Non-Degree

Non-Degree Non-Degree-Seeking Students

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Program Overview

Students who have earned a bachelor's degree and would like to enroll in undergraduate or graduate-level courses may apply for admission through The Graduate College as a non-degree seeking student. As a non-degree seeking student, you would not be pursuing any of our graduate programs, but may enroll for personal enrichment or to fulfill prerequisites for another program.


Once you have found the course(s) you would like to take, you will need to contact the appropriate graduate advisor or department chair for approval as some departments/programs do not admit non-degree-students while others may admit after evaluating course availability. Read more details about the document used to confirm approval.

Program Details

Contact The Graduate College for general questions about getting started with your application, funding your degree, and more. If you have program-specific questions after reviewing the program details, we encourage you to contact the following individuals.

For questions:
The Graduate College
gradcollege@txstate.edu
512.245.2581

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Application Deadlines

Semester U.S. Citizens International
Semester
Fall
U.S. Citizens
August 15
International
June 1
Semester
Spring
U.S. Citizens
January 10
International
October 1
Semester
Summer I
U.S. Citizens
May 30
International
March 15
Semester
Summer II
U.S. Citizens
July 1
International
No Admission

Application Deadline
While this program has a flexible deadline for admission consideration, class availability may be limited the closer you apply to the deadline.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Admission Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

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  •   Review important information about the online application.

    • $20 nonrefundable application fee
      OR
    • $60 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

      Review important information about application fees.

    • a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
    • an official transcript from the institution that shows your highest degree earned

      Review important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted.

  • GRE Scores

    • GRE not required

     TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS Scores for Business Administration applicants:

    Applicants are required to submit TOEFL, PTE, 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 and minimum individual module scores of
      • 19 listening
      • 19 reading
      • 19 speaking
      • 18 writing
    • official PTE scores required with a 52 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.

    TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS Scores for non-Business Administration applicants:

    Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

    • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
    • official PTE scores required with a 52 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.

  •   Obtain departmental signatures from the graduate advisor or department chair for all graduate-level course work listed on the form. Some departments/programs do not permit non-degree-seeking students to take their courses, while others will evaluate course availability before approving non-degree-seeking students.

    Undergraduate courses in the following areas also require approval:

    • business
    • chemistry
    • computer science
    • mathematics
    • nutrition

    You are responsible for:

    • confirming the form has been signed by the appropriate individuals. If the form does not have the correct signatures, it may be returned to you to obtain the required signatures, and your admission will be delayed.
    • contacting the department for required course prerequisites or overrides as some courses require override codes in the registration system prior to registration
    • completing this form each semester you enroll as a non-degree-seeking student

      Review important information about documents.

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    Athletic Training
    Communication Disorders
    Creative Writing
    Human Development and Family Sciences
    International Studies
    [Nutrition] Human Nutrition
    Professional Counseling
    School Improvement Ph.D.

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