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Texas State University


When applying to Texas State, your overall academic record is the most important part of your application, but we'll also look at what you've done outside the classroom. Look at our freshman admission requirements to learn what it takes to become a Bobcat.

Ready to Apply?

To complete your application, make sure you follow each of the steps below. It is important that you submit all documentation before the priority date for full consideration.

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Upcoming Priority Dates

Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020
Spring 2020
November 15, 2019
Summer 2020
March 1, 2020
Fall 2020
March 1, 2020

Step 1

Fill out the ApplyTexas application

Fill out parts I and II of the freshman application at It is important to 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)

While we do not require an essay for admission, we highly recommend that you submit one. If you choose to submit an essay, select one of the three topics on our Admission Essay webpage. You can submit your essay via your ApplyTexas account.

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. Your 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 (Eligible students may receive a fee waiver)

Pay your nonrefundable $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).

Application Status

Once you’ve applied, you can Check Your Application Status online.

Have a Question about Applying?

Visit our frequently asked questions.