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Visiting Student Program

Are you currently pursuing a graduate degree at another institution but found a graduate course offered at Texas State that's not available at your primary institution? If so, you can enroll in graduate courses at Texas State with the approval of the dean of The Graduate College, the graduate advisor, and your primary institution. The intent of this program is for you to earn degree credit at Texas State that will transfer back to your primary institution; therefore, credit earned as a visiting student may not be eligible for Texas State degree programs should you decide to pursue one at later time.

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall June 15 June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I April 15 March 15
Summer II June 1 No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.

Application Fee(s)

  • $10 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).


  • transcripts not required

GRE Scores

  • GRE scores not required


Domestic applicants

Return the visiting student form signed by all appropriate parties for The Graduate College dean to approve at least two weeks prior to registration. The form must be completed prior to enrollment each term you study as a visiting student.

International applicants

  • visiting student form (see above)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (see below)

  All applicants should review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.