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Admission Requirements

There are four different sets of admissions requirements for McCoy College depending on how many hours of college-level coursework (completed after high school graduation) you have completed and posted to TXST record at the time of your application.


Zero Hours After High School

Students with no college coursework completed after high school graduation

Eligibility to Apply: Students with less than 30 hours of college coursework do not have any specific course prerequisites needed to apply

Automatic Admission: Must meet requirements for Freshman Assured Admission

Competitive Review Admission: There is no competitive review process for students with less than 30 hours. Once a student has 30+ hours completed, they may reapply to McCoy College using  30+ hours admission criteria.


1-29 Hours After High School

Students with 1-29 hours of college coursework completed after high school graduation

Eligibility to Apply: Students with less than 30 hours of college coursework do not have any specific course prerequisites needed to apply

Automatic Admission: Must meet requirements for Assured Admission for Transfer Students

Competitive Review Admission: There is no competitive review process for students with less than 30 hours. Once a student has 30+ hours completed, they may reapply to McCoy College using  30+ hours admission criteria.


30+ Hours After High School

Students with 30 or more hours of college coursework completed after high school graduation

Eligibility to Apply: Students with 30+ hours must have the following three courses (or their approved equivalents) completed and posted to their TXST record to apply:

  • ENG 1310 (College Writing I)
  • ENG 1320 (College Writing II)
  • MATH 1329 (Mathematics for Business & Economics II)

Automatic Admission: Must meet requirements for Assured Admission for Transfer Students AND have an overall GPA of a 3.25 or higher

Competitive Review Admission: Applicants with an overall GPA below a 3.25 but at least a 2.50 or higher will be considered for admission through a competitive review process. The review is based on grades earned in ENG 1310, ENG 1320 and MATH 1329.


Second Degree Seeker

Students who already have already earned a first bachelor degree

Eligibility to Apply: Students who have completed a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Automatic Admission: Earned an overall GPA of a 2.50 or higher in first degree

Competitive Review Admission: There is no competitive review process for second-degree seeking students. Once a student's first degree overall GPA has been earned, there are no opportunities to raise it and admission to McCoy College will never be possible


Additional Notes

  • Current Texas State students whose TXST GPA is below a 2.0 are not eligible to apply for McCoy College regardless of their overall GPA or assured admittance status. Students with a TXST GPA below a 2.0 must raise their TXST GPA to a 2.0 or higher in order to apply.
  • Students who are not admitted to McCoy College (with the exception of second-degree-seeking students) will be considered for admission to Texas State as an Exploratory Professional (pre-business) student and may be advised by PACE Advising Services (incoming freshmen) or University College Advising Services (transfer students and current Texas State students).