Follow the steps below to help you prepare for taking courses off-campus and transferring them to Texas State:
1. Consider the policies regarding off-campus coursework and determine if they are applicable to your situation
- 24 of your last 30 hours of credit before graduation must be taken at TXST.
- 50% of your business courses must be taken at TXST.
- You must have 24 advanced hours taken at TXST in order to graduate, 12 of which must be in your major.
- Only 72 hours of community /junior college credit may be applied toward degree requirements.
- Upper-division business courses cannot be taken at a community /junior college.
- Use the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide (admissions.txstate.edu/future/transfer/equivalency-guides.html) to make sure course will transfer back as a direct equivalent to a Texas State course.
- Use the Core Curriculum Web Center (www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/tcc/) to confirm the course you select is core coded for the requirement you are trying to complete (i.e. Life Sciences – 030; Creative Arts – 050; English Literature – 090)
- Use the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide (admissions.txstate.edu/future/transfer/equivalency-guides.html) to select a course that is a direct equivalent to the Texas State core course you still need.
- Use the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide (admissions.txstate.edu/future/transfer/equivalency-guides.html) to make sure course will transfer back as a direct equivalent to a Texas State course, an ELNA, or an ELADV.
3. If are taking an off-campus course that is a prerequisite for a couse you plan to take at Texas State in a following semester, you will need to submit an Override Request
- Visit advising.mccoy.txstate.edu/registration/overrideform.html
- List the Texas State course you need an override for (i.e. ACC 3313, FIN 3312, etc.) and the semester you plan to take it.
- Provide proof of enrollment. This can be a screenshot of an unofficial transcript or course schedule and must include the institution name, your name, the course name and number, and the start and end dates of the course.
- If you receive a prerequisite override, you will need to have your official transcript posted by the deadline stated on the Override Request Form in order avoid being dropped from the course needing the override.
Final Step - Sending an Official Transcript
Once your off-campus course is completed and a final grade has been posted, you must send an official transcript to the Texas State Undergraduate Admissions Office to be posted to your Texas State transcript.