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Graduation Requirements


  • Earn a minimum 2.0 Texas State GPA
  • Complete the two required General Studies courses with a 'C' or higher
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.25 in each minor
  • Earn a 'C' or higher in all minor courses
  • Complete 12 advanced hours in each minor
  • Earn a minimum of 120 degree hours


To qualify for graduation with a bachelor’s degree, a student must complete, through Texas State coursework, at least 25 percent of the minimum number of semester hours required for the degree; within this requirement, at least 24 semester hours must be advanced and at least 12 hours of the advanced work must be completed in the major at Texas State. Additionally, at least 24 semester hours of the last 30 hours completed that are required for the degree must be taken at Texas State. Correspondence, extension, and off-campus coursework completed through Texas State may be applied toward residency requirements. Credit-by-examination may not be applied toward residency.


Updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

For a live version of this policy, view the "Residency Requirements" area of this section of the Undergraduate Catalog


  • 3.4-3.59 will graduate cum laude.
  • 3.6-3.79 will graduate magna cum laude.
  • 3.8-4.00 will graduate summa cum laude.

Effective Summer 2012, to be eligible for graduation with honors, a student seeking a baccalaureate degree must have completed a minimum of 54 semester credit hours preceding graduation at Texas State. Calculation of the GPA to determine honors status is based on all Texas State work applied to the first baccalaureate degree, including work completed in the final semester.


Hours earned through Texas State correspondence courses and extension courses are counted in the hours required to be eligible for honors and in the GPA calculation for honors. Hours earned through Texas State credit-by-examination, work/life experience, and other courses receiving “CR” (pass/fail) grades are counted in the hours required to be eligible for honors, but do not count in the GPA calculation. Remedial courses with a “CR” grade and graduate courses are not counted in either the hours required or the GPA calculation for honors.


Transfer students who have earned at least 54 semester hours at Texas State are eligible to graduate with honors if their Texas State GPA meets the above criteria. Students earning second baccalaureate degrees are eligible for graduation with honors if they complete 54 or more hours at Texas State in pursuit of the second degree.


Updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2017


For a live version of this policy, view the "Graduation with Honors" area of this section of the Undergraduate Catalog



Per the 2015 Correspondence Studies HandbookTexas State students taking the final exam on the Texas State campus in San Marcos or Round Rock should schedule the exam a minimum of four weeks before they need the course grade to be posted to their transcript. Students who have a final exam proctored off-campus should allow five weeks for the final grade to be reported to the Texas State Registrar. However, please note that U.S. Postal Service delivery time may affect the receipt of a final exam.


Updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2017. See "Handbook" for official policy.