Off-Campus Checklist

Follow the steps below to help you prepare for taking courses off-campus and transferring them back to Texas State.

Step One:

Review the Transfer Course Policies below to determine if you are eligible to take courses off-campus for your degree

Step Two:

Make sure the course(s) you select will transfer back to Texas State correctly to apply toward your remaining degree requirements

Step Three:

Request an official transcript from your transfer institution(s) to be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Texas State

Transfer Course Policies

  • 24 of your last 30 hours of credit before graduation must be taken through Texas State
  • 50% of your business courses must be taken through Texas State
  • You must have 24 advanced hours taken through Texas State, 12 of the 24 advanced hours must be in your major
  • For BBA students, only 72 hours of community/junior college credit may be applied toward BBA degree requirements
  • For BA Economics students, only 66 hours of community/junior college credit may be applied toward their BA degree requirements
  • Upper-level (advanced courses) equivalents are typically not available at community/junior colleges

Resources for Finding Transferable Courses

  • Use the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide to verify the course(s) you take off-campus will transfer as a direct equivalent back to Texas State
    • Important Note: If the course you are interested in taking is not featured on the equivalency guide, this may indicate it is not transferable. If this is the case, we recommend contacting our advising center to verify transferability (512.245.1993 or
  • For General Education Core Curriculum Courses: If you cannot find a direct equivalent course to one at Texas State, you can also use the Core Curriculum Web Center to confirm the course you take is core coded for the requirement you are planning to complete (i.e. Life Sciences - Core Code 030, Creative Arts - Core Coded 050, English Literature - Core Code 090/094)
  • For Free Electives: Free electives are any for-credit and non-developmental college-level courses of any subject of your choosing for which you meet prerequisites and have not yet taken. Total number of needed free elective hours will vary by student. Be sure to confirm with an advisor needed hours of free elective (if any) before taking additional coursework.

Taking a Prerequisite Course Off-Campus?

If you will be taking a course off-campus that is a prerequisite for a TXST course you plan to take in an upcoming semester, you will need to request a prerequisite override to register for the TXST course.

  • How to Request an Override: Use our Ask an Advisor Form and request a prerequisite override. You will need to provide proof of enrollment in your off-campus prerequisite course.
  • If you are granted an override, you MUST have your transfer credit posted to your TXST record by the following date(s) to avoid being dropped from TXST courses (if registered) that require the off-campus prerequisite:
    • May 25 at 5:00 p.m. for Summer 2022 classes
    • June 29 at 5:00 p.m. for Summer II 2022 classes (only applicable if you are completing a prerequisite course off-campus during summer I to be eligible to take a course at TXST in summer II)
    • August 18 at 5:00 p.m. for Fall 2022 classes

NOTE: If your transfer prerequisite course ends after the dates above, your request will be automatically denied.

To have your transfer credit posted to your TXST record, you must have an official transcript from your off-campus institution delivered electronically, by mail, or in-person to the TXST Undergraduate Admissions Office. For questions about sending transcripts or processing times for posting credit, please contact the TXST Undergraduate Admissions Office at 512.245.2364 or