Undergraduate Admissions

Are You Ready to Join the Stampede?

We believe that at MSU Texas, it is not just about what you learn, but who you learn with and from. Our close-knit community allows you to develop meaningful relationships with your peers, faculty, and staff, which can enrich your college experience in countless ways. From clubs and organizations to community service programs and research projects, there is something for everyone at MSU Texas. You will have the opportunity to engage in lively discussions, collaborate on projects, and learn from diverse perspectives all while enjoying the support from a broad campus community that cares about your well-being.

Attending MSU Texas is a life-changing decision that unlocks countless opportunities for you and your family. By providing a high-quality education at affordable cost, MSU Texas empowers you to create a brighter future without sacrificing financial stability. With the education and connections necessary for success, you will soon be on the path toward a fulfilling and prosperous life.

Join our Mustangs family today and experience firsthand the warmth and support of the vibrant MSU Texas community, affordable education, and wide range of opportunities that will help you shape your future.


Are you Helping a Future Mustang with the Admission Process?

We put together information that can assist you as you guide students through their decision-making and application process.

Resources for Parents & Family Resources for Guidance Counselors

I came on a tour my senior year of high school, and I could tell that MSU Texas was a tight-knit community. With this being a smaller school, I felt like it would be pretty easy to get involved compared to other campuses. I love the residence halls and the different options on campus.

Kristyn Gates, Class of 2025
Kristyn Gates, Class of 2025
Major: Social Work
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How to Apply to MSU Texas

STEP 1: Complete the ApplyTexas Application

The application is very straightforward. Once you have created your profile, you will be able to apply to MSU Texas.
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STEP 2: Submit Official Transcripts and Test Scores

All incoming students must submit transcripts from prior schools, including high school transcripts and, where applicable, dual credits earned from other two-year or four-year institutions.

First-Year Applicants

If you earned credit through Advanced Placement (AP) or the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), you can request your credits to be sent to us through the College Board.

If you have earned International Baccalaureate (IB) credits, visit IB America's Transcript Request.

Transfer Students

If you have earned fewer than 12 hours of college credit, you will need to submit your high school transcripts in addition to college transcripts.

International Students

If your transcripts are in a language other than English, you will also need to submit an official translation.

Please Note: We are a Test-Optional Institution.

What does "Test-Optional" mean and how does it affect me?

You have the option to decide whether or not you will submit ACT or SAT test scores without impact to our decision-making process.

Are there benefits to submitting my test scores?

Test scores can be used for math and English course placement. They won't substitute for credit, but with some degree programs starting at a higher course level, they could end up saving you time and money.

Additionally, some scholarship opportunities use test scores to determine eligibility.


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Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099

STEP 3: Submit Your Application Fee

  • First-time applicants (first-year or transfer students): You are able to pay your $40 application fee directly through the ApplyTexas application portal. Alternatively, you have the option to pay online via the link below.
  • If you are re-enrolling after a year+ absence, you are responsible only for the $10 re-enrollment fee.
  • International students will also need to pay an additional $50 fee to cover the additional cost incurred while evaluating international transcripts.
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Admission Requirements

First-Year Applicants

If this will be your first time applying to college full-time, you are a first-year applicant. Students who have earned dual credits are still considered first-year students.

Transfer & Guest Students

If you have attended another two-year or four-year college and have completed 18+ credit hours and intend to transfer to MSU Texas or attend for a limited time before returning to another college, check out the transfer requirements.

Returning Students

If you have attended MSU Texas in the past, you may be a returning student.
(See MSU ReBoot below to determine if you qualify for that program.)

International Students

If you are a nonimmigrant student who will need to obtain either an F-status or J-status visa to attend MSU Texas, you should consult the international requirements.

Dual Credit

If you are a high school or homeschool student interested in taking courses at MSU Texas for dual credit, the following requirements are for you.

MSU ReBoot

Were you an MSU student two or more years ago but left prior to completing your degree and owe a small balance?  You may qualify for the MSU ReBoot program.
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Interested in Redwine Honors Program?

Are you looking for a learning experience that allows you to take your interests to the next level? The Redwine Honors Program at MSU Texas offers a distinctive study option to bring out the best in you. Experience dynamic and enriched core and upper-level coursework, and enjoy increased experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, faculty-led research, and more.

Discover how pursuing the honors track at MSU Texas could be a rewarding path for you.

Priority Deadlines



For priority consideration for admission to MSU Texas, you should complete your application by March 1 for Fall or November 1 for Spring.

We will continue to consider all applications up to August 1 for Fall admits, December 1 for Spring, May 1 for Summer I and June 1 for Summer II.

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Financial Aid

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The FAFSA opens on December 31, 2023 and we encourage all students to submit their FAFSA as soon as possible.

Visit Financial Aid

See Additional Financial Aid Deadlines



If you would like the opportunity to select your own room, you will need to apply for housing by May 1.

If you plan to live in a Living and Learning Community, we encourage you to sign up early! Room assignments typically begin in early April.

Visit Residence Life & Housing

Check Your Admission Status

Once you've submitted your application, you can check its status on the Webworld/Banner Portal. There, you can see if your application is complete or if we need more information. Additionally, you can check if we have made a decision or not.
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Have You Decided on a Major?

Whether you know what you would like to study or you are still making that decision, we encourage you to look at our program pages to learn more about the majors we offer at MSU Texas. Read about the many hands-on learning opportunities available to you and the accomplishments of current and past students.

Now is the time to get excited about taking the lead in your education. We are here to support your goals and guide you to success.

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How Will You Pay for College?

At MSU Texas, we pride ourselves as being one of the more affordable universities in Texas. With the assistance of our Financial Aid office, learn more about the opportunities available to you to help make your college expenses manageable.

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Tuition & Cost of Attendance

We have put together a few resources to help you budget your college costs. The tuition and fees chart gives a base cost of your degree per semester. The cost of attendance adds additional direct and indirect costs attributed to college and is the foundation for financial aid packages. The Net Price Calculator factors in financial aid to help you plan for your actual costs.

Mustangs Guarantee

Are you a first-time student, Texas resident, Pell Grant eligible, and have a family combined annual adjusted gross income of $65,000 or less?

If so, the Mustangs Guarantee will cover the remaining balance of your tuition of 15+ credit hours each semester for up to four years.

Additional Resources

Last Modified: 04/18/2024