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Incoming freshmen accepted to Texas State and admitted to the Honors College usually meet or exceed at least one of the following criteria. 

  • Top 10 percent of high school graduating class
  • ACT composite score of 27
  • SAT score of 1270 (calculated as Math + Verbal scores)
  • Completed the AP Capstone Program

Transfer students and currently enrolled Texas State students should have a GPA of 3.25 or greater. View the Transfer Planning Guide.  Students who are currently members of an honors program should review the Transfer Student information page.

Deadline Information

The Honors College accepts applications on a rolling basis so there is no deadline for Honors College applications.


  • Incoming freshmen planning to enroll in a fall semester must apply and be admitted by March 1 in order to register for Honors courses during New Student Orientation. Applicants accepted after March 1 will be unable to register for Honors classes until the late registration period in August.
  • Incoming transfer students will not receive priority registration benefits until their first enrolled semester at Texas State University.
  • Current Texas State students must apply and be admitted before 5 p.m. September 1 or February 1 to ensure the benefit of priority registration.

Application FAQs

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If you still have questions about applying, please call us at 512.245.2266.