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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.

Apply for Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 now!

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.

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 2021 Summer 2021 Fall 2021
Spring 2021
November 15, 2020
Summer 2021
March 1, 2021
Fall 2021
March 1, 2021

Step 1

Fill out an online Application for Admission

Freshman applications are available at ApplyTexas or Coalition for College. It is important to fill out all sections of the application completely. Need help? Check out the ApplyTexas Help Page or connect with the Coalition HelpDesk for assistance.

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 application or send by email.

Step 3

Send your high school transcript

Your high school's counseling office can send your transcript directly to us. Ask your school counselor for assistance. Your transcript must include your class rank or a statement from your school that says it does not rank.
NOTE: Copies are currently being accepted by email.

Step 4

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 5

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).

Step 6

Send your SAT or ACT scores (not required)

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.

Application Status

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

Have a Question about Applying?

Visit our frequently asked questions.