or ACT test score. Students applying without an SAT or ACT will receive a holistic review of their application, which includes consideration of their high school curriculum, level of courses taken, grades earned, admission essay(s) and extracurricular involvement/leadership/community service/work experience throughout their high school career. While not a requirement for admission, if a student wishes to send an SAT or ACT score to Texas State, we will accept the scores from the testing service (College Board or ACT), from the high school transcript or from a student’s score report.
The Honors College will consider admitted students for all 2021 terms for admission to the Honors College without an SAT or ACT score.
Texas State will consider admitted freshmen for all 2021 terms for Assured and Competitive Scholarships without an SAT or ACT score. Students applying without an SAT or ACT will receive a holistic review of their application, which will include consideration of their high school curriculum, level of courses taken, high school rank/percentile, grades earned, and may include admission essay(s) and extracurricular involvement/leadership/community service/work experience throughout their high school career. To be considered for Competitive Scholarships, students will also need to complete and submit a Texas State scholarship application via the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS) by December 15th.
In addition to FAFSA or TASFA documentation, Texas State University will accept Fee Waiver documentation from ACT, SAT, NACAC or documentation of eligibility for Free and Reduced Lunch. The documentation can be sent by scanned email attachment, mail or fax. Visit our Fee Waiver page for a full listing of options.
Texas State University will accept high school transcripts as a PDF from the high school counselor, a PDF from the student, or from any of the following electronic transcript services: TREX, Naviance, Parchment, Scribbles, Scoir. Official transcripts are not required for application review or admission.
Texas State University encourages students to share any changes to their educational process due to COVID-19 as part of their application. This information will be used as part of the holistic review process.
Download a printable PDF document with the 2021 Application Review information below.
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The Admissions Process
Admissions Priority Dates
We highly encourage students to submit all application materials by these dates.
Learn the ins and outs of the freshman application process.
Application Fee & Waiver
The application fee is required. Fee waivers are available for students who qualify.
Students may submit an application on ApplyTexas.org. Ensure that the correct term of entry is selected.
AP Test Information
Texas State will award college credit hours to students who have taken AP tests and earned a 3 or higher.
Help your students become eligible to play NCAA Division I athletics at Texas State.
NCAA Eligibility form (PDF, 564 KB)
Paying for College
Cost of Attendance
Attending Texas State is an affordable investment for the future.
TXST Scholarship Application
Learn how to find scholarship opportunities and help students apply for them using the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS).
Learn more about assured admission standards and our review process.
Additional Applicant Types
Non-Ranking High Schools
Students from non-ranking high schools will be considered for admission based on an individual review.
Texas Private High Schools
Students must meet college readiness standards, as set forth by state law.
Learn more about the specific requirements to apply to Texas State as a homeschooled student.
Early College High Schools
Students who graduate from an Early College program and are admitted to Texas State will be classified as freshmen, not transfer students.
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Our enthusiastic staff is here to support you and your students. Feel free to connect with the counselor for your region.