Getting Started Transfer Steps
Texas State University offers junior- and senior- level courses for select degree programs at the Round Rock Campus. Choose one of the several dynamic majors designed to enhance your knowledge and advance your career. Visit the Bachelor's Degrees page to see the programs offered here.
The RRC has several opportunities for you to see the campus and learn more about its program offerings.
The Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS) is designed to offer students the opportunity to earn college credit for prior learning assessment (PLA), such as work/life experience and non-collegiate instruction. This online session will overview the degree including transfer course requirements and admission in addition to degree opportunities, options and policies.
Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education). Be TXSTeacher Prepared! Texas State University continues to produce more public school teachers than any other university-based Education Preparation Program in Texas. The bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education) will prepare you to teach students in Early Childhood - 6th Grade, along with English as a Second Language certification. This online information session will provide you with information about the degree, the Round Rock campus experience, essential insights for transferring into this program, and contact information for those who can answer any questions you may have. Please watch the video and download the PowerPoint slides for future reference.
As the Round Rock Campus offers junior- and senior-level courses for select degree programs, it is important for you to follow a University Transfer Planning Guide to ensure you are pursuing the correct lower-level courses at a local community college for your degree program of interest. We encourage you to use these documents as soon as you decide on a degree program to avoid spending time and money taking unnecessary courses.
Now that you have a listing of required courses for your desired degree plan, complete the freshman- and sophomore-level courses at either the San Marcos Campus or an area community college. Remember the RRC offers junior- and senior- (upper-level) courses only.
If you already have transfer credits, compare your transcripts with the required courses listed on the Transfer Planning Guide and mark the courses you believe you have completed. You may use the Transfer Equivalency Guides to assist you in determining course equivalencies. (Out of state and private institution coursework may require further review after admission to the University.)
If you need to take additional prerequisites prior to applying, be sure to:
- Print your Transfer Planning Guide
- Consult an area community college advisor
- Only enroll courses you know for certain you have not completed at another institution.
Prospective undergraduate students also have the opportunity to submit transcript(s) for evaluation prior to applying to Texas State University. To find out how your courses would transfer, you may submit your transcript(s) after you have earned a minimum of 45 credit hours or after completion of the majority of your freshman/sophomore level courses. Round Rock Campus students will be notified when their transcripts have been evaluated by providing contact information. Be sure to send official transcripts from all institutions attended to Undergraduate Admissions at Texas State University.
WHEN TO APPLY
As soon as you have completed the majority of your freshman- and sophomore-level coursework, it is time to apply. Keep in mind that the application process takes up to several weeks for processing so apply early. For specific transfer deadlines, please visit the Application Priority Dates website.
To be considered for transfer admission, students must complete the following application steps and requirements:
- ApplyTexas Application: Go to ApplyTexas.org to complete Part I of the Transfer Application. Only Part I is required; an essay and listing of work history/extracurricular activity is NOT required. (Show your interest in attending the RRC by selecting your desired campus as the “Round Rock Campus” toward the end of the application.)
- Submit Transcripts: Texas State requires an official transcript from EACH college or university attended in addition to your high school transcript. Please note that you are responsible for contacting each school and requesting the transcript. In order to expedite the process, it is recommended that you sent your official transcript electronically from each school you attended. You are also welcome to drop them off on the RRC in the Avery Building, Suite 201.
- Pay the Application Fee: There is a non-refundable application fee. (A fee waiver is available if you have full Pell Grant eligibility.)
- Monitor Admission Status: You may monitor your admission status online on the Application Status Check website. Admissions will update your status once a decision has been made in addition to sending you an email notifying you of your admission decision and next steps.
If you are planning to utilize financial aid to pay for your tuition and fees, we recommend that you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. Ensure that you include Texas State University’s School Code, which is 003615. Submit your FAFSA no later than March 15 each year to maximize your eligibility. Go to finaid.txstate.edu for the application steps, requirements and details regarding Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Upon admission to Texas State, your next step is to sign up for New Student Orientation (NSO)
Completing NSO is required of all students before they can enroll at Texas State University. Participating in orientation helps you know what to expect when you arrive on campus and become familiar with the many resources we have available to ensure your success.
Within one to two business days of receiving your completed orientation quiz, an admissions representative will contact you to schedule your new student advising appointment. If you are a BAAS or Education major, you will meet with the Round Rock Campus academic advisor. Otherwise, follow the directions of your major.
During your appointment, your advisor will determine your core satisfaction requirements and assist you with developing an educational plan.
If your advisor deems you are ready to start at the RRC, your orientation and advising requirements will be satisfied and you will be eligible to register barring no other holds on your account. Learn how to register for classes by viewing a video tutorial on the Registrar's Office webpage.
***Please Note: State Law (Senate Bill 1107) requires all new students up to the age of 21 to provide proof of immunization for bacterial meningitis. Step-by-step instructions on how to upload your documentation, information about exemptions, and where to get the meningitis vaccination can be found on the Texas State Health Center website.