Thinking Forward

No matter how unsure you feel taking that first step toward college, every single one after that will be a little easier. It also helps if you have a plan to follow during your senior year in high school.  Transfer students also have special procedures.         

Thinking Forward in the FALL of your SENIOR YEAR

  1. Complete the Apply Texas application.
  2. Pay the undergraduate application fee or apply for an application fee waiver: Application Fee Waiver Request [.pdf]
  3. Take the appropriate tests (THEA and ACT or SAT) and have your results sent electronically to SHSU (FICE 003606).  Visit our Testing Center website for more information.
  4. Tell your school(s) to send your transcripts to Sam Houston State University (#003606).
  5. Once you have been accepted, please visit the ScholarX website at Sam Houston State University to apply for merit-based scholarships during the fall of your senior year. New application deadline for 2014-2015 will be available after September 18, 2013, and the priority deadline for submittal is February 1, 2014 [must be an accepted student with a login].

Thinking Forward in the SPRING of your SENIOR YEAR

  1. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Be sure to send it well in advance of the FAFSA deadline (March 31st).
  2. Visit the SHSU Paying FORWARD page for additional financial aid guidance.
  3. Visit us during our college preview day “Saturday@Sam”.

Thinking Forward once you are accepted to SHSU

  1. Visit the Incoming Freshman page and follow the instructions.  
  2. Make sure to take advantage of other financial aid options by visiting the FORWARD webpage.

Thinking Forward as Transfer Students

  1. Visit our Transfer Student Page for special instructions.

The Office for First-Year Experience: A Student Success Initiative
202 Academic Building IV Suite 200 | Box 2335 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2335
Phone: 936.294.3422 | FAX: 936.294.2232 | Email:fye@shsu.edu


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