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COVID-19 Update

Have admission decision dates and/or deposit dates been changed due to COVID-19?
Undergraduate Admission Application Deadlines will remain as follows (SHSU does not require a deposit to secure admission): Summer 2020 - May 15 | Fall 2020 - August 1

Will you accept unofficial transcripts or transcripts directly from counselors?
For Summer 20 and Fall 20 freshman applicants, official transcripts will be accepted through traditional methods and unofficial transcripts will be accepted directly from your high school counselor's school email account (mailto: For Summer 20 and Fall 20 transfer applicants, official transcripts will be accepted through traditional methods.

Will you require “final” high school transcripts for accepted seniors?
Final high school transcripts will not be required for admission purposes. However, final high school transcripts will still be required for financial aid purposes (scholarships and Texas Grant).

Are you willing to change test requirements, given test date cancellations for ACT/SAT?
For Summer 20 and Fall 20 freshman applicants who have not taken the ACT/SAT, you will need to complete all other requirements (admission application, app fee, high school transcript). Admissions will then contact you with next steps. For 2021 applicants, any possible changes are still being determined.

How do you plan to handle AP course completion and/or testing for placement purposes?
SHSU does not administer AP exams. AP credit will still be awarded as outlined on the SHSU Testing website ( All updates regarding testing availability are listed at

The most up-to-date information can be found on the Sam Houston State University COVID-19 website.

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    Sam Houston State University
    Box 2418
    Huntsville TX 77341-2418


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