Undergraduate Application Deadlines
- Fall: August 1
- Spring: December 1
- Summer I: May 15
- Summer II: June 15
You have considered where you are and where you want to be. We are looking forward to helping you begin your journey toward a bachelor's degree. Your university career starts here.
Students who have recently graduated or soon will graduate from high school are considered beginning undergraduates, even if a student has completed transferable college credit while in high school. If a student is not a recent high school graduate or received a GED, but has completed less than 12 transferable credit hours, then that student is also considered a beginning undergraduate student and should follow the requirements outlined for beginning undergraduate applicants.
If you have completed more than 12 transferable credit hours, please see admission instructions for transfer students.
Complete an online application through ApplyTexas.org and pay the $45 non-refundable application fee at ApplyTexas.
Alternatively, you may pay the application fee directly to SHSU after completing your application through ApplyTexas.org. We will receive your application within 24 hours of submission and after that period of time, you may mail a check to the Undergraduate Admissions Office or pay the application fee with a credit or debit card.
Qualifying students may submit an application fee waiver request to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Ask your high school to send an electronic official transcript to Sam Houston State University (code: 003606).
Please note that faxed or emailed transcripts are not accepted.
Or mail an official high school transcript to:
Sam Houston State University
Undergraduate Admissions Office
Huntsville, TX 77341-2418
Contact the appropriate testing agency to request an electronic submission of your test score be sent to SHSU.
The university will notify you about the status of your admission application. Alternately, you can check your admission application yourself by using the Application Status tool. Once admitted, visit the SHSU Online Newly Accepted Students page for your next steps.
|Class Ranking||ACT||SAT |
(Critical Reading and Math only)
|In top 25%||Automatic acceptance†||Automatic acceptance†|
|In 2nd quarter||20||960|
|In 3rd quarter||23||1060|
|In 4th quarter||Considered by review only.||Considered by review only.|
†Students automatically accepted into SHSU still need to submit test scores to be considered for certain scholarships.
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Per state law, TEC 51.803-51.809, Uniform Admissions Standards (UAS) require all students to meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be eligible for consideration for admission at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution.
*In order to claim curriculum equivalencies for a student applicant, the high school counselor or other school official must complete one of the two Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board exemption forms and attach the completed certification to the student’s high school transcript or diploma prior to submission to the admissions office.