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.
|Fall||June 15||June 1|
|Spring||October 15||October 1|
|Summer I||April 15||March 15|
|Summer II||June 1||No Admission|
The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.
- $10 nonrefundable application fee
- $50 nonrefundable international credential fee (if applicable)
Effective Fall 2019 and beyond
- $20 nonrefundable application fee
- $60 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
Review important information about application fees.
- transcripts not required
- GRE not required
- visiting student form requiring:
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.
Some departments/programs do not permit visiting students to take their courses, while others will evaluate course availability before approving visiting students.
- visiting student form (see above)
- TOEFL or IELTS scores (see below)
Review important information about documents, including the submission instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU). You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.
TOEFL or IELTS Scores
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 important information about official test scores.
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