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Steps to Apply

Step 1

Submit the online ApplyTexas application.

Visit ApplyTexas to submit an application for your program of interest. We encourage you to submit it (and the other items in these steps) well in advance of the deadline. For more information, review:


Step 2

Submit nonrefundable application fees.

We encourage you to pay your application and international evaluation fees within the ApplyTexas application. If submitting payment after completing the ApplyTexas application, please pay online through our secure portal TouchNet. For more information, review:


Step 3

Submit copies of official transcripts and certifications.

One copy of your official, complete transcripts (including all marks sheets) must be uploaded via the Graduate College’s Graduate Admissions Document Upload (GADU) tool. Official transcripts (including all marks sheets) will be required if admission is granted. Please visit Required Documents and Submit Documents for more information.


Step 4

Submit official TOEFL or IETLS scores.

TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for admission consideration. Please have your scores sent directly to The Graduate College from the testing center. Use Texas State's institution code, 006667, when requesting TOEFL scores. For more information, review:


Step 5

Submit official GRE or GMAT scores (if required).

If your intended program of study requires GRE or GMAT scores for admission consideration, please have the official scores sent directly to The Graduate College from the testing center using Texas State's institution code, 006667. For more information, review:


Step 6

Submit program requirements.

Most graduate programs require additional application documents. Please review the admission requirements for your program of study and submit only documents required by the program. For more information, review:


Step 7

Check application status online.

You can check the status of your application online after submitting the ApplyTexas application. Your status check will reflect the dates of items received by our office. If a date is missing, the item has not been received and is still required. For more information, review:


Step 8

Review important information if you are admitted.

If you are admitted, your immigration documents will be processed through Texas State University's International Office. Other offices are available to provide information regarding housing, financial aid, and other important services. For more information, review:


STEP 9

Submit Official Transcripts.

Official, complete transcripts (including all marks sheets) must be sent by the accredited university that granted your degree(s). Transcripts must be submitted in an university-sealed envelope to The Graduate College. Please visit Required Documents and Submit Documents for more information.