Applicants to the Graduate College must submit an application through ApplyTexas. The following terms are available: Summer 2013, Fall 2013, and Spring 2014. Programs are listed under the terms that applications are accepted. Not all programs permit applications for every term. Applicants should review the admission terms, deadlines, and requirements for their program of choice.
When submitting an application through ApplyTexas, applicants should use the last name under which they last attended the university to avoid multiple ID numbers and help expedite the processing of their application. Official name changes must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office: http://www.registrar.txstate.edu/our-services/personal-info-update.html.
Applicants wishing to change programs or apply to more than one program will be required to submit a separate application and application fee for each program. Admission into one graduate program does not guarantee admission into others.
Applicants wishing to change their application to a future terms will be required to submit a new application and pay the application fee.
After all admission materials have been received by the Office of the Graduate College, an applicant’s graduate point average will be calculated and an admission recommendation will be made by the program graduate faculty. Final admission decisions are made by the Dean of the Graduate College. For most programs, an admission decision will follow within three to four weeks from the time all application materials have been received. The number of applicants for a particular program influences the response time for decisions. After an application decision has been made, the applicant will receive an email notification from the Office of the Graduate College. Degree seeking applicants will also receive a letter via U.S. mail. Applicants may also check the status of their application online using Self Service Banner.
Applicants pursuing a doctoral degree or second master’s degree may need to resubmit transcripts from other institutions, since student admission files are retained for only five years after graduate program completion.
Students who have been admitted and do not enroll for the initial term of acceptance may contact the Office of the Graduate College for options. Acceptance for future terms is not guaranteed.
After admission to a program, students are expected to enroll each fall and spring term (with summer being an option). If a student does not enroll in each spring/fall term, and it has been less than a year since enrollment, the Update Application Form may be used to update registration rather than a new application and fee through ApplyTexas. Students should review the meningitis policy, http://www.healthcenter.txstate.edu/meningitis.
After the initial enrollment in a degree program, any student who does not enroll within a one-year period will be required to submit a new application and application fee. Please review any enrollment requirements which relate to your program of study, as well as the meningitis policy. http://www.healthcenter.txstate.edu/meningitis.
Contact the Office of the Graduate College at (512) 245-2581 regarding any questions about the application process.